If youve never visited Treasure Valley in southwestern Idaho, then youre about to discover an exhilarating festival experience in downtown Boise. Dubbed the wests best SXSW alternative by a Portland music critic, the Treefort Music Fest stands on its own as a phenomenal, close-knit celebration featuring talented, emerging artists from around the world.Nine Forts of AwesomeThe festival is divided into multiple sections (affectionately called forts) that will keep you thoroughly entertained. You can quench your thirst with local brews at the sudsy Alefort, feast on savory dishes prepared by local chefs at the Foodfort, laugh your head off at the Comedyfort and stretch it all out at the invigorating Yogafort, just to name a few. If those seem like common festival staples, look no further than the action-packed Skatefort, the tech-heavy Hackfort and the compelling Storyfort to change things up and personalize your experience.Endless Musical DiscoveryTreefort Music Fest doesnt shy away from bringing the best artists to its various stages around downtown. Simply put, youll be exposed to a gamut of indie artists ranging from RB and soul to rock and hip-hop, but that barely scratches the surface. A big chunk of the lineup hails from the Boise metropolitan area, and many acts come from cities across the country as far as the East Coast. Previous years have seen over 400 acts at more than 20 venues throughout downtown Boise, and as a festival of discovery, theres bound to be an artist or two youve never heard of before. Park yourself in front of their set, open your mind and soak in their brilliant artistry.Local Boise FlavorWhen you arrive at the Treefort Music Fest, youll notice the citys unique and welcoming personality. Think of this festival as an expression of how much the local community loves Boise for its people, its quirks and its creative drive. From sustainable development to a freeform community radio station, the community is frequently involved in local projects to make Boise great for everyone. A common phrase you will hear around town is the warm and cheerful Happy Treefort! Whether youre a proud Boisean or an eager out-of-towner, youre part of a loving community whos destined to make long-lasting memories at the Treefort Music Fest.
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