So if you’re staying updated, you know I just moved to Boise where everyone has been talking about this event(s?) Treefort so I decided to look into it. Just as a disclaimer, I got MOST of this information from the super helpful https://www.treefortmusicfest.com/ so thanks to them for being so informative!

You guys, I wasn’t ready. If you’re a local, you may be laughing at me or maybe you’re a little curious too! Here’s a little info I found:

WHAT IS IT

At first, I thought it was a music festival when I first started inquiring, but it’s a five-day multi venue event that serves the people of Boise & travelers with art, rhetoric, industry pioneering ideas, crafts, drinks, food, activities, yoga class, dance performances, drag shows and sooo much more! Downtown Boise becomes consumed with these concerts and activities occurring simultaneously. According to wiki, it’s “the west’s best alternative to SXSW” & takes place the week after to take advantage of artists heading back from the west coast. You guys, for 2019 over 430 bands and solo artists have been booked.

WHEN?

Occurring in late March, the festival has already begun but you need to get out there this weekend! Here is a quick snapshot of how much is going on… I can’t even take a snapshot of the schedule because it’s too extensive!


You can find the entire, extremely organized schedule at the festival’s site here.

TICKET OPTIONS?

Run to get your tickets! You can find them on the website as well. Your options are full festival passes, which I’ll have to consider next year, single day passes and you can get single day Fort specific passes. I tried to grab FoodFort Street Eat Tickets at the Basque Center and was sad to find out they were sold out.

OTHER COOLNESS

The festival has it’s own app where you buy your passes, check the lineup, and keep up with the news of the fest. You’ll also be able to plan your schedule & send it to your friends. Available at the Apple Store or Google Play.

Now, my favorite part: Treefort is extremely devoted to sustainability, which is awesome! Save the trees! The festival is constantly innovating in order to maintain clean practices. Taken from the site: “we strive each year to reduce our waste, reduce our non-renewable energy use and increase the opportunities for reuse.”

Starting in 2017, no single use cups were authorized for beer sold at the Main Stage. Now, in 2019, no single use plastics used for beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, water) at main stage whatsoever and steel cups are available for purchase and rental for those who forgot theres. I really feel like I can afford to learn a thing or two about the people of the Northwest US!

OKAY, I’M DONE

I wanted to get this post out while we’re still only on the second day of events, but you know for 2020 I will have myself some FoodFort tickets! For anything I missed, be sure to check out the 2019 survival guide. Thanks for reading & what a great welcome for me in Boise.