Treefort music fest is a five day music festival in downtown Boise, Idaho. Not only is this festival packed with a wide range of musicians, but it also features plenty of things to do if you’re looking for more than just music. Easy to say this is the most adult/kid/teen friendly music fest out there, and whether you’re here to rock out to your favorite band Built to Spill, or have a serene, meditational experience while listening to artists like Naan Violence, you’re bound to have a great time roaming from venue to venue (or food truck to food truck) while you soak up some Boise sun.

Music-goers from all around the country seem to be hanging out at Treefort, as the locals enjoy the warm weather festivities to kick off what seems to be a nice run of high temps and sunny skies. Coming from Minneapolis, I arrived to Treefort Friday afternoon, missing the first two days of the festival, I made a point to catch  as many bands as I could to really immerse myself in all that is Treefort. I chose to kick off my experience with Slam Dunk, a garage-rock band from Vancouver. Here to have fun and make noise, you can bet there wasn’t a still body in the audience through their entire set.

After hanging out at main stage, I headed over to Crazy Horse, a downtown venue comparable to Minneapolis’ Triple Rock, aka a dark, open venue with a buzzing, yet mellow atmosphere. I was able to watch Tiaras play a driving, upbeat set, and then headed over to the Watercooler to watch Naan Violence, a Memphis sitar-band, perform a relaxing set that had the crowd mesmerized.

Up next, Built to Spill stole the show at the main stage, bringing in fans of all ages, while shortly after, Cuff Lynx brought some live electro-dance energy to the Rose Room.

And in case you weren’t tired yet, (I sure wasn’t), you could catch a late night Joyce Manor show at the Knitting Factory, and hang out amongst hundreds of fans singing along to vocalist Barry Johnson’s every word.


My day two of Treefort will consist of some exciting material from Generationals, Foxygen, and an interview with Savannah Georgia’s own Triathalon.


Who are you excited to see at Treefort?


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