Boise Mayor Names Treefort Music Fest 2015 Cultural Ambassador

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Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has named a new cultural ambassador for the City of Trees in 2015. 

Treefort Music Fest, the alternative music festival that has brought hundreds of bands to Boise for three straight years, will, in its fourth year of operation, receive $25,000 as part of the honor through the Boise City Department of Arts and History.

"Treefort is such a great event because of how organically Boise it truly is," Bieter told a crowd at El Korah Shrine—one of the festival's venues—Dec. 3. "Perhaps more than any other event, it captures the essence of Boise's creative, vibrant and unique cultural scene—especially its music."

Last year, Treefort went beyond just a music festival. It included non-music components to its lineup, including a computer and application coding element (Hackfort), a yoga lounge (Yogafort) and a literary salon (Storyfort). This coming March, it will add to its repertoire skateboard and comedy "forts."