Michigan’s Famous Fricano’s Opening Doors for Super Bowl Sunday – Proceeds to benefit the Musical Fountain

Grand Haven, MI (January 22, 2019) – The legendary and iconic Fricano’s Pizza Tavern is breaking its “never open on Sunday” tradition to help raise money for the Grand Haven Musical Fountain’s Sound Investment Campaign.

Fricano’s, the original and most famous pizzeria in Michigan, located at 1400 Fulton Street in Grand Haven, will be open from 2:30 to 7 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2019 for take-out orders only. Super bowl fans interested in ordering a pizza may do so by calling (616) 842-8640. The Grand Haven-based Fricano’s will be the only location participating in the fundraiser.

“Celebrating its 70th year, Fricano’s recognizes the longevity of the musical fountain and the tourism it brought to Grand Haven over the last 57 years,” says Jeanne Meyer, Manager at Fricano’s. “We felt this was a great opportunity to give back to the musical fountain, a Grand Haven tourism staple that helped put Fricano’s on the map.”

Fricano’s Pizza Tavern will donate the sale profit made on Super Bowl Sunday to the Musical Fountain Sound Investment Campaign. Football fanatics may place take-out orders after 5 p.m. any day prior to the Super Bowl and starting at 2pm on Super Bowl …

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain Announces New “Create a Song” Feature

Grand Haven, MI (April 4, 2018) – Anyone can choreograph a concert with the new “Create a Song” software from The Grand Haven Musical Fountain. The new feature is now accessible on the front page of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain website. https://ghfountain.com/

“The new software is based off of the design of “Light-o-Rama,” a Christmas light show software that is widely used in that industry,” says Musical Fountain Committee Member Ryan Strayhorn. “We mainly adopted the timeline concept and made it our own. The timeline has 10 columns, 9 for lighting and 1 for water. This visual way of programming makes it fast and allows programmers to create incredible effects with both water and lighting.”

History of Grand Haven Musical Fountain

In 2006, the Grand Haven Musical Fountain released its first choreographer software, developed by engineers Brad Boyink and Jim Swarts. At the time, the software allowed both seasoned programmers and new programmers to perfectly synchronize the water and lighting to the music for the fountain. Since the original release of the software 12 years ago, many changes have been made to the fountain including new lighting and new water features, putting the previous software out of date.

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Grand Haven Musical Fountain Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with Disney

Grand Haven, MI (May 24, 2016) – The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is excited to kick off the official start of summer and Memorial Day weekend with a themed show families are sure to love.

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a 25-minute synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. Starting this Friday, shows will take place nightly through Labor Day weekend.

Saturday’s Disney-themed show will feature a few Disney favorites and will include songs from the movies “The Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Aladdin”, “Toy Story”, “Milan”, “Pocahontas”, “Tarzan”, “The Incredibles”, “Enchanted”, “Frozen” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

“We are excited for the new Musical Fountain themed show. Our themed Musical Fountain shows are truly crowd favorites,” said the Grand Haven City Mayor, Geri McCaleb. “We hope Grand Haven residents and those in surrounding communities will come and enjoy it.”

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain has two additional themed shows scheduled for June. On Saturday, June 11, the theme is “A Night at the Movies” – featuring songs from classic films such as “Star Wars”, “Back to the Future”, “Indiana Jones”, “Ghostbusters”, “Top Gun”, “Footloose”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, “Austin Powers”, “Grease”, …

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain Announces First Shows of 2016

Grand Haven, MI (May 5, 2016) – The Grand Haven Musical Fountain has been a staple of Michigan tourism for a half a century and this weekend it will be kicking off it’s 53rd season.

The Grand Haven Musical Fountain is a 25-minute synchronized water and light show accompanied with music of all varieties. The first shows of the year are set to begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7. Shows will take place on Fridays and Saturdays through Memorial Day and then nightly through Labor Day weekend.

“The opening of the 2016 Musical Fountain season is a sure sign that spring is here and summer is not far behind. The Musical Fountain has been a great part of the fabric of City of Grand Haven and a premier feature of Grand Haven’s waterfront for 50 years, “ says Grand Haven Mayor, Geri McCaleb. “As we move into the next 50 we are excited to see the new shows and features the fountain has in store for us.”

Here is the musical lineup for Friday and Saturday night’s shows:

Friday, May 5, 2016

Best Day of My Life – American Authors
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