Treefort Music Festival 2022 guide: Bands, yoga and more


The Treefort Music Fest will take place March 23-27 in downtown Boise.

BOISE, Idaho – The 2022 Treefort Music Festival kicks off this week, March 23-27 in downtown Boise.

This year’s lineup for the international festival includes more than 450 artists from 17 different countries and 35 US states.

For a full schedule and lineup of musical acts, visit the Treefort website here.

Although the five-day event features a large main stage at 12th and Grove streets, performances are also scattered throughout downtown at venues including El Korah Shrine, Lost Grove Brewing, Neurolux, The District and the Basque Center.

The festival also includes other “forts”, including Storyfort, Yogafort, Skatefort, Alefort and other events throughout the festival.

“Treefort 10 is shaping up to be our best festival yet. This year’s lineup features more international artists than ever before, as well as many great local and regional acts. Likewise, Treefort Forts has planned many cool and interesting events,” said Eric Gilbert, co-founder and director of Treefort Music Fest.

Some of the featured artists announced include Snail Mail, The Regrettes, Genesis Owusu, TeZa Talks, Isla de Caras, Sun June, The Shivas, Karl Blau, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and a few from Boise: Jeff Crosby, Street Fever and magic sword.

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“After a successful festival in September, it’s great to bring Treefort Music Fest back in March to celebrate a decade of discovery,” Gilbert said.

Passes are on sale now, and single-day tickets, the main stage, and the fort badge will go on sale in the coming weeks. Children under 12 are free to attend the event when accompanied by an adult pass holder. Many venues, including the main stage, are for all ages, but some are restricted to those 21 and older.

The festival will require the same safety precautions taken for September shows in response to COVID. For the latest information on health and safety measures, visit the festival website.

This is the tenth anniversary of the festival, which began in 2012 as a showcase for Boise’s local music and arts community, and has also brought out-of-town bands and artists to the Gem State. The festival continues to focus on independent and emerging national, regional and local artists in a wide range of musical genres.

Valley Regional Transit will allow anyone with a Treefort bracelet to ride any nude during the festival for free. VRT also operates the free Treeline shuttle service to move festival-goers from venue to venue.

Treefort Music Fest was recognized in 2015-2017 as a Cultural Ambassador for the City of Boise.

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