Rhythm on the River Music Festival

ROTR 2017 planning is underway for Saturday, July 22nd!  Click here for official festival website.

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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July 23rd 2016

July 23rd 2016

Click here for official festival website.

We have put together a  lineup of talented musicians playing in a variety of musical styles that will draw many fans in the area, as well as please those lucky visitors in town that weekend.  This will be a family friendly event, but also sophisticated for music lovers  and entertaining for those just lingering over a snack or beer.

LINE UP:

11:00 Noguera Duo
11:30 Brennan Quinn
12:30 Tom Rasely
1:15 Andru Bemis
2:15 Cold Mountain Child
3:15 BorderLyne
4:00 Nate Holley
5:30 Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts
7:00 SlimGypsyBaggage
8:30 The Crane Wives

The Crane Wives

Andru Bemis

Slim Gypsy Baggage

Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts

Nate Holley

Cold Mountain Child

Tom Rasely

Borderlyne

Other activities:
*Info tables on Black River conservation projects and the Maritime Museum  * Instrument petting zoo   *Songwriter showcase (throughout the day – Open Mic style sign ups)  *Chalk the sidewalk  *Bean Bag Toss  *Help us paint a piano!

This event is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Lake Michigan College (Stage Sponsor)

Clementine’s (Headline Sponsor)

Whiteford Wealth Management (Headline Sponsor)

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

Vanderzee Motorplex

Click here for information on helping us make this happen with a donation or by sponsoring the event.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Foundry Hall
220 Broadway, Box B
South Haven, MI 49090
269-220-0444
foundryhall@gmail.com

One thought on “Rhythm on the River Music Festival”

  1. Awesome (but hot, hot, HOT day) If you’re looking for volunteers for next year, I’d like to help, being an old person have many years of experience and talents. Give me a call – Rocky

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