Treefort Locals Only Pass for $129

If you are currently in the Treasure Valley area we want to offer you a special gem of an offer!! For ONE DAY ONLY you can get your Treefort Music Fest 2017 5-day passes for a very special Locals Only price of $129* on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00am – 9:00pm MT, available only at The Record Exchange!treefort ready

The Record Exchange
1105 W Idaho St.
Downtown Boise, ID

In addition to giving you a stellar discount on your 5-day pass, we’ve also teamed up with some awesome local partners to extend your deal even further!

When you purchase your Treefort ticket at The Record Exchange, you’ll get an extra special Treefort sticker to rock all day long!

Show that you’re Treefort Ready with your sticker at the following places for discounts/freebies on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016:

• BOISE CO-OP: Free Coffee Bar Drink (at both Boise & Meridian locations)
• FLYING M: $1 off espresso drinks
• GURU DONUTS: buy-one-get-one 50% off from 11am to 2pm
• PAYETTE BREWING: $1 off your first pint
• PREFUNK: 2-for-1 on your first pint

Pro-tip: You can get the $129 deal on Friday 9/9, too, but only at The Record Exchange!

*the prices listed above do not include any applicable ticketing fees or taxes. $129 priced passes are only available at The Record Exchange, not online or over the phone. Limit 4 per person.

Fresh Look for 2017

Treefort is coming! Treefort is coming!! That’s right rangers, we’re only 30 weeks away from kicking off the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest in Downtown Boise! And while those 200+ days may seem like in the forever future, it is certainly coming up quickly on the planning side!

Are you ready for some rocknroll to take over Downtown Boise?
We sure are.

A LOOK FORWARD

Just like Charles Bradley, we decided to switch up our look! As you can see, we have a fresh, fun look for 2017 — Art Director James Lloyd gathered inspiration from various mediums and time capsules to create the new, wild look! Additionally for 2017, we’ve combined our website and app teams to create one supergroup, based right here in beautiful Boise, Idaho.

SUBMISSIONS

If your band wants to rock the stage at Treefort 2017, submissions are now open for consideration. In addition to the music category, we’re accepting submissions for films, performance art and makers!

SUBMIT

VOLUNTEER

Treefort Music Fest happens each year thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who lend a hand! Want to get involved? We’re looking forward new and familiar faces to help out before and during Treefort 2017.

VOLUNTEER

TICKETING

On FRIDAY, September 9th at 10am MT, all Treefort 2017 wristbands go on sale!

The first wristbands available will be at the absolutely crazy price of only $50*. EARLY BIRD tickets sell extremely quickly (within minutes) and are designed as a way to say “Thank You” to you, our loyal fans.

Treefort is all about exploring various music and art, stumbling upon and discovering your new favorite band, and we want to reward those who come to the festival to explore with a specially priced DISCOVERY PASS — a 5-Day General Admission wristband at the stellar price of $145*. This price level is time-sensitive (until the first artist announcement) and trusting us to continue to bring you the freshest in emerging artists!

For Treefort fans who are under 21, we’ve designed a limited quantity of U21 PASSES just for you! Same as the General Admission wristband, but at a price of $89* which reflects our dedication to getting younger fans into as many shows as possible — more than half of our venues are all ages.

LOCALS ONLY SALE If you live within the Boise area, you can snag a special LOCALS PASS for only $129* at The Record Exchange on Saturday, September, 10th during their regular business hours.

Click here for more information on all pass options, including a full breakdown of the ZIPLINE PASS and more. Also, don’t forget to create/edit your Eventbrite account so you can quickly snag passes on Friday 9/9!

TICKET INFO

*the prices listed above do not include any ticketing fees or taxes.

A LOOK BACK

While the festival ended over four months ago, we’ve already been experiencing some serious anticipation for what’s to come in our sixth year. Luckily, we discovered a cure: this hot hot 2016 recap video will take you back into the crowd and hold you over…at least for a little while longer!

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xoxo,
Your Treefort Music Fest Crew

A Massive Thank You!

Going through all of the pics, tweets, snaps, vids and memories makes us tear up. So many hugs, high-fives and unforgettable memories were had at Treefort V‬. It’s safe to say we’re still beaming from all of the positive energy and amazement that it was; THANK YOU for being a part of it.

As we recoup and refresh, we wanted to take a minute to reflect on some special Treefort moments, albeit only touching on a few of the many memories — we hold each festival goer, band member, volunteer, sound person, presenter, beer pourer (and spiller), filmmaker, craft brewer, storyteller, yogi, dancer, performer, kiddo, chef and participant at Treefort 2016 near and dear to our hearts.

[insert largest group hug ever here]

We cannot forget about the first night of the festival, with Thick Business and Ballet Idaho teaming up to kick off TreefortV in a spectacular way at Mardi Gras, another addition to the Treefort venue family. Followed by the sweet groovy tunes of Logan Hyde, and the endearing songs of Lucy Dacus. After that Your Friend displayed intensifying, textural, nostalgic, and overall powerfully beautiful songs off their new album, Gumption, as well as a couple older songs requested from fans at Treefort. Porches picked up the party vibe with angsty synth pop songs and Alex G closed the night. We walked down memory lane over at El Korah for the third History of Boise Rock showcase which featured local faves Lovey, Low-Fi, Doublewide, The Swiveltones and many more! We went into a psychedelic trance at Neurolux with Japan’s Acid Mothers Temple late night and Fatty’s got things grooving for the week-long party with J. Phlip and Urple Eeple who kept the crowd dancing til 2am.youth lagoon

Sidenote: Thank you to the person who returned the flag from the first night; we’re happy you felt the Treefort spirit once all those ingested spirits wore off.

Thursday started with a lineup of feel good indie rock over at Mardi Gras with the sweet sounds from LA’s TUFT and (what is now tourmates) longtime Treefort band Holiday Friends with locals Hollow Wood and The Crookes getting the party going before the place filled with fans of Treefort Alums, Geographer. The Rose Room was buzzing with energetic performances despite the lag in start times, everyone was having a blast with Vancouver’s Bear Mountain before being captivated by local dance company LED and over at The Knitting Factory, Wolvserpent took us to a different dimension and then Mammifer took over before Chelsea Wolfe rolled through the ether of the building and enthralled us with an intense, deep, and dark beauty. Meanwhile some were bouncing, jumping in the friendliest moshpit ever with double-drummers in Thee Oh Sees over at El Korah, others discovered the greatness of Methyl Ethyl — their set at Neurolux was unforgettable and definitely confirmed a spot on our lists of favorite shows! Not long after, the venue was packed to the brim for local unicorn band, BAD90s closing out the Thursday night dance party.

charles bradley 2016On Friday the Main Stage opened and Stonefield kicked off the festivities with a beautifully rockin’ set, followed by the rockin’ surf vibes of Portland’s La Luz and mainstays Built to Spill then rushing to the Radio Boise Campfire stage to fill our ears with pounding drums and lively vocals from Slang (Janet Weiss and Drew Grow) before the exuberant Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires took the Main Stage. AHHH Charles Bradley, Boise loves you oh so much! We’re pretty sure every Treeforter who had the chance to experience Charles Bradley’s set was feeling the love on Friday evening. For those who didn’t, think: red leather, glitter, costume changes, and pure, honest, soulful sounds.

Bijouxx reminded us that life IS f*cking terrifying if we think about it, at Boise Contemporary Theater, a new venue at Treefort this year. We were all feeling quite contemplative and introspective after that beautiful performance, which was followed by Like A Villain, who graced us with personal stories and a variety of pieces that made us tremble before our minds were blown away by the soulful art from Willis Earl Beal and then brought back down to earth by a captivating set from ambient genius (and multi-fort performer) Christopher Willits.

Later on, we scattered across multiple venues to party with Bud Bronson and The Good Timers, The Rich Hands and of course the four-guitars in Diarrhea Planet that shredded our minds at Neurolux. Over at Hannah’s crowds were pleased with the rockin’ badassery that is female band Thunderpussy and dazzled by Portland’s Orchestra Pacifico Tropical at the Reef followed by 8-piece cumbia band La Misa Negra. Some of us were delighted to experience Cotillon and Athens’ Mothers along with catching the one of three badass set from Madrid’s Hinds at Linen Building, the sexy psychedelica from locals Thick Business and getting your face melted into a smile by 6-string bass guitar virtuoso Thundercat at El Korah or experience the key-bashing dark synths from Street Fever, followed by a surprise Magic Sword set at Mardi Gras. 

Saturday at El Korah Shrine was a huge deal for many, starting with a cozy crowd cuddle while Tisper took us somewhere magical and otherworldly, followed by groovy noise pop locals, Transistor Send. After that, the crowd was swaying along with soothing tunes from Mimicking Birds until it was time for Florida’s Sales to steal our hearts. We all got pumped up listening to Sister Crayon as we anticipated the well adored and seemingly superhumans CocoRosie. During the day we were treated to the incredible multi-band experience that is known as Band Dialogue in the middle of the street in front of Modern — what a welcomed intensity of sonic vibrations. Later on, Australia’s DZ Deathrays and Head Wound City had the crowd psyched at The Shredder late in the night while crowds danced to the grooves of Christopher Willits and Nosaj Thing at Rose Room and even sneaking in fun party times with Mystery Skulls (it was like reliving the Retroscope Media video IRL) and welcoming back to Boise Brooklyn’s French Horn Rebellion over at Hannah’s with a lot of dance jumping!! Scooting down to Knitting Factory where festival goers had the awakening that came from Oddisee and stayed to hear brand new raps from Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic who had the crowd jumpin’ and popping. And who can forget the debut of the eight-legged large scale puppet named Gertie during the magically mind-blowing set by Magic Sword atop a flickering gem-encrusted vehicle? Then YACHT convinced us all to join their electro-pop cult, to which we happily obliged by shaking all we got.

Sunday started strong with a 3-on-3 band vs. band basketball tourney called Rigsketball — it’s like Treefort’s take on March Madness along with Food Truck Brunch along Grove St.. Bands cranked up the Main Stage and other venues later in the afternoon in time to shake our keisters for Easter! Filmfort’s Resurrection Cinema at The Owyhee offered a getaway from the overcast or you just danced it off inside Neurolux with a bloody mary to the sounds of Boise’s Godly Hemlines and Up Is The Down Is The or indie tunes of Dana Buoy before Cy Dune took us into a desert trance before Mild High Club and Quilt chilled us out. Over at Olympic the foiled animals of Decollage got us grooving before we got wild with aka Belle, Cat Hoch, Animal Eyes and ending on a high note with Chuck Ragan. Chanti Darling dazzled us not once, BUT TWICE, and got all da booties shakin’ at The Reef the night before. Rumor has it the sun breaking free during their set on Sunday was their elaborate plan.

A poignant end to the Main Stage with Youth Lagoon’s final US performance on Sunday night was a memorable moment, to say the least, but we cannot wait to see where Trevor’s talented powers take him next. As we wiped away our tears we hustled over to catch another Boise long-time love, Built to Spill for the second time this week before we danced our sweaty bodies away until 2am to the magical tunes that YACHT was creating in the DJ booth at Neurolux — we’ve asked them if they recorded it because the entire Treefort team wants to have it in our back pockets, but we’ll have to just remember that perfection.

It was certainly a festival to remember! What were your favorite memories? Favorite discovery of Treefort? How are your dealing with the post-fest blues? Relive the memories on the Treefort Flickr Photostream and the Treefort YouTube Channel (see below) where you can remember how much fun each day was. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a recap video to come out later this year!

Listen to the bands that played Treefort 2016 on our Spotify and Soundcloud playlists and donate to Boise Rock School Scholarship Fund when you download the 2016 Trail Mix. Like and follow the Artists of Treefort on Facebook and Twitter and support them when they tour through your town…psst if you’re in Boise, get in on Duck Club shows.

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU again for all of your support and we cannot wait to host the next edition of Treefort in 2017 with you — mark your calendars March 22nd – 26th! See you next year!!

xoxo,
Your Treefort Music Fest Crew

p.s. beyond the music and the forts, we loved it when hardcore bands (we won’t name names) would endearingly say “Awww” when picking up their one-of-a-kind artist bag designed by Boise Rock School kiddos. Makes our hearts smile.

Day 5: Let’s Go Out With A Bang!

WOW!! Y’all, we’ve officially joined Team YACHT and we couldn’t be more happy. We hope you had as much fun as we did partying til the wee hours. It’s Easter Sunday and we’ve risen with a little help from strong coffee and anticipation for the last day of Treefort V. Now, let’s go out with a bang!

Music

Let your senses lead you to our first ever food truck brunch outside of Main Stage 11am – 1pm then go grab that bloody mary that’s calling your name. It’s going to be a monumental night at Main Stage with Youth Lagoon’s final U.S. performance closing out the Main Stage, but the celebrations won’t stop there. Find the fresh sounds of locals Godly Hemlines and Up Is The Down Is The at Neurolux and rocknroll your body with Denver’s Flaural. Watch as Seth Olinsky from Band Dialogue switches rolls to rock with Cy Dune on the crowned stage and move your body to indie group Quilt. At Watercooler chill out with experimental folk rocker Storie Grubb, songs from the heart of Tag Along Friend, the mellow moutwithabangelodies of Sleep Seahorse, pink-noise Swiss duo J&L Defer, low-end looper C.J. Boyd, self proclaimed “Puerto Rican Lee Hazlewood” Neighbors, modern synth band Sick Wish, then things will start to really pick up with New York art band Howardian (Ian Vanek from Japanther), garage band droners Revolt Revolt, and elegant post-rock locals Red Hands Black Feet. Get trippy at Linen with transcendental free-sitar group Naan Violence, local lo-fi weirdo crooner With Child, and  the unique sonic landscapes of Eleanor Murray. Things will start to heat up with Sioux Falls, experimental rockers Woozy, local indie-rockers Western Daughter, DIY punkers All Dogs, New Jersey’s Pinegrove, good old-fashioned punk-rock band The Sidekicks, the dense textured sound of The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, and, the layered sounds of Into It. Over It.

Get blown away by Portland supergroup Chanti Darling’s groovy dance moves and fall in love with Y La Bamba over at Main Stage. Experience party animals deCollage at Olympic, and stay for psychedelic weird pop from Alaska/Portland’s Animal Eyes and finishing off the night with the compelling Chuck Ragan. We’re going to be all smiles with Olympia indie rock group Holiday Friends at Radio Boise Campfire Stage and we’ll sway all the way to Braided Waves at El Korah where you’ll also get your Built to Spill fix before dancing the night away with a DJ party at Reef or a DJ set from YACHT at Neurolux which is sure to finish with loads of hugs.

Filmfort

Check out Resurrection Cinema at Owyhee where you can see furry fandom film Fursonas (2pm) and finish out Filmfort with cult classic murder flick Boarding House (6pm).

Yogafort

We have all had a long week filled with smiles, hearts pouring over with love and, of course, dancing our asanas off.  Join Yogafort’s Closing Meditation at Rose Room (4pm) to meditate the amazing week that is nearly behind us.

Alefort

You’ll need the hair of the dog today so, come over to the Alefort tent and help us kill the kegs with our pals at Payette Brewing.

Foodfort

If you haven’t made it to Foodfort yet, it is a must. Zee’s Rooftop Catering, Bittercreek/Red Feather, Wild Root Café and more will be in attendance, satisfying those grumbly tummies.

Storyfort

Recharge with some good ‘ole Vitamin C mixed with champagne and poetry.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

– Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort V souvenirs at the General Store, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
– It’s Springtime in Boise, so pack for all weather and bring layers!

~~ UPDATES ~~

– Have so much fun!!

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Day 4: Full Daytime Party Mode

We’re still in awe over the Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires performance last night! So excited to start a full day of sun, music and forts! Stop by Ranger Station if you need any guidance!!

Music

Who lasted long enough to see Street Fever smash his keyboard and the surprise secret Magic Sword appearance at Mardi Gras? Well, we hope you got some rest because music starts at 1 PM at Main Stage with Americana rock-country artist Jeff Crosby & the Refugees followed by the beautiful songs of Esme Patterson and Georgia quartet New Madrid. Radiation City will get you dancing with their sci-fi pop and eight-piece touring enterprise San Fermin will serenade you. White Denim is going to get the party really popping and Treefort besties Yacht will once again convert us to their ways. New venue for 2016, Basque Center opens with the rootsy Idyltime, the high spirited dance tunes of Hokum Hi Flyers will get you on your feet and hollerin’ at the rafters followed by Mexican adaypartyrtist Edna Vasquez, Loch Lomond, and then six-person ensemble Urquides. Y La Bamba and Basque musicians Amuma Says No (say hi to Sean!), end the night at the Basque Center with cumbia band La Misa Negra. Head to Knitting Factory for a night of hip hop including the fresh sounds of Magna Carda, R&B artist Custo, confrontational  lyricist B. Dolan with special guest Jenavive Varga, twelve-year Boise hip-hop veterans, Philly rapper-producer Lushlife, storyteller Mega Ran, producer jazzman Oddisee, capped by the critically acclaimed Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic. CocoRosie will end the night at El Korah with a spellbinding freakshow. Be sure to catch the party down at Linen Building to see Finn Riggins and bay area rockers Tartufi. Olympic starts with Portland darlings Genders, New York psych rockers Acid Dad, post-punkers Mall Walk, the bursting with energy pop of Yeah Great Fine, jammers Mascaras, experimental pop band Religious Girls and bring the glitter with the world famous Meth Dad, multi-instrumentalist best voice ever Leafraker, and party party band Terror Pigeon!

**Direct your body to Band Dialogue outside of Mian Stage at 4:30pm for a massive, epic live orchestrated performance from multiple Treefort bands.

Panels

Treefort is known for bringing emerging bands, but we also aim make sure that the artists can grow to their full potential. Music Industry panels kick-off at The Owyhee at noon with a panel discussing how to grow your audience and the first 15 people entering get a free bloody mary.

Alefort

Alefort continues tapping the goodness that fuels the masses of Treefort. Woodland Empire kicks of the day at 1pm with Baltic Ganzer Wolf & Paters Bier Monks Beer & Set Em Wild Set Em Free Sorrel Berliner Wiess.

Foodfort

While you’re snacking on the delectable local eats make sure you head to the back of the tent in The Hideout to see Guy Hand’s panel on Food Photography (1pm) and catch the dance performances in between panels.

Filmfort

Meet former male escort turned deli owner Salam Kahil in The Sandwich Nazi. His passions include feeding the homeless and talking about blow jobs. Follow that up with Havana Motor Club, an adrenaline rush of a documentary set in Havana’s underground street race scene. Finish your day off with Crocodile Gennadiy. A doc about a Ukrainian man taking kids off the streets and getting them off drugs.

Hackfort

While software dominates the tech world, we need hardware to interact with the physical world. This year we’ve got a fun selection of projects suitable for hackers 12 and up: mini amplifier, electric kalimba, Pico-Paso noise box and Voice of Saturn synthesizer. Each participant will select, build, test, play and keep a project of their choice. Even if you’ve never soldered before, our team of expert builders will provide training and guidance.

Kidfort

Bring the mini Treeforters over to the Kidfort teepee for David Bowie Makeovers, Create a Dada inspired Pin to wear and add your part to the giant unicorn.

Skatefort

Shred over for Skatefort, in front of Modern. Featuring a mix of skate and music events it is sure to be a good time. ++ Grindline the Band will be performing (they’re also the team who is building Rhodes Skatepark)

Yogafort

With Yogafort’s popularity growing year by year, it’s highly advised to take a break from venue-hopping and get take a minute to participate in Boom Box Body Keg Lift Workout w/ Dirk + Jackson and DJ Dusty C, a booze + fitness collab that won’t give you a beer belly, at Woodland Empire at 11am.  Get in touch with your inner mind, body and soul and join Dana Menlove at Rose Room for Walking Meditation (5:15pm).

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

– Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort V souvenirs at the General Store, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
– It’s Springtime in Boise, so pack for all weather and bring layers!

~~ UPDATES ~~

– THE MOTH AND THE FLAME is no longer able to join us in the fort.

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Day 3: Main Stage Opens!

Get yourself out of bed! The sun is shining and it’s Day 3 of Treefort celebrations!! If you were in the moshpit at Thee Oh Sees last night, your feet may be aching a bit, but that’s nothing a little hair of the dog can’t cure (Neurolux has bloody marys at 12pm, along with a rockin’ Party Boyz showcase!). Get out and explore today — all forts are in full swing and Main Stage opens TODAY! Take in all the wonder – the newly opened Ranger Station, screen printed t-shirts, tons of food trucks plus we have a freakin’ neon sign (does this mean we’ve made it??)

Music

Earthen psych rock Australian sisters Stonefield will kick off the party, followed by the surfy tunes of La Luz. Boise’s very own indie pioneers Built to Spill will shread us into the highly anticipated soul stirring sounds of Charles Bradley & His Extrordinaries.

We are stoked for our first night ever at Boise Contemporary Theater – the lineup is going to be enchanting, composer Edward Stumpp, otherworldly singer-songwriter Bijouxx, the haunting Like A Villain, the ambient soul stirring Willis Earl Beal, and the experimental creations of Christopher WIllits. Head over to The Watercooler for the raw emotions of Evaleen, garage blues Band Denyde, folk-noir funk piece Bobby Meader Music, indie punk powerhouse Sheep Among Wolves, hardcore rockers BlackCloud, strong poppers Southtowne Lanes, punk rock locals Stepbrothers, instrumental rockers Unconditional Arms, genre benders Enemies, rocknrollermainstages Weatherbox, and New Jersey indie band Prawn. Neurolux heats up with Jetski followed by Sub-pop alt rockers So Pitted, psychedelic rock n’ roll outfit Plum, have the sweatiest of times with Denver’s party band Bud Bronson & the Good Timers, ear-bending power pop band The Rich Hands, punk-flecked four piece Summer Cannibals, Nashville rocknrollers Music Band, and the explosive sounds of Diarrhea Planet.

El Korah is back to party with the space jams of Foul Weather, live-tronica four piece Gems, deep groovers Sly Moon Sutra, the funky party dance anthems of Naytronix, the blow you over sounds of Thick Business, and R&B virtuoso bassist Thundercat. Get to Linen for singer songwriter Ana Lete, Devon Rex, the raw catchy tunes of Tangerine, psychedelic singer-songwriter Cotilllon, the must-see Mothers, and the Spanish indie rockers Hinds.

Having scheduling conflicts? Check out the lineups at all the second chance shows!!

Yogafort

Recover from all of the amazing shows from last night and help kick-off Yogafort with a calming Opening Ceremony with Marisa Weppner, Celeste Bolin, Rainbow Eric, Dana Menlove and Christopher Willits at the Rose Room at 10:45am. Stay after for a relaxing and rejuvenating Yinlicious class with Marisa Weppner and Masood Ali Khan + Sheela Bringi ensemble to recharge from last night’s festivities. Stick around the Rose Room and warm up your dancin’ limbs with multiple classes focused around dance and movement. DJ Drez closes out the Yogafort set with his blend of hip-hop and reggae whose energizing beats will start your night off the right way.

Alefort

Over the past 4 years, Alefort has represented over a dozen local breweries and craft beer stores by featuring everything from small, limited batches of specialty brews to a brewery’s mainstay beers. We’ve crammed even more (hoppi)ness in this year! Check the app for tastings, cideries, and a whole lot more with sipping alongside Foodfort’s local eats. Alefort taps off by celebrating Bittercreek’s 6 collaborative 20th anniversary beers starting at 3pm.

Foodfort

The inaugural year of Foodfort is here and we are layin’ down some fat eats and chill(ed) beets. Catch the first ever Foodfort event, Gems in the Gem State with Treasure Valley Coalition at The Hideout. Foodfort’s focus is to bring mouth-wateringly good local food to the masses. At 4pm “Tastes” start, bringing local grub to the hungry tummies of Treefort. Area restaurants, Albertson, Juniper, State & Lemp, Wild Plum and Modern Hotel will start this weekend off with many more to come throughout the weekend.

Filmfort

Filmfort moves to The Flicks today with some must-watch films. One of which, The 4th, is hilarious and fresh off its Sundance premiere. Director Andre Hyland will be in attendance for a Q & A after his film where, Jamie wants to throw a BBQ while his overbearing roommate is out of town. His roadblocks include the fuzz and truck nuts so it is sure to be a good time.

Comedyfort

Comedyfort keeps the laughs coming at Liquid Lounge. Tonight’s hilarious show will be hosted by Brett Badostain.

Hackfort

Hackfort stays put at The Owyhee for the day and has a special discussion based event with Christopher Willits & Magic Sword at 4pm. The collaboration of electronic music and tech-projects from both sides is something to add to your schedule for the day.

Storyfort

Storyfort moves down to The Oasis for happy hour (4pm) to present Cocktail Stories: Stories of the Spirits. P.S. it include tastings of the cocktails told in the stories.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

Box Office moves over to the Main Stage, opens up at 3pm and stays open til 10pm.
LATE NIGHT WRISTBAND PICKUPfill out this handy form
– Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort V souvenirs at the General Store, located inside the Mian Stage….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
– It’s Springtime in Boise, so pack for all weather and bring layers!

~~ UPDATES ~~

– LA DRONES! sadly also had to cancel so, CRY will move to 7:15pm at Mardi Gras on Friday.

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*all ages venues

Day 2: More Music, More Forts

What an incredible start to Treefort V!! We had so so much fun last night. Today we continue the party, so go explore, discover something new and exciting and please CAPTURE THAT FLAG!!

Music

Locals Sun Blood Stories will be starting the haunting, psychedelic vibes at El Korah Shrine* and catch the surfy sounds from HiHazel and then take a unicorn ride with Sugar Candy Mountain and then ride the dance wave to see Madrid’s Hinds and then Thee Oh Sees. Bounce on over to Neurolux to catch a night of rocknroll, featuring Treefort alums Aan, Israeli rock band Vaadat Charigim and finishing the night with local unicorns BAD90s (we hear their projections are going to be on fleek). Discover funk and soul while you get down with Ural Thomas and the Pain (Portland’s Pillar of Soul) at Hannah’s, don’t miss locals Lounge on Fire just before them. Catch fresh sounds from indie rockers all night long over at Mardi Gras* with a stellar lineup featuring TUFT, Hollow Wood, the fifth time around Treeforters Hday2 copyoliday Friends and UK’s The Crookes. Topping off the night with indie-electro-pop group Geographer. If you’re looking for dark and mysterious, check out the lineup at Knitting Factory* featuring Boise’s very own Wolvserpent and topping the night off with folk metal from the amazing Chelsea Wolfe. Check out the groovy vibes from Vancouver’s Bear Mountain and add the circus-freak themed performance by local contemporary dance company LED to your schedule before dancing the night away with Psycache while experiencing the slow motion crowd surfing with Michael Parallax at Rose Room* in between.

If you’re looking for some of the best in rocknroll, check out the lineup at Tom Grainey’s and Linen Building, for more of a twang swing on into Pengilly’s for the whiskey sippin vibes of Possum Livin, the gritty-sweet roots sounds of Curtis Sutton & The Scavengers, the incredible lyrics of The Hound Mystic, and the poetic masters The Easy Leaves. Find indie hip-hop up at The Reef where you’ll see multi-instrumentalist and indie label Fake Four co-founder Ceschi, the fringe hip-hop/rap stylings of Ecid & Bleubid, and local rap duo Stranger Danger. Cap your night with some craziness at Fatty’s  – get down to the wild imagination of producer Clozee and world-renowned DJ David Starfire.

Comedyfort

Kicking off four nights of laughs and giggles at Comedyfort hosted by Lady Bizness. Following the laughs at Liquid keep exercising those stomach muscles with multi-instrumentalist sex-positive revolutionary Rachel Lark and the interplanetary poet/storyteller food-raps of Chad Galactic and Dave Brogan.

Filmfort

Pacific Northwest weather rolled in the clouds and makes us just wanna Filmfort and chill. Add rockumentary A Band Called Death to your 4pm slot and be sure to hang around for a Skype Q&A with the director following. Also check out a block of gender-focused documentaries followed by discussions with filmmakers, moderated by Sean Desiree of Bell’s Roar.

Hackfort

Hackfort 3 officially kicks off today with a beer social at 5pm at Trailhead, sponsored by @twitter. Programming also includes Pitch & Switch (4pm) and a Fireside Chat with David Zipper and Jeff Chu (6pm). Pick up your Hackfort badge at the first event you want to attend.

Unplug (or charge your devices) for a few hours and learn some of the hottest deckbuilding card games while sipping on drinks at Owyhee at today’s Analog Gaming Happy Hour, hosted by our very own Drew Lorona.

Storyfort

Hear stories and poems from various story tellers, poetry writers and more at this free event on the 2nd Floor of Linen Building*

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

– Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort V souvenirs at the General Store, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
– It’s Springtime in Boise, so pack for all weather and bring layers!

~~ UPDATES ~~

– SALLIE FORD is no longer able to join us, however PLUM will be stepping in to play again for an all ages show at Linen Building Thursday at 11pm
– BIRTHH has cancelled so 2X2 will be starting now at 7:40pm at Olympic on Thursday.
– PORLOLO has cancelled so The Hound Mystics will play a little longer and Andrew Sheppard will start a bit earlier at Pengilly’s on Thursday night.
– LA DRONES! sadly also had to cancel so, CRY will move to 7:15pm at Mardi Gras on Friday.
– Weather in Denver has halted BOYFRIENDS and MOMMY LONG LEGS from making it on time, so ADULT BOOKS will be playing at 9pm on Thursday. Check the app for updated set times for any and all Boise-bound bands traveling from Colorado.

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*all ages venues

Want to relive the party that was yesterday? WATCH IT BELOW — warning do not peek if you have FOMO.

Check Out This Year’s Staff Picks!

Treefort starts TODAY (!!). After hours of listening to playlists and listening while we work, here’s what we cannot wait to see:staffffffffz

A few things are obvious from the Staff Picks –
Treefort staff simply can’t wait to party with YACHT again (they’re playing Main Stage AND the Neurolux) and Built to Spill are always favorites (also playing Main Stage this year). You’ll also catch Treefort Staff watching a ton of lady fronted groups this year like CocoRosie, Hinds, and Chelsea Wolfe.

The best part of Treefort is stumbling upon a new favorite en route to an old one!

 

Drew Lorona:
Chelsea Wolfe
VOWWS
Thundercat
Yak Attack
Magna Carda

Steph Coyle:
Built To Spill (my number one always and forever)
Charles Bradley
La Misa Negra
Brothers In Law
Magna Carda

Jessica Wright:
Mothers
Porches
Sisters
The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
Hinds

John Michael Schert:
LED
The Mynabirds
Charles Bradley
Methyl Ethel
Hinds

Lori Shandro Oüten:
Thee Oh Sees
Chairlift
YACHT
Charles Bradley
Finn Riggins

Sibylle Gorla:
Great Dane
CloZee
CocoRosie
Tara Brooks
LED

Haley Winstead:
World is a Beautiful Place & I’m no longer afraid to die
Southtowne Lanes
CocoRoise
Great Grandpa
Your Friend

David Broderick:
French Horn Rebelion
Mynabirds
CocoRosie
Lucy Dacus
New Madrid

Elizabeth Corsentino:
Thundercat
Chairlift
San Fermin
Mommy Long Legs
The Finn Riggins
Tartufi
AU lineup on Saturday night!!!

Jeni Rose Larsen:
Chanti Darling
Thundercat
CocoRosie
Jai Wolf
Tartufi

Marisa Weppner:
Thee Oh Sees
Thundercat
Acid Mothers Temple
Chairlift
CloZee

Lisa Simpson:
CocoRosie
Tartufi
Fog Father
Get Wet+

Allie Morgan:
YACHT (always)
Hinds
Porches
Chelsea Wolfe
French Horn Rebellion

Sara Peyton:
Magna Carda
Bitch’n
Frankie and the Witch Fingers
BAD90s
Stonefield

Megan Stoll:
Hinds
Thee Oh Sees
French Horn Rebellion
Bell’s Roar
Porches
Sales

Sibylle Gorla:
Great Dane
CloZee
CocoRosie
Tara Brooks
LED

David Broderick:
French Horn Rebelion
Mynabirds
CocoRosie
Lucy Dacus
New Madrid

Jordan Hawkes:
Charles Bradley
ODDISEE
Willis Earl Beal (bc dude, that bio, death and rebirth, the cycle of life!)
Bell’s Roar
French Horn Rebellion

Kymm Cornelison:
Hinds
Porches
Summer Cannibals (FINALLY!)
Diarrhea Planet
Thundercat
Máscaras

Alisha Graefe:
Mothers
Pinegrove
Prawn
The Sidekicks
All Dogs

It’s finally here, Treefort 5!

We’re so excited to celebrate our fifth birthday with you!! Download the app, put on your prep-playlist, iron on your patches, pump up your bike tires, fill your pockets with confetti because it’s time to CELEBRATE and we cannot wait for you to join us!!

Music

We’re kicking off the festival in true Treefort spirit — with a freakin’ rocknroll ballet. One part dance and one part live music, this unique performance will knockits here your socks off when Ballet Idaho is paired with local psych rockers Thick Business at the Mardi Gras (6pm). Followed by a night of lo-fi singer songwriters like psychedelic synth pop Logan Hyde, anthem darling Lucy Dacus, and the haunting tunes of Your Friend, sad-pop from Porches and the gangly sounds of Philly’s Alex G.

Head over to Neurolux for an the extra loud and heavy night with party band Orphan Goggles, experimental meditative rockers Weeed, and grandmasters of psychedelia Acid Mothers Temple. Catch the third installment of the History of Boise Rock down at the famed El Korah Shrine, with a stellar lineup of what-used-to-be-local bands that haven’t played together in ages. We’ve been developing this U21 group over the past few months in cahoots with Boise Rock School to inspire and enable a handful of young adults involvement in the local music scene. Check out their special lineup at Watercolor (6-11pm).

Then, cap off night one with cutting edge rhythms at Fatty’s, featuring California DJs J.Phlip, Urple Eeple, plus many more.

Filmfort

Catch screenings from three Idaho filmmakers, Idaho’s Forgotten War (4pm), Carbon (6:20), and Smoke (6:50)

Hackfort + Filmfort Crossover

Jonesing for some 90s flashbacks? Add The Power of Glove to your watch list at Owyhee (8pm) — Stick around for a Q&A with the filmmakers, there to answer all your questions about the beloved, but failed ultimate gaming accessory.

Box Office

Pick up your wristbands at The Owyhee today from 3-10pm. Remember to bring your ID with you and that only you can pick up your pass.

Second Chance Shows

For those psyched to get the party started join us, Boise Public Radio for a live performance by Lucy Dacus at the 2nd Floor of the Linen Building.

The Record Exchange is kicking it off with a bang, with a Domino Records in-store show featuring Alex G and Your Friend.  Follow The Record Exchange on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for Secret In-Store performances throughout Treefort.

Other Important Deets

– Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort V souvenirs at the General Store, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
– It’s Springtime in Boise, bring layers!

UPDATES

– SALLIE FORD is no longer able to join us, however PLUM will be stepping in to play again for an all ages show at Linen Building Thursday at 11pm
– BIRTHH has cancelled so 2X2 will be starting now at 7:40pm at Olympic on Thursday.
– LA Drones! sadly also had to cancel so, CRY will move to 7:15pm at Mardi Gras on Friday.

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULES

Yogafort Playlist

In anticipation of the upcoming fourth annual Yogafort at Treefort Music Fest, co-directors Marisa and Celeste have assembled a playlist of 21 songs featuring tunes from Yogafort 2016 artists. You’ll find upbeat energizing sounds from DJ Drez and Marti Nikko to traditional hang drum kirtan and ambient beats of Christopher Willits and East Forest.

We hope this collection inspires you to add Yogafort into your Treefort schedule. Enjoy.