Riverfront Concert Series

Foundry Hall and The City of South Haven are excited to present the 2021 Riverfront Concert Series!

This year’s nine concert series will begin on Thursday July 1st and run through the end of August. We will be ensuring public safety for these concerts by encouraging social distancing and  supplying hand sanitizer. If there are any new recommendations issued they will be included in our measures to ensure safety for our concert goers and musicians.

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!

2021 Riverfront Concert Series lineup:

July 1st  Zion Lion (reggae) Kalamazoo

July 8th  Kevin McDaniel House Band (classic rock band) local

July 15th  Jared Knox and the Hagar Bombs  (country rock) local

July 22nd  The Adams Family (oldies, classic rock) Lowell

July 29th  Bloomingdale Steel Drums (steel drum kids) local 

August 5th  Kanola Band.  (NewOrleans swing, jazz, zydeco) Kalamazoo

August 12th  Seres de Luz  (Brazilian Forró music) Chicago

August 19th  Round Creek (old-time string band) Grand Haven

August 26th  Andrew Fisher Quartet (jazz, blues, soul) Benton Harbor

The 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

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)