Foundry Hall is participating in a community picnic at Elkenburg park (200 Elkenburg St)! Yolanda Lavender of Kalamazoo will perform at 6:30pm. The picnic starts at 6pm, is pot-luck and family friendly!
@United Methodist Church (429 Michigan Ave)
Join us for a free concert celebrating the season with our local musical talent!
Donations collected go to support WeCare, a local non-profit connecting people in need with area resources.
Join us at South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) for a family friendly New Year’s Eve Party! We’ll count down the end of the year a few hours early, make some stuff and party!
suggested donation $10 per family
South Haven Area Mural Project
South Haven Area Mural Project (Sh-amp) is an artist collective creating large scale art inspiring and beautifying our community. As a subsidiary of Foundry Hall, we are working to build community through the presentation of public art as well as creating opportunities to participate in the creation of art.
Working with local businesses, residents and the city, Sh-amp is creating large scale murals in the often overlooked areas – parking lots and side streets. The murals catch the eye of visitors, offer locals a more pleasing environment, and encourage public interaction with art.
Freely accessible public art expresses the uniqueness of our town and celebrates the local art community. Inspiring our school age children with art is beneficial in cognitive, social and emotional development. Public art ensures that everyone has access, everyone has a chance to benefit.
This project will promote South Haven and the surrounding area as being at the heart of Michigan’s “art coast” and generate more interest in visiting our
community while supporting the local art community. Please support this on-going program by making a tax deductible contribution today.
Thank you Lake Shore Paint for your ongoing support of these projects!
Thank you to the Albermarle Foundation for sponsorship of the Broadway Street murals!
Thank you to Gino’s East for the opportunity to create murals inside your restaurant!
Thank you to Beyer Construction for an early donation that helped jump start the whole project!
And thank you to all of the donations from our supportive community members! We love being artists in South Haven!
RHYTHM ON THE RIVER 2019 July 19th and 20th
We’re working on all that goes into making this amazing, two-day, Michigan music festival happen! If you would like to contact us about booking, vending, volunteering, donating or sponsoring send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you in touch with the committee!
check out the ROTR 2019 Poster Contest!
Take a trip down Rhythm on the River’s memory lane (listen here)
Friday AND Saturday, July 20th and 21st
This year’s festival is sponsored by:
South Haven/Van Buren County Visitors Bureau and Convention Center
Fleming Bros. Oil/Value Market Convenience Stores
South Haven Brewpub
Farren Metal Works
Sponsorship funds are used to pay the artists and sound production. We have a pretty cool list of sponsorship levels… Follow this link to check it out: RHYTHM ON THE RIVER SPONSORSHIP FORM.
FRI July 20th **Friday night of the festival, 7/20 has been relocated to the Huron Street Pavilion due to weather!
SAT July 21st
That’s right folks, we’re planning two days from 5-10pm for our original music festival this year. We’re putting together a fantastic mix of local and regional musicians and we’ll have lots of family friendly fun, local food and craft beers. The festival is free and made possible by generous sponsors in the area. We would love to have more help making it happen. If you’d like to volunteer send us an email at email@example.com. Feel free to send us your comments, questions and suggestions, too!
Check out our volunteer page for more information about getting involved with ROTR or any other Foundry Hall project.
Sat July 22nd Rhythm on the River (ROTR) 2017, Foundry Hall’s free all day music festival featuring original music home grown in Michigan at Riverfront Park in South Haven.
Isabel and Daniel Noguera
Erica Huizenga and Brian Whittemore
We did it! It was a huge effort pulled off by a great group of volunteers this year – thank you to all of you! We did manage to pay for it all through generous sponsorships (listed below) and donations and on beer t-shirt and ice cream sales. If you were there and would like to help support this year and hopefully next year’s effort, it is never too late to send something in!
2017 Rhythm on the River Sponsors:
Whiteford Wealth Management
Black River Tavern
South Haven Visitor’s Bureau
Pro Powder, Inc.
Fleming Bros. Oil
Sherman’s Ice Cream
*special thanks to Dan Greve for generous support
**special dedication in memory of Brain Eugene Moody, Sr.
Send us a message if you’d like to jump in and be a sponsor for next year’s ROTR!
If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation to Foundry Hall toward ROTR send it to:
Foundry Hall, PO Box 463, South Haven, MI 49090.
We did it! It was hot, it was so, so hot, but we made it through the day enjoying great music from local and regional musicians, including a debut of South Haven’s premier high school band, BorderLyne, playing their original funk/rock! and having fun with sidewalk chalk, corn hole, painting the piano and playing music in the tent. Isabel and Daniel Noguera kicked it all off with their original set – at 13 and 11 these kids are already creating some cool music of their own. Tom Rasely, Brennan Quinn and Andru Bemis kept us going in the crazy heat and Cold Mountain Child jammed for us into the midday haze (it was really hot!) Nate Holley held his own on his stage creating full sound with his talented loop pedaling and Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts shook everyone up as the heat started to break.
Then it cooled off for a rockin’ set from Slim Gyspy Baggage and everyone settled in for the grand finale from the Crane Wives, BUT the cruel, cruel weather turned and an electrical storm cut their set way too short and we all scrambled to gather “trash and treasures” under cover.
So, it was not as we hoped, but we did it! Little, ol’ all volunteer Foundry Hall managed to pull off an all day event that took a year to plan and hours and hours of hard labor organization.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors without whom this would not have been possible!
Lake Michigan College (Stage Sponsor)
Clementine’s (Headline Sponsor)
Whiteford Wealth Management (Headline Sponsor)
Black River Tavern
Sturgis Bank – South Haven Banking Center
Black River Books
Adventure Water Sports
Phoenix Street Cafe
Wolverine Hardware!! For their awesome engineering skills to get and keep the beer tent up!
The City of South Haven for believing that our festival would be a welcome addition to an already busy summer season for our little town.
And, of course, to the many volunteers who came out and did what it took to get the job done! We truly appreciate the help of everyone that worked Friday night to Sunday morning! A one day festival is not a one day affair for sure! You are GOLDEN!
Foundry Hall, Rhythm on the River committee
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