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Boise is Rocking Out

Dive Into the Boise Music Scene at Treefort

Treefort musicians performing at Rhodes skate park
credit: Maggie Grace via Treefort

After three challenging pandemic years, Treefort Music Festival is back at full throttle and ready to rock. The 11th annual festival hosts national and regional musical artists, while showcasing local up-and-coming talent. Experience music from over 500 artists at venues throughout downtown Boise, featuring a variety of genres and acts from 20 different countries. 

In addition to music, visit themed “forts” to participate in activities and talks on a variety of topics. See a sampling below and find information on all the forts here

  • Artfort – Celebrate the arts, from visuals to performances to ultra-immersive experiences.
  • Comedyfort – Laugh along with dozens of established and emerging stand-up comedians from around the country.
  • Filmfort – Celebrate the best of independent cinema with film screenings, DIY film panels and Q+A sessions with Filmfort filmmakers.
  • Kidfort – Live performances, workshops, hands-on activities and more for tiny kids, big kids and kids at heart.
  • Storyfort – Find discussions, readings, panels from the best of emerging literary artists.
  • Yogafort – Bring mindfulness to connect to self and rejuvenate.

Festival passes are required to attend and are available for purchase online at the Treefort website. Children 12 and under are free to attend Treefort Music Fest, accompanied by an adult with a Treefort pass. Refer to the Treefort website for specific ticketing requirements for each fort.

Big Sky Basketball Championships Tip Off

It’s that time of year again when hoop dreams are on the line. Watch players from colleges around the West as the 2023 Big Sky Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to Boise March 4-8 at the Idaho Central Arena. Come root for your favorite team at one of 18 games over five days and see who punches their ticket to the Big Dance. The conference champions earn an automatic berth to NCAA March Madness.

Both the men’s and women’s tournaments tip off on Saturday, March 4, with the championship games slated for Wednesday, March 8. Tip-off times for the 2023 championships will mirror past tournament schedules, with the women’s games slated for the early session and the men’s contests set for the evening. The men’s games will be aired on ESPN2 and the women’s games will be streamed on ESPN+, with the championship matchup airing on ESPNU.

2023 Big Sky Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship tickets can be purchased online at or, by calling 208-331-TIXS or by visiting the Idaho Central Arena Box Office. 

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