Put-in-Bay offers a wide array of entertainment from musical comedians to nationally known touring acts. The Put-in-Bay nightlife scene is not limited to just nights! Many of the islands most popular restaurants and nightclubs offer afternoon and early evening shows in addition to their late night headliner acts.
Afternoon entertainment venues tend to be more on the family friendly side, perfect for enjoying a laid back lunch or afternoon snack in the Victorian Village of Put-in-Bay. Be sure to enjoy a show with Put-in-Bay legends Pat Dailey, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams, Bob Gatewood and Westside Steve!
Select your favorite entertainer from the list below to review their scheduled appearances at Put-in-Bay along with the location of their performance. You can sort by venue, dates or bt the individual entertainer.
Please note these schedules are as reported to PutinBay.com and are subject to change. We attempt to update any changes as they are reported to us.
Bob Gatewood & the Calabash Band (Website) -
You can catch Put-in-Bay's own Bob Gatewood around 100 times a summer, either with his band Calabash (Round House Bar, Beer Barrel) or as a solo artist (Fishbowl). His latest cd, "Be Good to Yourself" spawned a #1 and #2 song on Cleveland radio last Fall as well as topping the playlist on several local fm stations. His homegrown songs are recorded in Nashville with rock legends and they regularly win critical acclaim and awards. He is a masterful guitar player, has been dubbed a local legend by the Plain Dealer, and the mayor of Put-in-Bay even declared a day in his honor. You can hear his music and download it at bobgatewood.com
Mike "Mad Dog" Adams (Website) -
Put-in-Bay's favorite pirate entertainer Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has been a Round House Bar island tradition since 1980! Performing throughout North America and the Caribbean, "Mad Dog" has opened concerts for a wide range of legendary performers, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Starship, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Nashville Network, The Dr. Demento Show, Sunday Funnies, Nightshift and local television and radio shows throughout the U.S.
Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has recorded four albums of original music, "Me and Jim Beam" (1985), "Stuck on the Island" (1994), "Lake Affect" (2005), The Other Side of Hell (2007) and two comedy albums "Live at Laff-In" (1989) and "Live at the Funny Farm" (1999). He has also written and performed several radio commercials and is a featured fictional/nonfictional character in the Bob Adamov mystery action novel The Other Side of Hell.
Come see why Mike "Mad Dog" Adams legendary afternoon performances at The Round House Bar are so popular. In no time at all you'll be hoisting a refreshing beverage, singing, chanting a Ziggy Zaggy, and agreeing that, "Everyday Above Ground Is A Gooood Day!"
Pat Dailey -
The Bard of The Bay, Singer/Songwriter Pat Dailey will be entertaining the faithful in new digs as he has moved his ever popular show to The Boat House on Put-in-Bay back in 2007 and he is playing there again this year. Fans will be delighted as they will get to see Pat in a more intimate up close and personal setting. He will play 7:00pm shows on Holiday weekends and every Saturday in July and August and through mid September.
The Boat House will serve dinner prior to Pat's shows,so come if you are hungry. The recently redecorated club is in a class by itself with a beautiful nautical theme and plenty of space to enjoy what has been called "The Best One Man Show in The Country". You can expect superior service and reasonably priced adult beverages on a regular basis.
The Jet Express, just a block north of The Boat House has guaranteed late night return service to the mainland in both Port Clinton and Sandusky for those not staying over night. The official Pat Dailey Fan choice hotels, The Put-in-Bay Resort & Conference Center along with The Commodore Resort will offer room and show package deals as well as special "Pat Dailey Fans Weekday Special Rates" all season. Call 1-888-PIB STAY [742-7829] for special rates and information.
Ray Fogg Show (Website) -
As heard on Sirus/XM Raw Dog, The Ray Fogg Show has been an island favorite for over 25 years. He performs almost every weekend at The Reel Bar or the Round House Bar. The Detroit News said Fogg "weaves music, comedy and heartfelt songs about island life into an entertaining show." The Daily Oakland Press described his show as ..."gut busting, adult humor." The Columbus Dispatch said he's "one of Put-in-Bay's most popular entertainers..." And Cleveland's Sun Papers said, "What attracts people to Fogg's shows is his ability to write, and better yet ad lib, edgy comical songs and anecdotes perfectly suited to a beer-drinking crowd."