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Please be advised when driving out that Ten Mile Road is under major construction.. Drive through Kuna City to avoid slow moving detours.


The Hermit Music Festival will be held at Indian Creek Winery near Kuna, Idaho. If you have a fancy GPS unit, you can set it for 1000 N McDermott, Kuna, ID 83634 and do whatever that charming voice tells you to do. For those of you who are more old school, there’s a map below and some driving directions.

From Boise take I-84 west to the Kuna/Meridian exit and follow Hwy 69 South for approximately 10 min. Turn right on Columbia and follow this until it crosses the tracks and go left on Greenhurst. Take an immediate right onto McDermott. Follow McDermott south for 3 miles until you see the winery on your left about 1/2 mile south of Deer Flat.

From Nampa take I I-84 east to the Garrity exit and head south. Turn left on Flamingo, at the light just past the shopping center. Take the first right on Happy Valley and go about 6.5 miles to Deer Flat. Turn left on Deer Flat and go two miles to McDermott and turn right. The winery will be on your left about 1/2 mile south of Deer Flat.

If you’re coming in from the south, you probably know this country better than we do. Take whatever roads seem best.


From the beginning, the Hermit Music Festival has been about more than music. The vision for this community event has always included local artisans, craft wine and beer, food trucks, and craft vendors — all surrounded by music. The vendors listed here are a vital part of what makes the Hermit Music Festival special.

What does my ticket price include?

Day ticket prices include admission in to see all the amazing bands and workshops for the day of ticket purchased.  Weekend passes also have access to both days of workshops at the winery and 2 full days of music at the winery.

Will there be a shuttle from Boise?

No. We encourage you to carpool with your friends, family, and your designated driver. YES! Please try and carpool. There is not a ton of parking.

Can I bring my own lawn chairs?

Please bring short chairs and blankets, but no umbrellas or tarps. You don’t want to block the folks behind you.

Can I bring a cooler?

Sure. No alcohol at all. Bags will be checked. There will be delicious beer and wine for sale. As well as two of the best foods trucks around, right on! Please support the vendors. Visit the Vendors for more details.

Where do I park?

Parking is very limited. Carpool if you can. You will be rewarded with hi-fives!!

Can I bring my pets?

No. nope. nay. You’ll be sent home.. We won’t tolerate you leaving your pet in your car, either.

Can I bring my children?

Yes. There’s so much for them to do… listen to music; play music with the finest folks at Boise Rock School; write poetry and create cards with Johanna Harness; arts and crafts with Ruben! And of course, there’s nature.

~Please keep a tab or two on your little ones, there is a pond. Ask them not to disturb the flowers, cattails or flora and fauna.  Momma Mui works so hard to keep the winery as beautiful as it is.

Can I smoke?

No. No vaping either.

Will food be available?

Yes. View our Vendors for more information.

Can I leave and come back later in the day?

No. Why would you want to do that?

Can I buy tickets at the gate?


My band is really good. Can we play too?

No. Check with us in January when we book for the year.

Can I volunteer to help?

YES. Contact me.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The sad songs will sound even sadder. This is a rain or shine event. Sorry, no refunds…


Travis and I got together one day and decided how great it would be to have an acoustic music festival here in the valley. We both had the similar visions, and they collided. We started getting together and brainstorming what it would look like and become… It would feature local artisans, craft wine and beer, food trucks, kids activities, participant dance, workshops and craft vendors all surrounded by amazing music.

The music would be from local sources as well as regional acts covering genres of the blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and singer-songwriter.

We’ve dove off the deep end and created this festival for you. It is a community event, from the volunteers to the musicians, from the artists and to the participants. We love this music, we love this community and this is our way of giving back and contributing. Listen to live music. Be alive.

Ava Honey and Travis Ward

Past Festivals

Past years' festival information coming soon.