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!!


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.


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!


– 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.