MUSIC BC & GOVERNMENT OF CANADA PARTNER WITH TREEFORT MUSIC FEST
Treefort is a five-day indie rock festival in Idaho, United States
Music BC and the Government of Canada (Consulate General in Seattle, Washington) are thrilled to announce a collaboration with Treefort Music Fest, a five-day indie rock festival. Held in downtown Boise in Idaho between March 20 – March 24, 2019, a total of 19 Canadian bands, including 11 from British Columbia, are set to perform at various venues at one of the Pacific Northwest’s most storied music festivals.
Music BC and The Government of Canada will also be hosting a Canadian Spotlight on March 23, 2019 in Idaho at PreFunk Beer Bar (1110 W Front Street) from 1PM – 10PM featuring emerging Canadian bands, including: Jo Passed (BC) Blessed (BC) Art d’Ecco (BC) Haley Blais (BC) Goodbye Honolulu (ONT) Haviah Mighty (ONT) FRANKIIE (BC) & Booty EP (BC). This special event is free to those age 21+ and will showcase some of the best homegrown acts.
Eric Gilbert, Festival Director of Treefort Music Fest, said, “Treefort’s growing collaboration with the Canadian Consulate and now Music BC has helped deepen one of our core missions of further connecting music communities around the West to expand tour routes and connectivity for artists in the region. The inclusion of Canadian artists in that effort is very important to us as they have great talent to share and the border is an added challenge that often keeps our collective music scenes from working together, as much as the natural geography should allow for.”
Alex Grigg, Executive Director of Music BC, said, “In continuation of our efforts to support the advancement of musicians from British Columbia and the broader music industry throughout the Pacific Northwest, we are excited to work with Treefort and the Government of Canada to feature Canadian indie rock bands.
This partnership is a great example of public and private enterprises working together to reach a common goal of a thriving and sustainable music industry.” Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle, said, “I am delighted that Music BC is joining the Government of Canada in growing and diversifying the participation of Canadian artists at Treefort this year. This will be the Consulate’s third year partnering with the festival, and over that time the number of Canadian musical artists will have jumped from 8 to 18—an increase that demonstrates the growing fan base for Canadian music throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Music BC would like to thank Creative BC, The Province of BC through Amplify and the Government of Canada for their ongoing support for BC artists and professionals.
About Treefort Music Fest:
Conceived in 2012 as an extension of the current momentum in the Boise music scene and art scene at large, our vision is that Treefort will provide the opportunity for Boise to play host to the national and regional music scenes while showcasing the local up-and-coming talent. Treefort Music Fest was proudly recognized as the Cultural Ambassador for the City of Boise 2015-2017. For more information and tickets visit: www.treefortmusicfest.com
About Music BC:
Music BC Industry Association is a not for profit association serving the for profit and non-profit music industry, including artists from all genres, industry professionals, service providers, studios, promoters, venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers and educational institutions. Music BC is the voice of the BC Music industry locally, domestically and internationally, through active advocacy for funding, policy, red tape reduction, tax credits and creator’s rights. The organization also advocates at international trade missions to promote business and creative opportunities.