Treefort Music Festival. Photo by Amy Russell for Treefort Music Festival.

Treefort Music Fest 2024

MARCH 20-24, 2023


This inclusive, indie music fest is like Boise itself: underreported, underrated and surprisingly awesome.

Treefort Music Fest is like Boise itself — underreported, underrated and surprisingly awesome. Branded in retro 8-bit visuals, Treefort Music Fest skews younger, both in terms of audience and general aesthetic. It’s the kind of festival where the drummer of that funk-rock band on stage is wearing a bomber hat, flaps hanging down around his clear-frame glasses and handlebar mustache. The vibe is a bit like that friend you have who’s really, really into 100 gecs, and wears thrifted Creed shirts in a way that’s somehow both ironic and sincere. Everything screams indie Gen-Z. For example, among the over 500 artists who performed in some capacity last year was Petey, whose fame spread from Tiktok to the radio with his song “Don’t Tell the Boys,” an introspective examination of American masculinity and also an absolute synth banger. 

But no one is not-cool enough to attend Treefort Music Fest. You’ll also see families and small children running around. Kids under 12 get in for free, and there’s a child-centered area called “Kidfort.” In fact, all of Treefort’s variable smorgasbord of activities are called “forts” and take over venues across the city. These include craft beer, comedy and drag nights, art installations, independent movie screenings, food, podcast programming, skateboarding, yoga, story-telling events and even a whole tech conference. It’s a dizzying medley. Luckily, there’s five whole days to take it all in.

This year’s headliners include Channel Tres, Briston Maroney, Drama, Franc Moody, Ty Segall, Neko Case and K.Flay.

The Specs

  • Treefort draws around 25,000 people each year. 
  • Standard passes are $295. Under 21 tickets are $170. Zipline Passes are $420 (goes up to $440 on March 1). 
  • There is a festival app, download it here.
  • For more, check out Fifty Grande’s Best Things to do in Boise.


What is the closest airport to Treefort Music Fest?

Boise Airport is a 15-minute car ride from downtown Boise. 

Is Treefort Music Fest ADA accessible? 

There is ADA parking, and elevator access for the Olympic. Due to their historic nature, the Karma and Reef venues only have stairs. 

What is the bag policy?

No bag policy is listed. 

Is there an age restriction?

No. Treefort welcomes attendees of all ages. 

Who is on the 2024 lineup? 

Channel Tres, Briston Maroney, Drama, Franc Moody, Ty Segall, K.Flay, Devendra Banhart, Neko Case, Dawes & Lucius, Dehd, Built To Spill, Dry Cleaning, Daði Freyr, Flyana Boss, Armand Hammer, Cimafunk, Patrick Watson & Boise Phil, Magic City Hippies, John Vincent III, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sir Chloe, Kate Bollinger, Shamir, Miya Folick, The National Parks, The Moss, Celisse, Magic Sword, Madi Diaz, Pokey LaFarge, Fleetmac Wood, DakhaBrakha, Sonido Gallo Negro, Deap Vally, Odie Leigh, CMAT, Nabihah Iqbal, Kaelin Ellis, Karina Rykman, Marnie Stern, Delicate Steve, San Fermin, Los Chapillacs, Fiji Blue, Porij, The Messthetics & James Brandon Lewis, Special Interest, Ethan Tasch, zzzahara, John-Robert, Diggin Dirt, Hotline TNT, Mary Timony, DAIISTAR, Die Spitz, French Cassettes, Spoon Benders, Color Green, Oliver Hazard, Próxima Parada, Dean Johnson, Hillfolk Noir, Jonah Kagen, Lobo Lara, Torres, Cool Company, Blusher, Jens Kuross, Zea Mays, Free Creatures, Little Moon, The Schizophonics, DJ Escuby, MILLY, El Perro Del Mar and more.




BY Sébastien Luc Butler