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Announcing the 2019 Radio Waves Lineup & Online Tickets!

We are pleased to announce the lineup for the Radio Waves Music Festival, Sept. 6 to 8, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This marks the 12th year of this family-friendly festival, which features a diverse mix of local and regional artists. The event features three days of live music under the big sky and big stars of the North Shore, just a stone’s throw from Lake Superior.

The full music lineup is available here. And NEW for 2019 - WTIP is offering online ticket sales. Click here to go directly to the online ticket form. Admission, also available at the gate, is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend. Festival admission is free to children 12 and under.
 
Twenty-five acts will take the stage at this year’s festival, with six new to the festival, including the Joshua J Schmidt Band and acoustic-Ska duo Woodblind. The weekend will also feature performances by local, regional and national favorites, including: The Carpenter Ants from Charleston, West Virginia (gospel-soul), Pushing Chain (roots-Americana), Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers (hillbilly country), Cherry Dirt (Americana with a twist), Lake Effect (folk), and the students and teachers of the Grand Marais Music Collaborative (variety).
 
Radio Waves is held rain or shine - with two stages housed under a large tent - and includes on-site food as well as children’s activities for a portion of Saturday and Sunday. 
 
The Radio Waves Music Festival is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, with additional support from Visit Cook County, the Gunflint Trail Association and the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association.