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.

The line-up for this year has not yet been released at the time of this writing.

The Specs

  • Treefort draws around 25,000 people each year. 
  • Standard passes are $270. Under 21 tickets are $170. Zipline Passes are $420
  • 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 lineup? 

The line-up for this year has not yet been released at the time of this writing.


BY Sébastien Luc Butler