Riverfront Concert Series opens in SH

SOUTH HAVEN — This year’s South Haven Riverfront Concert Series will kick off tonight at Riverfront Park on Water Street.

The South Haven High School Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m.

The series, organized by Foundry Hall, includes a dozen different musical acts that will perform at 7 p.m. Thursdays during the summer at the park. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be at the Huron Street Pavilion downtown.

Other acts in the series are June 13: South Haven Harborfest entertainment; June 20: The Luna Blues Machines, a Chicago-based Latin folk music; June 27: Kevin McDaniel House Band, a classic rock band; July 11: Full Cord, a west Michigan bluegrass group; July 18: The Dacia Bridges Project, a soulful rock group from Kalamazoo; July 25: Otsego Jazz Ensemble, a big band and jazz music group; Aug. 1: Bloomingdale Steel Drums Band; Aug. 8: National Blueberry Festival entertainment; Aug. 15: Casco Community Band, a classic big band musical group of South Haven-area musicians; Aug. 22: Zion Lion, a reggae group from Kalamazoo; and Aug. 29: Last Gasp Collective, a Southwest Michigan acoustic hip-hop group.

For more information, visit www.south-haven.com.

Blues music comes to The Acorn Theater

THREE OAKS — A blues artist and group seasoned with history and tradition will perform Friday night at The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive.

John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band will perform at 8 p.m.

Primer, a Chicago blues legend, has served as the bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats, Primer’s personal accolades, including lifetime achievement awards, reflect his contributions to the history of blues.

Primer uses his strong traditionalist blues phrasing, seasoned rhythm and blues vocals and fast slide guitar techniques to still wow crowds at 73.

The Real Deal Blues Band is made up of Steve Bell, Lenny Media, Danny O’Conner and Ronnie Hicks.

Tickets are $25.

For more info, or tickets, visit www.acornlive.org.

Art & Wine Festival returns to winery

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Lemon Creek Winery’s annual Art & Wine Festival will return this weekend for the 16th year.

The Memorial Day weekend festival is a two-day celebration of regional art, music, food and wine. The festival runs from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Attendees can meander through exhibits of different mediums, such as hand-crafted stained glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and fine art paintings, with a glass of bubbly or pinot grigio in hand.

Planting Hope will sell potted plants during the event to support the fight against human trafficking in Southwest Michigan.

The event is free to attend. Lemon Creek Winery is at 533 E. Lemon Creek Road.

For more information, call 471-1321 or visit www.lemoncreekwinery.com.