Concert Details


Base31 in Prince Edward Country is thrilled to welcome you to the debut of their Parade Grounds at Base31 outdoor concert venue with 9X JUNO Award winners, Arkells. The Parade Grounds at Base31 will come alive with Arkells’ special CAMPFIRE NIGHTS outdoor show on Saturday, July 15th. 

The concert is the first of its kind for Arkells. Showcasing an intimate and stripped back version of the band, the night will feature the signature sing-a-longs Arkells are best known for, set to the backdrop of rural Ontario summer nights. This unique event, curated by Arkells themselves, promises a memorable night for their devoted fans. 

The Parade Grounds are located on the south side of the 70-acre site, near The Drill Hall. It is a licensed, all ages, site with multiple service options. This area was historically used for drills and practices by soldiers who were stationed here in the 1940s when the site was used as the No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School. 

Doors to The Parade Grounds will open at 6:00 PM. We recommend arriving early, as this is an in-demand event with a large capacity crowd.

Doors & Set times:

Doors to The Parade Grounds: 6:00 PM
Opening set: Ben Kunder: 7:45 PM
Arkells: 9:00 PM

You will be able to enjoy local food and beverage for purchase at our licensed, all ages concert space.

This event is rain or shine. 1 sealed water bottle will be permitted entry per person.

We encourage you to tag handles @arkellsmusic & @base31pec throughout the night.


A 46-seat free shuttle bus will be running along the following route, stopping at Drake Devonshire in Wellington, Slickers in Bloomfield, and The Royal Annex in Picton (accessible via Ross Street) on the way to Base31 as well as returning along that route at the end of the night. There will be three shuttle bus runs at the beginning and end of the evening, which are outlined in the schedule below. Please note there are no reservations for the shuttle bus and it will take passengers on a first-come first-serve basis. This schedule is subject to change. Please check our website day of event for any schedule updates.

Parking for the event is free. Please enter the site via the south gate which is off County Road 22. There will be ample signage and staff on-site to guide you to the parking lots. 

Accessible parking and washroom facilities will be available.


This is an all-ages show. Base31 is a cashless site. Please have your ticket with your QR code ready to be scanned upon entry to the concert. Tickets on your mobile device are preferred, however paper tickets will also be accepted. Bag check and pat down will be in effect. Once a ticketed guest has been scanned into the event, there will be no in-and-out privileges and no re-entry permitted after exiting. This event does not have seating, it is general admission standing.


In addition to a full line-up of Arkells merchandise, there will be Base31 merchandise available on-site. Base31 merchandise will include hats, crewnecks, hoodies, tshirts, pins, stickers, markers, tote bags, delicious Bean Counter cold brew coffee and Number E sparkling teas.

Our licensed, all ages concert space will open at 6:00 pm and merchandise, food & drink will remain open throughout the show. Shway Shway Café once again brings you authentic Syrian food, County-fresh comfort food can be enjoyed by Cressy Mustard Cantina, pierogies & Eastern European meals by Pinched Pierogi, authentic pizza by The Canabrians, bespoke whisky cocktails by The Whisky Angels, Indian fusion by Mishran and Small Batch brings big flavour this season.

We look forward to welcoming you to the show and to the site! Should you need to purchase last minute tickets to the event, remaining tickets will be released online here. See you Saturday!


Special thank you to our event supporters: CanaPHEM, Integrity Investigative Solutions, Marquis Entertainment, Municipality of Prince Edward, OPP (Ontario Provincial Police), Production Service Industries, Sooks Productions, Steam Whistle Brewing, Tim Dainard Electric, Total Two-Way Radio, Vincent Tent Rentals and The Waring House.