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Radio Waves Music Festival

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019

$10 – $20
2019 Radio Waves Music Festival by WTIP

Radio Waves Music Festival

Area residents and visitors of all ages are invited to come together for three days of music at Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais as part of the 12th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival. Twenty six acts at an incredible outdoor venue, with dancing and children’s activities, are sure to make this year’s festival the best ever. The Radio Waves Music Festival takes place annually the weekend after Labor Day under a big tent in an outdoor venue, with on-site food, children’s activities, and on-site camping, rain or shine.

Radio Waves Tickets

Sponsored by WTIP North Shore Community Radio, the Radio Waves Music Festival features a diverse line-up that reflects the incredible talent and diversity of North Shore musicians. This year’s line-up offers a variety of genres, from rock to folk, jazz, swing, and country.

Radio Waves Music Festival is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association, the Gunflint Trail Association, and Visit Cook County.

More information about the festival:

  • The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians.
  • Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.
  • Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.
  • Well-behaved pets are welcome – but please make sure they’re on a leash at all times.
  • The Kids’ Tent offers children’s activities and face painting from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Admission – available at the gate or online– is $10 per day, $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
Volunteer Opportunities:
We’re always in need of volunteers to help make Radio Waves a success if you’re able to help for a few hours during the festival. To find out the available opportunities, give Staci or Matthew a call at the station, 218-387-1070.

The 2019 Line Up:


  • North Shore Community Swing Band
  • Eric Frost
  • North Country Fair
  • Fish Heads
  • Pushing Chain
  • Wunderdogs


  • Curry Family Band
  • Upjumped Trouble
  • SVEA
  • Sky Blue
  • Common Ground
  • Sam Miltich and Briand Morrison
  • Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Singleton Street
  • Gentleman’s Anti-Temperance League
  • Dlutkowskis
  • Joshua J Schmidt Band


  • The Carpenter Ants Gospel Show
  • Lake Effect
  • Joe Paulik Band
  • Fred Anderson
  • Grand Marais Music Collaborative
  • Cherry Dirt
  • Woodblind


September 6, 2019
September 8, 2019
$10 – $20
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Sweetheart’s Bluff
114 S. 8th Ave W
Grand Marais, 55604 United States
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