BackStage Pass

10pm Saturdays on WKAR-HD 23.1

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BackStage Pass features intimate concert performances and a look behind the scenes as artists reveal the inspiration behind the music.


BackStage Pass Season 10 is made possible with financial support from MSU Federal Credit Union and by viewers like you. Additional production support is provided by Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and MessageMakers.

Tunde Olaniran | BackStage Pass | Ep.1010

Jan 5, 2020
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WATCH NOW at | Tune in for the last episode of BackStage Pass season 10 this Saturday! 

Outer Vibe | BackStage Pass | Ep.1009

Dec 29, 2019
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WATCH NOW at | Watch this three person band rock the WKAR stage!

The Way Down Wanderers | BackStage Pass | Ep.1008

Dec 22, 2019
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WATCH NOW at Watch a truly unique, communal performance, with acoustic encores taking place out in the audience.

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Watch these acts perform their songs on the WKAR stage! WATCH NOW

Eliza Neals | BackStage Pass | Ep. 1006

Nov 25, 2019
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Eliza Neals a blues-rock powerhouse vocalist, musician, producer and recording artist performs on BackStage PassWATCH NOW

Joshua Powell | Backstage Pass | Ep.1005

Nov 17, 2019
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 Indie-rock artist Joshua Powell performs “Black Lodge (water)” and more on BackStage Pass! WATCH NOW

Brother Elsey | BackStage Pass | Ep.1004

Nov 10, 2019
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Brothers Jack, Brady, and Beau make up the Southern rock and Americana folk band, Brother Elsey. WATCH NOW 

Tishmal | Backstage Pass | Ep.1003

Nov 3, 2019
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Pop electronic vocalist and writer Tishmal performs with producer Christian Darias. WATCH NOW

Paddlebots | BackStage Pass | Ep. 1002

Oct 27, 2019
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Progressive soul-pop group Paddlebots performs “Smile,” “Fantasy,” and more. WATCH NOW

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Enjoy intimate performances and a look behind the scenes as artists reveal their inspiration behind the music. WATCH NOW