BOISE, Idaho — Treefort Music Fest organizers announced Wednesday that the upcoming festival, set to take place March 25-29 in downtown Boise, will be postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The ninth annual Treefort Music Fest will now take place September 23-27 in Boise.
📣 TREEFORT MUSIC FEST 2020 WILL NOW TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 23rd-27th 📣— Treefort Music Fest (@treefortfest) March 11, 2020
Treefort has been monitoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been in constant contact with The City of Boise and Central District Health in this rapidly changing environment, according to a news release from the event’s organizers.
With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest, the release said.
“In light of event cancellations around the globe and uncertainty about how this outbreak will impact
Idaho, it was decided that postponing our festival is the best way to reduce unknown risk for our community,” said Lori Shandro, festival producer and co-founder. “It was by no means an easy decision, but we recognize the far-reaching impact of our festival and our top priority is and always will be community.”
The Downtown Boise Association released a statement on the postponement of Treefort.
The Downtown Boise Association supports the difficult, prudent decision our friends at the Treefort Music Festival made to postpose their March Event. We know that there is a significant impact to downtown businesses who have prepared for this economic driving festival, but the safety and health of our visitors, employees, and residents must come first. We look forward to participating in September. The Downtown Boise Association and our partners will continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the City of Boise and Central District Health so we can assist downtown businesses as we navigate this rapidly changing situation.
“We appreciate the due diligence taken by Treefort Music Fest in considering the health of residents in our community, and support the decision to postpone the festival,” said Boise Mayor Lauren McLean. “I look forward to celebrating our community and the artists at Treefort in September.”
“Central District Health supports the proactive decision of Treefort organizers to postpone this impactful community event and applauds their attention to and concern for our community’s health and wellbeing. Though Idaho currently remains at zero confirmed cases of COVID-19, we all play a part in protecting our community amidst this new virus –- and we recognize it can mean making very challenging decisions,” said Central District Health representatives. Central District Health is the
local health district serving Ada, Boise, Elmore and Valley counties in Idaho.
All tickets will be valid for the September edition. Tickets can still be purchased through September 27, 2020. Any lineup additions and changes will be announced as needed. Refund requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org