Duck Club Entertainment, other Treefort Music Fest supporters announce Boise music venue 

IBR Staff//September 1, 2021

Duck Club Entertainment, other Treefort Music Fest supporters announce Boise music venue 

IBR Staff//September 1, 2021

A new music venue — and local artist support space — is coming to downtown Boise in the former Office Depot building.

Treefort Music Hall is coming to the former downtown Boise Office Depot building. Photo by Matthew Wordell

Duck Club Entertainment, Boise’s local boutique booking agency and the creators of Treefort Music Fest, and other stakeholders announced plans for Treefort MusicHall on Sept. 1. It is described as an artist-forward, state-of-the-art music venue that will offer modern amenities like a rooftop patio, green rooms for artists, standing and seated space, a merchandise store and more.

Renovations on the entire building, at 722 W. Broad St., will begin soon, the announcement stated, and the venue is expected to be open in the summer of 2022.

“Treefort Music Hall will offer modern amenities with the ability to accommodate a diverse variety of musical acts and varying sizes of crowds,” stakeholders shared in the announcement. “The venue is located in the heart of Boise and walkable to other venues, late night entertainment, bars and restaurants.”

Hendricks Commercial Properties owns the space, and Treefort Music Hall will become the first music venue in the company’s portfolio, the announcement stated. Hendricks Commercial Properties also owns The Warehouse Food Hall nearby. Jordan-Wilcomb Construction, Inc., which has partnered on other projects in the area, will be the general contractor on the project.

A team of local investors have provided resources, seeing the project as “an investment in the future of Boise and its local music and arts ecosystem,” according to the announcement. They include:

  • Dan Berger, with Boise Entrepreneur Week
  • Pat Chetwood
  • Rita Howerton
  • Allen Ireland, who owns Neurolux and Pengilly’s Saloon
  • Jim and Julie Mattheson
  • Kevin Mazzarelli
  • Ron Miller
  • Decker and Jess Rolph
  • Scoggin Capital Investment
  • Amy Miller Yost

The venue, which will operate year-round, will also provide office space for the Duck Club and Treefort team to continue to book local and touring artists at different venues and events throughout Boise year-round, as well as coordinate the annual Treefort Music Fest. Duck Club is eager to release more details about Treefort Music Hall in the coming months, once the team has finally carried out Treefort on Sept. 22-26, stakeholders stated.

“We are incredibly excited to bring another venue option to downtown Boise,” Eric Gilbert, co-founder and festival director of Treefort Music Fest, said in the announcement. “A venue has been something we have wanted to do for some time. Treefort Music Hall will be a huge opportunity for artists and attendees in Boise, as well as touring bands that have passed on Boise in the past due to the lack of mid-range capacity venue options. We envision our venue as a continuation of the momentum that already exists in Boise and hope that this space will help round out the venue portfolio in Boise and further support our local live music ecosystem.”