The 2023 Middle Bass Music Fest Date is Set!
The Middle Bass Music Fest is brought to you by The Middle Bass Dock Company, The Middle Bass State Park & Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The Island Grind at the Lonz Winery Presshouse, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Ohio Arts Council, Middle Bass Men’s Club, Darkside Operations LLC and your Lake Erie Islands Conservancy www.lakeerieislandsconservancy.org Lake Erie Islands Conservancy will be the recipient of any proceeds from this event. They will also be selling tee shirts, 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.
For more than twenty years now, the St. Lucian reggae band from Ohio has been spreading the joy of roots and reggae all over the USA. They have been regarded as the best reggae band in the Midwest.
The Good, The Bad and the Blues
The Northcoast Goats
Cats on Holiday
We will have tents for local artists demonstrations. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Festival Manager Colleen Kerkay at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have tables available for local artists to sell their creations-contact Lisa Brohl at 419-366-2087 or at email@example.com to reserve a table.
There will be an extra Miller ferry at 7:00pm from Middle Bass to take back attendees-no cars.
Benny on Bass will be making an appearance again as our music fest icon.
HOW DO YOU GET TO MIDDLE BASS?
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. Www.millerferry.com
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. Or checkout the InterIsland Charters on Facebook for their schedule.
Miller Ferry from Catawba Island to Middle Bass. The last Miller Ferry back to catawba on Saturday is at 7:00 pm. Website: https://www.millerferry.com/
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 Conservancy
Thanks to everybody who supported the past festivals!
Special Thanks to:
Middle Bass Dock Company
Middle Bass Island State Park
Darkside Operations LLC
and the good folks at:
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: