BOISE -- The Treefort Music Festival returns for 2014 with headliners RJD2, Run the Jewels, Polica, The Joy Formidable, and local legends Built to Spill.

The event will feature more than 350 up-and-coming artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and as far away as the U.K.

There's also dozens of bands from the Treasure Valley, Twin Falls, Moscow, and various other Gem State locations.


Tickets go on sale Wednesday, cost from $30 for a single day, main stage pass, to $139 for a multi-day pass for all venues. Tickets are available online and at the festival box office on site.


Because the festival is billed as an emerging artist experience, some folks might not recognize all the musicians. Publicity Director Matt Dalley says there's an easy way to get a preview.

We have a soundcloud where folks can go and sample some of the artists that are in Treefort Dalley said.

The festival's website also does an excellent job of breaking down the musical stylings, and includeslinks to band bios, YouTube videos and websites.

There's even a mobile app available for both Android and iPhone users to guide listeners to venues throughout Boise, and keep them on schedule.


New for 2014, Treefort's venues have increased to 17 locations throughout Boise to handle the festival's increased attendance. That means in addition to the Linen Distirict, a good portion of downtown Boise will be packed with bands. Check out this interactive map.


A section of Grove Street between 12th and 13th will be closed from Thursday evening at 7 p.m. until Monday morning at 2 a.m.


Organizers say the idea behind Ale Fort is similar to the idea behind the Treefort Music Festival: create a venue where folks can enjoy new artistic creations.

These creations happen to be varieties of beer brewed, in many cases, especially for the festival. Ale Fort admission is free, but drinkers must buy tokens that can be traded for 5 oz. beer samples.

Organizers say Alefort will double in size for 2014, along with expanding to become three-day event. Alefort will be located on Grove at 13th Street outside of the Treefort Music Fest Main Stage.


What's better than drinking unique beer samples at Ale Fort? Well, it just might be checking out a music discussion panel, eating at a food truck, hearing a good joke, going skateboarding, and then doing yoga afterward.

Treefort 2014 offers a bunch of new entertainment venues:

For additional information, see the the Treefort Music Festival website.

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