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.

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Original country rock from the dynamic Brian Lorente. | WATCH ONLINE NOW

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West Michigan's Eyde Evans Hyde delivers swanky, classic jazz and upbeat blues that make you stand up and move. | Watch Online Now

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Powerful vocals from seasoned blues performer Bryan Michael Fischer from West Michigan. | Sunday at 7 on WKAR-TV | Watch Online Now

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Toe-tapping alt-country collaboration by veteran performers Andy Holtgreive and Bill Kenny. |  Watch Online Now

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Soulful swingers bring blues, rock and funk led by Heather Jones' soaring vocals. | WATCH online now

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Hard bop from Grand Rapids-based saxophonist Michael Doyle and some of the finest jazz players in Michigan. | WATCH ONLINE NOW

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Evidence Jazz Group on BackStage Pass debuts Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview.

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Americana country rock from rising star Gunnar Nyblad. | Watch it Online Now

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Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys debuts Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview

Band performing on stage
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High-energy alt-pop from West Michigan. | Watch it online now

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Domestic Problems debuts Sunday, February 17 at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview.

John Douglas playing fluegelhorn
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Seasoned bebop with an edge from Detroit's John Douglas | Watch it online now

Sena Ehrhardt singing on stage
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Sun. Feb 3 at 7 p.m. on WKAR HD/23 | Sizzling blues from newcomer Sena Ehrhardt. | View It Online Now

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John Douglas Quintet on BackStage Pass debuts Sunday, February 10, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here's an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass interview.

Musicians on stage
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Brenda Loomis Band on BackStage Pass. Broadcast premiere 1/27/13 | 8pm Saturday Feb. 2 on WKAR World | 11pm Saturday Feb. 2 on WKAR-TV World | Watch It Here Now

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