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Fingerstyle Masters Weekend

Started in 2011, thanks to local musician and WTIP supporter Gordon Thorne, the Fingerstyle Masters Weekend takes place in April at Bluefin Bay in Tofte.

Radio Waves Music Festival

The 11th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival is set for September 7-9, 2018 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. 

It’s held rain or shine - with two stages and a dance floor housed under a large tent.

The 2018 Lineup
September 7
Music Starts at 4pm
Saturday, September 8
Music Starts at 10am
September 9
Music Starts at 10am
North Shore Swing Band Kilborn Quartet The Carpenter Ants Gospel Show
SVEA Jim McGowan Jim & Michelle Miller
Dlutkowskis Mysterious Ways Casey Aro
Brothers in Arms Gene & Amy Cherry Dirt
Pete Kavenaugh Portage Sam Miltich & Briand Morrison
Rich Mattson & the North Stars Aho Family Gillis & Stamps
  Maria Nickolay SplinterTones
  Plucked Up String Band  
  Common Ground  
  Cook County's Most Wanted  
  Lake Effect  
  The Carpenter Ants  

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. If you're never been to Radio Waves before, check out this video from the 2014 festival - to see what it's all about!
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome - but please make sure they're on a leash at all times.
  • The Kids' Tent offers children’s activities and facepainting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate – is $10 per day, $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We're always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you're able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Staci or Matthew a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association and Visit Cook County.