Middle Bass Music Fest Cancelled

After a lot of thought the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy has elected to cancel the Middle Bass Music Fest set for July 18, 2020.  We were continuing to count on things getting back to normal, but what is “normal” anymore?  So in order to be prudent and safe we are going to just plan on 2021 for our next event.

Lake Erie Islands ConservancyWe’d like to thank our sponsors for their support The Middle Bass Island State Park,  The Middle Bass Dock Company, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Ohio Arts Council, and of course all our food and beverage providers Jimmy G’s BBQ, the Port Clinton Rotary Perch Wagon, Stan Gebhart, Heinemann’s Winery and Catawba island Brewing.

Our music this year – Cat’s on Holiday, Sam Hooper Blues, The Island Band, The North Coast Goats and Sonic Blast.  We are going to miss seeing everyone at the winery property.  Count on us being there in July 2021.  Go to our web site for additional info on this and next year’s event:   www.mbimusicfest.com

Bruce Miles, Chair

Poker Kayak Day on Saturday

Middle Bass Island Poker Kayak Day, Middle Bass Island

Saturday August 3 @ 12:00p.m. on Middle Bass Island; Cost – $20 pre-registration $25 on site.

Kayakers start and finish at the Middle Bass Island State Park west beach (No starts later than 1:00 pm).  The paddle around the island includes three additional stops (the State Park Marina, the MBI East Point Preserve, and the Kuehnle State Wildlife Area/Petersen Woods Preserve).  A welcome packet at the start has a description of the course and information about the stops.  Stops are staffed with volunteers for safety and to distribute poker cards and snacks.  The finish has a cook-out with hot-dogs, chips, and bottle of water while 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are determined. Proceeds from the event will benefit signage for the Put-in-Bay Township Park District’s newest preserves on Middle Bass Island. (Rain Date August 4) Registration is available at:  

MBI-Poker-Kayak-Day-2019   Questions?  Call Tina Larson at 248.320.4529

Middle Bass Island Music Festival Set for 13 July 2019

Middle Bass Island Music Festival

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Summer and the 2019 Middle Bass Island Music Festival are just around the corner!  Mark  your calendar for Saturday, July 13th, 2019, Noon to 7pm on the beautiful Lonz Patio at the Middle Bass Island State Park.


Gather family/friends for a day of music, food and drink!


This year’s bands include:

Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Mo Mojo

NE Ohio’s premier Honky-tonk and Roots music ensemble Hillbilly Idol

Sing, dance, listen and enjoy the North Coast Goats

And rounding out the line-up, The Riley Brothers Band

Presented by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy