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treefort

Boiseans are gearing up for 2019 TreeFort and this year's line-up reaches back to 90's alternative rockers and forward to budding musicians. We go through the schedules for FoodFort, HackFort, AleFort and all of the other Forts.

Matthew Wordell / Treefort Music Fest

Boise’s Treefort Music Fest announced 155 more musical acts to play the event March 20-24. From thrashing guitars to rising hip hop stars, festival organizers hope the lineup has something for everyone.

 


Narrowing a list to just 10 is always a painful game. This year, amid a multitude of albums, I found favorite musicians (Víkingur Ólafsson), newcomers (the young Aizuri Quartet) and familiar players in compelling collaborations (Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera), all offering fascinating performances of music from the baroque to the freshly minted.

Peter Lovera / Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest is coming back for its eighth year. The multi-genre festival has announced its first round of musicians, which signals an increase in ticket prices.

 

Magos Herrera is a jazz singer from Mexico, but she has also sung pop songs with Brazilian beats and crooned Mexican classics with a touch of rock. Herrera takes another adventuresome step on her new album, Dreamers, where she partners with a classical string quartet for an album steeped in Latin American culture. The potent mix of themes and the sound of the string quartet, plus a little percussion, are compelling.

Credit: LED

LED is a multi-media artistic collaborative that marries dance, music and film to create narrative performances. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Lauren Edson and Andrew Stensaas in 2015, they have performed at Treefort and venues throughout the Northwest with filmmaker Kyle Morck. LED joins Idaho Matters in studio to discuss their upcoming show at The Egyptian.

Peter Lovera

After several years of holding steady at $50, the price of Treefort Music Fest ‘early bird’ tickets has increased to $75.

James Dawson

Treefort Music Fest 2018 has been a whirlwind for festival goers, whether the came from near or far.

Thousands of people swarmed downtown Boise during the five-day festival for live music, arts and culture programs and even family-friendly events at Kid Fort.

Aaron Rodriguez / flickr

Looking back on the experience of Treefort this past weekend, Boise State Public Radio captured this audio postcard.

Amanda Morgan / Treefort Music Fest

Although he doesn’t have exact attendance numbers yet, festival director Eric Gilbert says the event grew again. Last year, 17,000 people attended Treefort.

Kenneth Cappello

Treefort Music Fest continues in downtown Boise through the weekend. As part of the Boise State Public Radio News continuing coverage, Program Director Paul Stribling spoke with Lydia Night, the 17-year-old singer of The Regrettes, who are part of this year's festival.

Boise All Ages/Brooklyn Williams / Instagram

The Boise All Ages Movement Project is loud, the Reef is back in business, Alefort opens Friday and some bands leave early. Boise State Public Radio News captured a few of the sounds of Treefort Thursday night.


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.


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