Boise State students, faculty and staff had even more reasons to stick around town during spring break thanks to Treefort Music Fest – the music, art and tech collaboration that consumed much of downtown Boise March 22-26.

The campus community is connected to Treefort as more than just audience members; over the past six years, hundreds of students, faculty, staff and Boise State alumni have performed on its stages, taken on leadership and planning roles, and otherwise helped grow the festival from a three-day music-centric event to a five-day celebration of local culture featuring more than 400 bands as well as other themed “forts.”

“As one of our largest sponsors, Boise State is helping to support macro efforts, Storyfort, Filmfort and, of course Hackfort, which they essentially helped found,” said Eric Gilbert, one of the festival’s founders.

In 2015, Treefort was named the 2015 City of Boise’s Cultural Ambassador for its ability to harness and broadcast the city’s cultural beacons to a Northwest, national and international audience. For these reasons and many more, Boise State is proud to be a Treefort Architect – the highest level of festival sponsorship.