Treefort Music Fest
With the introduction of free-form non-commercial community radio station Radio Boise KRBX 89.9 FM to the FM airwaves in April of 2011, emerging artists are getting more airplay all over this large population center for the first time in decades, if not ever. Many of us are already active in the Radio Boise family as volunteers, fans and supporters and completely acknowledge the station’s role in the increased synergy here in Boise, not only in the music scene, but in the arts and culture scene at large.
We see Treefort as a celebration what makes Boise great – whether it’s Boise’s local breweries, homegrown food, skatepark, lively downtown core or simply its strong spirit of collaboration and love of the outdoors. Boise has something for everyone, no matter their age, and we hope that Treefort is an example of that.
Back in 2011 in Boise, Idaho we were slowly trying to climb our economy out of the recession, rumors of a rat-snake hybrid that manifested in the Boise Hole was circulating our city, Childish Gambino played a Twitter-only announced show at Chandlers to about 50 people, people were living out of tents at the County Courthouse as part of the Occupy Boise Movement, the Red Room existed, Boise State joined the Mountain West Conference, we were brunching at La Vie En Rose downtown, Radio Boise just began transmitting on the airwaves…..and the seeds of a music festival were being planted among a small group of people (Lori Shandro Outen, Drew Lorona, Eric Gilbert and Megan Stoll) who met over coffees, lunches or in Lori’s own home.
The ideation of Treefort Music Fest was planted in September 2011 and as the initial groundwork started budding, the co-founders brought on seven key members of the Boise community who became the roots of Treefort (John Betts, Elizabeth Corsentino, Stephanie Coyle, Matt Dalley, Jeni Rose Larsen, James Lloyd and Phil Merell)
It started off as a one day festival which quickly turned into three and by the time the inaugural event came around in March 2012, it was technically four days long. Now, as we’re nearing YEAR EIGHT, we still hold each of the founding members near and dear — they will forever be a part of the Treefort Family no matter where their own individual lives take them.
Everyone is welcome at Treefort Music Fest.
Treefort is a welcoming festival. Boise is a welcoming city. We value the diversity of our team, the City of Boise, the entire Treefort community, and our nation – each should be a welcome place to all.
Humanity is far greater than the sum of its parts.
$125 - $365