Get ready to rock at Gem Beach

Gem Beach Rocks V is fast approaching. Gather with friends from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach on Catawba Island to enjoy a day filled with music, food and cold beverages.    
Co-chairmen are John Schaffner and Greg Peiffer, both talented print and radio broadcasters for more than 30 years.
The headliner band is Pumpin Ethyl who will perform along with The Roadhouse Band from Cleveland, one of the hottest bands for all the Bike Rallies; Ronnie Howard with Cruisin;’ and the old guys that still rock, The Lounge Lizards. The event will be jam packed with classic rock ’n’ roll music all day.

This year, several high school reunions are kickin’ it up in the sand during the event. Drawings for 50/50 raffles will be held throughout the day.
Title sponsors for this all-day concert are FriendShip Food Stores, BAS Broadcasting, The Beacon/Minuteman Press, WPCR Port Clinton Radio and Gem Beach Marina, with more to come. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit United Way in Ottawa County.
Tickets will be available starting July 1 at the United Way Office and Common Grounds Coffee Shop in The Sutton Center, Gem Beach Marina Store, FriendShip BP at Ohio 53 and 250, FriendShip Sunoco on Perry Street, The Ottawa County Visitors Center on Ohio 53 or the gate.
For information, go to, call 419-734-6645 or follow Gem Beach Rocks on Facebook. Want to volunteer? Kristen Gerwin at 419-734-6645 will find a spot for you.
All proceeds stay in Ottawa County to fund United Way Programs.

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