Radio Waves Music Festival

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

Area residents and visitors of all ages came together for three days of music September 5-7 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival, sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio. 
 
“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came together to make the festival possible,” says Deb Benedict, WTIP’s executive director.  “To everyone who volunteered their time, to the restaurants and food vendors who set up to provide food  on-site, and to the amazing musicians who provided great entertainment – thank you!   All these efforts helped make the festival a huge success.” 
 
WTIP would also like to thank the Grand Marais Recreation Area and its crew, and the City of Grand Marais, who were strong supportive partners that offered up the perfect location for the festival.  “Mostly,” says Benedict, “we’d like to thank our fabulous community for their support.  It was wonderful to bring together over 1700 people to enjoy the extraordinary talent and diversity of the area.” 
 
Mark your calendars for the next Radio Waves Music Festival, which will take place the weekend after Labor Day, 2015.  
 
 
             7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Line-Up:
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th
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

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
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

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
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. The Pete K. Group 
3:30 p.m. Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund
4:05 p.m. Blues Galaxy
4:55 p.m. Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:35 p.m. The SplinterTones

 

      


The History of Radio Waves:

The Radio Waves Music Festival started in 2008 as part of WTIP Community Radio's ten-year anniversary celebration.  It was originally intended to be a single-year event - a thank you to the community for ten years of support - but because of the tremendous response, has turned into an annual event.

The festival takes place annually on the weekend after Labor Day, when the busy summer season is coming to a close and community members tend to have more time to get together and share the weekend with friends and family.  There's a tent in case of rain, kids activities for a portion of each day, and on-site food, so people can spend the entire day enjoying live music in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Past Radio Waves Acts:

2013 Acts:  View the 2013 Radio Waves program guide.

2012 Acts:  View the 2012 Radio Waves program guide.

2011 Acts
North Shore Community Swing Band
Yvonne Mills
Blueberry JAAM
Bob Curry Family Band
Paul H. Pederson
Critter du Jour
The Pete K Group
Drew Heinonen
Al Hedstrom and Don Bauer
Bicycle Army
Zabobo
Midwest Assembly
Amanda Hand
Portage
Unnamed Stream
Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling
The Trails End Band
skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl
Cook County's Most Wanted

2010 Acts
Briand Morrison
Cascade Mountain Sirrup Likkers
Michael Johnson
Pincushion Warblers
North Shore Community Swing Band
The Schlieps
Portage
KGB
Cook County’s Most Wanted
Timmy Haus
Splinters
Bump and Jim Elverhoy
Ol’ Yeller

2009 Acts
North Shore Community Swing Band
Critter Du Jour
Amigos
Michael Monroe
Bicycle Army
Trails End Band
Portage
Pete Kavanaugh
Rod-N-Real
Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham
Trailer Trash

2008 Acts
North Shore Community Swing Band
Pincushion Warblers
Rod-n-Real
The Schlieps
Briand Morrison and Gina Todd
Portage
The Sivertones
The Splinters
Trailer Trash
 

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