Riverfront Concert Series

Due to the Corona Virus health crisis, Foundry Hall and The City of South Haven have decided to cancel the 2020 Riverfront Concert Series.

It is a great disappointment to not offer the series this summer, but it is the right thing to do to help ensure the safety of our community visitors and the artists involved.

This is the line up we had planned… (some artists are linked if you want to check them out!)

SHHS Jazz Band

Kevin McDaniel House Band (local classic rock band)

The Flying Latini Brothers

South Shore Concert Band

Kanola Band

Elijah Russ Collective

The Ragbirds


Bloomingdale Steel Pan Band

Hoptown Rounders

The Adams Family

The Casco Community Band

2019 Series

5/23    South Haven High School Jazz Band
6/13     Harborfest
6/20    Chicago based Latin folk  The Luna Blues Machine  
6/27      local classic rock Kevin McDaniel House Band
7/11       West Michigan Bluegrass  Full Cord
7/18     Kalamazoo soulful rock The Dacia Bridges Project
7/25     Big Band Jazz Otsego Jazz Ensemble
8/1        local kids Bloomingdale Steel Drums Band **
8/8       Blueberry Festival
8/15    Classic Big Band Casco Community Band
8/22     Kalamazoo based Reggae Zion Lion
8/29    SWMI acoustic hip hop Last Gasp Collective

**the Bloomingdale Steel Drum Band is a group of young students who have been learning steel drums in camps and at school for years with teacher Jean Raabe.  After the performance audience members will be invited to try out the drums!

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.  Bring a picnic blanket (and a picnic!)  Concerts take place at Huron Street Pavilion in cases of inclement weather.

THANK YOU SPONSORS!  The Riverfront Concert Series tradition is made possible by the following sponsors:


Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo

South Haven Community Foundation

Bronson Health Foundation/ Bronson South Haven

Albemarle Foundation


South Haven/Van Buren Cty Visitors Bureau and Convention Center

Cogdal Vineyards


Riverbend Retreat

Jaqua Realtors

Karma Vista Winery

Waypost Brewing Company

Abomarche Consultants

This is the fourth 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!

Click here for sponsorship levels for 2019

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)