Just announced – Treefort Fest 2020 has been postponed to September 23-27, 2020. The decision to move the dates for the 9th annual fest comes in the wake of news of other festivals being canceled and postponed as well. These cancellations have all been centered around concerns of the COVID-19 virus spreading.
In a statement online, Treefort Fest states, “With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest.” You can read the full announcement here.
Read the full press release below:
Treefort has been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been in constant contact with The City of Boise and Central District Health in this rapidly changing environment. With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest.
“In light of event cancellations around the globe and uncertainty about how this outbreak will impact Idaho, it was decided that postponing our festival is the best way to reduce unknown risk for our community,” said Lori Shandro, festival producer and co-founder. “It was by no means an easy decision, but we recognize the far-reaching impact of our festival and our top priority is and always will be community.” Treefort is a people-powered festival. We know that this time is incredibly difficult and uncertain for so many, and we share those feelings.
“We appreciate the due diligence taken by Treefort Music Fest in considering the health of residents in our community, and support the decision to postpone the festival,” said Mayor McLean. “I look forward to celebrating our community and the artists at Treefort in September.”
“Central District Health supports the proactive decision of Treefort organizers to postpone this impactful community event and applauds their attention to and concern for our community’s health and wellbeing. Though Idaho currently remains at zero confirmed cases of COVID-19, we all play a part in protecting our community amidst this new virus – and we recognize it can mean making very challenging decisions,” said Central District Health representatives. Central District Health is the local health district serving Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties in Idaho.
Treefort Music Fest would not exist without community and unwavering support. To all our beloved sponsors, partners, and vendors, please know that we care deeply about you and how this decision may impact you, and we will be reaching out as soon as we are able. To all the amazing artists that are scheduled for Treefort 2020, we know how uncertain things feel and are doing all that we can to make sure you are supported; we will reach out to you as soon as we can and we can’t wait to see you in September.
To each and every person that has become part of the Treefort family over the years, we love you, we are so grateful for you, and we will use the next six months to make Treefort 2020 amazing.
No cases have yet to be confirmed in Idaho, however surrounding states are being hit by the virus.