WTIP announces lineup for ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival Sept. 9-Sept. 11

Grand Marais, Minn. – July 15, 2016 – WTIP is pleased to announce the lineup for the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival, Sept. 9-11, 2016.  The family-friendly festival, held at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area and Campground, will present three days of live music –  in a tented outdoor venue – from a diverse mix of local and regional artists and bands.


Festival-goers can look forward to several new bands at this year’s event, plus many returning favorites. The weekend will feature over 20 local acts, as well as five regional acts, including: Dusty Heart, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Bowers & Gillman, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Rich Mattson and the Northstars.


“The Grand Marais campground venue creates a great laid-back atmosphere for the musicians and music-lovers alike,” says Linda Jurek, executive director of Visit Cook County.


Music starts Friday at 4 p.m., with the following acts set to perform throughout the evening: North Shore Community Swing Band, Frozen Britches, Plucked Up String Band, Mark Zierath, Earth Wind and Todd, Dusty Heart, and Shoot from the Hipsters.


On Saturday, the first act takes the stage at 10 a.m., and the last at 8 p.m. Attendees can look forward to performances by: Sky Blue Trio, the Curry Family Band, Briand & Friends, Portage, Shaky Ground, Andy Keith & Friends, the Fish Heads, Scotty’s Coast Connection Band, the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, and Cook County’s Most Wanted.


An hour of gospel music starting at 10 a.m., with Gordon Thorne and friends, kicks off Sunday’s schedule. Other musicians performing throughout the day include: The Dlutkowskis, Jim & Michele Miller, Dat Dere Jazz, Bowers & Gillman, Heck Yeah Holler String Band, Michael Monroe, Oversize Load, Lake Effect, and Angel Hair Rasta. The last act is set to take the stage at 6 p.m.


The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents and performing musicians. It’s held rain or shine, with two stages housed under a large tent, and includes on-site food, children’s activities and on-site camping. Admission is available at the gate for $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, and is free for children 12 and under.


Radio Waves is made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association. Proceeds from the event support WTIP’s capital projects.


For more information on the Radio Waves Music Festival, please visit | https://www.visitcookcounty.com/entry/_54/


About WTIP:

WTIP is an independent, nonprofit radio station broadcasting from the North Shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais since 1998. This community radio station features local news, weather and events as well as eclectic music and programming highlighting the arts, culture and history of the region. Listeners can tune in at 90.7 FM Grand Marais/North Shore, 90.1 FM Grand Portage, and 89.1 FM Gunflint Trail, or stream online – via computer, tablet or phone – at www.wtip.org.




About Visit Cook County

Cook County, Minn. includes the communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage. Last 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. Download the Visit Cook County app in the Google Play or iTunes App store to gain quick access to the events calendar, places to eat, stay, and play right at your fingertips. Stay in touch via www.visitcookcounty.com, Twitter @CookCoVisitors or Facebook.



Kjersti Vick Marketing Manager Visit Cook County MN 218-387-2788 kjersti@visitcookcounty.com