BackStage Pass

Tunde Olaniran
Courtesy Tunde Olaniran

Activism, body positivity, race and social issues are all themes in Flint-native Tunde Olaniran’s music. Olaniran will perform on WKAR’s Backstage Pass on April 17. Tickets are free.


Each FREE concert is being recorded for the next broadcast season of BackStage Pass.

band on stage
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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
two band members on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

band on stage
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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

band on stage
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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
Karen Lovelly and band on stage
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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
Band on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Pop-world group SIAS performs on BackStage PassWATCH NOW

Band on stage
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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
Performers on stage
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

The Go Rounds main singer
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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.

WKAR takes home national awards

Feb 8, 2018
(l-r) Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education; Susi Elkins, WKAR director of broadcasting and general manager; and Julie Sochay, WKAR content and community engagement manager all honored to accept two awards at the 2017 NETA conference on January 23.
Courtesy / WKAR

WKAR was honored to receive two awards at the 2018 National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference on January 23 in Washington, DC.

Joshua Davis singing on stage with BSP logo behind him
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Enjoy the highlights from season 8 of BackStage Pass!  

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

The Crane Wives on BackStage Pass | Ep. 808

Oct 30, 2017
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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

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

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