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

Season four highlights featuring Howling Diablos, Silent Lapse, Domestic Problems and more. | 7pm Sunday May 12

WATCH: Howling Diablos on BackStage Pass

May 2, 2013
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Rocking, funky, blues jams from Detroit musical legends. | WATCH ONLINE NOW

Brian Lorente on stage
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Original country rock from the dynamic Brian Lorente. | WATCH ONLINE NOW

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West Michigan's Eyde Evans Hyde delivers swanky, classic jazz and upbeat blues that make you stand up and move. | Watch Online Now

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Powerful vocals from seasoned blues performer Bryan Michael Fischer from West Michigan. | Sunday at 7 on WKAR-TV | Watch Online Now

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Toe-tapping alt-country collaboration by veteran performers Andy Holtgreive and Bill Kenny. |  Watch Online Now

Female singer on stage
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Soulful swingers bring blues, rock and funk led by Heather Jones' soaring vocals. | WATCH online now

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Hard bop from Grand Rapids-based saxophonist Michael Doyle and some of the finest jazz players in Michigan. | WATCH ONLINE NOW

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Evidence Jazz Group on BackStage Pass debuts Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview.

Band performing on stage
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Americana country rock from rising star Gunnar Nyblad. | Watch it Online Now

Singer being interviewed for tv
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Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys debuts Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview

Band performing on stage
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High-energy alt-pop from West Michigan. | Watch it online now

Band performing on stage
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Domestic Problems debuts Sunday, February 17 at 7 p.m. on WKAR-TV. Here’s an extended excerpt from the BackStage Pass Interview.

John Douglas playing fluegelhorn
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Seasoned bebop with an edge from Detroit's John Douglas | Watch it online now

Sena Ehrhardt singing on stage
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Sun. Feb 3 at 7 p.m. on WKAR HD/23 | Sizzling blues from newcomer Sena Ehrhardt. | View It Online Now

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