Base31 Announces new concerts: Amy Armstrong and Jackie Richardson Coming to Prince Edward County

Historic Sergeants Mess Hall building to host first gala May 13 


Picton, ON — Two more exciting concerts in the historic Sergeants Mess Hall venue are added to the list of over 40 live performances to take place at Base31 in Prince Edward County this summer. Base31 is thrilled to welcome Amy Armstrong and Fernando Gonzalez on August 4 and 5 with their show Spanglish – Living Loca la Vida. Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues and gospel, Jackie Richardson will take to the stage on September 2 at 7:30 p.m

Amy Armstrong and Fernando Gonzalez bring their show Spanglish – Living Loca la Vida to the Sergeants Mess Hall on August 4 and August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Amy and Fernando, or Duo Dorado, have been performing for six years internationally and have raised a phenomenal amount of money for charities and the Puerto Vallarta community. Their love of music brings two countries together, singing in both Spanish and English. Do not miss this incredible duo.

The award winning singer and actor, Jackie Richardson, has been called Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues and gospel, and has received a Maple Blues Award for lifetime achievement. Richardson made her professional singing debut at age 16 years old when she joined the Toronto-based R&B group The Tiaras, alongside her sister, Betty. She toured with a lineup of the American doo-wop group The Platters and became a regular performer at Canadian Forces Bases across Canada and around the world. Base31 is thrilled to welcome her on September 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 13 is the first time the Sergeants Mess Hall will re-open to the public for the Picton Library Gala Fundraiser, Swing Into The Future. The historic venue will come alive with a 1942 fancy dress cocktail party and begins at 7 p.m. in the dance hall. Enjoy elegant canapés, a dessert bar by top County culinary talent, sparkling wine by Huff Estates, swing music by the County’s own Brian Barlow and a guest crooner, live music in the bar lounge by Hannah Burge Trio, along with classic cocktails at the original red leather-padded bar.

Concerts and experiences begin in May. Sam Roberts Band is the first live concert in the Drill Hall on June 17, followed by Colin James on June 24. In the Sergeants Mess Hall, enjoy live performances by The Verandah Society on May 26 and 27, Royal Wood on June 2, Barbra Sings Bacharach on June 7, David R. Maracle + Friends on June 9, Honky Tonkin’ with the songs of Hank Williams on June 14, and the three-day Haymaker Comedy Festival featuring Danny Martinello, Elvira Kurt, and Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath takes place the last weekend of June.

Base31 Experiences kick off with a unique Mother’s Day Craft Chocolate and Champagne Tastings on May 14 at 1 p.m. followed by A Brush With Nature on May 27, Beginner Bootcamp and Wired For Art which run weekly on Saturdays starting June 3, Paper Dyeing on June 3, Rug Hooking on June 4, a Craft Chocolate Tasting Workshop on June 10, Partner Yoga on June 17, Friends & Family Dance Adventure on June 6 and June 25 and A Touch of Blue – Dyeing with Indigo on June 24. Please note several of these experiences have recurring dates in July and August.

For the full list of concerts, read this release. For more information on the experiences being offered by County talent and hosts, visit this link.

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