You know the saying: The early bird gets the $50 five-day ticket to see hundreds of live bands, films, performance art and a lot more at Treefort Music Fest . . . or something like that.
Aptly named “early bird” tickets, 200 deeply discounted tickets to Treefort go on sale online only at 10:00 a.m. Friday. But since organizers expect those to sell out in just a couple minutes, they’re selling $139 passes at Boise’s Record Exchange Friday and Saturday. After that, the entry level price for a festival ticket starts at $155.
Festival director Eric Gilbert says ticket prices are about juggling sustainability with affordability.
“In the scope of festivals we’re still very affordable and we have no interest in trying to catch up in that regard," says Gilbert.
The first band announcement isn’t until December, but Gilbert says festival-goers trust Treefort to put together a stellar lineup – so much so that they’ll buy a ticket without even knowing which bands are going to play in March.
“I think we’re going to put a lot of energy into – a lot of mindfulness I guess – into curating our festival to represent our city well from a cultural standpoint and also trying to do our best to represent different veins of the music scene.”
Despite the hike in prices, Treefort remains one of the least expensive festivals with one of the largest number of bands. For all the ticketing info, click here.
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