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Eric Gilbert

Treefort / Duck Club
Director & Talent Buyer
Boise, ID
Eric Gilbert is a co-founder and festival director of Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID. Treefort is a multi-disciplined (aka multi-Forted), multi-day, multi-venue event that has taken over downtown Boise for five days in March since 2012. Gilbert and a couple other founders of Treefort also own Duck Club, through which they produce concerts in various venues in Boise year-round as Duck Club Presents, and maintain a boutique tour booking agency as Duck Club Touring. Built off of years of DIY touring and being active in the music community at large, Gilbert and his team hold a strong focus on community building, artist discovery and advocacy, and a passion for creating a niche within the business side of music that keeps them inspired. Maintaining a home in the cultural frontier of Idaho has proven fertile ground for their fresh and collaborative approach. Gilbert also hosts a weekly radio show called Antler Crafts on community radio station Radio Boise 89.9 FM, still plays keys and sings with his band Finn Riggins, and is a father of a crafty 4-year-old girl named Vera in his latest collaboration with his bandmate and life-partner Lisa Simpson.