Cities all over the country boast multi-day music festivals. Seattle has Bumbershoot, Indio has Coachella, Manchester has Bonaroo and Nevada’s Black Rock Desert has Burning Man. Idaho has, well, nothing [Editor's Note: Idaho DOES have TBA's Pocaroo Music Festival, as well as the Boise Music Festival. The writer should have said Idaho doesn't have a multi-day indie-centric music festival]. Until now! Some ambitious folks over in Boise are putting on a four-day festival in hopes of showing off Idaho’s burgeoning music scene and overall capability of being cool. Because let’s be honest, most of the country doesn’t even know Napoleon Dynamite was filmed here, and that’s the second most famous thing about our state.
Today, the festival released the full schedule for the event, which will take place March 22 to 25. Over 100 bands will play at 11 venues throughout the city, and the lineup is pretty impressive for the inaugural festival. Headliners on the main stage include heavy hitters from the indie music scene, like of Montreal, Tennis, WHY? and native Idahoans Built To Spill. After the main acts wrap up, DJs will still be performing until the wee hours of the morning at venues around town. Regional acts, as well as many local acts, fill out the massive schedule and could help build Idaho’s reputation as a place for music and not just, well, a place where potatoes come from.
While Treefort doesn’t boast Bonaroo-esque schedules with the likes of Kanye West and The Black Keys, it definitely sports an impressively large lineup for a festival in its infancy. Tickets for the four-day festival are a measly $79. Those get you into any venue on any day. If you want to skip lines and make sure you get into all the shows, you can buy a VIP pass for $149. Check out the schedule and ticket info over at the Treefort website.