Raoul and The Big Time
Join us for a night of soulful rhythms and electrifying blues as Raoul and The Big Time take the stage at Base31's Sergeants Mess Hall. With a debut in the intimate confines of the Cameron House's back room in 1998, this remarkable band has since etched its place in musical history, boasting an impressive streak of twenty-five years of uninterrupted performances—pandemic included!. Originating from Toronto, Raoul and The Big Time have become synonymous with their unique and infectious brand of "Big Time" Blues, captivating audiences not only in their hometown but also leaving an indelible mark across the country.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Sergeants Mess Hall
The 177-seat Sergeants Mess Hall at Base31 is the newest performance venue to open in Prince Edward County. This architectural gem has been renovated and repurposed as a unique and intimate concert venue, featuring state-of-the art sound and lighting, with its original historic charm and character retained. The Sergeants Mess Hall has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1939. The building was originally built as a mess hall for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School during World War II. During the war, the building served as a gathering place for the sergeants who were stationed at the base. It was a place where they could relax, eat meals, and socialize with their fellow soldiers. After the war, the base was decommissioned and the building served a variety of purposes over the years, including as a community centre, a school, and a storage facility.
General Admission Seating
General Admission Seating is first come, first served in this section. We ask that you please do not save seats for individuals who have not yet arrived. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and comfortable experience for all attendees.
We are excited to offer Reserved Seating for this event. Please note that our tables at the Sergeants Mess Hall are arranged as tables of four. If you purchase less than four tickets, you will be seated with other attendees at a small cabaret style table. We hope this seating arrangement will provide a fun and sociable experience for everyone.