The genesis of the annual Treefort Music Fest is right in the name: music. Though the fest has branched out into even more cultural experiences—film, technology, comedy, beer, performance art, storytelling, yoga and food—the music is still the siren song beckoning thousands to downtown Boise.
In this, Treefort's fifth year, there are more than 400 bands and musicians on the lineup and, while we can't catch every show, below are some acts whose call we'll definitely heed.
We're crazy proud of the locally born or based bands on the Treefort roster because they kick some serious musical ass. We can't wait to see Built to Spill, Magic Sword, Wolvserpent (and Aelter IV), Youth Lagoon, Finn Riggins, Hollow Wood, Clarke and the Himselfs, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees, Oso Negro and With Child, as well as the other Idaho gems.
California is sending us some of its finest, like Yacht, Chelsea Wolfe, Cy Dune, La Luz, Street Fever, Tara Brooks, Teeph and the not-to-be-missed Thundercat.
It's also important to note acts come from across the globe to play Treefort (good on ya, Treefort organizers). Sure, some of them are on tours that put them in our proximity, but they could have chosen to bypass Boise for a couple of days off between shows.
So, big thanks to Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires (Brooklyn), White Denim (Austin), Diarrhea Planet (Nashville), French Horn Rebellion (Brooklyn), Into It. Over It. (Chicago), Methyl Ethel (Perth, Australia) and all the other bands and musicians heading our way to rock our world.Get the full lineup and schedule at treefortmusicfest.com.