Arts & Culture

Matthew Wordell / Treefort Music Fest

Congratulations! You've made it to the weekend, and if you're planning on checking out Treefort Music Fest, we've got you covered.

Alex Hecht / Treefort Music Fest

This week, Boise State Public Radio News is capturing the sounds of Treefort. Wednesday night, we met new friends, looked for shelter from the rain and found trouble at the Reef.


Matthew Wordell / Treefort Music Fest

Boise’s Treefort Music Fest is expected to bring more than 15,000 people into downtown this weekend. So how do Boise cops handle all the increased traffic?

Tom Michael / Boise State Public Radio

Treefort Music Fest 2018 is underway. This annual Boise music event is also known for other activities, called forts, as in Storyfort, Yogafort and Alefort - and even Comedyfort.

Joel Wayne

In our second episode, we pop into a family-owned shop that specializes in clothing and jewelry from India, Pakistan, and Nepal.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

Treefort Music Fest is taking over downtown Boise. More than 400 bands are scheduled to play over the five day festival. For this installment of Wanna Know Idaho, we take a look at how the selection process works.

Madeline Kenney released the EP  'Signals' in 2016 and the full-length 'Night Night at the First Landing' in fall of 2017 on Company Records.

Kara Frame / NPR

Lauren Ober has listened to thousands and thousands of podcasts in the last couple years – it’s pretty much in her job description. She’s the host of “The Big Listen,” an NPR show about podcasts. Ober says the booming medium shows no sign of slowing down.

Francis Delapena / Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest is in its seventh year taking over downtown Boise. It’s more than tripled in size since 2012, with about 420 bands booked across roughly two-dozen venues.

Aaron Rodriguez / Treefort Music Fest

Boise State Public Radio News has a bunch of Treefort Music Fest stories up our sleeve. From artist announcements to Comedyfort, music recommendations to in-depth interviews with Treefort leaders – we've got you covered. 

The seventh annual multi-genre festival will take over venues around downtown Boise March 21-25. We'll update this guide as more stories are published, so be sure to bookmark this page and hit refresh! New posts will appear at the top.

Tim Albano / Flickr Creative Commons

You’ve likely heard of food deserts — maybe you've even heard of news deserts. But classical music deserts? The New York City-based Piatigorsky Foundation has made it their mission to bring classical music to underserved communities, including in rural Idaho.

Julochka / Flickr

Maybe you love them, maybe you hate them – or maybe you are one. Millennials are an ascendant generation; the youthful cohort is expected to eclipse Baby Boomers as the biggest generational group in 2019. Next year, it’s expected millennials in the U.S. will number 73 million. The boomers will recede to just under 72 million that year. As for Gen-X, sorry gang. You’re not going to pass the boomers until 2028, but you’re stereotyped as slackers, so it makes sense, right?

Hailey's Friedman Memorial Airport will be a bit busier than normal this week as actors, writers and producers wing their way to the valley of the sun to showcase their latest movies and work alongside the next generation of filmmakers on works still-in-progress.

Tag along for our first episode when we drop into a local reptile shop to learn about Jesus lizards, tail-less geckos, and why all women are attracted to snakes.


via Rob Dayley

The Dara’ang are a group of refugees from Myanmar, now living in Thailand. The ethnic minority fled from their home after decades of political oppression and a violent drug trade. They’ve carved out a new life in their adoptive home, many becoming elephant trainers in Thailand.

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