Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the 2020 South Haven Jazz Festival was carried out virtually. Two evenings of music were lined up with some of our favorite jazz musicians of the region and everyone got to enjoy it from the comfort of their homes! Click here for the lineup and more info about the festival.
The 3rd Annual South Haven Jazz Festival was a great time with fantastic music, appreciative audiences, good beer, lovely wine, yummy food and cooperative weather! more…
FRI 7/19 & SAT 7/20 4-10PM
@ Huron Street Pavilion
4th annual free festival featuring MI musicians!
Family friendly, artisan vendors, regional beer, wine and spirits for purchase
Click here for the lineup and more details!!
Another stormy weekend for our Rhythm on the River (at the Pavilion) kept us on our toes and working hard, but we had two nights of awesome music! read more…
Rhythm on the River is taking 2020 off! We’ll see if we get re-energized to try again next year!
Foundry Hall’s free two-day music festival featuring MI musicians, family-friendly atmosphere and activities, beer/wine/spirits garden, local food and craft vendors.
Rhythm on the River 2019
July 19th and 20th 4-10PM
at Huron Street Pavilion
We did it! Thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers we made it through another tough weather weekend to bring a great lineup of music, activities and vendors! Scroll down for pictures from the 2019 Rhythm on the River!
MIGHTY BIG RIG
Take a trip down Rhythm on the River’s memory lane (listen here)
The 2018 festival was 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.
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:
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.
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
Send us your pics! Here’s a few we got…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have you on the team!
Click here for sponsorship levels for 2019
Check out some videos from the 2018 series!
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
The 2017 series was brought to you by the following sponsors:
South Haven Community Foundation
Entergy – Palisades
South Haven Visitor’s Bureau
SHOUT for South Haven
Rotary Club of South Haven
Sunny Brook Resort
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)
6/22 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)