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Lynden Blomberg

Hi, It’s Lynden Blomberg here. I recently joined WTIP’s Youth Radio Program and I am very happy to be part of it! I am in 8th grade and I go to Great Expectations School.

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Radio Waves Music Festival

8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival: 
September 11 to 13, 2015 

The eighth annual Radio Waves Music Festival is September 11 to 13 at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais campground.  The three day, family-friendly event features music by a variety of local and regional acts, as well as on-site food, children’s activities for a portion of the event and on-site camping, all on the shore of Lake Superior.

This year's festival features over 30 acts (see the listing of this year's musicians below), with a lineup for all musical tastes, including rock, classic country, folk, jazz, Americana, alternative country and more.  It kicks off Friday, September 11 at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday evening, September 13, with the last act taking the stage at 5:30 p.m.  With a large tent for musicians as well as attendees, it’s a rain or shine event. 

Tickets are $10 per day, or $20 for the weekend, with children ages 12 and under free. 
The Radio Waves Music Festival is sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, an independent, local radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior.  

8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Performers:

FRIDAY, September 11
(from 4 to 10 pm)
North Shore Community Swing Band
Sky Blue Trio
Angel Hair Rasta
Oversize Load
Shoot from the Hipsters
Wild Berry Jam
The SplinterTones

SATURDAY, September 12
(from 10 am to 10 pm)
Heck Yeah String Band
Frozen Britches
The Coast Connection Band
Fred Anderson
Briand Morrison
Larry Carpenter and Laura Moe
The Curry Family Band
Roxann Berglund
The Brother Love Band
Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club
Earth, Wind & Todd
Andy Keith
Cook County’s Most Wanted
Lake Effect
Rich Mattson & the North Stars

SUNDAY, September 13
(from 10 am to 7 pm)
The Carpenter Ants with Gordon Thorne
Gillman & Bowers
Gina Lee
Trails End Band
Lehto & Wright
John Silliman
The Pete K. Group
Maria Nickolay
Louis Medina
The Carpenter Ants


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Sat, 08/08/2015 - 7:30pm
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Music on the Deck at Papa Charlie's

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Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:00pm
Papa Charlie's 467 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen

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Feeding LeRoy

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Sat, 08/08/2015 - 3:00pm
Voyageur Brewing Co. Rooftop, 233 W Hwy 61, Grand Marais.

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Joe Paulik

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 9:00pm
Bluefin Grille, 7192 West Hwy 61, Tofte

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