Riverfront Concert Series

The City of South Haven and Foundry Hall presents the 2024 Riverfront Concert Series. Join us on Thursday nights throughout the summer at Riverfront Park (345 Water St.) for a variety of family friendly music and fun!  In cases of inclement weather, the concerts will move to the Huron Street Pavilion.

A * indicates that there will be pre-concert family fun starting at 6pm thanks to local non-profit organizations.

See you there!

2024 Riverfront Concert Series

6/20 Jordan Hamilton (hiphop artist/Cellist) *

6/27 Kanola Band (Kalamazoo based New Orleans jazz) *

7/11 Sophia McIntosh Band (Singer/songwriter/pianist)

7/18 Kevin McDaniel House Band (Classic oldies)

7/25 Zion Lion (Kalamazoo based Reggae) *

8/1 Black River Band (Classic rock/blues, local)

8/15 Samuel Nalangira (African folk funk dance) *

8/22 Casco Band (Community band) *

8/29 Tumbao Bravo (Cuban jazz) *

2024 Sponsors

South Haven Area Community Foundation

South Pier Creamery and Market

Cafe Julia

South Haven Visitors Bureau

SHOUT for South Haven

Cogdal Vineyard

Rotary Club of South Haven

Woodhams Ford

Apple Insurance

South Haven Center for the Arts

Whiteford Wealth Management

Jaqua Realtors

Harborlight Brewery

Hartford Insurance

Huntree Nursery

 If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Riverfront Concert Series, reach out by email: foundryhall@gmail.com for more info.

Foundry Hall and The City of South Haven present the 2023 Riverfront Concert Series!

Concerts take place at Riverfront Park just west of the south side marina on Water Street. If it rains, the concert will take place at the Huron Street (Farmers’ market) pavilion. The concerts are free and start at 7pm. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome!

** Local nonprofit organizations will provide  pre-concert activities for children! Join us early on those evenings! Thank you to the South Haven Kids Collaborative for making this possible!

2023 Riverfront Concert Series lineup:

June 22  Kevin McDaniel House Band ~ classic rock n’ roll
**Our Town Players

June 29 Grace Theisen Band~ original blues/Americana
**Foundry Hall Instrument Petting Zoo

July 6 Nautic Bound  ~ fun beach party music with Grant “Funky” Frabe 
**Maritime Museum

July 13 On The Lash ~ Energetic Irish music
**Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

July 20  Karizma ~ West Michigan Tejano band

July 27 Pan de Monium ~ Bloomingdale Steel Pan Band
**South Haven Memorial Library

August 3 Blue Shoes Jazz ~ 14 piece jazz combo

August 17 Zion Lion ~ Kalamazoo based Reggae
** The Mitten Children’s Museum

August 24 Tenth World featuring Kevin Jones ~ Jazz Infused Rhythms of Africa
**South Haven Center for the Arts

August 31  Nautic Bound (encore performance. The Casco Community Band needed to cancel their performance)
**South Haven Scott Club


South Haven Area Community Foundation


Cogdal Vineyards

South Haven Visitors Bureau

Rotary Club

Four Winds Casino

Woodhams Ford

SHOUT for South Haven


Phoenix Records and Boutique

Jaqua Realtors

Whiteford Wealth Management

South Haven Center for the Arts

South Haven Scott Club

Would you like to help make this year’s series possible? Sponsors enjoy lots of recognition at concerts as well as on posters, rack cards and online! Contact foundryhall@gmail.com for more information!



2022 Riverfront Concert Series lineup:

May 26 SHHS Jazz Band ~ special preseason concert
June 23  South Shore Concert Band
June 30 Kevin McDaniel House Band ~ rock n roll, classics *South Haven Memorial Library  presents Mermaid Wonderland, story time and art project. begins at 5:30pm
July 7 Nautic Bound  ~ fun beach party music with Grant “Funky” Frabe 
* Maritime Museum provides pre-concert activity at 6pm
July 14 Ken Cooper and Company ~ Chicago based jazz trumpeter
* Our Town Players provides pre-concert activity at 6pm
July 21th Karizma ~ West Michigan Tejano band
*Foundry Hall provides pre-concert instrument petting zoo at 6pm
July 28th Samuel Nalangira Quartet
* The Mitten Children’s Museum provides pre-concert activities at 6pm
August 4th Bloomingdale Steel Pan Band
* Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum provides pre-concert activity at 6pm
August 18th Chocolate in Your Pocket ~ Chicago based indie rock band
August 25th Zion Lion ~ Kalamazoo based reggae
* South Haven Center for the Arts provides pre-concert activities at 6pm
September 1st Casco Community Band
This year’s concert series is made possible in our community by support from these sponsors:

The Greater South Haven Community Foundation


The Black River Tavern

Greenridge Realty/Shores of South Haven

Woodhams Ford Lincoln

Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc.

South Haven Visitors Bureau

SHOUT for South Haven

Rotary Club

Cogdal Vineyards

South Haven Center for the Arts

Kitchen 527

State Farm agent Sabrina Pritchett-Evans

Decadent Dogs

2021 Riverfront Concert Series lineup:

Zion Lion (reggae) Kalamazoo
Kevin McDaniel House Band (classic rock band) local
Jared Knox and the Hagar Bombs  (country rock) local
The Adams Family (oldies, classic rock) Lowell
Bloomingdale Steel Drums (steel drum kids) local 
Kanola Band.  (NewOrleans swing, jazz, zydeco) Kalamazoo
Seres de Luz  (Brazilian Forró music) Chicago
Round Creek (old-time string band) Grand Haven
Andrew Fisher Quartet (jazz, blues, soul) Benton Harbor

The 2021 concert series is made possible with grant funding from the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation and Timken Company Charitable and Education Fund  and support from the following sponsoring businesses:

The South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau 
SHOUT for South Haven
Beyer Construction
Cogdal Vineyards
Jaqua Realtors
Woodhams Ford
Karma Vista Vineyards
Crescent Moon
Riverbend Retreat Resort Lodge and Cottages
South Haven Center for the Arts
If your business or organization would like to sponsor the series, please contact us! foundryhall@gmail.com
Click here for sponsorship levels for 2022

This is the seventh 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!  It is our pleasure to produce this series for our community and put a lot of volunteer time and energy into the planning and presentation.  If you would like to get involved send us an email at foundryhall@gmail.com.  We would love to have you on the team!


Check out some videos from the 2018 series!

2018 schedule

5/24     SHHS Jazz Band   jazz

5/31     Turbulence    funk rock

6/7        Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet   instrumental world music

6/14      Harborfest (no concert)

6/21      Lake Effect Jazz Band   big band and contemporary jazz

6/28     Andrew Fisher Quartet   soul/jazz

7/5        Zion Lion   reggae

7/12      Hannah Rose and the GravesTones     blues, soul, rock and roll

7/19       Nessa Trio    Celtic fusion

7/26     Jared Knox   country

8/2        Kevin McDaniel House Band  classic rock and roll

8/9       Blueberry  Festival

8/16     Delta Roots Blues  blues duo

8/23    Casco Band   big band

8/30   Tumbao Bravo   Cuban jazz

2018 Sponsors:

Beachwalk Properties

Last Resort Inn

Cogdal Vineyards

Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast



The 2017 series was brought to you by the following sponsors:

South Haven Community Foundation
Albemarle Foundation
Entergy – Palisades
South Haven Visitor’s Bureau
SHOUT for South Haven
Rotary Club of South Haven
Sunny Brook Resort
Cogdal Vineyards

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)



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