Rhythm on the River Music Festival

RHYTHM ON THE RIVER 2018

**Tonight’s festival has been relocated to the Huron Street Pavilion due to weather!

Friday AND Saturday, July 20th and 21st

This year’s festival is sponsored by:

Hotel Nichols

Kal-Haven Outpost

Clementine’s

Whiteford Wealth Management, Inc.

Final Gravity Brewing

Cogdal Vineyards

Brix Corner Oven

Meijer

South Haven/Van Buren County Visitors Bureau and Convention Center
Huizenga Construction
Fleming Bros. Oil/Value Market Convenience Stores
Rod’s Printing
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!

Andy Baker
Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe
Cold Mountain Child
LVRS

SAT July 21st

Jack Adams Band
Midwestern Lull
Static Apparatus
Delilah DeWylde

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 foundryhall@gmail.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.

ROTR history

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. 

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:

Clementine’s
Whiteford Wealth Management
Albemarle Foundation
Black River Tavern

South Haven Visitor’s Bureau
Cogdal Vineyards
Apple Insurance
Pro Powder, Inc.
Fleming Bros. Oil
Taste
Captain Nemo’s
Wolverine Hardware
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!
foundryhall@gmail.com

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.

 

 

Recap of ROTR 2016:

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

Phoenix Records

Sturgis Bank – South Haven Banking Center
Taste
Black River Books
Adventure Water Sports
Julia’s Cafe
Phoenix Street Cafe
Bumbleberry Farms

Vanderzee Motorplex

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!

Gratefully yours,

Foundry Hall, Rhythm on the River committee

Send us your pics!  Here’s a few we got…

 

 

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2018 Riverfront Concert Series

2018 Riverfront Concert Series

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.

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!

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:

Last Resort Inn

Cogdal Vineyards

Martha’s Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

Taste

 


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
Abonmarche
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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