BackStage Pass

TV Made in Michigan
10:05 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Having a Ball on BackStage Pass

Mardra and Reggie Thomson with the Rodney Whitaker Quartet, recorded live at Lansing JazzFest
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Fri. May 16 - 9pm - WKAR HD | Highlights from season 5 of the television series featuring music made in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

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TV Made in Michigan
12:33 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Funktion on BackStage Pass

Funktion's Trademark (l) and Schrockalicous (r)
Credit Stacy Hoxsey / WKAR-MSU

Funk powerhouse from Kalamazoo. Recorded live at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing. WATCH NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday on BackStage Pass

Kevin Nichols
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Hard-driving blues from Jackson, Michigan. Recorded live at BluesFest 2013 in Lansing's Oldtown district.

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TV Made in Michigan
8:39 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Big LLou and the Bluesville Revue on BackStage Pass

Big Llou with Nellie "Tiger" Smith appearing on Backstage Pass from WKAR.
Credit Anthony Cepak / WKAR-MSU

South Chicago blues hosted by the voice of BB King's Bluesville. WATCH NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
6:16 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Maurice Davis Quartet on BackStage Pass

Maurice Davis
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Fri. March 28, 9 pm on WKAR-TV | Party blues from Flint, Michigan. Recorded live at BluesFest 2013 in Lansing's Oldtown district. AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON.

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TV Made in Michigan
10:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

WATCH NOW: Rodney Whitaker Quartet on BackStage Pass

Rodney Whitaker
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Jazz from a true master of the double bass, with some of the best players in the land and featured guests Rockelle Fortin and Terrell Stafford. WATCH NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
9:33 am
Sun February 16, 2014

WATCH NOW: Sugar Ray and the Bluetones on BackStage Pass

Sugar Ray
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Sizzling blues harp from the legendary Sugar Ray. Recorded live at Lansing BluesFest 2013 in historic Old Town Lansing. WATCH NOW

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TV Made in Michigan
12:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

WATCH NOW: Mardra and Reggie Thomas on BackStage Pass

Mardra Thomas
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Billie Holiday-inspired jazz vocals from Mardra Thomas, with the soulful, hard-swinging piano of Reggie Thomas and the Rodney Whitaker Quartet. | WATCH NOW

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WKAR Blog
5:28 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

BackStage Pass Tickets Around Town

FREE Tickets for a chance to be in the TV audience for the June 18-20 BackStage Pass Concert recordings are available at these area businesses and locations. While they last!

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TV Made in Michigan
9:05 am
Mon June 3, 2013

June 18-20 | BackStage Pass FREE Concert TV Recordings

It's more than a festival. More than a concert. It's your chance to be in the TV audience for live recording of great music, June 18-20 at East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

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Get Tickets Now!
7:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass Is Coming!

BackStage Pass is returning for a new recording season, starting off with a three-day concert extravaganza at Hannah Community Center, June 18-20!

We're excited to have a diverse group of bands on stage -- three nights, six bands! And best of all the tickets are free! Just get them online here. Seating is by general admission.

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TV Made in Michigan
6:40 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

WATCH: Brian Lorente and the Usual Suspects on BackStage Pass

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

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TV Made in Michigan
8:26 am
Fri March 29, 2013

WATCH: Heather Jones and Jones'n on BackStage Pass

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

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TV Made in Michigan
1:44 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Evidence Jazz Group - Interview for BackStage Pass

Michael S. Doyle of Evidence Jazz Group
Credit WKAR-MSU

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.

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TV Made in Michigan
9:37 am
Thu February 21, 2013

WATCH: Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys on BackStage Pass

Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys
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Americana country rock from rising star Gunnar Nyblad. | Watch it Online Now

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Heard BackStage
11:49 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Gunnar & the Grizzly Boys - Interview for BackStage Pass

BackStage Pass talks with Gunnar Nyad
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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

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TV Made in Michigan
10:50 am
Thu February 14, 2013

WATCH: Domestic Problems on BackStage Pass

Domestic Problems
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High-energy alt-pop from West Michigan. | Watch it online now

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New Time!
5:48 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass Premieres!

Silent Lapse
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BackStage Pass premieres on January 20, at a new time! Look for us every Sunday at 7 p.m., with encore broadcasts at 8 p.m. the following Saturday on WKAR World and at 11 p.m. that Saturday on WKAR.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:54 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Current State #4 | January 17, 2013

'Current State' host Mark Bashore (left) discusses Governor Snyder's 'State of the State' speech live in studio with 'Off the Record's' Tim Skubick and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer.
Credit w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

On today's Current State: Off the Record's  Tim Skubick analyzes Gov. Snyder's "State of the State" speech, and Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer offers a response. Also, a new discovery in Antarctica and a preview of the BackStage Pass season premiere with the metal band, Silent Lapse.

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WKAR Blog
10:44 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Susi's Station Notes: BackStage Pass

Join us at BackStage Pass at East Lansing Hannah Community Center!
Samantha Novak WKAR

This is a busy week for WKAR-TV! On Thursday, I went over with some of our staff to check in on the set-up for BackStage Pass at East Lansing’s Hannah Community Center.  I’m really proud of our team for all the work they’re doing to stage the show in this new venue.

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