Boise locals, Built to Spill and Josh Ritter, are regular acts at Treefort. They are joined by a wide range of global indie rock bands that fill a musical niche that edges near the current day mainstream. This includes The Joy Formidable, Trampled by Turtles, Vince Staples, and Black Mountain. Each year, the event also gathers a wide variety of upcoming local acts who are waiting in the wings to be discovered.
Even though Treefort features hundreds of bands and artists each year, they proudly claim, “It’s not always about the music, but IT IS all about having a good time.” Numerous activities are available for participation all over downtown Boise in between sets.
Their Skatefort is a skateboarding feature that celebrates the sport’s culture and community. It’s also one of the festival’s main strategies to reach local at-risk youth. Band Dialogue is an annual massive experiment that explores the stretching sonics of many bands. Composers lead many bands all at once to create a unique colossal sound. The Petfort is one of the more unusual and standout features, whereas most music and arts festivals disallow animals. Petfort is a family-friendly sub-event where you can bring your dog for spoils and fun, as well as the opportunity to win prizes! These are just a few of the going-on’s amidst Treefort, and you’ll be sure to find plenty to that line up with your interests and hobbies.
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Tickets to Treefort are quite affordable, especially when you consider the breadth and length of the Idaho event. There are quite a few, creatively-named options for visitors to choose from. “Bed Head” is their basic admission with “Zipline” being their VIP fast-access option. Both allow access to the whole five-day festival and all of its intermittent activities. This event is particularly family friendly with discounted passes available for those under twenty-one years of age. Kids under twelve attend for free! There are also minimalist passes available for purchase per the “Main Stage Only,” “Venue Only,” and “Single Day” options. You can find your Treefort Music Fest tickets at SeatRetriever.
Treefort takes over the whole of downtown Boise, Idaho, so the nature of the event is a bit different. There will be some food and drink vendors here and there, but attendees are encouraged to patronize the local businesses. Local hotels and other lodgings are the best choices, but for the best prices, you can stay just outside of downtown. Note that parking is limited due to road closures. The festival has great ticket prices so you can splurge a little more on lodging in the downtown area. The best experience comes with simply being able to walk from your place of stay to the next venue you want to attend. There is a standard code of conduct for ticket holders in regards to maintaining the family-friendly all-inclusive environment. Further regulations are dictated by the individual music venue.
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“With our vast wilderness areas and mountain ranges, clean rivers and lakes, open prairies and big skies, this big little state in the NW can often feel like living on the frontier of a young developing nation — and it’s exciting times on the frontier.” Treefort aptly describes themselves as geographically pioneering which suits the music culture they represent. If you’re looking for a family-friendly event at the forefront of the indie music scene, look no further. Buy tickets to Treefort Music Fest for you and your family today.