Want to spend a weekend in Boise? You might want to time your visit to the Gem State around the very first Treefort Music Fest, which is boasting an incredible lineup of musicians, including lots of bands from good ol' Portland. The festival is from Thursday, March 22 to Sunday March 25, and will take place at different venues around downtown Boise.
Who's playing? Portland bands include Blitzen Trapper, Typhoon, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, AU, Talkdemonic, Aan, the Parson Red Heads, and Loch Lomond. Other bands include Built to Spill (naturally), Of Montreal, Why?, Mr. Gnome, Delicate Steve, Janka Nabay, Champagne Champahne, Pictureplane, the Cave Singers, Tartufi, Woodsman, Lemolo, Monster Rally & RUMTUM, the Maldives, Pickwick, Flashlights, the Soft White Sixties, Mwahaha, Sun Araw Band, Matthewdavid, the John Steel Singers, Dinosaur Feathers, Dustin Wong, Blasted Canyon, Sepalcure, and Hot Bodies in Motion. More acts will be announced when the full lineup is revealed in February.
Wristbands for the whole fest are a mere 79 bucks. (VIP is $149.) Wow. Think it's time to gas up the van and plot a road trip for March. Full fest info here.