Bash on the Bay Continues to Bring the Stars

Two-day music festival to feature headliners Pitbull and Luke Bryan,

along with hitmakers Elle King and Brothers Osborne

SHORES & ISLANDS OHIO (January 9, 2023) – Part Miami, part Nashville, and all Put-in-Bay, the annual Bash on the Bay Music Festival is thrilled to announce its eclectic 2023 headliners and line-up!


Bash on the Bay 6, owned by 614 Events, Inc., is again planned as a two-day outdoor music festival at the Put-in-Bay Airport on South Bass Island, and will be headlined by two megastars. Held Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, day one will be led by international superstar Pitbull and day two features country music superstar Luke Bryan.


Wednesday night’s headliner is GRAMMY-winning American rap artist, Pitbull. Hitting the scene in 1999 with “I Know You Want Me,” Mr. Worldwide continued with Latin hip hop hits such as “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Timber,” and “Fireball.” He has packed arenas and amphitheaters coast to coast and performed for millions worldwide. He’ll certainly bring the party to Put-in-Bay.


Thursday night’s headliner is multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, and television personality Luke Bryan. Bryan has been belting out country anthems since 2007 and has five times been named country entertainer of the year. Known also for being a judge on American Idol, Bryan’s hits include “Crash My Party,” “Drink a Beer,” “Rain is a Good Thing,” “Country Girl (Shake it for Me),” and “Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset,” among others.


Opening for Pitbull on Wednesday is Elle King. Playing on her southeastern Ohio roots, Grammy-nominee and ACM and CMA Award-winning King meshes rock, pop, and country with gospel and other bluesy sounds into a style that’s all-renegade. Her hits “Ex’s and Oh’s” and “Drunk (And I Don’t’ Wanna Go Home,)” are only part of her unique musical style. The rest of the day’s lineup includes Filmore, Ashland Craft, and Kaylyn Pace.


Opening for Bryan on Thursday are nine-time Grammy nominees, and Grammy winner for 2022 for Best Country Duo / Group Performance, Brothers Osborne. This brother duo brings their equal parts country and rock sound to the bay. Their hits “Stay a Little Longer,” and “It Ain’t My Fault,” will just be a share of the fun. Artists filling out the day include up-and-comer and CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year-winner Dylan Scott, Adam Doleac, and the Cory Farley Band.


Festival gates open each day at 2:30 pm.


“Tickets for Bash on the Bay are going to be the hottest tickets of the year yet again,” said event organizer, Tim Niese of 614 Events, Inc. “Concert-goers can enjoy the resort atmosphere of Put-in-Bay while experiencing one of the most amazing music festivals in the country.”


Individual day tickets will go on sale on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at 10 am through Hotel options and more information about Put-in-Bay can be found at Extend your stay and explore the entire Shores & Islands Ohio region – will give you plenty of ideas on how to enjoy your Bash on the Bay getaway. Get additional concert details at




Pitbull invites disruption on a global scale as a GRAMMY®-winning independent international superstar, education advocate, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker. With countless awards, dozens of international number ones, hundreds of gold and platinum certifications, millions of single sales, 25 million album sales, and cumulative video views in excess of 15 billion, one of the most impressive careers in music history set the stage for him to make true change. Not only did he successfully help establish Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) tuition-free public charter schools across the country, he was honored by the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of Clean Water Here; he is a partner in eMerge Americas, the annual tech and innovation summit held in Miami; and he was honored alongside music legends as well as Nobel Peace Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners at the 2019 International Achievement Summit. Pitbull and Horizon Media have partnered to launch 305 Worldwide, a new multicultural marketing agency. After announcing several partnerships in 2020 such as Espanita Tequila, LivexLive, and “From Negative to Positive” Podcast, Pitbull ended 2020 with a bang by ringing in the new year performing on main stage in Times Square. In the first month of 2021, Pitbull became the co-owner of NASCAR racing team [Team Trackhouse], and proudly served as the Grand Marshal of the 2021 NASCAR Daytona 500. At the same time, he only continues to expand his influence across fitness, health, and wellness. He launched 305-Life as the first daily supplement line to philosophically reflect the vibrant spirit of Miami through its high-quality product. As an investor and brand ambassador, he joined forces with Echelon for the “Pitbull X Echelon” partnership, providing Pitbull-themed rides to millions of users exclusively in the Echelon Fit App. He also teamed up with Columbia Care to introduce his own CBD line, N2P—an acronym for one of his most famous mantras “negative to positive.” He returned to the road in 2021 with the sold out I Feel Good Tour, packing arenas and amphitheaters coast-to-coast. Speaking of, Pitbull has performed for millions worldwide and even joined forces with the #1 life and business strategist, Tony Robbins, for numerous engagements around the globe. He maximizes his own creative, entrepreneurial and personal freedom, yet again, on his next long-awaited English album, coming soon.



Since his debut, Bryan has garnered 29 No. 1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other Country artist with 68.5 million. His worldwide global streams are nearly 19 billion and he has sold nearly 13 million albums. His headline concert tours have played sold-out shows for 13 million fans inclusive of 36 stadium concerts, Farm Tours, Spring Break shows, and seven sold-out ‘Crash My Playa’ destination concert events. Bryan has won over 50 major music awards including five wins as Entertainer of the Year. Additional awards include six recognitions as a CMT Artist of the Year, NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year, the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award for Crash My Party, seven CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards—as well as being named Billboard’s Top Country Artist of the 2010s, the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck, and the Artist Humanitarian Recipient by the Country Radio Broadcasters. In November Luke and NFL superstar Peyton Manning hosted “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” and on February 19, 2023 Luke, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are back for their sixth season as celebrity judges on ABC’s American Idol.



Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King has amassed nearly 1.7 billion streams worldwide, including over 275 million for King’s recent Platinum-certified smash hit “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert. The track was named a finalist for Top Rock Song at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards and was also nominated for a Grammy Award (King’s fourth nomination), a CMA Award, two CMT Music Awards and was the recent recipient of the Video of the Year Award at the 57th ACM Awards (a second joint win for the pair). King’s debut album Love Stuff featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and is certified 4x times platinum. The breakthrough single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. Her latest album, Come Get Your Wife, plays on her country roots with a little blues and gospel filled in. Rolling Stone calls King “a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as f*&#,”



Two sons from a working-class family, John and TJ Osborne grew up in a small Maryland water town writing and playing songs for friends and family in their father’s shed. John moved to Nashville first to play in other bands and two years later, TJ joined him. It was then they formed Brothers Osborne as a duo that blends equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. Standing as nine-time GRAMMY nominees, the singer/songwriter siblings recently took home their first trophy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Younger Me”) at the 64th GRAMMY Awards. The duo scored their fourth Vocal Duo of the Year trophy at the 55th annual CMA Awards, in addition to being named ACM Duo of the Year three times. Overall, Brothers Osborne have collected five CMA and six ACM trophies. Brothers Osborne’s deluxe edition of their GRAMMY nominated third studio album, Skeletons, is out now. Originally released in October 2020, Skeletons features their recent single “I’m Not For Everyone,” as well as their Top 25 hit “All Night.” Brothers Osborne just wrapped their headlining WE’RE NOT FOR EVERYONE TOUR and have previously toured with Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more.



Curb Records recording artist Dylan Scott is a triple threat — a powerful vocalist with a deep, unmistakable drawl; an old-soul songwriter with a young spirit; and a family man with a tender heart. The multi-Platinum singer has notched two No. 1 singles at radio (“My Girl” and “Nobody”), as well as Top 5 hit “Hooked.” Following his first career nomination for “Best New Country Artist” at the all-genre iHeartRadio Music Awards and a coveted spot among Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces of Country Music, his Platinum-certified ode to his wife, “Nobody,” earned him a 2021 CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year. Dylan presented the CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year Award at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on CBS. With career streams exceeding 1.3 billion,the Louisiana native has provided tour support for Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, and Chris Young, among others, cementing him as an in-demand live act. Livin’ My Best Life, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his chart-topping Nothing To Do Town EP, releases Aug. 5, 2022, and features fiery lead single “New Truck” and viral TikTok ballad “Can’t Have Mine (Find You A Girl).”



Since the early days of steamship travel Put-in-Bay has been a top Lake Erie destination. A year-round community and summer resort, Put-in-Bay is located in Ohio on South Bass Island in the western basin of Lake Erie. It is a welcoming, family-friendly place that is one of the most visited vacation spots on the Great Lakes. Ferry boats transport people to the island where most tour by golf cart or bicycle. The main village area is also easily travelled on foot. Visitors will find an abundance of family attractions, restaurants, pubs, nature areas, history, shopping and more. The island is also home to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, a National Park Service site that commemorates the U.S. victory over the British fleet in the War of 1812 and the lasting peace between our countries since. A 352-foot-tall column with an observation deck is open to the public during the summer. More information at  



Shores & Islands Ohio is the Midwest’s favorite getaway. This coastal destination boasts 152 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, the best fishing on the Great Lakes, welcoming communities, rich history, a wine trail, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. World-famous Cedar Point Amusement Park calls it home, along with Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, other indoor and outdoor water parks, animal parks, sports venues, and more. Visitors enjoy ferries and cruises to Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, and Kelleys Island. One of the country’s best areas for spring and fall bird migration, the area is overflowing with natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. More at


Jill Bauer

Shores & Islands Ohio Public Relations Manager


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Wendy Chambers

Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Executive Director


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