This is the second installment of our Countdown to Treefort Music Fest. You can view the other installments here.
We’ve been to Treefort Music Fest down in Boise, Idaho for the past two years since it started and intend on making the 9-hour drive again this year March 20-24. Treefort Music Fest is a unique music and arts festival for emerging artists, they take pride in showcasing musicians that you’ve probably never even heard of but are guaranteed to like.
This year Treefort has over 350 bands playing 17 different venues around town. And if you tire of the music there will be various Forts people can venture in to and participate with, such as: YogaFort, AleFort (21+), HackFort, Storyfort, SkateFort, and Treefort Film Fest. This is truly a music and arts festival, not just a music festival sprinkled with some arts here and there.
AleFort is a beer festival that runs concurrently with Treefort although it is a separate event. You do not need a Treefort Music Fest ticket to attend AleFort. Admission is free to this 21+ event however you do pay for sample tokens. They are expanding AleFort to three days this year and will have special keg tappings and events throughout the weekend.
Here are our choices to pair up with this week’s playlist:
– Firestone Walker Barrel-Aged Reserve Series will go well with: Run The Jewels, RJD2, The Joy Formidable [Sun. 3/23 | 12pm]
– Various Breweries Randall-Infused Beers will go well with: Dedicated Servers, Sweater Beats, Dan Deacon [Sat. 3/22 | 12pm]
– New Belgium Dry-hopped Oscar firkin will go well with: Tangerine, Avtale, Au [Fri. 3/21 | 4pm]
To help you navigate through the 350+ bands, here at VbA we’re creating a few Youtube playlists every week to give you a sampling of the numerous artists playing the festival. While these playlists barely scratch the surface of the multitude of artists playing Treefort they will hover around 10-15 videos per playlist, and we hope you find a few bands to mark on your Treefort schedule!
1. Dedicated Servers “Crazy With It” [Fri. 3/21| Reef | 11:45pm]
2. Run The Jewels “36” Chain” [Fri. 3/21 | Main Stage | 8:30pm]
3. Eleven “The Warm Up” [Fri. 3/21 | Reef | 11:15pm]
4. RJD2 “Her Majesty’s Socialist Request” [Sat. 3/22| Main Stage | 8:30pm]
5. Odesza “My Friends Never Die” [Sat. 3/22 | Knitting Factory | 12:30am]
6. Avtale “Groundless” [Fri. 3/21 | Knitting Factory | 11pm]
7. Hooves “Glissano” [Fri. 3/21| Neurolux | 6:30pm]
8. Mount Eerie “The Place Lives” [Sat. 3/22 | Linen Building | 12:30am]
9. Like A Villain [Fri. 3/21| Linen Building | 7:40pm]
10. L’Anarchiste “Juneau” [Sat. 3/22| The District | 8pm]
11. Sweater Beats “Do It For Me” [Sun. 3/23| Reef | 12:15am]
12. Cumulus “Middle” [Sun. 3/23| The Crux | 5:00pm]
13. Tangerine “Feel This Way” [Sun. 3/23| Main Stage | 2:05pm]