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Radio Waves Music Festival

 

WTIP is happy to announce that the 15th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will return to Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Rec Park, September 9 to 11! We’re planning for a 3 p.m. start on Friday, September 9th, with musical acts continuing all day Saturday and throughout the morning on Sunday. We’ll be welcoming new acts to the music roster, and inviting a number of Radio Waves favorites back to the stage! Stay tuned to “Radio Waves” under the events dropdown at wtip.org for festival details. See you in the park! Purchase a weekend pass right here!

The 2022 LINEUP!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

3:00-3:50 Portage
4:00-4:50 Barbara Jean & Mike Lewis
5:00-5:50 Dan Nelson Quartet
6:00-6:50 Colleen “Boss Mama” Myhre
7:00-7:50 New Salty Dog
8:00-8:50 Dre AKA Jamaican
9:00-10:00 The Splints

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

10:00 – 10:50 Gene Lafond & Amy Grillo
11:00 – 11:50 Joe Paulik Band
12:00-12:50 Jim McGowan
1:00-1:50 Sky Blue with Horns
2:00-2:50 Adam Moe
3:00-3:50 Echoes from Iron Ore
4:00-4:50 Cryote
5:00-5:50 Sam Miltich & Clearwater Hot Club
6:00-6:50 Superior Siren
7:00-7:50 Rich Mattson & the Northstars
8:00-8:50 Ginger Bones
9:00-9:50 The Evening Stars

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th

10:00-11:45 North Shore Community Swing Band
12:00-12:50 Kenna Rose
1:00-2:00 Grand Marais Music Collaborative

Volunteers are Needed!

If you sign up for a volunteer shift, your entrance to the festival will be free on that day! If you are interested in volunteering, follow the sign up link to your area of interest:

Set up and tear down helpers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa9ab2fa7fd0-radio4

Ticket takers and gate greeters: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa9ab2fa7fd0-radio2

Membership and merch tent: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa9ab2fa7fd0-radio3

Gear haulers and fire tenders: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa9ab2fa7fd0-radio5

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, this year, all kids under 12 will receive prizes at the gate. A note that your well-behaved pets are welcome – but please make sure they’re on a leash at all times.

Click here to see video highlights from the 2021 festival, produced by Bear Witness Media. Enjoy!

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents, and musical performers. The first festival was held in 2008, to celebrate WTIP’s tenth anniversary on the air and since then has become an annual, community tradition.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Please make an effort to use the recycling and trash bins located throughout the grounds.
  • 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.
  • Admission – is $15 per day Friday and Saturday, $10 per day Sunday, and $30 for the weekend. As always, Radio Waves is free to children 12 and under. Purchase weekend passes right here

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.

Past Radio Waves Acts:

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

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