Riverfront Concert Series 2017

The 2017 Riverfront Concert Series is booked!  This is the third year that Foundry Hall has partnered with the City of South Haven to book and present the series for the residents and visitors of South Haven.

This year’s series is brought to you by the following sponsors:

South Haven Community Foundation
Albemarle Foundation
Entergy – Palisades

South Haven Visitor’s Bureau
SHOUT for South Haven
Abonmarche
Rotary Club of South Haven
Sunny Brook Resort
Cogdal Vineyards

If you are interested in donating to or sponsoring the series follow this link to the sponsorship information.

2017 Schedule

5/25    South Haven High School Jazz Band

6/1        South Shore Concert Band  Big Band Classics  (SW Michigan)

6/8       Lipbone Redding  One man orchestra (New York City)

6/15    Harborfest

6/22   Jen Sygit Trio   Americana, Folk Roots, Blues  (Lansing)

6/29   Lake Effect Jazz  Contemporary and Classic Big Band (SW Mighigan)

7/6      Zion Lion  Reggae (Kalamazoo)

7/13    Cabildo   Latin Fusion  (Grand Rapids)

7/20    Silver Songs  (Pam Chappell, Joe Foster, Ron VanLente, Mary Czarnecki)  (South Haven)

7/27    Hired Hands  acoustic blues, jazz  (Kalamazoo)

8/3     Kevin McDaniel House Band   oldies and favorites  (South Haven)

8/10   Blueberry Festival

8/17   Casco Band   Community big band (South Haven, Casco Twp)

8/24   Laura Rain and the Ceasars  R&B, soul, blues (Detroit)

8/31    Four Wheel Drive   Country  (Allegan)

 

 

Thank you to past sponsors!

The Riverfront Concert Series 2016 was made possible by the following sponsors:

South Haven Community Foundation
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
DASH – Downtown Business Association of South Haven
Entergy – Palisades Power Plant
SHOUT for South Haven
South Haven Health Systems
Cogdal Vineyards
Rotary Club of South Haven
Riverbend Retreat
Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Concerts take place at Riverfront Park on Water Street (south side of the Black River) at 7pm.  Some seating is available as well as lawn space.

In cases of inclement weather the concert will take place at Huron Street Pavilion.

 


 

Doug Peterson

Doug Peterson - dougpetersonmusic.com

Doug Peterson plays and teaches guitar, piano, accordion, and brass-wind instruments (Tuba, Euphonium, & Trumpet). He also does workshops in theory, composition, and songwriting.  Having been classically trained on piano since first grade, he minored in Music Theory and Composition from Western Michigan University, where he also first started playing guitar.  Doug has now been teaching private lessons for over sixteen years.

Though his primary influence is classical, Doug performs and writes in several genres:  Celtic and folk rock being his two favorites.  He has been a part of the Escanaba City Band (a long-standing traditional brass band), Laurie’s Fault (an Irish pub band), and Sweet Geek (an Indie Rock group.)  Mostly performing as a solo singer-songwriter, he also has fifteen years’ experience playing as a bard at Renaissance and other festivals.  Two years ago, Doug was also featured as a finalist on AMC’s nationally televised talent show, “Showville.” Having completed two albums, one of his Celtic songs, and another of his modern compositions, Doug Peterson has also performed on three other albums with the Celtic band, Laurie’s Fault, and has been featured on the internationally distributed compilation album, “Celtic Dreams”.

Doug believes, first and foremost, that anyone should be able to play and enjoy music. As he is classically trained on piano, Doug tends to emphasize note reading, especially to younger beginning students, He also believes that having a basic sense of notes and theory can be indispensable to anyone.  That said, he accepts students of all levels and interests, and will help them learn anything they want in the way they want.

Doug Peterson knows from personal experience that HOW you practice is more important than how much you practice. He likes to challenge his students, making sure they are constantly bettering themselves.  Any of his students will tell you that having lessons with Doug is a combination of hard work, and lots of fun and laughter.

Doug teaches Classical, Folk, and Rock, and most enjoys working with beginning and intermediate students