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16th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival

Date: September 8, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: Grand Marais Recreation Area

Event Description

Community Music Calendar

The Radio Waves music festival is a celebration of local music and community on the North Shore of Lake Superior. This annual festival organized by WTIP Community Radio brings together:
• diverse musical acts, spanning many genres;
• a balance of new artists and local favorites;
• an audience of area residents and seasonal visitors;
• community service partners and local food makers;
• a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere;
• a uniquely beautiful location found only on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Planning for 2023 is underway. Festival dates are September 8 – 10.

The Radio Waves Music Festival is an annual, community outreach event and has become a tradition for visitors, area residents, and performing musicians.

More information about the festival:

The Radio Waves Music Festival is a favorite for visitors, area residents, and musical performers. The first festival was held in 2008, to celebrate WTIP’s tenth anniversary on the air and since then has become an annual, community tradition.

Several vendors will be on-site with food/beverages. Outside food and beverages are accepted on the grounds as well.

Please make an effort to use the recycling and trash bins located throughout the grounds.

Some chairs are provided under the tent, but feel free to bring your own.

This is a kid-friendly event and all children 12 and under receive free admission.

Well-behaved pets are welcome – but please make sure they’re on a leash at all times.

Admission – is $20 per day or $40 for the whole weekend. As always, Radio Waves is free to children 12 and under. Watch this page for announcements about pre-sale tickets!
Radio Waves is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and is supported by a grant from Visit Cook County, Gunflint Trail Association and the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association.


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16th Annual Radio Waves Music Festival


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