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)

Mark your calendar for the 7th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival:  
September 5 - 7, 2014.
WTIP's Radio Waves Music Festival takes place annually the weekend after Labor Day - and highlights the talent and diversity of North Shore and regional musicians.  In addition to live music throughout the day, the festival features on-site food vendors and a children's activity area.  Tickets are only $5 per day or $10 for the weekend, available at the gate.

2014 Radio Waves musicians*:
The Pete K. Group
Larry Carpenter
Ric Gillman & Bruce Bowers
Viton, LaVigne, Mills & Hand
The Carpenter Ants
Gordon Thorne
Gina Lee
The SplinterTones
The Spruce Roots
Rich Mattson & The North Stars
Sam Miltich & The Clearwater Hot Club
The North Shore Community Swing Band
Oversize Load
The Curry Family Band
Jim & Michele Miller
Trails End Band
Pushing Chain
Blues Galaxy
Cook County's Most Wanted
Al Hedstrom & Don Bauer
Shoot from the Hipsters
Fred Anderson
Maria Nickolay
Roxann and Briand
Joe Paulik Band
Earth, Wind & Todd
John Silliman
Frozen Britches
skyBLUEtrio and the ORANGEgirl

*Not listed in order of appearance.

Festival location: Sweetheart's Bluff - located at the west end of the Grand Marais Recreation Area.  Look for signs directing you from Highway 61 to the big white tent at the bottom of the sledding hill!

On-site camping: Reservations are available by contacting the Grand Marais Recreation Area at 218-387-1712 or 800-998-0959.  

Children's activities:  Creative activities for kids of all ages are offered at various times throughout the festival.

Food vendors:  A number of vendors offer food and beverages on-site throughout the festival.


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:

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
Midwest Assembly
Amanda Hand
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
Cook County’s Most Wanted
Timmy Haus
Bump and Jim Elverhoy
Ol’ Yeller

2009 Acts
North Shore Community Swing Band
Critter Du Jour
Michael Monroe
Bicycle Army
Trails End Band
Pete Kavanaugh
Gordon Thorne & Bob Bingham
Trailer Trash

2008 Acts
North Shore Community Swing Band
Pincushion Warblers
The Schlieps
Briand Morrison and Gina Todd
The Sivertones
The Splinters
Trailer Trash

2013RadioWavesProgramGuideWEB.pdf2.1 MB
2012RadioWavesProgramGuideWEB.pdf1.86 MB
RW2014 poster.pdf3.46 MB