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WTIP Radio Waves
The 9th Annual Radio Waves Festival

Categorized as: Concerts & Live Music
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Starting on: Sep 09, 2016
  • Ending on: Sep 11, 2016
  • 04:00PM
  • $10 per day, $20 for the weekend, children under 12 are free
  • 218-387-1070
  • Event Website


WTIP is pleased to announce the lineup for the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival, September 9 to 11. The family-friendly festival, held at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area and Campground, will present three days of live music - in a tented outdoor venue - from a diverse mix of local and regional artists and bands.

Festivalgoers can look forward to several new bands at this year’s event, plus many returning favorites including: Dusty Heart, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Bowers & Gillman, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.

Go to whip to see the daily schedule, hours and performers line-up.


Music starts Friday at 4 p.m., with the following acts set to perform throughout the evening:

The North Shore Community Swing Band

Frozen Britches

Plucked Up String Band

Mark Zierath

Earth Wind and Todd

Dusty Heart

Shoot from the Hipsters


Saturday the first act takes the stage at 10 a.m., and the last at 8 p.m. Attendees can look forward to performances by:

The Sky Blue Trio

The Curry Family Band

Briand & Friends


Shaky Ground

Andy Keith & Friends

The Fish Heads

Scotty’s Coast Connection Band

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club

Cook County’s Most Wanted


An hour of gospel music starting at 10 a.m., with Gordon Thorne and friends, kicks off Sunday’s schedule. Other musicians performing throughout the day include:

The Dlutkowskis

Jim & Michele Miller

Dat Dere Jazz

Bowers & Gillman

Heck Yeah Holler String Band

Michael Monroe

Oversize Load

Lake Effect

Angel Hair Rasta.

The last act is set to take the stage on Sunday at 6 p.m.

The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. It’s held rain or shine - with two stages housed under a large tent - and includes on-site food, children’s activities and on-site camping. Admission – available at the gate - is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.

Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association. Proceeds from the event will help support WTIP’s capital projects.

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Grand Marais, Hovland / Arrowhead Trail, Grand Portage, Gunflint Trail, Lutsen, Tofte / Schroeder