The Radio Waves music festival is a celebration of local music and community on the North Shore of Lake Superior. This annual festival organized by WTIP Community Radio brings together:
• diverse musical acts, spanning many genres;
• a balance of new artists and local favorites;
• an audience of area residents and seasonal visitors;
• community service partners and local food makers;
• a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere;
• a uniquely beautiful location found only on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Planning for 2023 is underway. Festival dates are September 8 – 10. Watch this space for BIG news–coming soon!
Watch the 2022 Sizzle Reel right here!
The Radio Waves Music Festival is an annual, community outreach event and has become a tradition for visitors, area residents, and performing musicians. 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. This is a kid-friendly event and all children 12 and under receive free admission. A note that your well-behaved pets are welcome – but please make sure they are leashed at all times.
More information about the festival:
Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from Visit Cook County, Gunflint Trail Association and the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association.
2022 Radio Waves program guide
Click here to see video highlights from the 2021 festival, produced by Bear Witness Media. Enjoy!
2021 Radio Waves program guide
2020 Radio Waves program guide
2019 Radio Waves program guide
2018 Radio Waves program guide
2017 Radio Waves program guide
2016 Radio Waves program guide
2015 Radio Waves program guide
2014 Radio Waves Program Guide
2013 Radio Waves program guide
2012 Radio Waves Program guide