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WTIP Announces 17th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival – September 6th to 8th

Grand Marais, Minn., May 20, 2024 –– WTIP Community Radio is excited to announce the 2024 Radio Waves Music Festival, Sept. 6 to 8, at Sweetheart’s Bluff in the Grand Marais Recreation Area. This marks the 17th year of this community festival, which show­cases three days of live music un­der the big sky and bright stars on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Twenty local, regional and na­tional acts will join us in the park, including Keith Secola, Annie Humphrey, Dan Israel & Steve Brantseg and the return of John Ellison and The Carpenter Ants. WTIP welcomes seven acts new to Radio Waves, including local talent Emma Tweten, and Blues/ Rock duo from Duluth The Broth­ers Burn Mountain and Americana duo Between Howls. The weekend features a great lineup represent­ing many different musical genres including: Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club, SaltyDog, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, Al Oikari & Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, North Shore Swing Band, Fish Heads, The Splints, Barbara Jean Meyers & Mike Lewis, Kenna Rose, Eli Bentley, Portage, Lojo Russo and Zulu Link! Follow the Radio Waves event page for details at wtip.org; just look for “Radio Waves Music Festival” under the EVENTS drop-down menu. Festi­val hours are Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Radio Waves, a community music festival on the North Shore, is held rain or shine, with stages housed under a large tent. The event includes on-site food ven­dors and a community partner tent. WTIP offers $50 pre-sale weekend passes online at wtip.org. Daily admission available at the gate, is $20 per day. WTIP is happy to share that admission is free to teens and kids 17 and under. Campsite reservations at the Grand Marais Rec Park are recommend­ed.

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

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