backyard-tire-fireBackyard Tire Fire, the boys from Bloomington, IL, are heading out on the road this summer right after they finish a local residency in their hometown. I’ll always plug this band given how close I was to them as they were coming up musically. Their drummer used to serve me pizza slices regularly while I was in college (I believe it was called Jake’s Pizza), and I used to go see Brother Jed, Ed Andersen’s first band, at the infamous State University Lacrosse House. If you’ve been there, you’re instantly my new best friend.

Go check them out in support of their latest release, The Places We Lived.

May 14 Coconut Louie’s Bloomington, IL An Evening With!
May 15 Blueberry Hill , MO w/
May 17 3rd & Lindsley , TN w/ – listen live on WRLT.com!
May 21 Coconut Louie’s Bloomington, IL An Evening With!
May 22 Chord on Blues St. Charles, IL w/ Dave Ramont
May 24 Summercamp Festival Chillicothe, IL w/ , , Umphrey’s McGee, , and many more!
May 27 New York, NY w/ Hill Country Review
May 28 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA w/ Cracker
May 29 Black Cat , DC w/ Toadies
May 30 Appalachain Brewing Company Harrisburg, PA w/ Cracker – free show!
May 31 Richmond, VA w/ Cracker
June 6 Chicago Street Pub Joliet, IL An Evening With!
June 10 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 11 The Magic Bag Ferndale, MI w/ TBD
Week of June 12th Listen to us on nationally syndicated Mountain Stage Your Radio Check broadcast
June 12 Cleveland, OH w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 13 Intersection Grand Rapids, MI w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 14 Canal Street Tavern Dayton, OH w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 15 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 17 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga, TN w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 18 Crossroads Music Hall Huntsville, AL w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 19 New Orleans, LA w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 20 House of Blues Houston, TX w/ Reverend Horton Heat
June 21 The Door – Prophet Bar Dallas, TX w/
June 22 The Blue Door Oklahoma City, OK w/ Mark Bilyeu
June 23 ’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR w/ Mark Bilyeu
June 24 Lindberg’s Springfield, MO w/ Mark Bilyeu
June 26 Paddlefest – sponsored by WNKU , OH BTF headlines also w/ and more!
June 27 Tall Tree Festival Goreville, IL w/ 56 Hope Road, Rev. Peyton, , Madahoochi and more
July 7 CEFCU Centerstage on the Landing Peoria, IL w/ Gov’t Mule
July 10 Simon Estes Amphitheater Des Moines, IA w/ Gov’t Mule
July 12 Festival Louisville, KY w/ , Black Crowes, , Avett Brothers and more!
July 14 The Crossroads Kansas City, MO w/ Gov’t Mule
July 24 Detroit Lakes, MN w/ , , Trampled by Turtles, William Elliot Whitmore, and more!
September 19 Carbondale Main St. Pig Out Carbondale, IL BTF headlines Saturday night!


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