Foundry Hall offers the following free programs every month:
Foundry Hall has produced over 6 years of monthly, all-ages, Open Mics in a friendly, listening environment. Hosted by Paul Hogan, Open Mic is the 3rd Thursday of every month in the lower level (“The River Bottom”) of the Black River Tavern! Performer sign-up begins at 6 pm, so come on down early and enjoy some BRT food then stay for the open mic featuring South Haven and surrounding area’s best amateur musician’s in the spotlight. Bring your own talent and share it!
Tunebugs is a drop-in music exploration program held every Friday at 10:30am at the South Haven Memorial Library. Led by Foundry Hall volunteers Lotte Resek and Michael Vanden Tak, Tunebugs is geared toward children ages 1-5 and their families. Singing songs, exploring instruments and have musical fun with friends and family, Tunebugs is also a great opportunity to practice taking turns and playing together while trying new things. Like “Tunebugs” on facebook to keep up with any scheduling information and other info…
Foundry Hall’s twice monthly Song Swaps are an informal gathering of friends who like to sing and play music together. Join Foundry Hall volunteer and past board member Joe Foster at the Warren Senior Center on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7pm. Acoustic instruments of all types are welcome, as are singers and musicians of all ages and skill levels. These offer a great opportunity to get used to singing and playing with others in a non-competitive, affirming environment.
Hymn Sing, a twice-monthly (1st and 3rd Sundays at 6pm) at the Warren Senior Center are a time to sing favorite hymns, gospel songs, and spirituals together. All voices are welcome! Deborah Wesche is our resident pianist and organizer for this event, but guest pianists are welcome and encouraged to lead their favorite songs.
Kids Guitar Club is an opportunity for kids playing or wanting to get started playing to learn from each other. Starting Nov 1st, the Guitar Club is moving from the library to Baseline Middle School 2:45-3:30.
A social environment makes it more fun and a chance to get comfortable playing with others. Led by a Foundry Hall volunteer there is some education infused into the group, but we want it to be about what the group is interested in learning. Donation guitars are greatly appreciated – send us a message if you have one in a closet or you’re upgrading and want to have your old one go to a good cause!
Teen Open Mic! Thursday Nov 8th at 6:30pm will be our first teen open mic at Rock ‘n’ Road Cycle (315 Broadway). This is an open mic/talent share/social opportunity for the younger musicians, poets, artists, etc. in the area. We’d love to have some younger people help us run it, plan the next one and participate. Give us a shout if you want to help!
All community music programs are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and go into to the Foundry Hall Community Music Fund.