Downtown businesses expect boost from Treefort

Downtown businesses expect boost from Treefort

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by Karen Zatkulak

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 3:19 PM

BOISE -- Thousands of people and hundreds of musicians will descend upon Boise for the Treefort Music Festival.

The four day event begins Thursday, March 21st and goes through Sunday the 24th. It's the second year for the festival.

ROAD CLOSURE

The city will shut down Grove Street between 12th and 13th during the event. However, the crowds and the economic impact will likely stretch throughout Boise's downtown area.

Modern Hotel manager Michal Lloyd tells us his facility has been booked for months now.

"People are spending money in our downtown shops, they are flying in here, I think it's an excellent stimulus for Boise," says Lloyd.

Lloyd tells us they expect their bar to be full each night as well.

Other businesses like the Boise Co-op say they are running specials throughout the festival and expect crowds.

"I think they're doing good things and showed successful crowds the first year so I'm sure it will just continue to build," says Melissa Brodt with the Boise Co-op.

ATTENDANCE EXPECTED TO RISE

Last year, Treefort organizers tell us about three thousand people attended the festival each day.

They expect even bigger crowds this year and say advanced tickets are already up from last year.

There will be nearly 300 musical acts, performing at various venues downtown. The main stage will be located at the corner of Grove Street and 12th Ave.

There will be food trucks and vendors in the downtown area during the festival as well.

Tickets are still available here.

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