BackStage Pass

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BackStage Pass features live studio and festival performances, and offers a look behind the scenes as artists reveal the inspiration behind the music.

For its ninth season, the WKAR original series showcases nationally renowned acts ranging from blues artist Karen Lovely, to pop-world group SIAS, to reality show contestants Jack + The Bones, and more.

BackStage Pass is made possible with financial support from the MSU Federal Credit Union, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by viewers like you. Additional production support is provided by the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) and MessageMakers.

The Go Rounds main singer
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Sat., Oct. 20 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Award winning, Michigan based rock band The Go Rounds performs "Code" from their new album and more.

The Go Rounds main singer
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BackStage Pass returns on Sat. Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. on WKAR TV, for a new season featuring blues, pop, folk and rock music.

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Fri., Sep. 21 and Sat., Sep. 22 in Old Town Lansing |  The blues are back in Old Town Lansing and WKAR will be there! 

Performers on stage
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EAST LANSING, MI; APRIL 27, 2018 – Have you made it to a BackStage Pass Concert recording yet? The amazing production team at WKAR has turned the 5500-square-foot Studio A into a unique and intimate concert venue for nine special performances taking place over three weeks.

2018 BackStage Pass Concert Series!

Apr 6, 2018
BackStage Pass
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FREE | April 30 - May 4 | 7:00- 9:00pm at WKAR Studios | We're very excited to host nine bands in this year’s 2018 Backstage Pass Concert Series! RESERVE SEATS NOW 

Joshua Davis singing on stage with BSP logo behind him
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Enjoy the highlights from season 8 of BackStage Pass!  

band on stage
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The incredible indie folk band, The Accidentals, perform on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

The Crane Wives on BackStage Pass | Ep. 808

Oct 30, 2017
band on stage
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West Michigan indie rock band, The Crane Wives, perform on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

band on stage
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Chicago jazz Lowdown Brass Band gives an electric performance at Lansing JazzFest! WATCH NOW

Bobby Murray on BackStage Pass | Ep. 806

Oct 16, 2017
Bobby Murray with band on stage
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Legendary guitarist Bobby Murray performs the music of Etta James! WATCH NOW

Nicole New singing in to a microphone
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Feel the music in your bones as Nicole New performs jazz renditions of songs with Detroit’s Woodward Horns! WATCH NOW

collage of artists
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Enjoy performances from rock band Off the Ledge and female folk trio Stella! WATCH NOW

Danielle Nicole on BackStage Pass | Ep. 803

Sep 26, 2017
Danielle Nicole on stage with lights behind
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Blues singer and songwriter Danielle Nicole on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

view of full band on stage
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Hip-hop artist and Flint native Mama Sol performs Hard to Swallow, Thankful and much more!  WATCH NOW

Joshua Davis on BackStage Pass | Ep. 801

Sep 12, 2017
Joshua Davis photo
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The singer/songwriter of The Voice performs “Let Me In” and more. | WATCH NOW

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