Treefort Music Fest

James Dawson

Treefort Music Fest 2018 has been a whirlwind for festival goers, whether the came from near or far.

Thousands of people swarmed downtown Boise during the five-day festival for live music, arts and culture programs and even family-friendly events at Kid Fort.

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Looking back on the experience of Treefort this past weekend, Boise State Public Radio captured this audio postcard.

Amanda Morgan / Treefort Music Fest

Although he doesn’t have exact attendance numbers yet, festival director Eric Gilbert says the event grew again. Last year, 17,000 people attended Treefort.

Kenneth Cappello

Treefort Music Fest continues in downtown Boise through the weekend. As part of the Boise State Public Radio News continuing coverage, Program Director Paul Stribling spoke with Lydia Night, the 17-year-old singer of The Regrettes, who are part of this year's festival.

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The Boise All Ages Movement Project is loud, the Reef is back in business, Alefort opens Friday and some bands leave early. Boise State Public Radio News captured a few of the sounds of Treefort Thursday night.


Matthew Wordell / Treefort Music Fest

Congratulations! You've made it to the weekend, and if you're planning on checking out Treefort Music Fest, we've got you covered.

Alex Hecht / Treefort Music Fest

This week, Boise State Public Radio News is capturing the sounds of Treefort. Wednesday night, we met new friends, looked for shelter from the rain and found trouble at the Reef.


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Matthew Wordell / Treefort Music Fest

Boise’s Treefort Music Fest is expected to bring more than 15,000 people into downtown this weekend. So how do Boise cops handle all the increased traffic?

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Treefort Music Fest 2018 is underway. This annual Boise music event is also known for other activities, called forts, as in Storyfort, Yogafort and Alefort - and even Comedyfort.

Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Treefort Music Fest is taking over downtown Boise. More than 400 bands are scheduled to play over the five day festival. For this installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we take a look at how the selection process works.

Francis Delapena / Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest is in its seventh year taking over downtown Boise. It’s more than tripled in size since 2012, with about 420 bands booked across roughly two-dozen venues.

Aaron Rodriguez / Treefort Music Fest

Boise State Public Radio News has a bunch of Treefort Music Fest stories up our sleeve. From artist announcements to Comedyfort, music recommendations to in-depth interviews with Treefort leaders – we've got you covered. 

The seventh annual multi-genre festival will take over venues around downtown Boise March 21-25. We'll update this guide as more stories are published, so be sure to bookmark this page and hit refresh! New posts will appear at the top.

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Treefort Music Fest will take over downtown Boise March 21-25, and Boise State Public Radio has partnered with the festival to bring you even more cool things to do this year.

Peter Lovera / Treefort Music Fest

With Treefort Music Fest just a few weeks away (March 21-25), music fans still have time to nail down their must-sees. But if you’re overwhelmed looking at the 400+ bands that will take over downtown Boise, the sonic buffs at NPR Music might be helpful in getting you started. Here's a look at some of the Treefort artists the music guides have recently reviewed.

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