WELCOME TO THE COMMISSARY

Introducing Prince Edward County’s latest culinary haven: The Commissary. Base31’s vibrant 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, plenty of seating, and the Commissary Bar and Cafe — all set within a music-infused vibe.

More than a culinary hub, The Commissary is a nurturing ground for burgeoning talent; welcoming chefs, entrepreneurs, and food and beverage aficionados to create and share their creativity. Aspiring creators foster their ideas and launch their dreams here – and we all get to have a taste! Discover more about each kitchen and our chefs-in-residence.

The Commissary is currently open daily at 8am and closes late night , 9pm on Thurs, 1am on Fri + Sat, 7pm on Sun, 4pm on Mon + Tues, and 6pm on Wed. We will be updating our hours after the soft launch period. Please be advised that service may conclude earlier than indicated, as hours are subject to change. 

THE COMMISSARY STAGE

Visitors to The Commissary can relax to FREE live music during the Après Beach hours of 4 – 7pm, as well as daytime and late night live music programmed by JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Rutledge.

To check out the free shows in The Commissary, click on any month below

Golden Country Classics

Après Beach:
Friday, June 28, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Golden Country Classics have been performing classic country music by George Jones, Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and other favourites for more than 15 years.

Nickola Magnolia

Après Beach:
Saturday, June 29, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Port Hope’s Nickola Magnolia sings songs of change, death, heartbreak, hope and belonging.

James Robertson

Après Beach:
Sunday, June 30, 4 – 7PM

Taking the haunted low string melodies of the desert, slow motion surf of the west and sublime rhythms right from outer space.

Donny Tait

Après Beach:
Friday, July 5, 4 – 7PM

Donny Tait is a Prince Edward County based musician, who has been playing and writing music for over ten years.

Secret Beach

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 6, 4 – 7PM

Secret Beach is a Prince Edward County cover band featuring Justin Rutledge, Annelise Noronha, Ben Vandergaast, Kevin Howley, Jeremy Kelly, and Jim Hardy.

Current Fantasy

Après Beach:
Friday, July 12, 4 – 7PM

Current Fantasy is a dynamic exploration of sound and atmosphere, skillfully weaving intricate rhythms and textures in real time.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 13, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

DJ K-LAV

Late Night:
Saturday, July 13, 8PM – 12AM

DJ K-Lav’s loves to get people moving. She thrives as an open format DJ, meaning no genre is out of bounds!

Chris Coole

Après Beach:
Friday, July 19, 4 – 7PM

Coole’s solo shows blur the line between old and new, mixing his unique original material with songs as old as the Hills, played on banjo and guitar.

Devon Henderson Trio

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 20, 4 – 7PM

Bassist Devon Henderson has been an essential part of the Toronto music community for two decades.

DJ Brendan Canning

Après Beach:
Friday, July 26, 4 – 7PM

Best known for his role as co-founding member of Broken Social Scene, a group which has travelled the globe playing concerts for the past twenty years.

DJ dD

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 27, 4 – 7PM

Beginning in Ottawa, at such infamous venues as Barrymore’s, Zaphods’, and the Thunderdome in Hull, dD was spinning HipHop in the early 90’s just when it was entering its golden era.

DJ Brendan Canning

Late Night:
Saturday, July 27, 8PM – 12AM

Best known for his role as co-founding member of Broken Social Scene, a group which has travelled the globe playing concerts for the past twenty years.

Joey Wright

Sunday, July 28, 10AM – 1PM

Joey Wright is a Juno-nominated songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer from Toronto.

Donny Tait

Après Beach:
Friday, August 2, 4 – 7PM

Donny Tait is a Prince Edward County based musician, who has been playing and writing music for over ten years.

Aretha Tillotson & Mike T. Kerr

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 3, 4 – 7PM

Aretha Tillotson and Mike T. Kerr have both attended Berklee College of Music, they both have toured Canada backing up award-winning songwriters and performing their own original music.

DJ Jason Ferguson

Late Night:
Saturday, August 3, 8PM – 12AM

Committed to delivering top-notch sound quality, DJ Jason Ferguson ensures that every event he works on is an unforgettable experience.

Devon Henderson Trio

Après Beach:
Sunday, August 4, 4 – 7PM

Bassist Devon Henderson has been an essential part of the Toronto music community for two decades.

Generator Party – Unplugged

Après Beach:
Friday, August 9, 4 – 7PM

An experience that captures the nostalgic essence of the 90’s and early 2000’s, Generator Party Unplugged plays your favourite hits.

Nichol Robertson

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 10, 4 – 7PM

Nichol Robertson’s instrumental trio plays dynamic takes on vintage pop, country pickin’, jazz, and their own originals.

Open Season

Après Beach:
Friday, August 16, 4 – 7PM

Musicians Chris Brown, Joey Wright, and Jason Mercer will be drawing from their own catalogues while declaring “open season” on anything musical.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 17, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

DJ K-LAV

Late Night:
Saturday, August 17, 8PM – 12AM

DJ K-Lav’s loves to get people moving. She thrives as an open format DJ, meaning no genre is out of bounds!

Zoon (supporting OMBIIGIZI)

Après Beach:
Friday, August 23, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

In the Ojibway language, the word Zoongide’ewin means “bravery, courage, the Bear Spirit.”

Ombiigizi

Après Beach:
Friday, August 23, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Pronounced om-BEE-ga-ZAY, meaning this is noisy – is a collaboration between Zoon (Daniel Monkman) and Status/Non Status (Adam Sturgeon), Anishnaabe artists who explore their cultural histories through sound.

Kojak (supporting Kasador)

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

With a focus on heavy riff-based rock ‘n’ roll, a foundation they still embrace.

Kasador

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

A tight-knit, sincere, and caring rock and roll band hitting full sprint, with a new full-length record about youth, memory, relationships.

Current Fantasy

Après Beach:
Friday, August 30, 4 – 7PM

Current Fantasy is a dynamic exploration of sound and atmosphere, skillfully weaving intricate rhythms and textures in real time.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 31, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

Mel and D’Ari

Après Beach:
Sunday, September 1, 4 – 7PM

Award-winning cultural curators Mel and D’Ari are trailblazers in the music industry, known for using their talents as producers, songwriters, and performers to ignite social change.

JUNE

Golden Country Classics

Après Beach:
Friday, June 28, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Golden Country Classics have been performing classic country music by George Jones, Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams and other favourites for more than 15 years.

Nickola Magnolia

Après Beach:
Saturday, June 29, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Port Hope’s Nickola Magnolia sings songs of change, death, heartbreak, hope and belonging.

James Robertson

Après Beach:
Sunday, June 30, 4 – 7PM

Taking the haunted low string melodies of the desert, slow motion surf of the west and sublime rhythms right from outer space.

JULY

Donny Tait

Après Beach:
Friday, July 5, 4 – 7PM

Donny Tait is a Prince Edward County based musician, who has been playing and writing music for over ten years.

Secret Beach

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 6, 4 – 7PM

Secret Beach is a Prince Edward County cover band featuring Justin Rutledge, Annelise Noronha, Ben Vandergaast, Kevin Howley, Jeremy Kelly, and Jim Hardy.

Current Fantasy

Après Beach:
Friday, July 12, 4 – 7PM

Current Fantasy is a dynamic exploration of sound and atmosphere, skillfully weaving intricate rhythms and textures in real time.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 13, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

DJ K-LAV

Late Night:
Saturday, July 13, 8PM – 12AM

DJ K-Lav’s loves to get people moving. She thrives as an open format DJ, meaning no genre is out of bounds!

Chris Coole

Après Beach:
Friday, July 19, 4 – 7PM

Coole’s solo shows blur the line between old and new, mixing his unique original material with songs as old as the Hills, played on banjo and guitar.

Devon Henderson Trio

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 20, 4 – 7PM

Bassist Devon Henderson has been an essential part of the Toronto music community for two decades.

DJ Brendan Canning

Après Beach:
Friday, July 26, 4 – 7PM

Best known for his role as co-founding member of Broken Social Scene, a group which has travelled the globe playing concerts for the past twenty years.

DJ dD

Après Beach:
Saturday, July 27, 4 – 7PM

Beginning in Ottawa, at such infamous venues as Barrymore’s, Zaphods’, and the Thunderdome in Hull, dD was spinning HipHop in the early 90’s just when it was entering its golden era.

DJ Brendan Canning

Late Night:
Saturday, July 27, 8PM – 12AM

Best known for his role as co-founding member of Broken Social Scene, a group which has travelled the globe playing concerts for the past twenty years.

Joey Wright

Sunday, July 28, 10AM – 1PM

Joey Wright is a Juno-nominated songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer from Toronto.

AUGUST

Donny Tait

Après Beach:
Friday, August 2, 4 – 7PM

Donny Tait is a Prince Edward County based musician, who has been playing and writing music for over ten years.

Aretha Tillotson & Mike T. Kerr

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 3, 4 – 7PM

Aretha Tillotson and Mike T. Kerr have both attended Berklee College of Music, they both have toured Canada backing up award-winning songwriters and performing their own original music.

DJ Jason Ferguson

Late Night:
Saturday, August 3, 8PM – 12AM

Committed to delivering top-notch sound quality, DJ Jason Ferguson ensures that every event he works on is an unforgettable experience.

Devon Henderson Trio

Après Beach:
Sunday, August 4, 4 – 7PM

Bassist Devon Henderson has been an essential part of the Toronto music community for two decades.

Generator Party – Unplugged

Après Beach:
Friday, August 9, 4 – 7PM

An experience that captures the nostalgic essence of the 90’s and early 2000’s, Generator Party Unplugged plays your favourite hits.

Nichol Robertson

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 10, 4 – 7PM

Nichol Robertson’s instrumental trio plays dynamic takes on vintage pop, country pickin’, jazz, and their own originals.

Open Season

Après Beach:
Friday, August 16, 4 – 7PM

Musicians Chris Brown, Joey Wright, and Jason Mercer will be drawing from their own catalogues while declaring “open season” on anything musical.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 17, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

DJ K-LAV

Late Night:
Saturday, August 17, 8PM – 12AM

DJ K-Lav’s loves to get people moving. She thrives as an open format DJ, meaning no genre is out of bounds!

Zoon (supporting OMBIIGIZI)

Après Beach:
Friday, August 23, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

In the Ojibway language, the word Zoongide’ewin means “bravery, courage, the Bear Spirit.”

Ombiigizi

Après Beach:
Friday, August 23, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

Pronounced om-BEE-ga-ZAY, meaning this is noisy – is a collaboration between Zoon (Daniel Monkman) and Status/Non Status (Adam Sturgeon), Anishnaabe artists who explore their cultural histories through sound.

Kojak (supporting Kasador)

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

With a focus on heavy riff-based rock ‘n’ roll, a foundation they still embrace.

Kasador

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 24, 4 – 7PM
LIMITED ACCESS

A tight-knit, sincere, and caring rock and roll band hitting full sprint, with a new full-length record about youth, memory, relationships.

Current Fantasy

Après Beach:
Friday, August 30, 4 – 7PM

Current Fantasy is a dynamic exploration of sound and atmosphere, skillfully weaving intricate rhythms and textures in real time.

Hulagoons

Après Beach:
Saturday, August 31, 4 – 7PM

A musical surf and turf, combining genuine faux-Hawaiian and Western Swing music with an eclectic mix of lounge, exotica, surf and American song-book standards.

SEPTEMBER

Mel and D’Ari

Après Beach:
Sunday, September 1, 4 – 7PM

Award-winning cultural curators Mel and D’Ari are trailblazers in the music industry, known for using their talents as producers, songwriters, and performers to ignite social change.

A special thanks to all of the contributors who made this project possible:

Architect: RAW Design
Landscape Architect: VTLA Studio
Landscape Design – Gardens, Furnishings and Softscape: Wild Child Regeneration
Foundation: Craig Vaughan Construction
Landscape Construction: Always Built Wright
Container Construction: Giant Containers
Mechanical/Electrical Design: Quasar Consulting
Structural Design: Blackwell Structural Engineers
Kitchen and Bar Design: Old Salt
Electrician: Tim Dainard Electric
Plumbing: Lee Cole
Mechanical: Rutter Brothers
Custom Signage: County Precision
Artwork: Terran McNeely, Leanne Rhem
Chefs-In-Residence: Arvy’s Street Eats, Cressy Mustard Co., La Baracca, Pinched, Smoking J’s BBQ
Mixology Garden Plants and Herbs: supplied by Vickie’s Veggies & Eliza in the County