Radio waves

WTIP Announces Lineup for 15th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival September 9-11

The WTIP Community Radio Waves music festival is back with a full lineup of bands and musicians. The three-day festival will feature twenty-two acts and will take place September 9-11 at Sweetheart’s Bluff. One of the bands that graced the scene in the past was the Plucked-Up String Band. Here, from LR, Bill Hansen, Matt Nesheim, Elliot Noyce, Amanda Hand and Will Moore. Staff Photo Brian Larsen

WTIP Community Radio is delighted to announce the lineup for the 2022 Radio Waves Music Festival, September 9-11, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This marks the 15th year of this family-friendly festival, which features a diverse array of local and regional acts that span musical genres from singer-songwriters folk, classic country, R&B, rap and alternative rock to funk, zydeco and Orleans New Jazz. The event features three days of live music under the big sky and bright stars of Lake Superior’s north shore.

Twenty-two artists will take the stage at this year’s festival, including nine new to the festival, including Ginger Bones, Dre AKA Jamaican, Echoes from Iron Ore and Superior Siren. The weekend will also feature performances by a number of regional artists including: Barbara Jean Meyers and Mike Lewis, Sam Miltich with Briand Morrison and the Clearwater Hot Club, Rich Mattson and the Northstars, The Evening Stars, The Splints, Cryote, Colleen “Boss Mama” Myhre and New Salty Dog. The full music lineup is online at – simply search for “Radio Waves Music Festival” in the EVENTS drop-down menu. Festival hours are Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A favorite of visitors and local residents as well as performing musicians, Radio Waves is staged rain or shine – with two stages housed under a large tent – ​​and includes on-site food vendors. WTIP offers weekend packages in presale online. Admission, also available at the door, is $15 daily on Friday and Saturday, $10 on Sunday, or $30 for the full festival. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Camping reservations at Grand Marais Rec Park are recommended.

The Radio Waves Music Festival is made possible in part by 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.

About the WTIP:

WTIP is an independent, non-profit radio station broadcasting from the north shore of Lake Superior in the Grand Marais since 1998. This community radio station features local news, weather and events along with eclectic music and programming showcasing the arts, culture and history of the region. . Listeners can tune in to 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