(2019 Event) Put-in-Bay Ohio is bringing some new and exciting musical talent to the island this summer. They include bluegrass, new grass, folk, zydeco and rhythm & blues. Island visitors will get to experience all this for free this summer as the island kicks off 2019 with the first Put-in-Bay Music Festival on Saturday, June 8th, at Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial here on South Bass Island. There is also a huge corn hole "tournament" held on the grass lawn in front of the Monument. (2019 Event)
Put-in-Bay Trivia: Along the lovely shores of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay), five luxury hotels were built by 1888. One of the hotels, The Hotel Victory is referred to as a symbol of the peak of the lavish 1890’s. Being the biggest summer resort in the U.S. at the time, the Hotel Victory was operating 27 years prior to being ruined by a fire on August 14, 1919. Today, you can still see the remains of some of the foundation and its swimming pool at the South Bass Island State Park.