BackStage Pass

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

RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN NOW for the March 2019 BackStage Pass Concert Series! Each FREE concert is being recorded for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass.

Reserve your seats now for your chance to be in the TV audience for the TENTH SEASON of this WKAR original show airing on PBS stations across the country.

RESERVE FREE SEATS HERE

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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FREE | March - April, 2019 | WKAR Studios | Seat reservations are available for all shows!

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Sat. Jan. 12 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23. 1 | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers perform groovy upbeat and indie rock music. WATCH NOW ON WKAR PASSPORT

Jack & The Bones | BackStage Pass | Ep. 909

Nov 15, 2018
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Reality show musicians Amelia Harris and Taylor Williams appear in their first televised appearance. WATCH NOW

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Sat. Dec. 29 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Rock n' roll duo gives an electrifying show on drums, electric guitar, and harmonica. WATCH NOW ON WKAR PASSPORT

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Psychedelic rock group perform songs inspired by near death experiences. WATCH NOW

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This 30-year-old band fuels the stage with big blues sound. WATCH NOW

Karen Lovely | BackStage Pass | Ep. 905

Nov 9, 2018
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Blues artist Karen Lovely teams up with guitarist Ben Rice at the Michigan BluesFest. WATCH NOW

SIAS | BackStage Pass | Ep. 904

Nov 2, 2018
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Pop-world group SIAS performs on BackStage PassWATCH NOW

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Sat., Nov. 3 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Featuring folk-pop harmonizing, the bass and electric guitar duo performs "I Keep Ticking On" and more. WATCH NOW HERE

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Classically trained blues/folk artist performs 'Traveling,' 'Blue Mesa,' and more. WATCH NOW HERE

The Go Rounds | BackStage Pass | Ep. 901

Oct 12, 2018
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Award winning Michigan-based rock band the Go Rounds performs "Code" from their new album and more. WATCH NOW HERE

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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! 

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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
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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 

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