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WTIP’s Radio Waves Music festival is an annual event that takes place in Grand Marais on the weekend after Labor Day. This wonderful, local tradition features both local and regional musicians playing at Sweetheart’s Bluff near the Grand Marais Recreational Park and Campground. Enjoy music from a variety of genres while enjoying foods from local vendors.

About WTIP’s Radio Waves Music Festival

Radio Waves Music Festival 2With music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this family-friendly event is a great way to take in some local music in a beautiful setting. The first festival was held in 2008 to celebrate WTIP Community Radio’s 10th anniversary. It has since become an annual tradition. In 2020 and 2021, the festival was held on air, rather than in-person, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival will return to being an in-person event in 2022.

Sweetheart’s Bluff in Grand Marais will come alive with music starting at 3 PM on Friday afternoon. There will be seven performances on Friday. The music won’t stop until 10 PM on Friday night. Starting up again at 10 AM on Saturday, another dozen acts will take the stage with 50-minute performances highlighting a variety of music genres. Music on Saturday concludes around 10 PM before picking up again on Sunday morning with three final acts to conclude the festival.

Music acts range from soul to country to hip-hop. Whatever your music tastes, WTIP’s Radio Waves Music Festival is a great way to discover new artists and enjoy a set from an old favorite. The 2022 Radio Waves Music Festival will feature nine new performances never before seen- or heard- at Radio Waves.

Family-Friendly Event

Bring the whole family down to Sweethearts Bluff for this family-friendly event. There is a lot of space for kids to run around and dance. Bring a chair and sit close to the stage, or bring a blanket and spread out on the hill above the stage. Grab a bite to eat from a local vendor, and just enjoy the day outside listening to some great music. Kids 12 and under will even receive a special surprise courtesy of WTIP at the gate. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome, too!

About WTIP Community Radio

Come down to Radio Waves Music Festival and support Cook County’s community radio station WTIP.

WTIP was the first radio station broadcasting from Cook County on Lake Superior’s North Shore. The first show broadcasted in April of 1998. Since then, WTIP has been a valuable information hub for the Cook County Community.

The station features local news shows, music shows, and promotes community discussion and engagement. While it’s a valuable resource for locals, WTIP is also a great way for visitors to learn about what’s going on in the community during their visit. Experience a blackout, weather emergency, or other news-worthy local events during your visit to the North Shore? WTIP is your best resource for up-to-the-minute information. Listen in to the local news shows from 7-8 AM, 8-10 AM, and 12-1 PM to learn about what’s going on in the area, including weather updates and events.

WTIP is sustainable through generous member donations and through hosting events like the Radio Waves Music Festival. Come down to support this great organization while enjoying some great music!