Treefort Music Fest early-bird tickets go on sale Friday

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Treefort Music Fest made quite a splash during its second year in Downtown Boise.

The indie-centric, multiple-venue event doubled its number of bands in 2012 — to 280-plus — and attracted more than  6,000 people for acts ranging from Delicate Steve to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

So if you’re one of those music geeks already salivating at the prospect of year three, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a few bucks in your checking account Friday.

That’s when early-bird tickets go on sale for the reaaaaaaally sick price of 50 clams. After the first 200 are sold, the price goes up to the regular $119.

Here’s the official press release from organizers:

Two hundred Treefort Music Fest 2014 4-day passes will go on-sale at 10 AM MST on Friday, September 27. These passes will be for sale at an “Early Bird” price of $50 from www.treefortmusicfest.com/tickets. Once Early Bird passes sell-out, regularly priced 4-day wristbands will be available from Treefort’s ticketing page for $119. 4-day passes include admission to every Treefort Music Fest venue over the course of the festival (taking place March 20-23, 2014). Each venue is subject to capacity limitations and entry will be on a first come, first served basis. Zip Line and Secret Handshake passes will also go on-sale at 10 AM MST on Friday, September 27. Zip Line Passes give holders priority entry to every Treefort Music Fest venue and cost $299. Zip Line passes also include entry into the Treefort Launch Party (a concert that will happen as the festival draws nearer. Details forthcoming.).

Secret Handshake Passes cost $999 and include: ● Artist lounge access ● Marshmallow roasting with a Treefort performer ● The opportunity to go backstage at Treefort’s mainstage on a limited basis, with escort ● Entrance to all of Treefort’s non-musical offerings (including craft beer and film festivals plus more to be announced) ● Treefort launch party entry ● Priority access to all Treefort venues during the festival

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Michael Deeds is the Idaho Statesman’s entertainment columnist and Scene magazine editor. His column runs Fridays and Sundays. He appears on the 6 p.m. broadcast of "Today's 6 News" on Thursdays and hosts a music show, "The Other Studio," from 9-10 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM The River.

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