AUGUST 23 – AUGUST 24

AUGUST 23 – AUGUST 24

Welcome to Rock The County Music Festival at Base31 in Prince Edward County. A Spectacular Two-Day Music Event That Will Ignite Your Senses and Rock Your World.

For the festival headliners and opening acts on the RBC Stage in the Drill Hall: Patio doors will open at 6:30PM, Drill Hall doors will open at 7:00 PM, and the show will begin at 7:30 PM.

FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

TICKETS

Immerse yourself in the electrifying performance of THE GLORIOUS SONS + THE TREWS / MATT MAYS

performing at The Drill Hall, Base31’s 1,500-person big stage, big sound indoor performance venue

SINGLE DAY PASS

THE TREWS /
MATT MAYS

Friday, August 23

General Admission Standing | $79

Reserved Seating | $129

Club Reserved Seating | $169

Premium stage view and table service

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SINGLE DAY PASS

THE
GLORIOUS SONS

Saturday, August 24

General Admission Standing | $89

Reserved Seating | $159

Club Reserved Seating | $189

Premium stage view and table service

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TWO-DAY FESTIVAL PASS

THE GLORIOUS SONS +
THE TREWS / MATT MAYS

Fri, August 23 - Sat, August 24

General Admission Standing | $140

Reserved Seating | $250

Club Reserved Seating | $325

Premium stage view and table service

Buy Tickets

TICKETS

Immerse yourself in the electrifying performance of THE GLORIOUS SONS + THE TREWS / MATT MAYS performing at The Drill Hall, Base31’s 1,500-person big stage, big sound indoor performance venue

SINGLE DAY PASS

THE TREWS /
MATT MAYS

Friday, August 23

General Admission Standing | $79

Reserved Seating | $129

Club Reserved Seating | $169

Premium stage view and table service

Buy Tickets

SINGLE DAY PASS

THE
GLORIOUS SONS

Saturday, August 24

General Admission Standing | $89

General Admission Standing is available and occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reserved Seating | $159

Club Reserved Seating | $189

Premium stage view and table service

Buy Tickets

TWO-DAY FESTIVAL PASS

THE GLORIOUS SONS +
THE TREWS / MATT MAYS

Fri, August 23 - Sat, August 24

General Admission Standing | $140

Reserved Seating | $250

Club Reserved Seating | $325

Premium stage view and table service

Buy Tickets

ON THE COMMISSARY STAGE

All festival pass holders can enjoy an enhanced festival experience in the late afternoon with priority access to THE COMMISSARY STAGE performances on a first-come, first-served basis. THE COMMISSARY is Base31’s vibrant open-air food + drink market with a capacity of 500 people.

OMBIIGIZI WITH ZOON / FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 4PM – 7PM

KASADOR WITH KOJAK SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 4PM – 7PM

ARTIST BIOS

THE GLORIOUS SONS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:30PM
The Glorious Sons have resolutely manifested all of rock ‘n’ roll’s most positive principles from their very start – creativity and adventure, passion and truth, energy and expression, individuality, and spirit of community. Following a four-year journey fraught with multiple stops and starts, the Kingston, ON based band returns with Glory, an album co-produced by frontman Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae, that fully captures the depth of their vast artistic vision. The multiple JUNO Award winning, two-time Canadian certified Platinum and six-time Canadian certified Gold rock group, have been on an incredible journey, leading to the meteoric rise of their recognition as one of the commanding forces in rock ‘n’ roll, not only at home but globally. With multiple chart-topping hits, the band has gone from headlining clubs to arenas and festival dates, steadily cementing their position as “Canada’s Best Export” (Washington Times), while garnering critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. Glory, their fourth studio album, is out now, and features their latest single ‘Speed of Light.

THE TREWS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 9:00PM
The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits, drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt, The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 19 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s) and multiple Gold & Platinum certified albums. The band has also received multiple East Coast Music Awards, a CIMA Road Gold Award, an Independent Music Award (US) in 2009 for Best Rock / Metal Song, and numerous JUNO Award nominations.

MATT MAYS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:30PM
Since departing seminal alt-country collective The Guthries in 2002, Matt Mays has alternated between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the film soundtrack …When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the eponymous Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008’s Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Mays released Coyote in 2012 to much acclaim, including a JUNO Award win for Rock Album of the Year. In 2017 Mays released Once Upon a Hell of a Time… to be followed a year later by the album’s ‘woody’ companion Twice Upon a Hell of a Time…. As the pandemic shut down touring in early 2020, Mays set up a studio in his garage and produced Dog City, an inspiring album written from the perspective of a rescue dog. In early 2021, From Burnside With Love, a live album showcasing unplugged versions of his most popular songs, was released along with a concert film of the same name

THE GLORIOUS SONS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:30PM
The Glorious Sons have resolutely manifested all of rock ‘n’ roll’s most positive principles from their very start – creativity and adventure, passion and truth, energy and expression, individuality, and spirit of community. Following a four-year journey fraught with multiple stops and starts, the Kingston, ON based band returns with Glory, an album co-produced by frontman Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae, that fully captures the depth of their vast artistic vision. The multiple JUNO Award winning, two-time Canadian certified Platinum and six-time Canadian certified Gold rock group, have been on an incredible journey, leading to the meteoric rise of their recognition as one of the commanding forces in rock ‘n’ roll, not only at home but globally. With multiple chart-topping hits, the band has gone from headlining clubs to arenas and festival dates, steadily cementing their position as “Canada’s Best Export” (Washington Times), while garnering critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase. Glory, their fourth studio album, is out now, and features their latest single ‘Speed of Light.

THE TREWS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 9:00PM
The Trews are many and mighty, highlighted by multiple radio hits, drawn from seven critically acclaimed studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective. Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Colin MacDonald, lead guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt, The Trews have been one of Canada’s most successful rock bands of the past decade, earning 19 Top 10 Rock radio singles (including two #1’s) and multiple Gold & Platinum certified albums. The band has also received multiple East Coast Music Awards, a CIMA Road Gold Award, an Independent Music Award (US) in 2009 for Best Rock / Metal Song, and numerous JUNO Award nominations.

MATT MAYS

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:30PM
Since departing seminal alt-country collective The Guthries in 2002, Matt Mays has alternated between solo projects (his self-titled debut, the film soundtrack …When the Angels Make Contact) and band projects (the eponymous Matt Mays & El Torpedo record and 2008’s Terminal Romance). Following the dissolution of Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Mays released Coyote in 2012 to much acclaim, including a JUNO Award win for Rock Album of the Year. In 2017 Mays released Once Upon a Hell of a Time… to be followed a year later by the album’s ‘woody’ companion Twice Upon a Hell of a Time…. As the pandemic shut down touring in early 2020, Mays set up a studio in his garage and produced Dog City, an inspiring album written from the perspective of a rescue dog. In early 2021, From Burnside With Love, a live album showcasing unplugged versions of his most popular songs, was released along with a concert film of the same name

ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE

NIGHT WATCH

An Illuminated After Dark Adventure
After the concert, transport yourself into the nighttime world of illuminated spectacle. Equipped with a magical lantern, gather your friends to embark on a journey through 10 immersive exhibits brought to life with dynamic lighting, spectacular video projections and a soundscape for adventure. Night Watch takes approximately one-hour to enjoy. Tickets are available from dusk until 11pm and the experience closes at midnight. You can add NIGHT WATCH to your purchase at checkout.

THE COMMISSARY

Prince Edward County’s Newest Culinary Hot Spot
The Commissary is Base31’s gorgeous new open-air food and drink market and your go-to spot for breakfast eats, après beach cocktails and dinner, and late night post-concert drinks and snacks. The Commissary features five shipping container kitchens with otherworldly menus, a central courtyard bar and plenty of seating – all set within a music-infused vibe.

NIGHT WATCH

An Illuminated After Dark Adventure
After the concert, transport yourself into the nighttime world of illuminated spectacle. Equipped with a magical lantern, gather your friends to embark on a journey through 10 immersive exhibits brought to life with dynamic lighting, spectacular video projections and a soundscape for adventure. Night Watch takes approximately one-hour to enjoy. Tickets are available from dusk until 11pm and the experience closes at midnight. You can add NIGHT WATCH to your purchase at checkout.

THE COMMISSARY

Prince Edward County’s Newest Culinary Hot Spot
The Commissary is Base31’s gorgeous new open-air food and drink market and your go-to spot for breakfast eats, après beach cocktails and dinner, and late night post-concert drinks and snacks. The Commissary features five shipping container kitchens with otherworldly menus, a central courtyard bar and plenty of seating – all set within a music-infused vibe.

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO BASE31

Want to discover more about the Base31 cultural destination and Prince Edward County to plan the perfect trip? You can learn about our full calendar of exciting events and activities, our food and drink offerings, the rich history of the site, fun group experiences, as well as how to get here and where to stay.

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO BASE31

Want to discover more about the Base31 cultural destination and Prince Edward County to plan the perfect trip? You can learn about our full calendar of exciting events and activities, our food and drink offerings, the rich history of the site, fun group experiences, as well as how to get here and where to stay.