Well I did go this year. The first time since the first one that was held 4 years ago in 2012. What drew me this year? Janie Burns and probably the fact that the organizers added Idaho food products, thus Foodfort!
The Treefort Music Fest is a five-day, indie rock festival which is held at numerous venues throughout downtown Boise, Idaho in late March.The 2014 festival took place March 20–23 with the featured acts Built to Spill, The Joy Formidable, and Poliça; the 2015 festival, scheduled March 25–29, featured TV On The Radio, Trampled By Turtles, and Emily Wells, and locals Built to Spill and Josh Ritter. Treefort has been called “the west’s best SXSW alternative” and “Boise’s preeminent artistic, cultural and musical happening” which has “morphed from quirky music festival to consuming community event.” It has also been characterized as having become a “nationally renowned gathering just by maintaining its personable close-knit vibe” and a “music lover’s joyous mayhem” which showcases the soul of Boise. [Wikipedia]
Here’s some of the venue – Beer, Food and Entertainment.
It was very full and busy.
All ages jumping rope!
They were very good!
And these folks.
To a hand-stand!
There were many local and Idaho breweries represented. Some very good micro breweries and nano breweries.
Chef Richard – James Beard Nominee – from Vincinos.
He uses local rainbow carrots in some of his dishes.
He made, for public consumption and enjoyment, Duck with Polenta and Tomato. It was superb!
The folks from Juniper were there also.
Juniper provided Kuboto Beef with Farro. Again, all Idaho products!
The Modern Hotel supplied us with a delicious Sausage and Lentil dish.
I heard the Michael from Acme Bakeshop was working on a new bread and had samples. I did not see him. But maybe next week when the Boise Farmers Market opens for the season. Find them from 9am to 1pm at 10th and Grove in Boise.