backyard tire fire 2010 photo by will byington Let's Play Three On Opening Day

Backyard Tire Fire, suited up for the 2010 XRT Opening Day Broadcast.   Photo by Will Byington

[photogallerylink id=10900 align=left]The XRT Opening Day Broadcast is a seven hour love letter to the national pasttime. As with anything you love, it may be colored by shades of regret. Still, hope springs eternal. That’s why we do it. That, and the opportunity to hear great music, played live and loud. Tomorrow’s lineup is as promising as anything you’re going to find on an MLB roster.

Everest has toured with the likes of Neil Young, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. We can’t wait to see them at YakZie’s.

backyard tire fire terri photo by will byington2 Let's Play Three On Opening DayBackyard Tire Fire forever endeared themselves to us during last year’s opening day festivities. These sons of Illinois are Cubs fans who know how to rock. We’re so pleased to have them back this year.

And what would Opening Day be without our beloved Waco Brothers?

wacos Let's Play Three On Opening Day

I’ve had this one running through my head ever since the demonstrations over collective bargaining rights started roiling Wisconsin.

Tune in tomorrow — or even better, stop by — for live performances from these great bands, and some fun with your XRT pals. We’ll talk to you at 6 a.m.!

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