8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival at Sweethearts Bluff in Grand Marais Sept. 11-13

8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival at Sweethearts Bluff in Grand Marais Sept. 11-13

COOK COUNTY, Minn., (Aug. 26, 2015) – Don’t let the good times end on Labor Day weekend.  Head to the family-friendly 8th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at Sweethearts Bluff at the Grand Marais campground.  Music lovers can listen more than 30 local and regional acts such as: The SplinterTones, Briand Morrison, and The Carpenter Ants take over the tented outdoor venue, with a variety of genres, including: rock to folk, jazz, swing, and country.

Local Lake Superior 90.7 FM WTIP North Shore Community Radio sponsors the three-day event that also includes on-site food, children’s activities, and on-site camping.


  • Sweethearts Bluff in Grand Marais, Minn.

Campground & Recreation Area

Grand Marais, Minn. 55604

  • Camping reservations can be secured in advance at the adjacent campground by calling (218)387-1712.

Performance Schedule




Ticket Info

  • Admission is $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and free to children 12 and under.
  • Guests can purchase tickets at the gate on the day of chosen performances.

Grand Marais was named Budget Travel’s 2015 Coolest Small Town in America.  It’s no wonder why the annual fall Radio Waves Music Festival draws in incredible talent and visitors year after year.  For those who can’t get enough music, scenery and fun in Cook County, join the following weekend festivities at Unplugged XIV .

About Visit Cook County

Cook County, Minn. includes the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage. This spring, Grand Marais was named the 2015 “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel, thanks to a social media voting contest. Visit Cook County inspires guests to rekindle their sense of adventure by boldly escaping the ordinary, from Minnesota’s tallest mountains to its greatest lakeshore. Stay in touch via www.visitcookcounty.com, Twitter @CookCoVisitors or Facebook.




CONTACT LYNN NELSON | LIN PR 612.990.0126 lnelson@linpr.com KJERSTI VICK | Visit Cook County 218.387.2788 ext. 103 kjersti@visitcookcounty.com

Towers for the new Lutsen Mountains gondola to arrive by helicopter next week

Towers for the new Lutsen Mountains gondola to arrive by helicopter next week

What | The most exciting phase of construction on Lutsen Mountains’ new $7 million gondola begins next week, with the helicopter installation of 11 steel towers at the North Shore resort.  A Sikorski 61 helicopter will pick up 31 loads, some as heavy as 8,000 pounds, and air lift them to remote and sometimes precarious locations on the mountain.  A ground crew will receive the load, securing it to the foundation, then scaling the tower to catch and attach the top assembly, all while working under a whirlwind of turbulence created by the giant helicopter overhead.

When | Monday, Sept. 14 and Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 – subject to weather

Where | Lutsen Mountains

Background | The only gondola system in the Midwest is getting a major facelift, and will be ready for the opening day of skiing at Lutsen Mountains in mid-November.

About Lutsen Mountains Lutsen Mountains, located in Lutsen, Minn., is the largest and highest elevation ski area in the Midwest, offering four interconnected mountains, 95 runs and 820-feet of vertical, all spread over 1,000 acres. Lutsen Mountains is the largest business employer in Cook County, Minn. and generates $29 million of the county’s $159 million tourism economy. The new gondola, proposed terrain expansion and other planned investments are expected to double skier visits, and double the ski area’s economic contribution to the county’s economy to $60 million. For additional information, visit lutsen.com or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/LutsenMountains and on Twitter at twitter.com/lutsenmountains.



Lynn I. Nelson | LIN PR 612.990.0126 lnelson@linpr.com Jim Vick | Lutsen Mountains 218.406.1300 JimVick@Lutsen.com