TGIF, amiright? Big big thanks to all you Treeforters for being so great masking up while still rocking out!
We’re cranking it up as we move into the weekend with more fort activation, loads of music including Second Chance shows! But before we dive into today’s festivities, let’s relive yesterday thanks to our amazing Treefort film crew:
Pick up your TMF Pre-Check wristband and your Treefort Pass on 12th Street between Main & Grove to get the party started. Don’t forget to check out this year’s Treefort Ready guide for all the info on what to bring, how to get around, and what to eat.
Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
Dive into all the info here:
Turn off your brain and let your body sing with Angel Abaya as she kicks off music at Main Stage* at 2:40pm. Singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickx and Canadian multi-instrumentalist Andy Shauf keep the party going (who’s newest album dropped today!) Later in the night, award-winning trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will mesmerize you for a second time at Treefort (seriously, don’t miss!) and stick around for desert-inspired group Calexico!
Spokane’s Itchy Kitty are gonna start cranking things up at El Korah Shrine*, followed by a late, but very great addition to the lineup Hand Habits. And if laughing and crying at the same time is your thing, well you are in luck! Check out Chicago band Waltzer, followed by the incredible Esme Patterson and Boise super group Blood Lemon who will shred your head! End your night with the frenzied sound of Help and the howlin’ guitar duels of Ragged Hounds. (Hint hint: Ragged Hounds is an homage to Neil Young and will have a very special guest!)
Head over to Linen Building* starting with glam cowboi Pelvis Wrestley at 6pm. It’s a full day of indie songwriting, featuring nervy pop babe IAN SWEET, local crooner Frankie Tillo and Portland artist MAITA. Chicago’s Ratboys are celebrating their 10 year bandiverary, rock band Wild Pink are sharing their newfound comfort and wisdom, and lofi beach punks Husbands end the night drenched in reverb.
Lotsa psychedelic music tonight at Neurolux! Trip out to bands like local acid rockers Lucid Aisle, Toranto’s Nutrients and soul drifters Acid Tongue starting at 6pm. Catch Portland pop group Aan — they’ve literally have never missed a Treefort, y’all! Groovy dancey band Boulevards will get you pumped for Seattle rock’n’rollers The Grizzled Mighty.
Calling all dance party people at Knitting Factory* starting with DJ ACUDETH and LA artist AURAGRAPH at 5:30pm. Party all night long with local house-tech DJ Brooke Would, followed by beat-boxer/comedian/musician Reggie Watts and electronic music artist/DJ/producer John Tejada (aka Wajatta) and Twin Cities electronica producer Manic Focus.
Def catch Moldes at The Shredder* doing a live stream of their album release show at 6:10pm
Explore more at Lost Grove Brewing*, The Hideout*, Radioland*, Sanctuary*, KIN*, The District*, The Shredder*, Basque Center*, Mad Swede Brew Hall*, Mardi Gras Ballroom*, The Funky Taco*, Western Proper*, Adelmann Building (North & South), The Olympic, Pengilly’s Saloon, Spacebar Arcade, Reef, and The Balcony.
Download the Treefort App to create your own schedule, and share your schedule with friends!
*All ages. To view all ages in the app, go to SCHEDULE > SEARCH and type in “all ages”
There are a ton of events happening 10am-4pm at Boise Centre* such as a panel on election trends and technology, a lock picking workshop, a healthcare technology panel, and a nice game of DnD. You won’t want to miss the conversation about the future of the workplace, the workshop on radio hacking, and the panel on the next generation of broadband TV. Get your nerd on, hack some hardware, and leave knowing how to protect your health info using Blockchain.
Want to turn your love of music into a career? Join us at Boise Centre* at 10:30am for a panel featuring the people behind the artist you are seeing during Treefort, from managers and talent buyers to label reps and music supervisors, who will discuss how they got started in the industry and what working on the business side of music is like.
Later in the morning, there will be panels on all ages shows and investing in your local music ecosystem.
Explore and discuss practical strategies to drawing down carbon emissions and food waste at a workshop at Guru Donuts* at 10:30am. In the afternoon at Guru Donuts, our collaborators and friends at Boise’s Big Tree Arts will bring back their one of a kind Storyfort Poetry Slam!
In a craft talk/generative workshop at FireFusion Studio* at noon, we will explore ways to turn our scars into art. Afterwards, three historial fiction novelists take on a narrative conversation and interactive discussion all about the challenges of the craft, research, and larger meanings found within the genre. At 3pm, poet and educator Adam Davis will explore the notion of a poem being a haunted house.
There will be a workshop on Idaho’s new innovative international museum at the museum itself, Idaho State Museum*, at noon, followed by the book release of Story Quilts, a ten-year project with the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Artisans for Hope.
Novelists Jonathan Evison and Willy Vlautin admire and encapsulate a working-class work ethic in their writing practices and lives at the Owyhee* (Cafe Space) at noon. Then, author Matthew Haynes will read from his works and Rebecca Evans and Suzanne Roberts will speak on the magic of mentorship.
Come check out a great group of talented young poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are shaping the future of the written word at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park* at 1:30pm. To follow, the widely respected and honored Boise State Master of Fine Arts program brings a handful of their talented graduate students and alum to the stage.
In collaboration with Foodfort, hear from Ag, water, energy and brewing experts about sustainable solutions to preserving beer, as barley, hops, and water are at risk from climate change. This event will be held at JUMP* (Share Studio) at 10:30am.
Alefort Tent will be open 3-8pm today!
Changing Landscapes is an ongoing series of location-based audio and visual experiments. The series aims to access deeper connective tissues between ourselves and the natural world through the disruption of our linear-form experience. Watch two installments of the series at Boise Contemporary Theater* (Loft) at 11am. In the afternoon, stop by for a series of shorts followed by Man Under Table, a feature about a man writing a movie.
The Friday night feature at The Flicks* is Youngstown, a witness protection comedy about a terrible liar and the harmless grifter she befriends on the way to her hometown’s annual fair.
Learn tips and tricks for balance, pumping, carving, coping tricks and how to make runs at the skatepark with Kiana at Rhodes Skate Park* at 11am. Plus there will be an open skate session with Kiana at noon!
Get your groove on to learn the basics of roller dance, jam and a little rhythm skating complete with choreography to work into your flow at a roller skate session with Skatey Lady Kim Porter, 7:30pm at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park*.
Learn how to break down a fish like a pro, explore gills-to-tail cooking, hear from Idaho’s fine seafood purveyors, and talk fish with local wildlife experts at this Foodfort Talk at JUMP* (Share Studio) at noon.
In collaboration with Storyfort, Turning Pages will feature BIPOC leaders and readers from the greater Boise community reading from and discussing works by BIPOC writers that have spoken to them, and made a positive impact on their lives. An outgrowth of the popular YouTube series, this event will be geared toward a K-6th grade audience and youthful writers and readers of any age. Join us at 4pm at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park*.
The Grimace Half-Hour Power Hour is dedicated to the lore surrounding history’s most baffling figure hosted by Boise-based comedians. Check out a live podcast episode at Boise Centre* at 5pm.
Stop by FireFusion Studio* and The Owyhee* for two comedy showcases starting at 7pm.
Opening a new chapter in her performance career, dancer, vocalist and co-director of live Flamenco group Shimi Tree, Estefanía Laishi, joins forces with award winning choreographer and Artistic Director of Flamencos United, Antonio El Pipa (Jerez, Spain) at Sanctuary* at 7pm.
After what seems like an eon of solitude, Corevette Collective invites all queers, queens, and allies alike to connect at the PINK RUNWAY PARTY at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park* at 6:30pm! Come in your fiercest Friday night look and kick off the evening with a bang.
The Tropicana Girls are bringing some of their showstopping friends to Tropicana Nights Deluxe at The Balcony at 8pm and 10pm. Get ready for a night of spicy performances in drag and burlesque, estas lista? This event will be hosted by the season 4 winner of Boise’s next Drag Superstar Karma Rose.