A view of Radio Waves Music Festival 2013 from the Sweetheart's Bluff Sliding Hill (Carah Thomas)

Radio Waves Music Festival

Join WTIP for the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival 
September 5 - 7
The Radio Waves Music Festival promises to be a great time for all. Now in its 7th year, the outdoor music festival features three days of music by local and regional musicians, fantastic on-site food, children’s activities, dancing, and on-site camping.  It takes place September 5-7 at Sweetheart's Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area, on the shores of Lake Superior.  It's the perfect setting for sharing the weekend with friends and family, while enjoying a music line-up that offers something for every music lover, including rock, classic country, classic rock, folk, jazz, Americana, alternative country and more.  Tickets are only $5 per day or $10 for the weekend, available at the gate.

The Radio Waves Music Festival takes place at the west end of the Grand Marais Recreation Area.  Look for signs directing you from Highway 61 to the big white tent at the bottom of the sledding hill! On-site camping is available by contacting the Grand Marais Recreation Area at 218-387-1712 or 800-998-0959.  The festival is a family-friendly event and offers creative activities for kids at various times throughout the festival. There is also on-site food from various local vendors, including Lola's Sweet Life Bakery, Double D's BBQ, Great Expectations School, Fika Coffee, The Harbor House Grill, and Art House B&B. 


4:00 p.m. North Shore Community Swing Band
5:10 p.m. Fred Anderson
5:40 p.m. Oversize Load
6:25 p.m. Jim & Michele Miller
7:05 p.m. Viton, LaVigne, Mills & Hand
7:45 p.m. Pushing Chain
8:30 p.m. Rich Mattson & The North Stars


10:00 a.m. Larry Carpenter
10:30 a.m. John Silliman
11:00 a.m. Earth, Wind & Todd
11:50 a.m. Maria Nickolay
12:20 p.m. Trails End Band
1:10 p.m. skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl
2:00 p.m. The Curry Family Band
2:50 p.m. D’Merritt
3:40 p.m. Portage
4:30 p.m. Frozen Britches
5:05 p.m. Bughouse
5:45 p.m. Gina Lee
6:20 p.m. Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:10 p.m. Ric Gillman & Bruce Bowers
7:50 p.m. Al and Don and the Coast Connection Remnants
8:30 p.m. The Carpenter Ants


10:00 a.m. Gordon Thorne with The Carpenter Ants
11:30 a.m. The Spruce Roots
12:20 p.m. Whurl
1:00 p.m. Shoot from the Hipsters
1:50 p.m. Joe Paulik Band
2:40 p.m. Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund
3:15 p.m. The Pete K. Group
4:05 p.m. Blues Galaxy
4:55 p.m. Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:35 p.m. The SplinterTones