All Ages Preview

Treefort Music Fest is offering a discounted U21 (under 21) Pass for some of our favorite people — young music lovers!  The U21 5-Day Pass is priced at only $89 (and will only go up once to $99 on 3/1) and grants those who are under 21 access to see headliners or discover something new at Treefort 2017!

Your U21 Pass not only gets you into almost every film and fort*, you also have access to days and nights of music at Treefort Main Stage, Mardi Gras, Boise Contemporary Theater, The District, El Korah Shrine, Linen Building, Knitting Factory*, Radio Boise Campfire Stage, The Nest, The Basque Center, Egyptian Theatre and new this year a dedicated space powered by Boise All-Ages Movement Project!

Boise All-Ages Movement Project (B-AMP) is a non-profit committed to creating an all-ages, all-inclusive community space managed by professional mentors that empowers Boise youth and encourages progress within the organization and the community as a whole. The B-AMP pop-up venue at Treefort is located on 8th & Main next to Bittercreek.

Here are some highlighted U21 shows:
Mac Demarco, The Growlers, STRFKR, WHY?, Kate Tempest, Delicate Steve, Xenia Rubinos and many more in between!

Want more? Get a feel for what’s available with your pass by listening to our All Ages Playlist on Soundcloud.

*Some programming may not be suitable for small children and/or takes place inside a venue that is 21+

Grab your 5-Day pass online or at the Record Exchange before prices go up March 1st!

Treefort 2017 Schedule

Start Creating Your Treefort Adventure!

We’ve once again expanded our venue offerings with a new kid on the block — Boise All-Ages Movement Project will have its own pop-up spot on 8th & Main (next to Bittercreek) for all five days of the festival in addition to familiar venues like Main Stage, El Korah, Mardi Gras, Neurolux, The Olympic, Knitting Factory and many more….and Treefort attendees will live out the final nights of the bar known as Crowbar.

The official kickoff show of Treefort 2017 will happen at 6pm on Wednesday, March 22nd at a Treefort favorite location El Korah Shrine! Following will be stacked lineups in several other venues, designed for various tastes for what is to become another hot humpday before the Treefort world expands as Thursday morning expands with additional fort programming ++ buzzing venues all over the Treefort footprint.

In the coming weeks, you’ll find the schedule on our website PLUS you’ll be able to build your entire schedule on the official Treefort app! 

Stayed tuned as our teams work hard to bring you the most up-to-date information in all the right ways, but for now, dive in to the schedule, print it, circle it…start your planning! 



Treefort’s philosophy is to always strive to maintain an ideal experience for our wristband holders while simultaneously offering à la carte solutions for those with time limitations. The best value at Treefort is definitely found through our wristbands, which give you the opportunity to take in multiple layers of the festival and discover new loves at one low price. However, for those that need a more bite-sized taste of the festival, we offer very limited day-of-show sales at the doors of most venues. Those tickets are priced between $10 – $40 depending on the venue. We also offer limited pre-sale tickets to our Treefort Main Stage shows and two shows at Knitting Factory and the Egyptian on Friday. Details below.

In all cases, we reserve 75% or greater of the venue capacity for our wristband holders. The best way to guarantee entry into most Treefort shows is to be a wristband holder and to show up early. Even better odds of entry can be obtained by upgrading to a ZIPLINE Pass, which gives you front-of-the-line access. There is a very limited quantity of ZIPLINE Passes so we highly recommend buying sooner than later.

Be the first to know of any additions, awesome playlists and more — download the Treefort app.


All of the passes below will be available for pre-sale* on March 1st and at the Treefort Box Office when open, if available.**

SINGLE DAY PASSES (festival wide)

Wednesday 3/22: $65.00
Thursday 3/23: $75.00
Friday 3/24: $85.00
Saturday 3/25: $95.00
Sunday 3/26: $85.00


Friday 3/24: $35.00
Saturday 3/25: $45.00
Sunday 3/26: $35.00

Knitting Factory (only)

Friday 3/24: $15.00
Saturday 3/25: $30.00

Egyptian Theatre (Friday 3/24 only)

Nate Silver: $25.00***
Magic Sword + Boise Philharmonic with LED: $25.00

The above Knitting Factory and Egyptian Theatre tickets will guarantee your entry with or without a 5-day or 1-day wristband. Limited quantity available. Remaining capacity will be reserved for wristband holders on a first-come-first-served basis.


Zoom to the the front of every line with your ZIPLINE pass; with the growth of Treefort, we are anticipating selling out of this exclusive wristband. Those who procrastinate get “Bed Head” prices — 5-day GA will go up to $185 on March 1st.  We want to see all your faces out in the crowd so don’t snooze...grab them now while you can save!

All prices listed don’t include any applicable taxes or fees.

* Individual venue shows will only be available at the venue, day-of show, unless otherwise listed above.
** Walk-up sales are only available based on number of tickets pre-sold, age restrictions and limited to legal capacity.
*** Cost is included in the Hackfort wristband price. Hackfort wristband holders have priority.

First Thursdaying with Treefort!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Treefort!

The snow has melted and the temps are rising which means March is right around the corner and this year Downtown Boise will be helping us get in the spirit of Treefort Music Fest with a variety of activities on First Thursday, March 2nd!

art walk

There will be an art walk around downtown with an assortment of businesses and artists involved. Businesses will display art in their windows made by participating artists. Be sure to check out these businesses for Treefort-inspired art from local artists!

Participating businesses include:
Participating artists are:

First Thursday at the Owyhee:
Foul Weather and Treefort Art Gallery

The Owyhee is hosting another raffle to win two pairs of 5-Day Treefort passes whilst Foul Weather plays in the lobby decorated with artwork featured in the Treefort Art Gallery. Festivities start at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm with no cover and free parking in The Owyhee lot during the event. Buy a drink* or an appetizer at the Owyhee Tavern during the event for a chance to win a pair of Treefort passes. You must be present to win.
*This offer excludes non-alcoholic beverages


Ale Tales

Join Alefort and Storyfort for Ale Tales, a brand-new collaboration event in the Red Feather’s swanky cellar! Local brewers and beer-aficionados will be telling a few stories about brewing in Boise, beer history, and more. Alefort is curating the cellar with some favorite local brews, diverse ciders, and vintage bottles. Light refreshments will include bacon-sage popcorn and house charcuterie. Ale Tales is free but space will be limited, so snag your spot at
UPDATE: Ale Tales is sold out!



Treefort Warmup Party at RecEx

Payette Brewing Co. presents a Treefort Warmup Party featuring Seattle honky-tonk rockers Country Lips at the Record Exchange! Show starts at 6pm. As always, the show is free and all ages. There will be free Payette Brewing Co. beer (score!) for guests 21 years and older with I.D. starting at 5:30pm!



This First Thursday is just a sneak peek of what you can experience at Treefort. Whatever you fancy – art, food, brews, music- you can find it this First Thursday and at Treefort Music Fest later in March!

Need to buy your 5-day pass still? Pass price goes up $20 on March 1st, so buy now online or at the Record Exchange!


Alefort 2017 Breweries + Cideries!

Get your party pants on — Alefort has a hoppy, bubbly and exciting lineup planned for Treefort 2017! This year, Alefort is welcoming breweries and cideries from outside Boise for the first time ever. Anyone age 21 and over can check out Alefort March 22-26 at the Alefort tent near the Main Stage. Alefort cups and beer tokens are purchased at the entrance of the tent.



  • Barbarian Brewing (Garden City, ID)
  • Barley Browns Brewing (Baker City, OR)
  • Bear Island Brewing (Boise, ID)
  • Boise Brewing (Boise, ID)
  • County Line Brewing (Garden City, ID)
  • Crooked Fence Brewing (Eagle, ID)
  • Deschutes Brewing (Bend, OR)
  • Fremont Brewing (Seattle, WA)
  • Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Boise, ID)
  • Lagunitas Brewing (Petaluma, CA)
  • Mad Swede Brewing (Boise, ID)
  • Melvin Brewing (Alpine, WY)
  • Mother Earth Brew (Nampa, ID)
  • New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Odell Brewing (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Payette Brewing (Boise, ID)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
  • Sockeye Brewing (Boise, ID)
  • Uinta Brewing (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Victory Brewing (Downingtown, PA)
  • Woodland Empire Ale Craft (Boise, ID)


  • Finnriver Cider (Chimacum, WA)
  • Long Drop Cider (Boise, ID)
  • Meriwether Cider (Garden City, ID)
  • Reverend Nat’s Cider (Portland, OR)
  • Schilling Cider (Seattle, WA)
  • Stack Rock (Boise, ID)
  • Summit Cider (Coeur d’Alene, ID)

ALEFORT NAIL PULL – Barbarian Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing, Odell Brewing & Sockeye Brewing

This year Alefort is introducing the Alefort Nail Pull, where attendees will have the opportunity to taste beer straight from the original oak barrel the beer was aged in. On Saturday, March 25, Barbarian Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing, Odell Brewing and Sockeye Brewing will rotate pulling the “Vinnie nail” from their barrels to give Treeforters a craft beer experience normally reserved for blenders, brewmasters, and industry insiders.


Alefort has teamed up with Swell Artist Collective for a beer-themed art show! Local artists from Swell will create 20 large format piece inspired by beer to decorate the Alefort tent. In addition to the large prints, a limited number of all 20 prints will be for sale. Artists include Kelly Knopp, Noble Hardesty, Julia Green, Mike Flinn, Adam Rosenlund, James McKain, April VanDeGrift, James Lloyd, Karl Henke, Lindsey Loch, Jeffrey Devey, Mike Dreher, Jay O’leary, Pam McKnight, Lorelle Rau, Spencer Hattabaugh, Jennifer Proffitt, Sarah Marshall Terrell, Bobby Aden and Jon Morse. Stay tuned for more details!

Hackfort 2017 Lineup + Events

Get ready for an exciting year at Hackfort! The two-day digital humanities conference has announced the full lineup of speakers, panels, roundtable discussions and workshops planned for Friday (3/24) and Saturday (3/25) during Treefort. Hackfort will be primarily located on the 5th floor of JUMP with a few events at The Egyptian Theatre and Trailhead.

    Join the speakers, staff and sponsors of Hackfort 2017 to kick-off and celebrate this year’s awesome lineup on Thursday (3/23) at Woodland Empire. Enter with your Hackfort Badge, mingle with the speaker you’re most excited about and enjoy Happy Hour prices all night. Doors open only to Hackfort badgeholders at 8 p.m.
  • KEYNOTE: TECHNOLOGY & THE TOOLS OF SOCIETY – Dex Torricke-Barton, founder of Onwards
    Dex Torricke, founder of Onwards, is kicking off Hackfort as our keynote speaker. Drawing on his experience working for Google, Oculus, Facebook and SpaceX, Dex will be talking about how technology is changing society, giving us the tools solve fundamental human challenges.
  • COMPOSING MUSIC FOR VIDEO GAMES – Alex Hackford of PlayStation/Sony with Michna
    PlayStation’s Director of A&R for Music Affairs Alex Hackford is one of the top music supervisors in the gaming industry. He will be leading an onstage discussion with DJ Michna about the process of choosing and adapting music for the quirky and majestic PS4 game, HOHOKUM.
  • FIVETHIRTYEIGHT LIVE – Nate Silver & FiveThirtyEight Team
    Political and sports forecast site FiveThirtyEight, also known as Nate Silver’s Political Calculus, will be hosting a live podcast at Hackfort. Nate Silver and the FiveThirtyEight team will talk about how we can use data to make sense of politics and policy from the local to national level. This is a Hackfort badge priority event.

    Join members of the FiveThirtyEight team to discuss and learn tips on how to start your own podcast in a roundtable talk. This is a Hackfort badge priority event. Signups will open once the Hackfort schedule is announced.
    Moderated by local developer Jim Bradbury (Black Box VR), this panel of all-stars will be discussing the guidelines, nuances and challenges for writing strong narration for PC, Console & VR games. Panelists include Ann Lemay (Mass Effect 3), Sabrina Jacques (Eagle Flight VR), Toiya Finley (Fat Chicken) and Cory Davis (Here They Lie VR).
  • BOARD GAME HACK – CARVR & Citizen Scientific Workshop
    CARVR, in conjunction with Citizen Scientific Workshop, will be leading a two-hour board game hack, in which attendees are invited to create a board game from scratch, given components from other games and new building pieces/rules/guidelines. This is an all ages event.
  • UTILIZING MUSIC DATA – Britnee Foreman of Next Big Sound at Pandora
    One of the forefront companies in music streaming, Next Big Sound at Pandora leverage huge amounts of user data to ascertain what song you want to hear next on your randomized listener station. Britnee Foreman, head of client experience, will be discussing how both musicians and listeners can utilize this data to make more informed decisions.
    Recently reviewed by PC Gamer as ‘the industry’s most eclectic studio’, publishing studio Devolver Digital has become well-known for their mix of awesome games. From Hotline Miami 2 (Boise’s own Magic Sword is on their soundtrack!), to The Talos Principle, Devolver has its fingers in many gaming pies. Founder Mike Wilson and Andie Grace will be leading a roundtable discussion about the foibles and fortune of publishing indie games.
  • LAPTOP REBUILD WORKSHOP – Brook Lacey of Tech Savvy
    Join Brooke Lacey of Tech Savvy for a workshop in which you’ll learn to disassemble and reassemble. She will educate us on what each part is responsible for and how all the parts fit together. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop, or laptops will be provided.
  • THE WORLD OF AUGMENTED REALITY – Paul Reynolds of Vertex Labs
    One of the hottest topics on the tech industry right now is augmented reality. From Magic Leap to Microsoft, numerous companies are building for this under-realized platform. Vertex Labs, built by CEO and founder Paul Reynolds, is creating tools and technology for AR. Reynolds will be talking at Hackfort about how this medium will ultimately transform the tech industry.
  • THE INS & OUTS OF LEVERAGING BIG DATA – Marshall Simmonds of Define Media Group
    Marshall Simmonds is the Founder of Define Media Group, a company that specializes in SEO consulting and advising, and will be speaking at Hackfort about internet big data. He’ll be teaching Hackfort attendees how to use online tools to interact with audiences, fans, clients and communities. Leveraging big data allows for deeper analysis and helps identify trends for business and personal use.
    Once a Boise local, Marianna Budnikova has turned her passion for augmented reality into a burgeoning career. She will be joining Hackfort to discuss the possibilities that mixed reality can bring, what Microsoft HoloLens is and what you can create with it. She will also demonstrate to start building mixed reality prototypes with HoloLens.
  • BUILDING ANA – Don Winiecki
    Don Winiecki is the Professor of Ethics & Morality in Professional Practice at the College of Engineering at Boise State University. He has created a computer program, titled ANA, which autonomously draws and paints in a limited genre blending naturalistic skylines with abstract expressionism. Don will be describing the genesis of ANA, as well as displaying some of its workings.


    The leading production company in building hand-crafted animation and the makers of timeless movies like Coraline, Paranorman, Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika is an unparalleled company. Director of Rapid Prototype Brian McLean will be coming out to give a keynote about their use of 3D printers to create their life-like puppets.
  • COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS – Dex Torricke-Barton, Ann Lemay & Eric Barone
    Hackfort will be mixing it up with a series of Coffee & Conversations, where attendees will have the opportunity to sit down in a small group setting with select speakers and ask specific questions over a cup of coffee or tea. Featured speakers include Dex Torricke-Barton (SpaceX, Google, Facebook), Ann Lemay (co-writer of Mass Effect 3) and Stardew Valley builder Eric Barone. These events are sign-up only. Hackfort badge holders get first priority and availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Signups will begin once the Hackfort schedule is announced.
  • STOP-MOTION ANIMATION LAB – David Ultis & Brian McLean
    David Ultis with Citizen Scientific Workshop and Brian McLean of Laika will be hosting a Stop-Motion Lab in which attendees will be creating a community-made stop-motion animation short film by challenging everyone who participates to fill in their own unique effects and movements in the culmination of a community-created final project. This is a family friendly workshop.
  • HARDWARE HACK – Tristan Andreas
    Tristan Andreas returns to lead the fourth annual Hackfort Hardware Workshop. This is a hands-on activity, where participants will build functional instruments to keep and play. Soldering skills are optional as participants will be guided by experienced builders. In past workshops, participants have built acoustic and electronic instruments including noise drones, drum machines, kalimbas, and monochords. In 2017, we will have new kits that are as fun to build as they are to play.
  • VR & THE ART PARADIGM – Agatha Yu of Oculus
    Recently purchased by Facebook, Oculus has become one of the frontrunners of the virtual reality race, pushing both its VR headset called the Oculus Rift as well as producing content through its Oculus Story Studio. Agatha Yu, product development manager, will be discussing how virtual reality is impacting art at large; pushing it from a paper paradigm to a world dominated by 3D design and 3D modeling.
  • DIRECTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – Sabrina Jacques of Ubisoft
    Hackfort is honored to bring out Sabrina Jacques, cinematic director & narrative designer for Ubisoft Montreal, who will be sharing her experiences in leading the team for the VR experience Eagle Flight, discussing the technical challenges of directing for VR and the exciting possibilities this new technology has to offer.
    Boise’s all-girl powered FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Team, Chickadees, will be hosting a Lego Robotics Workshop and displaying some components of their next robot build. Details soon to come for sign-ups.
    Magic: The Gathering is the oldest and most successful collectable card game. Not only has it survived far past original expectations, it defined the genre. Since its inception in 1993, it has developed robust game-play and a massive following, all of which is supported by a complex and highly technical multi-billion-dollar financial market revolving around the sale and trade of the cards. Bringing industry experts to Hackfort, this panel includes judges, store owners and long-time market followers to explain the complexity and larger picture of this seemingly simple game.
  • NARRATION IN PC, CONSOLE & VIRTUAL REALITY GAMES – Jim Bradbury, Ann Lemay, Sabrina Jacques, Toiya Finley & Cory Davis
    Moderated by local developer Jim Bradbury (Black Box VR), this panel of all-stars will be discussing the guidelines, nuances and challenges for writing strong narration for PC, Console & VR games. Panelists include Ann Lemay (Mass Effect 3), Sabrina Jacques (Eagle Flight VR), Toiya Finley (Fat Chicken) and Cory Davis (Here They Lie VR).
    In additional to VYNYL’s augmented reality experience at Treefort Music Fest and Hackfort, VYNYL President Ian Harris will share his insight into the use of VR and AR (Mixed reality) in the context of large group experiences such as concerts, conventions, spectator sports, and other events. The presentation will include a live demonstration with audience participation – examples of past successes and failures, new and experimental uses, and what the future may hold for these technologies.
    Michael Wilson of Ponywolf and Scott Meyer of Mutated Software will be representing the group Idaho Game Developers. The duo will be demoing their latest creations and talking about the triumphs and pitfalls of being a developer in Boise.
  • MAKERSPACE PANEL: TOOLS, TRICKS & THE FUTURE OF HARDWARE – Amy Vecchione, Brooke Lacey, Dave Ultis, Scott Schmader & Graham Carter
    Join Boise-native makers as they talk about how they got started, their favorite tools and projects, and what they’re looking forward to the future bringing to the craft! Amy Vecchione (Boise State University) will be moderating and panelists will include Brooke Lacey (Tech Savvy), David Ultis (Citizen Scientific Workshop), Scott Schmader (Creative Technologies Association) and Graham Carter (UP Makerspace).
    Robin Arnott, the artist behind the experimental technodelic SoundSelf, draws inspiration from meditation, ceremony, and neuroscience to introduce a new frame for understanding interactivity: trance. Every experience invites its users to surrender themselves to a trance state. Understanding trance gives us the key to a wholly new experience – the first true digital psychedelics.
  • AI NERF WARS – Glen Colby
    Join Glen Colby of Healthwise in a class that will be using Javascript to create a simple AI script to control the actions of an actual person in the world’s most over-engineered nerf gun battle. Up to 8 teams will compete in a fully scripted live nerf battle. Participants should have basic Javascript knowledge. Signups will be announced soon.
    The Idaho Virtual Reality Council (IVRC) and Hackfort are excited to announce the 2017 Immerse-a-thon, a virtual and augmented reality hackathon. This will be an overnight event held at Trailhead on March 11-12. The event theme is Musical Mischief. Teams can range from one to six members. There is a $25 registration fee per team, and food, drink, and t-shirts for all participants will be provided. Registration, prizes, rules, and sign-up instructions will be available starting 2/1.
    Bring the family out the last day of Treefort Music Fest for a screening of Laika’s Oscar nominee Kubo and the Strings. This Filmfort-Hackfort crossover is an event free to the community and fun for the whole family. This event has limited space available.

    Featured at Yogafort, this crossover VR piece is a project that explores the process behind resetting, refining and presenting a dance performance and seeks to promote new avenues for audiences to be transported by the art of choreography and movement.
    Never experienced virtual reality? Excited about the potential of augmented reality? Eager to see what Boise natives are building and creating? Our expo hall is your chance to get your hands on some awesome experiences – VR and beyond. Expo participants include Stardew Valley, Bion, Curious Media, VYNYL and many more! Open 10am – 6pm, Friday, (3/24) and Saturday (3/25).
    The Meridian Library District’s program unBound will be leading a hands-on workshop with Cubelets. These modular units can be assembled into hundreds of combinations creating simple robots. Cubelets are a great tool for teaching robotics and coding to kids as young as age four, but are a lot of fun for anyone with an interest in modular building. This is an all ages event.
    Join the BoiseLAN crew for two full days of gaming, fragging, fun and hanging out with other gamers. BoiseLAN parties start Saturday (3/25) and will run through the night until Sunday (3/26). This event will be at Trailhead. Signups will begin once the Hackfort schedule is announced and Hackfort badgeholders will be emailed a signup link.
  • STEMbusUSA
    The 60-foot interactive STEMbus brings hands-on STEM activities to Hackfort, featuring the latest technology including virtual reality and robotics. They’ll also be doing science demonstrations outside of the bus using liquid nitrogen!


To learn more about the events, the speakers and panelists, check out the Hackfort page here.

You won’t want to miss all of the fun to be had at Hackfort this year so scoop up your Hackfort pass today! With a Hackfort pass, you gain access to all the classes and events on the schedule plus entry into unique crossover events with other forts!

Get your Hackfort pass now for only $30 (plus fees) here or swing by the Record Exchange!


And while you’re at it, save $20 on a Treefort 2017 Pass before March 1st!

Final Round of Artists for Treefort 2017

Are you Treefort Ready? Visit the TICKETS page to secure your spot in the latest Treefort adventure.

We hear Punxsutawney Phil is correct only about 40% of the time. Chip Farmer, however, knows Treefort is 100% in your forecast. Get your 5-Day Fortcast now by clicking play, below and don’t forget to call us at TMF-888-2017.

Now with breaking news, the final Treefort artist announce is here to round out the full Treefort 2017 lineup. We will be rolling out the full schedule in a couple of weeks, so you have plenty of time to do your homework. Below are some recommended places to start in this last group of announced artists — SO MUCH TO BE EXCITED ABOUT! Keep in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg as we added 236 artists today to bring the total to 411. Dig into the full Treefort 2017 artist list over on the LINEUP page.




((( asheville, north carolina )))

“Since Angel Olsen’s first album in 2010, she’s carved out a smoky, country-flavored corner of the indie rock world for herself. Her distinctive voice delivers taut meditations on love and loneliness, sometimes with a shout and other times with more of a whisper. Her music earned her critical acclaim, but also a reputation as a tortured soul — one she wasn’t really looking for. Her new album puts that reputation to rest: It’s called My Woman, and the 29-year-old artist says her latest work reflects the fact that she’s aged a bit. ‘If I were to critically compare this record and the last one,’ Olsen says, ‘I would say the last record is like when you first pick up Dostoyevsky or Kafka and you’re talking with all your friends and you’re like, ‘I understand things now and I’m going to tell people what I understand and it’s going to be important.’ And then this record is more like, ‘I’m going to take a little bit of those things, but I also want to have fun, because fun is important to me.'” — NPR (Sept 2016)// Angel Olsen played Radio Boise Tuesday at Neurolux in April of 2013 to about 25 dedicated fans that had already gotten wind of her. She played Neurolux again in July of 2014 to a growing crowd, but her world travels haven’t brought her back until now. In the wake of her rising success, we’re excited to have her headline our Treefort Main Stage on Sunday night this year.





((( boise, idaho )))

Magic Sword is the most recent Boise project to start getting significant national and international attention. Following the release of their ‘Legend EP’ last year via SIZE Records (label owned by Steve Angelo from Swedish House Mafia), Magic Sword embarked on their first headlining tour of the US. As that tour developed, they also started being recognized as a key artist in the growing synthwave movement and discovered significant crowds drawn to each stop of The Awakening Tour. Last year, you witnessed them in an epic battle with Gertie The Spider at the Treefort Main Stage. This year, catch them wrap their tour with Carpenter Brut at El Korah Shrine on Wednesday night, and then on Friday night bear witness to a very special show with the Boise Philharmonic at the Egyptian Theater (details to be announced soon). When the Magic Sword appears……….good will always prevail.





((( seattle, washington )))

“Chastity Belt’s first show was “a total joke” — at least that’s how Julia Shapiro, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle four-piece, tells it. Now 25, Shapiro recalls how she and her friends (fellow guitarist Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm) joined forces in their sophomore year at Whitman College in Washington state, entering a “Battle of the Bands” with just a single song to their collective name. “It wasn’t until junior year that we started playing shows in Seattle,” Shapiro says over the phone. “We were like, ‘Oh, we can keep doing this after we graduate.’” In the few years since their 2012 cap-and-gown ceremony, Chastity Belt have gone from college-campus lark to a fully fledged band, signed to Sub Pop’s impeccably curated Hardly Art imprint and having opened on tour for breakout singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and major-indie institution Death Cab for Cutie. They’re still in need of day jobs (Shapiro tends bar), but they’ve already released two albums rich with their particular strain of post-punk: dreary yet melodic songs that volley between taking the piss out of twentysomething concerns and staring them down. (Past song titles include “Nip Slip,” “Cool Slut,” and “Why Try.”) Currently, Chastity Belt are in the process of putting together their third full-length; when Shapiro and I talk in early August, it’s a few days after she and her bandmates have finished recording material for their next album, which is likely due out in early 2017.” — Spin interview (August 2016)





((( san francisco, california )))

As one of the most ubiquitous DJs in Dance Music, Mark Farina’s known for both his unique style of mixing Jazz, Downtempo and House Music as well as being the creator of Mushroom Jazz: West Coast jazzy, organic productions combined with East Coast Hip-Hop, Urban beats. Farina relocated to San Francisco in 1992. Fans embraced Mark’s downtempo style and he started co-hosting a weekly Mushroom Jazz club night in ʻ93. In 3 short years, Farina established a fanatical, cult-like following for his Mushroom Jazz sound and in 1996, OM Records released the first mixed comp CD, simply titled, Mushroom Jazz. Other notable releases include OMʼs Seasons, San Francisco Sessions Vol. 1, Connect, House of Om, Live in Tokyo, and Fabric 40. When Mark’s not touring the world, you’re likely to find him in his studio working on new releases & podcasts for his label, Great Lakes Audio. On days off he’ll be cruising his ’68 Toronado with his son, Dylan (aka “little peanut”), and his Yorkie, Pumpkin. Voted as one of the top DJ’s in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene.




((( brooklyn, new york )))

“Xenia Rubinos’ vivid debut album, Magic Trix, drew from noise, punk, and soul, yet it was often described as ‘Latin music’ on account of the Brooklyn songwriter’s Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage. ‘I think that my culture plays into that because it’s part of who I am,’ she’s said, ‘but I also don’t think it’s the totality of my work.’ But for the follow-up, her newfound appreciation of hip-hop, rediscovering Erykah Badu, and creating against a backdrop of racist police brutality prompted Rubinos to consider the parameters of her identity. ‘You know where to put the brown girl when she’s fuckin’ it up,’ she chants amid the gnashing synths of ‘See Them.’ ‘Where you gonna put the brown girl now she’s tearin’ it up?’ Black Terry Cat is all about breaking beyond limitations. From mostly keys, drums, and bass, Rubinos and her small cohort bring a funky fluidity to the bright splatters of her debut, and forge a level of inventiveness comparable to Esperanza Spalding’s recent epic, Emily’s D+Evolution. On a day where nothing’s going right, the bass and vocals on ‘Lonely Lover’ spiral downwards, an elegant, defeated groove into the abyss. On songs like ‘Laugh Clown’ and ‘Don’t Wanna Be,’ Rubinos is a brooding neo-soul singer, yet ‘Just Like I’ is an exuberant but abrasive thrash (“with the same teeth, I smile, I bite you…”) that could be by Shellac if not for her loopy vocal trill.” — Pitchfork (June 2016)






((( seattle, washington )))

Sol first captured an audience in 2012 with his Dear Friends EP trilogy. Following shortly after, he independently released the full-length album, Yours Truly, which quickly hit #1 in the U.S. and #4 worldwide on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Then, at what seemed to be a decisive moment in his career, Sol did the unexpected; he left. As a cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, Sol was offered the prestigious Bonderman Honors Travel Fellowship as he simultaneously was receiving offers from record labels. Ultimately, he chose to keep blazing his own trail and embarked on the 10-month journey across the globe. While traveling, his music continued to flow as his new experiences only added to his already global perspective. Sol’s journey and his new inspiration deeply influenced his next project, the Eyes Open EP, which debuted in the Top 10 on the global iTunes Hip-Hop charts. Just as Sol’s influences have expanded beyond music so have his aspirations. Whether it be through performing at major festivals such as Sasquatch!, Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party; touring with artists including G-Eazy, Iamsu!, the Blue Scholars, Zion-I and Grieves; public speaking; or organizing and playing benefit concerts he naturally wants to find ways to connect with people. Operating fully independently, Sol has built everything organically with his fans – reaching tens of millions of streams online on Soundcloud and Spotify alone. With the release of The Headspace Traveler in March 2016, Sol continues on that path, and that path has led him to Treefort 2017.





((( atlanta, georgia )))

Shots pulsing from a vintage Leslie speaker, their guitars, keys and vocals create the psychoactive ingredients of their echo-slathered, doo-wop-indebted indie gems; psychedelic garage bangers, gritty R&B shuffles and spaghetti-western weirdness. Taking cues from Santo & Johnny, The Stooges, Ritchie Valens, Marc Bolan, Percy Faith, Sam Cooke, the men working on the chain gang—uh! ah!—they’re all here, their electric ghosts reaching across time, tapping Gringo Star on the shoulder like the crossroads devil to Robert Johnson, bestowing secrets, passing torches.





((( portland, oregon )))

“Some people take a little more time to grow,” sings Courtney Marie Andrews on the title track of Honest Life. It is a telling statement from someone who has been knocking around for a while, honing her skills, before finding it within herself to craft an absolutely perfect little gem of an album at the sixth attempt. Andrews is only 25 but has already spent almost a decade on the road as a professional musician, touring since she was 16, singing backing vocals for arena rock band Jimmy Eat World and travelling as lead guitarist for cult Americana star Damien Jurado… Andrews’s voice is pure and sweet with nuanced warbles and flutters and a little break on the top notes, bringing to mind the tremulous flow of Emmylou Harris with hints of Joni Mitchell’s worldly wisdom, while the poetic economy of her lyrics is right up there with such masters of the country vignette as Guy Clark and John Prine.” — The Telegraph (January 2017)





((( anacortes, washington )))

Artist and producer Karl Blau rides the wave of a coastal country-fied soul album “Introducing Karl Blau” in which Blau sings tunes from 60s and 70s Nashville scene and beyond. “Introducing” came out in May of 2016, and has taken him on tours of the US and Europe with band members from NW sensation LAKE. Hailing from Anacortes, WA, Blau currently releases his music on London’s Bella Union label founded by members of the Cocteau Twins. Karl Blau after 20 plus years of recording has over 40 solo albums under his belt buckle. Stylistically all over the map, the thread that ties all of these different incarnations together is his silky baritone voice. Blau first performed in Boise in the late 90s on tour with then The Microphones also from Anacortes. Some of the other bands he’s played in are EARTH, Malaikat Dan Singa, Laura Veirs, The Bundles, LAKE, Bright Black Morning Light.





((( vancouver, british columbia )))

Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, Belle Game weaves ethereal soundscapes into, blown-out, crush-pop confessions. Sonically, Belle Game exists somewhere between new-age visions and unkempt basements. Keyboards and guitars swell between the cracks as a foundation of subsonic rhythm is splayed across the floor. Their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit earned the band critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone; while their emotional live performances prompted Paste Magazine to name them one of the “10 Great New Bands from CMJ”. From hushed anthems to distorted instrumentals, Belle Game is always teetering between two worlds. Whatever the mood, it’s always a celebration of the hard times and a refusal of fear. Check out the band’s new single, Yuh (produced by Dave Hamelin, executive produced by Kevin Drew.)





((( portland / olympia )))

“Gather ’round, children of the ’90s. Justin Trosper and Sara Lund of the late, great Unwound have linked musical arms once again, and there’s a reason we mention the ’90s broadly as opposed to Unwound in particular. Nocturnal Habits is a different beast than what’s expected if you didn’t know about its participants’ new musical lives since Leaves Turn Inside You and that Trosper quite enjoys hopscotching over and around genres. [NOCTURNAL HABITS’ “NEW SKIN FOR OLD CHILDREN”] Lead-off tracks “Ecophilia” and “Good Grief” are beckoning those who can’t afford the asking price for vinyl of the last MBV, “Wall Of Early Morning Light” is the piece Philip Glass never collaborated with Dead Can Dance on, while “Sketchbook” and “Ice Islands” pensively hum straight outta the Midwest where Shudder To Think collides with Bob Mould’s maturity. Trosper and Lund trading in ratcheting angular noisiness for alt-indie filtered through lush orchestration may be bemoaned by some, but it works. And it’s a lot easier on the senses.” — Magnet Magazine (December 2016)





((( philadelphia, pennsylvania )))

Philadelphia’s Ecstatic Vision come out of hiding in 2017 with their new psychedelic-rock album RAW ROCK FURY. RAW ROCK FURY is the 2nd LP for the band, and follows 2015’s critically acclaimed SONIC PRAISE, which saw them traverse the globe with the likes of UNCLE ACID & the DEADBEATS and YOB. RAW ROCK FURY exhibits the band locking in on primordial-caveman-esque Detroit rock grooves, krautian motorik sounds that recall that obscure one-time collaboration between NEU and the MC5, grimy harmonica flourishes that evoke Beefheart as his rockinest, and the Hawkwindian primal world heavy psych their debut showcased to the world’s respite. All of this is captured on one of the dirtiest sounding recordings since KICK OUT THE JAMS. Miss the times when heavy rock records had that bone crushing girth to their recordings that made you just want to keep turning it up? Do you crave that searing acid rock guitar sound from back-when, before Funkadelic’s sound got corny? Do you miss the days when rock recordings were dangerous? If so, you must crave RAW ROCK FURY.





((( kensington, california via israel )))

Perfect Stranger is a stage name for Israeli based electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. Perfect Stranger was created around February 2005, and within 2 calendar years became critically acclaimed all over the globe, always showcasing the next step with his multi genre psychedelic dance music, and ultimately culminated being a genre of it’s own, presenting a totally distinctive sound, characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions. His music often defies genres bridging between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements.




((( seattle, washington )))

Creating vivid instrumental imagery using complex rhythms and a unique precision that redefines the term “funk” for 21st Century audiences the eight- piece Polyrhythmics are proving to be one of Seattle’s finest exports. With a hard-driving modern afro-psycho-beat sound composed of relentless rhythm, heart thumping bass lines, intricate guitar phrasings, avalanches of keyboard colors, melodic hooks and soaring horn solos the octet delivers a live experience to behold that immediately turns any joint into a funky dance party.




((( los angeles, california )))

Cy Dune is the pen name and mythological rebel persona of Seth Olinsky, guitar virtuoso, vocalist, and songwriter of legendary underground noise punk freaks Akron/Family, and co founder of Lightning Records. Also known for his work with Swans/Angels of Light /YGR founder Michael Gira and post minimalist mastermind Rhys Chatham, as well as collaborations with everyone from Hamid Drake and William Parker to Oneida, Keiji Haino and Tatsuya Nakatani. Cy Dune began in 2012 in the Sonoran Desert outside of Tucson, AZ when alongside Lightning co-founder, conceptual artist and musician Ali Beletic, the two removed themselves from the conservative, middle of the road hipster culture of the late 00’s to begin again artistically in the sun and raw ancient Americanism of the desert. There he recorded his critically acclaimed first ep No Recognize and forthcoming Desert LP, and first married the primitivist poetic powers of the American blues mythology with the religious rock power envisioned by Patti Smith and the 70’s NYC art/punk movement.




((( portland, oregon )))

“For the Portland, Ore., band Y La Bamba, creativity and talent have combined and crystalized to form a unique sound. That sound is the sum of many individual musical experiences and influences, but it also reflects a shared vision. Most importantly, on the new Ojos Del Sol, it sounds as if the group is having a blast playing music. The biggest step forward on the new record lies in how Y La Bamba uses Luz Elena Mendoza’s voice: It’s employed like a musical instrument, as part of an ensemble sound. That may sound easy, but it’s difficult to pull off. Singing delicately in her upper register, she seems enmeshed in the instrumental arrangements, which gives her bicultural storytelling an almost otherworldly feel. Ojos Del Sol represents a major step forward for Y La Bamba, not least because it fully establishes Mendoza as one of the most innovative and exciting young vocalists around.” — NPR (August 2016)





((( los angeles, california )))

When it comes 2 the live show, HB will stun U. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between. He’s not what U’d expect and that’s what makes HB’s language all the more engaging. Cause its a language of disconnection, a speak that breaks down stereotypes and genres. He’s not all funk, he’s not all RnB, and he sure ain’t pure pop or rock either. Sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, who is this alien creature, sending us encoded messages like we got ESP? Don’t U wanna know? So what do U say, R U ready 2 get EVER so Freaky with ya very own Harriet Brown?





((( largo, maryland )))

A native of the DMV area, Cauzndefx brings an eclectic mixture of both old school and new school vibes with an added lo-fi feel. When he’s not watching anime or playing Smash Bros., he’s usually drafting up his next song with wordplay that displays a slight Rhymesayers vibe enhanced with a sort of “positive-melancholy-esque” instrumental backing. Being an upcoming monolith with unforgettable shows and energy to spare, Cauzndefx should definitely be on your playlist.






((( los angeles, california )))

“Kyle Field, professionally known as Little Wings, is a living legend. He is the modern embodiment of the traveling bard and the singing troubadour. Kyle’s discography is vast and impressive, full of tunes that are plucked from the lexicon of great American songwriting. On his latest effort, EXPLAINS, he crafts melodies so haunting and familiar; it’s as if he’s not composing them at all. He is tapping into something greater, acting as a vessel for the collective unconscious that is folk music. This is an album that is immediately accessible and also unfolds slowly, revealing greater depth with each listen. Kyle’s lyrics are direct yet poetic, funny yet sad. EXPLAINS is a fantastic record that celebrates the enduring spirit of a great artist. Its release on WOODSIST is all too fitting – a label whose very foundation seems based on lasting creative integrity.” – Alex Bleeker









((( phoenix, arizona )))

Qais Essar, international artist, composer, producer, educator and experienced live performer, carries on the traditional legacy of classical Afghan instrumentation. A student of both classical and traditional forms of Afghan/Indian and western music, Essar is able to present the Rabab with a fresh new perspective. His innovative approach to musical composition and presentation combined with his media savvy presence makes him a rare breed of artist in the classical music world. In the same vein, the richness of his classical music training and the depth of his responsibility to preserve the culture of his war-torn motherland make his music and narrative exceptionally compelling among young, independent musicians.






((( los angeles, california )))

“Pretty much all you need to know about Death Valley Girls can be summed up by the line from the 1975 sexploitation film Switchblade Sisters that became the band’s unofficial slogan: ‘Everybody’s gotta be in a gang.’ All those images of leather-clad, grime-covered, rebellious fun that such a phrase evokes are just what the Los Angeles quartet personifies. It’s slightly crazy, completely sexy, and just frightening enough that you want nothing more than to be inducted into the club. Luckily, Death Valley Girls are sending an open invitation with their sophomore record, Glow in the Dark. Out June 10th (2016) from Burger Records, the follow-up to 2014’s Street Venom plays like a beacon from space sent to incite a cultural mutiny. Tracks like ‘Love Spell’ and ‘Disco’ beckon the listener to shed the chains of repressive modesty in favor of letting loose in the neon light of the night. ‘Horror Movie’ and ‘I’m a Man Too’ strike out at the definitions laid down by a society enslaved to consumerism and clearly delineated classifications. All of it bursts out in surfy proto-punk layered with sugary shrill harmonies that cut through the garage door like so many steel studs.” — Consequence of Sound (June 2016)




((( atlanta, georgia )))

Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an “Artist to Watch,” saying they “tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot.” The band’s eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene, with influences ranging from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop to classical piano music, The first cut on the album, “SP,” starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. The band’s label debut Oneiric was released September 30th, 2016 via Mascot Label Group / Mascot Records.





((( boise, idaho )))

ChildzPlay was Boise’s very own premier all-original Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band in the 1980s. ChildzPlay was know for their all original music, high energy sound, and spectacular light shows playing at multiple venues such as The Mardi Gras and Whiskey River. Even though there will not be an official History of Boise Rock Showcase this year, Childzplay are reuniting to play Treefort 2017 and we couldn’t be more excited. Check out this live video from 1985 at Mardi Gras and get pumped to rock out with these local legends.




((( toronto, ontario )))

Taking two of the most tireless acts away from their passports has yielded an album and stage show fit to clobber any unsuspecting rap lover. Fresh Kils is a “producer/DJ/sample magician involved with two of the 5 most written about rap albums in Canada”, according to Allya Kanani at Imprint Show Review. PremRock is no slouch either: “The hirsute and hooded rapper casts himself in a very short but worthy lineage…of rhymers artfully influenced by Aesop Rock” says Jeff Weiss of Pitchfork/LA Weekly. Thousands of words have been spilled on the technical prowess of Toronto producer Fresh Kils and his assault on the MPC, while New York emcee PremRock has written thousands more crisscrossing the globe studying Tom Waits and Ernest Hemingway. After three tours, countless studio sessions in Toronto, and numerous jaunts spiked by booze in back alley shakedowns, PremRock and Fresh Kils have officially linked up on record and on the road to milk their notoriety for all it’s worth.



((( los angeles, california )))

Abhi the Nomad is a 23 year old indian boy, dots, not feathers, hailing from the small suburb of Thousand Oaks, CA. Originally from India, Abhi has traveled through multiple different countries, finally landing in the US, to share with you his unique style and killer rhythm. From Hip Hop to Indie, to indie Hip-Hop, Nomad will blow your mind with his kung fu style and abstract artistry you haven’t ever seen before. From the age of 12, Abhi has been kicking rad rhymes independently. Abhi writes all of his material and also produces most of it himself. While working on his own solo projects, Abhi the Nomad has joined Foster to become half of “El Capitán.”





((( atlanta, georgia )))

Beginning in 1991 with infamous psych-rock provocateurs The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Matt Hollywood has trodden many musical paths over the last two and a half decades. From deceptively accessible BJM standouts like Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth and Maybe Tomorrow, to the tripped-out folk pop of The Out Crowd, and the hazy elegance of Rebel Drones, Hollywood’s songwriting has wandered through multiple genres, the playful experimentation always grounded in a core of earnest emotion. Drawing on such diverse influences as Cohen, Hazlewood, Morricone, Gainsbourg, and classic blues and country, Hollywood is returning to the road with music from his upcoming WavePOP Records release, as well as some old favorites and never-heard-live rarities.





((( vancouver, british columbia )))

Ora Cogan’s versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. Ora combines the intricate guitar picking of americana with grunge and psychedelic dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70’s folk legend Karen Dalton and sharing the stage with the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, Grouper & Hope Sandoval while touring extensively throughout North America & Europe.
Ora’s 6th studio album, Shadowland, was released on Hidden City Records and Beacon Sound in 2016. A co-production with Trish Klein from acclaimed alt-folk group The Be Good Tanyas, Shadowland sees Ora’s stunning voice set in an intriguing romantic dreamscape of electric guitar, vintage keyboards, and hypnotic drums. Ora has recently performed at Torstraßen Festival in Berlin, Handmade Festival in Italy and will be on tour through 2017.




((( denver, colorado )))

Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band. The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS. They’ve collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs. Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band, and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Defined more by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, Trout Steak Revival crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots evoking its own style of Americana. With five band members all contributing unique lyrics, lead vocals, acoustic instrumentation, and harmonies, Trout Steak Revival delivers memorable tunes to an energetic fanbase that grows hand-in-hand with the band.



((( boise, idaho )))

Based in Boise, Idaho, the Hokum Hi-Flyers play old-time mountain music and other forms of unplugged American roots music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, and harmonica. Part of the living tradition of “old, weird America,” they sing songs of love and murder, sin and redemption, whiskey and whimsy. High-spirited dance tunes will get you on your feet and hollerin’ at the rafters. Come chase away the blues at their regular square dances at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in downtown Boise. They serve up hokum and they serve it hot. /// Catch them hosting one of their famed Hoedowns on Friday night of Treefort 2017 at the Basque Center.

Reminder that you can see all 411 of the artists who are a part of the FULL LIST of TREEFORT ARTISTS on the 2017 lineup over on the lineup page.

There will more info on forts and schedule coming soon. In the meantime, grab your 5-day wristbands now so you don’t miss a beat and start getting to know all of the artists!

♫ Official Treefort Playlists also available at



2017 Full Treefort Music Lineup


A Mighty Band of Microbes
a.k.a Belle
Aaron Brown and The Invasion
Aaron Jackson
Abhi The Nomad
Alanna Royale
Aldous Harding
Alex Cameron
Ana Lete
And And And
Andrew Sheppard
Andy O. + Weighn
Andy Shauf
Angel Olsen
Anna Tivel
Another Man Out The Window
Arc Flash
Arthur Maddox
Astro Tan
Audio Moonshine
Axiom Tha Wyze
Bad Licks
Belle Game
Ben Walden
Big Jesus
Billy Changer
Black Bolt
Blue Lotus
Blvrred Vision
Bogan Via
Boone Howard
Bread & Circus
Brent Cowles
Brett Hawkins
Brett Netson
Brooke Would
Bryson Cone
Bud Bronson & The Good Timers
Carpenter Brut
Chain of Flowers
Chanti Darling
Chastity Belt
Childz Play
CJ Boyd
Clap! Clap!
Clarke and the Himselfs
Cloudest Speaker
Comfy but Conflicted
Conquer Monster
Courtney Marie Andrews
Cuff Lynx
Cult Bride
Cure For The Common
Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers
Cy Dune
Dan Had It
Dark Swallows
David Andrews Band
Dead Meadow
Death Valley Girls
Dedicated Servers
Deep Creeps
Delicate Steve
Desert Graves
Deviant Kin
Dimond Saints
Dirty Revival
Dodgy Mountain Men
Dogs in the Fight
Dressy Bessy
Dyllan Hersey
E&J (Eleven and Jason D)
Ealdor Bealu
East Forest
Ecstatic Vision
Edward Stumpp
Eilen Jewell
eL Dopamine
Electric Coconut
Elvice Mwenematale
Elvis Depressedly
Emily Afton
Emma Ruth Rundle
Erik Phillips
Everyone Is Dirty
Far From Giants
Foul Weather
Frankie & the Witch Fingers
Fresh Kils w/ PremRock
Fulton and Hunt
Garek Jon Druss
Gentle Spirit
Get Dead
Get Wet +
Ghost of Paul Revere
Glacier Veins
Glenn Mantang & the GOV
Good Dining
Ghost Tours
Gipsy Moonrise
Grand Falconer
Great Bait
Great Grandpa
Gringo Star
Hallowed Oak
Harriet Brown
Henry Pope
Hillfolk Noir
Hokum Hi-Flyers
Holiday Friends
Hollow Wood
Hot Pursuit
Human Ottoman
Hummingbird of Death
Hurdy Gurdy Girls
Hustle and Drone
Hybrid Sheep Organizer
Ian Velikoff
Illumneye Crew
Izaak Opatz
J&L Defer
Jac Sound
Jack Loyd Gish and Friends
Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
Jake Leg
Jan Reed
Jared Grabb
Jared Mees
JD Kindle & The Eastern Oregon Playboys
Jeffrey Martin
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
Jonathan Richman
Jonathan Warren and the Billygoats
Jonn E Combat
Joshua James
Josiah Johnson
Junior Rocket Scientist
Kane Strang
Karl Blau
Kate Tempest
Kathleen Williams
KC Jonez
Kelli Schaefer
Kishi Bashi
Know Reaction
Kosha Dillz
Kurva Choir
Lee Corey Oswald
Les Fortunate
Light Thieves
Like A Rocket
Lily Lorenz
Little Wings
Logan Hyde
Lorna Dune
Lounge on Fire
Low Red Land
Lower Dens
Luci Kolada
Mac Demarco
Madisun Proof
Magic Sword
Marco Benevento
Mark Farina
Marshall Poole
Matt Hollywood & The Bad Feelings
Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles
Meat Puppets
Mercy Brown
Midnight Legs // Marathon Lungs
Mikos DaGawd
Mimicking Birds
My Body
Never Young
New Shack
Nick Delffs
Nico Yaryan
Nocturnal Habits
Nothing But Heros
Nude Dude
Oceans Are Zeroes
Of Limbs
Ola Sweet
Old Death Whisper
Open Mike Eagle
Ora Cogan
Palo Duro
Paper Gates
Parade of Bad Guys
Pat Moon
People With Bodies
Perfect Stranger
Plastic Picnic
Play Date
Pom Pastel
Psychic Twin
Pure Ivy
Qais Essar
Queen Boychild
Red Hands Black Feet
Regular Sounds
Rituals of Mine
Rocci Johnson Band
Roo Nostalgia
Rory Van James
Ryan Duley
Ryan Peck
Sad Horse
Sama Dams
Sculpture Club
Sea’s Apprentice
Secret Drum Band
Shady Elders
Shana Falana
Sheep Bridge Jumpers
Sick Wish
Skinny The Kid
Sleepy Seahorse
Slow Caves
Slow Corpse
Sly Moon Sutra
Sol Rising
Something Spicy
Sonny & the Sunsets
Southtowne Lanes
Space Car
Spike Coggins
Spirit Award
St. Terrible (and The Gospel of Nothingness ∆)
Star Warrior
Storie Grubb
Str3tch Armstrong
Strange Ranger
Styles in Black
Stylust Beats
Sun Blood Stories
Tag Along Friend
Tall Tall Trees
Tango Alpha Tango
Tele Novella
The Album Leaf
The Astrophobes
The Band Ice Cream
The Birth Defects
The Bouncing Souls
The Coathangers
The Dig
The Dirty Moogs
The Fav
The Foxxtones
The Green Zoo
The Growlers
The Hand
The Infamous Stringdusters
The Invasion
The Jerkwadz
The Lawsuits
The Love Bunch
The Lower 48
The Modern Era
The Moody Jews
The Mutineers
The Ocean Party
The Oliphants
The Outfit
The Prids
The Raven & the Writing Desk
The Ravenna Colt
The Sea Life
The Seshen
The Soft White Sixties
The Still Tide
The Sun and The Mirror
The Very Most
The Weary Times
The Werks
There Is No Mountain
Thick Business
This Will Destroy You
Thomas Paul
Touché Amoré
Toy Zoo
Transistor Send
Trout Steak Revival
Tylor and the Train Robbers
Unconditional Arms
Up is the Down is the
Urban Outfielders
Water Slice
We Are Apes
Weezy Ford
Western Daughter
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Wild Powwers
With Child
Wooden Indian Burial Ground
World’s Finest
Xenia Rubinos
Y La Bamba
Yeah Great Fine
Zack Quintana & The Tucks
Zeb Dewar Band
Zee Will

Yogafort 2017 Launch Party

Dig up your fav yoga pants, dust off your mat — the Yogafort 2017 Launch Party is set for February 12th….let’s just hope the ice will be melted by then!

Join Yogafort on Sunday, February 12th from 1-3pm at Coiled Winery (just over the river in Garden City) for a mini version of what to expect in March. Get down to live DJs Chakra Kahn and Effy K in a Pound class taught by Amanda Bell and a Shakti Flow class taught by Emme Kaylor. In addition to these rockin’ classes, Coiled Winery will have wine tasting along with light snacks, and more!

All attending yogis will be entered to win Yogafort passes, swag and loads more goodness! Space is super limited so make sure to save a spot for you and your yoga mat by getting your ticket today. Tickets are $25 and can be scooped up here.


* Download the awesome poster by Lauren Tesch and James Lloyd here.
* Get up to the minute updates by joining the Facebook Event.

Please bring a yoga mat, exercise shoes, a water bottle and be ready to party!

Haven’t gotten your 5-Day Treefort pass yet? Buy now before the price goes up on March 1st!


Treefort 2017 Launch Party

We’re going to launch Boise into Treefort season! Together with Duck Club, we’re bringing Portland garage rockers The Shivas to Boise on February 4th for an all ages show at The Basque Center.

In true Treefort spirit, we’re celebrating our favorite time of year with a diverse lineup. The Shivas will be joined by basement punk rockers Tyvek, hometown Americana heroes Hillfolk Noir, and jazz martians Foul Weather.

PLEASE NOTE: The Passholder Presale has expired — $10 tickets are still available here.

Just like in years past, the Launch Party will also serve as a volunteer gathering. If you would like to lend a hand at one of Boise’s liveliest events, you learn more and to signup by clicking here.

Download the Launch Party Poster designed by Treefort Art Director, James Lloyd

Questions? Email

*$5 tickets available only to Treefort 2017 passholders with email addresses, from 1/20-1/27


**p.s. the venue is bit smaller than in years past, so we could sell out in advance (psst….we’ve sold every year) and, most importantly, we really want to hang out with you!!!!

Save $20 by purchasing your 5-day pass before 3/1.


Music Video Lab Returns to Filmfort

We’re psyched to have the return of Music Video Lab to Filmfort this year! In partnership with Boise Rock School and The Director’s Cut, Filmfort is looking for students age 10-15 to join this one-of-a-kind workshop.

During Treefort Music Fest, 12 lucky students will have a hands-on opportunity to learn filmmaking skills and collaborate with two Treefort Music Fest bands to film and produce a stellar music video!! Much like a takeaway show, participants will shoot in studio and on location in downtown Boise to learn all facets of filmmaking including pre-production, camera, lighting, sound and post-production. The workshop commences with a public screening of two completed music videos at Filmfort.

Music Video Lab will take place March 21-24 from 4:15-6:30 pm at Boise Rock School and both of the videos will be screened for public viewing during Filmfort on Sunday of Treefort (place and time TBA). Space is limited to only 12 students and registration closes March 1, 2017…so hustle up and sign up before it’s too late!

Music Video Lab is $150 per student. To reserve a spot and to learn more, contact Allie Morgan at

Footage and Videos from Treefort Music Fest 2016:

Though Treefort passholders also have access to Filmfort events, if you want to guarantee a seat at any film screening or event during the festival, you should buy a Filmfort pass. Filmfort passholders have priority entry into classes before any Treefort passholders.

Get your Filmfort pass now for $35 (plus fees) here or swing by the Record Exchange!


And while you’re at it, save $20 on a Treefort 2017 Pass before March 1st!

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

2016 is coming to a close which means it’s time to start the celebrations and welcome in a brand new year! We’ll be ringing in the new year with the second round of artists playing Treefort 2017 — so keep your eye out for that in the coming days! In the meantime, we hope your 2017 includes coming to Treefort Music Fest…where you can find a resolution you can keep!

Treefort Resolutions

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

Jumping around venue to venue discovering new bands and hopping from fort to fort is the best part of Treefort! From sun-up to sun-down, every day is a top-notch experience!

Listen to New Music

From local, regional, national and even international artists playing Treefort, you’re bound to find a new fave band (or 32) to add to your playlists in 2017!

Learn Something New

Hackfort will entice and excite your curiosity, creativity, and passion for technology! The broad spectrum of programming will introduce you to new discoveries.

Read More Books

With subjects ranging from the gritty new West to edgy Mormon fiction — find all the books to read in 2017 from the Storyfort Bookclub.

Discover More Films

Filmfort programs movies you will love, movies with universal themes that make the local global and the global local, movies that inspire, unite and celebrate! 

Try New Food

Indulge your sense of culinary creativity this year! Foodfort features a bustling banquet of local bites served by a creative crew of local chefs and farmers.

Get In Shape

Stay in festy shape with Yogafort at Treefort 2017! Experience LA-based yoga instructor Tony G with music from Masood Ali Khan, East Forest, Sol Rising and many more! 

Save Money

Grab your 5-day wristband today to save $20. Prices go up on March 1st, so scoop your pass right now!