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Middle Bass Music Festival is on July 15th

Let’s rock on July 15, 2023 from 12 to 7pm!

Lonz’s Winery Patio and Pavilion is the place to be on Saturday, July 15, 2023 when the Middle Bass Music Festival rocks the island. It’s going to be a great time with live music, an artist tent, food trucks, beer, wine, and all your neighbors hanging out enjoying some Middle Bass Island charm.

This year we are excited to have four amazing bands. One of the absolute best Reggae bands in the Midwest, The Ark Band, will be making their inaugural appearance. Also new to the island this year is The Good, the Bad, and the Blues – a Toledo based band with a blend of soulful blues, spicey gospel and a little bit of funk. Returning to the stage is the high energy, swampy Cats on Holiday. Their blend of zydeco and rock will please any crowd. Rounding out the lineup for this year is festival favorites, The North Coast Goat, playing their interpretation of classic rock, blues and country music.

When you get hungry you can enjoy BBQ from Deet’s, Mexican from Gess Who Tacos or the burgers from the Island Grind. To quench your thirst, get some beer from Twin Oast Brewing or wine from Heineman’s. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the lawn seating in front of the new Lonz’s stage.

The Middle Bass Music Fest is brought to you by donations and assistance from The Middle Bass Dock Company, The Middle Bass State Park & Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Island Grind at the Lonz Winery Presshouse, Ohio Arts Council, Dark Side Operations, Middle Bass Men’s Club, Bass Islands Charters, Miller Boat Line and your Lake Erie Islands Conservancy Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will be the recipient of any proceeds from this event. They will also be selling tee shirts, hats, koozies, tote bags and handing out a variety of information on our island activities and preserves. Learn about how you can help preserve island property for future generations.

We will have tables available for local artists to sell their creations. Please contact Lisa Brohl at
419-366-2087 or at to reserve a table. We still have space available
in our artist tent for activity leaders and looking for a few volunteers to assist with artist and
festival activities.

There will be an extra Miller ferry at 7:00 PM leaving from Middle Bass to take back attendees- no cars.

There are several ways to get to Middle Bass Island that don’t involve your own boat or
swimming. The best option is Miller Ferry from Catawba.
Take the 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM or 1:15 PM Miller from Catawba to Middle Bass main dock, across
from Lonz’s. Return to Catawba on the Miller at 5:15 PM or 7:00 PM.

Or take the Jet Express from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay. This is another great option from the
mainland. As mentioned above, to get to the show, first take the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay. From Put-in-Bay, take a water taxi to Middle Bass Island. When returning this route also works well because the Jet Express runs boats back to Port Clinton late into the night. Website: jet-express/ The Sonny S Water Taxi from Put-in-Bay leaves from The Boardwalk and takes you to the main dock across from Lonz’s.

See you on Middle Bass Island. It’s going to be a fun day-and a great way to support the

Visit for information. More details to come as the event draws closer.