Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band prepare for Bash on the Bay in Put-in-Bay Ohio


PUT-IN-BAY – South Bass Island will once again host one of the region’s biggest summer concerts in 2022, with two country music headliners performing at Bash on the Bay 5.

Lake Erie Shores and Islands announced Monday that Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band will headline Bash on the Bay, an event owned by 614 Events, Inc., according to a press release.

The annual summer event that draws thousands of people to Ottawa County will be held at the Put-in-Bay Airport on August 24-25.

According to the release, Paisley will headline the August 24 show.

He is one of country music’s most decorated solo male artists with three Grammys, 14 CMAs, 15 ACMs and numerous other awards.

A prolific singer-songwriter and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Paisley has written 21 of his 24 number one hits.

The Zac Brown Band will headline the fifth Bash on the Bay on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Put-in-Bay Airport.

The Zac Brown Band will headline the August 25 show.

The band is a multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning Southern rock band known for being one of the most dynamic live bands in the business.

Zac Brown will take the stage with band members Jimmy De Martini (violin), John Driskell Hopkins (guitar), Clay Cook (guitar), Chris Fryar (drums), Coy Bowles (guitar), Daniel de los Reyes (percussion) and Matt Mangano (bass guitar).

Supporting cast members Jake Owen and Chris Janson join a bill filled with top-notch country music entertainment.

“Once again, Bash on the Bay tickets will be the most popular tickets of the year,” event organizer Tim Niese of 614 Events, Inc. said in the press release. “The exciting daily line-ups only build on the success of our other island concerts, including last year’s first-ever two-day event. Concert goers can soak up the resort atmosphere of Put-in-Bay while enjoying one of the most amazing music festivals in the country.

Here is the complete program of the 2022 event:

Wednesday August 24: Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Blanco Brown, Paulina Jayne and Hubie Ashcraft.

Thursday August 25, Zac Brown Band, Chris Janson, Morgan Evans, one issue to come, and Eskimo Brothers.

The gates to the festival open daily at 2:30 p.m.

Individual day tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. on

Hotel reservations can be made now at Islander Inn on Put-in-Bay by calling 419-285-7829.

More information about the concert can be found at


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