SW Idaho is for Music Lovers

Music Guide

Indie rock, bluegrass, country… Southwest Idaho music festivals have it all, often in unforgettable settings.

Treefort Music Fest

Downtown Boise, ID

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Treefort has quickly shed its up-and-comer status to now be recognized as one of the top festivals in the West — maybe even U.S. Featuring hundreds of bands performing in dozens of venues, this five-day music and art festival in mid-March is sure to leave you inspired… and hopefully, a little bit tired.

Music and yoga at Yogafort – Photo Credit: Matthew Wordell

Treefort is so much more than a typical music festival. Additional “forts” — Alefort, Comedyfort, Filmfort, Foodfort, Hackfort, Kidfort, Skatefort, Storyfort and Yogafort — encourage festival goers to bounce from venue to venue to experience something new.

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Mountain Home Country Music Festival

Elmore County, thirty minutes from Mountain Home, ID

Put on your dancing boots for this one-of-a-kind country music event.

With each year bigger than the last, the Mountain Home Country Music Festival will not disappoint. Enjoy 20 performances over three days in late July, including big-name acts and on-their-way artists.

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Each year the Festival draws over 20,000 attendees, creating the country music party you are looking for! Onsite camping is available, but these sites go fast so make sure to get your reservations early.

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National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest & Festival

Weiser, ID

Old timers and young whipper-snappers alike have a blast toe-tapping at the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival. The small town of Weiser comes alive as locals welcome visitors to this family-friendly week of music and fun. Hosted in mid-June, this is five days of free live entertainment, vendors, a community yard sale, the Watering Hole Beer Garden and some of the best bluegrass music around. Diehards will want to stay for the Fiddlers Contest.

Schedule can be found at www.fiddlecontest.org.

Hermit Music Festival

Indian Creek Winery near Kuna, ID

The Hermit Music Festival is all about community and connecting local musicians with their fans. Ava Honey and Travis Ward have worked hard to bring you an acoustic music festival featuring local and regional artists. Hosted in early September, the Hermit Music Festival features blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and singer-songwriters. This event showcases local artisans, craft wine and beer, food trucks, kid’s activities, dancing, workshops, crafts, vendors, and of course – amazing music!

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