BackStage Pass

Fridays at 11 & 11:30pm on WKAR HD. Season 7 Starts April 22!


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A showcase of music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Mixing intimate performance with personal interviews and behind the scenes footage, BackStage Pass is your front-row center seat for diverse music from Michigan and the Midwest's most talented artists. Whether the style is rock, jazz, folk, country, classical or R&B, BackStage Pass delivers outstanding entertainment.

Produced in association with Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art and MessageMakers.

BackStage Pass is supported in part by
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts

Randy Gelispie Quartet on BackStage Pass

Jul 24, 2015

Classic jazz from drummer Randy Gelispie and his Quartet.

Root Doctor on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015

Classic soul, R&B, traditional blues and inspired originals from Root Doctor.


Improvised cosmic-jazz from music veteran and producer Glenn Brown.

Marci Linn Band on BackStage Pass

Jul 23, 2015

Blue-eyed soul from veteran vocalist Marci Linn.

Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band

Jul 23, 2015

Captivating soulful blues from vocalist Kathleen Walters and her Bridge Street Band.