First Annual Treefort Music Fest Establishes Roots in Boise

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The inaugural Treefort Music Fest will take place in downtown Boise March 22 - 25. More than 120 national, regional and local bands will perform at eight venues with one act, the John Steele Singers, making the trip from Brisbane, Australia. Other recognizable names include Built to Spill, of Montreal, WHY?, The Cave Singers, Typhoon, Blitzen Trapper, AraabMUZIK, Delicate Steve and EMA.

The inaugural Treefort Music Fest will take place in downtown Boise March 22 - 25. More than 120 national, regional and local bands will perform at eight venues with one act, the John Steele Singers, making the trip from Brisbane, Australia. Other recognizable names include Built to Spill, of Montreal, WHY?, The Cave Singers, Typhoon, Blitzen Trapper, AraabMUZIK, Delicate Steve and EMA.

Musical genres represented at Treefort include indie rock, electronic dance music, hip-hop, psychedelic, dream pop, experimental rock and more. The full lineup is available at http://www.treefortmusicfest.com/press. The performance schedule is available at http://www.treefortmusicfest.com/schedule.

“Treefort Music Fest brings yet another cultural, art-focused musical event to Idaho, adding to an already extensive list and giving visitors another reason to visit the Treasure Valley,” said Karen Ballard, administrator of the Idaho Division of Tourism. “Boise’s music scene has tremendous energy with a variety of restaurants and clubs showcasing a variety of local, regional and national artists.”

General admission wristbands cost $79, and can be purchased on the festival's website, http://www.treefortmusicfest.com. Shows will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Radio Boise, a non-commercial, community radio station.

Fans can win two round-trip tickets to Boise on Alaska Airlines from the U.S. cities the airline serves. The winner will also receive two (2) four-day festival passes. Fans can enter the contest by visiting treefortmusicfest.com/alaska-airlines-ticket-giveaway and signing up before 10 AM MST on February 27.

Press and photographer passes are available for Treefort. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact press(at)treefortmusicfest(dot)com. Press images are available at http://www.treefortmusicfest.com/press.

The Treefort Music Fest was conceived as an extension of the current momentum in Boise's up and coming music and cultural scene. Within the last year, Boise-based artists have been lauded by some of the world's most reputable publications. Treefort Music Fest organizers view this event as another stepping stone for the city's growing arts scene.

Youth Lagoon, with Trevor Powers of Boise at the lead, is about to embark on a world tour and will open ten shows for Death Cab For Cutie, an internationally recognized indie-pop outfit. Additionally, the internationally acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project put down roots in Boise in 2008, joining Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Philharmonic, community based dance, music and theater groups and emerging and established visual artists.

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Laurie McConnell