PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — Bash on the Bay kicks off Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The huge country music festival is on Put-In-Bay and around 17,000 people are expected to pack the island.
This is the third year holding the festival and officials anticipate it will be the biggest one yet.
The concert includes acts from Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Davisson Brothers Band, Moonshine Bandits, David Shelby and more.
With all of those people, security is expected to be tight. The Ottawa and Pike County Sheriff’s deputies will be on bikes, golf carts, horses and walking around the crowds.
The Coast Guard and other agencies will be watching from the water.
The fest is following the NFL’s bag rule.
You’re allowed to bring small purses or clear bags.
Coolers, food and alcohol, blankets, weapons, large signs, laser pointers and umbrellas are not allowed.
Tickets are still available here. They start at $89. Though, all the hotels and campsites nearby are at full capacity. The Put-In-Bay Ferry will be offering late night service for concertgoers who are not able to find Put-In-Bay lodging.
Miller Ferry has an updated schedule on its website and Jet Express travelers must place reservation for tickets.
Doors open at 3 p.m. and festivities kick off at 3:30 p.m.