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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)

8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: 
September 11 to 13, 2015 

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival is September 11 to 13 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground.  The three day, family-friendly event features music by a variety of local and regional acts, as well as on-site food, children’s activities for a portion of the event and on-site camping, all on the shore of Lake Superior.

This year's festival features over 30 acts (see the listing of this year's musicians below), with a lineup for all musical tastes, including rock, classic country, folk, jazz, Americana, alternative country and more.  It kicks off Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday evening, September 13, with the last act taking the stage at 5:30 p.m.  With a large tent for musicians as well as attendees, it’s a rain or shine event. 

Tickets are $10 per day, or $20 for the weekend, with children ages 12 and under free. 
 
The Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, an independent, local radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior.  

 
8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:
(as of 8/1/15, but subject to change)

FRIDAY, September 11
4:00 pm  North Shore Community Swing Band
4:50 pm  Sky Blue Trio
5:35 pm  Angel Hair Rasta
6:20 pm  Oversize Load
7:05 pm  Shoot from the Hipsters
7:50 pm Wild Berry Jam
8:30 pm  The SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
10:00 am  Heck Yeah String Band
10:45 am  Frozen Britches
11:25 am  Plucked Up String Band
12:05 pm  Fred Anderson
12:35 pm  Portage
1:25 pm    Briand Morrison
1:55 pm    Larry Carpenter and Laura Moe
2:25 pm   The Curry Family Band
3:10 pm   Roxann Berglund
3:40 pm   The Brother Love Band
4:20 pm   Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
5:00 pm  Earth, Wind & Todd
5:50 pm   Andy Keith
6:20 pm   Cook County’s Most Wanted
7:45 pm   Lake Effect
8:30 pm  Rich Mattson & the North Stars

SUNDAY, September 13
10:00 am  The Carpenter Ants with Gordon Thorne
11:30 am  Gillman & Bowers
12:15 pm  Amaroq
1:00 pm   Gina Lee
1:40 pm   Trails End Band
2:20 pm   Lehto & Wright
3:00 pm   John Silliman
3:30 pm   The Pete K. Group
4:15 pm   Maria Nickolay
4:45 pm   Louis Medina
5:30 pm   The Carpenter Ants

      


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:

2014 Acts:  View the 2014 Radio Waves program guide part 1 and part 2.

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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2013RadioWavesProgramGuideWEB.pdf2.1 MB
2012RadioWavesProgramGuideWEB.pdf1.86 MB
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2014RadioWavesProgramGuideINSIDE.pdf2.15 MB
2014RadioWavesProgramGuideOUTSIDE.pdf1.52 MB