Thousands from around the globe (and a number of Missoulians) packed downtown Boise the weekend of March 20th for Treefort, an arts and music festival. While the yearly festival drew crowds to headliners like Vince Staples, Toro y Moi, Liz Phair, American Football and Built To Spill, there were also opportunities to see and hear bands in more intimate venues.
Coffee houses, record stores and bars alike opened their doors to host bands and art events throughout the five-day stretch, culminating with late night performances at four venues simultaneously, each night.
Besides music, many different 'Forts' were offered. If you want to learn about the synchronicity between gaming and hip-hop culture, there's Hackfort. Free public yoga sessions were offered at Yogafort every morning, and festival-goers could wash down some grub from Foodfort with some local beer from the Alefort tent.
The festival is an increasingly popular destination for music-loving Griz, many of whom started their spring break early with a road trip to Boise.
The festival has run yearly since 2012 and has grown steadily each year, recently drawing 24,000 attendees in 2018. Five notable bands from Montana played this year too, and view it as a fantastic opportunity for musicians in the Pacific Northwest.