The 2022 Middle Bass Music Fest Date is Set!

Let’s rock on July 16, 2022 from 12 to 7pm!


Food trucks and beverage vendors as well as Island Grind. Music Schedule below and artists that will be there to view! Check out event t-shirts, beer cozies and new LEIC hats that will be available at Festival-photos attached! We will also have table vendors under pavillion too!
Music schedule – times are approximate and subject to change
12:00 noon – 12:45 North Coast Goats – classic rock
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Sonic Boom – jazz fusion
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Sam Hooper Blues Band
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Chardon Polka Band
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Cats on Holiday – zydeco folk fusion blend
Artist Demonstrations at Lonz Winery & Middle Bass Island July 16, 2022
The Ohio Arts Council will be bringing a special feature to this year’s Middle Bass Music Fest.
Eight regional artists will be demonstrating their talents to music festival goers and offering them opportunities to participate and learn a new craft.
We have artists who are local to the island and others from around the area who will share a variety of art mediums in an “art tent” especially set up to host this great activity. Along with demonstrating their work each artist will invite festival guests to join in the fun. Some art will be hands on fun and others will offer take away kits to help folks learn a new skill at home. Come and meet the friendly people from Middle Bass Island and learn something new at the music festival.
We will have the following art mediums that day.
Kelly Kanyok- needle punch embroidery
Debbie Pinta- stain glass
Kim Miles- weaving
Doreen Butler- rug hooking
Amy Houston-painting on slate
Betty Dasher-drawing/Zentangle
Janet Sterns-acrylic painting
Lisa Shay -glass painting
The Middle Bass Music Fest is held at Lonz Winery on the grounds of the Middle Bass Island State park. It is brought to you by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and is sponsored by the Middle Bass Dock Company, Middle Bass Island State Park, The Island Grind, The Ohio Arts Council and Lake Erie Shores and Islands. The Festival runs from 12 noon to 7 PM on Saturday July 17, 2021. for more information. The music fest event and art demonstrations are free and is open to everyone, however art demonstration participants may be a charged a fee for art materials.

Table vendors include MIke Gora with new book, Elizabeth Heineman and Randy Leimbach with photos, Jill Cooks with her special MB sail cloth bags, LEIC and LEINWC sales tables.

There are several ways to get to Middle Bass Island that don’t involve your own boat. The best option is Miller Ferry from Catawba.
take the 10:15 am or 12:15 pm from catawba to middle bass. Return to catawba at 5:15 pm or 7:00 pm.
Or From Port Clinton take the Jet Express to Put-in-Bay. Then, hop on the Sonny S water taxi to Middle Bass from Put-in-Bay.
Sonny S from downtown Put-in-Bay to Middle Bass Island. Sonny S is a frequent water taxi service between the two islands. Their schedule that day is at
Miller Ferry from Catawba Island to Middle Bass. The last Miller Ferry back to catawba on Saturday is at 7:00 pm. Website:
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 there, get the Sonny S 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.
Check the boat company websites for more details.
Hope to see you on Middle Bass Island. It’s going to be a fun day-and a great way to support the Conservancy!

Presented by the Lake Erie Islands Conservany



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Thanks to everybody who supported the past festivals!



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Middle Bass Dock Company



Middle Bass Island State Park

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Supported in part by public funds via the Ohio Arts Council. Please call your local legislators and tell them you want more support of the arts in Ohio. Thanks to OAC for their contribution to the music festival and bringing high-quality arts education and art programming to Ohio communities including Middle Bass Island.


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Here are some photos from past festivals:




The Riley Brothers Band, 2019


North Coast Goats, 2019


Festival Goers, 2019


Hillbilly Idol, 2019


Mo’ Mojo, 2019

Lonz Winery

The beautiful Lonz Winery outdoor patio venue.

100 Mile Haul Band

100 Mile Haul performing at the 2017 Middle Bass Island Music Festival.

Music Fest Goers

2017 Middle Bass Music Festival Goers.