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6th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend - April 8 and 9, 2016

WTIP North Shore Community Radio and Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, April 8 and 9.  For this year’s event, local musician

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

Radio Waves Music Festival

The 9th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival will be September 9-11, 2016!

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.
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 and Visit Cook County. Proceeds from the event will help support WTIP’s capital projects.