SW Idaho is for Music Lovers
Indie rock, bluegrass, country… Southwest Idaho music festivals have it all, often in unforgettable settings.
Treefort Music Fest
Downtown Boise, ID
Photo Credit: Peter Lovera
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.
Photo Credit: Matthew Wordell
Treefort is so much more than a typical music festival. Additional “forts” — Alefort, Artfort, Comedyfort, Dragfort, Filmfort, Foodfort, Hackfort, Kidfort, Skatefort, Storyfort and Yogafort — encourage festival goers to bounce from venue to venue to experience something new.
Do. Not. Miss. This.
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Tamarack Summer Concert Series
Tamarack Resort near Cascade, ID
Soak up the sun and take in gorgeous views of Lake Cascade as you listen to local bands. Every Saturday starting in June, Tamarack Resort features favorite classic rock and country cover bands from Southwest Idaho. The performances are all held at the resort’s outdoor amphitheater, where you can spread out a blanket and watch the sunset.
Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series
Located right outside the Idaho Botanical Gardens and the Old Idaho Penitentiary, the Outlaw Field amphitheater has brought in top bands from all across the country. From indie to pop, rock and country, you can find practically any genre or style of music during this summer concert series. The shows are held all throughout the week, all summer long.
NATIONAL OLDTIME FIDDLERS CONTEST & FESTIVAL
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.
Hells Canyon Days
Experience outlaw country bands in the high desert. This classic country festival is hosted by the small community of Cambridge, located just a few miles south of Hells Canyon. The weekend-long event also features an antique car roadshow, local BBQ vendors and a rodeo. All the proceeds go back toward the community’s scholarship funds, 4-H and FFA programs, youth programs and more.
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!