BackStage Pass

 

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A showcase of music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Backstage Pass captures the sights and sounds of open-air festivals and in studio performances and shares insights from the artists that make the music.

Festival performances are produced in association with Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art and MessageMakers.

2018 BackStage Pass Concert Series! 
We're very excited to host nine bands in this year’s 2018 Backstage Pass Concert Series! RESERVE SEATS NOW  Join us for this FREE CONCERT SERIES recording new television episodes for BackStage Pass, the WKAR original series featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
 BackStage Pass is supported in part by
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts

Amanada Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

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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
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

performer on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

BackStage Pass returns to TV in the capital region on Saturday, September 16 at 10 p.m. on local PBS station WKAR.

MI BluesFest logo
Courtesy / Michigan BluesFest

Friday, Sept. 15 & Saturday, Sept. 16 in Old Town Lansing | The blues are in back in Old Town and WKAR will be there each evening!

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