BackStage Pass

11 & 11:30pm Fridays - WKAR-HD | 9 & 9:30pm Thursdays - WKAR World

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Featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region since January 2009. As of May 2015, more than 60 acts have appeared on BackStage Pass. Twenty new episodes debuted in 2015.

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Select festival recordings are a co-production of WKAR at Michigan State University Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art and MessageMakers

Production support provided by
MSU Federal Credit Union

This activity is supported in part by an award from the
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS
AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS

and the
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

Aguanko on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015
WKAR

Latin-Jazz standards and originals performed by Alberto Nacif and Aguanko.

Planet D Nonet on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015
WKAR

Down and dirty big band swing from Detroit.

WKAR

Bluesy hardbop & free-jazz exploration from keyboardist Jim Alfredson and Dirty Fingers.

WKAR

Blues with old-school sensibility and modern-day energy from Hank Mowrey and Mike Morgan.

Harper and Midwest Kind on BackStage Pass

Mar 17, 2015
STACY HOXSEY / WKAR

Join award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter Harper as he creates a heady mix of original world, blues & roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo.

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