Become a Treetrotter

Having Treefort withdrawals? So are we.

While Daytrotter was in Boise, they recorded 26 sessions with both local and touring artists at The Tonic Room Recording & Mastering Studios during Treefort Music Fest. Audio sessions from Doug Martsch, The Coathangers, Chain Of Flowers, Thick Business, The Infamous Stringdusters, Marco Benevento, and many more will be released on daytrotter.com starting May 1st!

The Daytrotter team left Boise feeling inspired by the overwhelmingly supportive arts & music community that thrives right in our city. As a thank you, they’d like to extend a personal invitation to take advantage of a seriously sweet membership deal going on so you can hear what went down during Treefort. From now until May 5th, sign up for Daytrotter and enjoy 3 months for only $2.99, just use promocode LONGERDAYS at sign up!

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Along with the audio sessions premiering from Treefort, they have sessions from many of the 2017 headliners – like Mac DeMarco, Lizzo, The Growlers, STRFKR, Lower Dens, The Bouncing Souls, and more – already on daytrotter.com from years past! Between May & June, they’ll also be releasing some of our most exciting sessions recorded so far this year, including sessions from SXSW & their Daytrotter Downs festival, like Joan of Arc Band, Post Animal, Wyclef, Modern English, NE-HI, and more.

These recordings are raw, handled with care, tracked straight to tape, and waiting to be discovered by you on daytrotter.com. Let’s discover your new favorite band together!

Aaaaaand, ICYMI, here are all of the LIVE Facebook streams from Treefort:

Thank You Treefort VI!

Looking back at all the fun we had this weekend is very emotional. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve stayed up late and danced for days. Before we say goodbye (for now), let’s reminisce all the beautiful moments had this week.

THANK YOU to every festival goer, band member, volunteer, sound person, presenter, beer pourer (and spiller), filmmaker, craft brewer, storyteller, yogi, dancer, performer,  kiddo, chef and participant for making this week one to remember. It wouldn’t be as amazing without each and every one of you doing your part and making Treefort VI one for the books. We wish we could monster hug all of you!

Wednesday

This weekend was great from beginning to end. We started the festival off with local ambassadors of groove Sly Moon Sutra at El Korah Shrine, followed by a slew of electronic artists including Boise’s very own Magic Sword. Meat Puppets proved that they’re the godfathers of grunge at Neurolux.

We learned more about the refugee experience through photography project Stronger Shines the Light Inside and short film Rita. Ballet Idaho (choreographed by Daniel Ojeda) graced us with an outstanding performance at Boise Contemporary Theater.

Thursday

Thursday was filled with sick beats and rap flows from the likes of soulful trip-hip trio Rituals of Mine at El Korah Shrine. Hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle got the crowd pumped for psych-pop folk-hop band WHY?. Psych-rock outfit Battlehooch rocked the Neurolux along with Treefort alums AU and New York band Delicate Steve. Doug Martsch, Bijouxx and Sleepy Seahorse had us feelings all the feels at Boise Contemporary Theater. The vivid instrumental imagery of Polyrhythmics blew us away at Hannah’s and badass babes The Coathangers rocked the Linen Building before dancing the night away with DJ’s at Mardi Gras.

Local comedian Emma Arnold kicked off the first night of Comedyfort. We were inspired by the epic story of Kyle Bryant, The Ataxian. Foodfort hosted an amazing four-course meal by chef Hugh Acheson at Basque Center and Hackfort kicked off their festivities with a party at Woodland Empire. There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise! kept us on our toes. Storyfort taught us more about the state of modern journalism, the refugee experience and poetry with their insightful panels and readings. Jungo Blizzard shook his booty outside the El Korah!

Friday

Treefort VI kicked into high gear on Friday. Main Stage opened with the always amazing Thunderpussy, New York rockers Delicate Steve, beach-pop troubadours Sonny & The Sunsets and ended with Brooks of The Growlers playing baseball with his microphone with the audience. The Egyptian Theatre show with local dance & music troupe LED followed by Magic Sword with the Boise Philharmonic proved to be epic. Xenia Rubinos got rowdy at Linen Building. Mac Demarco played his first set of the festival at El Korah Shrine and blew us away!

We sipped on the Tres Demones White Rye IPA by Crooked Fence and munched on food from Juniper in the Alefort Tent. Caitlin Gill cracked us up at Liquid and the screening of How the Sky Will Melt took us through an apocalypse. Hackfort inspired us with their panel discussions and workshops at JUMP as well as a special live podcast of FiveThirtyEight at Egyptian Theatre! Storyfort was full of great readings from fantastic authors and the music industry panel gave artists and fans alike a new understanding of music supervision. Yogafort got started with a full day of blissful and exciting classes.

Saturday

Kishi Bashi rocked Main Stage followed by bold and brassy performer Lizzo. Mac Demarco‘s second set was awesome! Garage pop veterans AJJ and punk heroes The Bouncing Souls closed out the Knitting Factory. We partied with cool kid Harriet Brown and local sweet tarts Thick Business at Linen Building. Alvvays closed out the El Korah Shrine with their sun-splashed and twilit songs. Eilen Jewell touched our hearts at Basque Center.

We got our giggle on with Will Weldon at The Hideout and delved into the life of a deaf filmmaker in Lacrimosa. We sipped on the Farmside Grape Must Saison by Uinta and munched on food from Wild Plum Events in the Alefort Tent. STEMbusUSA entertained us, along with the other Hackfort discussion panels and workshops. Fortcraft, Strengthfort, Skatefort, Band Dialogue VI, poetry slams, yoga classes, music licesning pitching session….there was so much to explore and discover and we conquered it all!

Sunday

We all got blown away and put in tears by English poet-rapper Kate Tempest and the cinematic, tonally rich work of Lower Dens kept us in awe. Angel Olsen‘s disarming, timeless voice closed the night at Main Stage but the festivities weren’t over until electronic pop dance heroes STRFKR took the stage at El Korah Shrine. Treefort VI ended with a DJ set from Chanti Darling at Neurolux and DJ Fresh Direct at Fatty’s.

Portia Saban’s live podcast featured panelists that informed us about how the music industry is changing. We sipped on the Barrel Aged Blonde Sour by Barbarian and munched on food from Brick29 in the Alefort Tent. Neeraj Srinivasan kept us giggling at Liquid and 6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money kept us intrigued. The famous Treefort Amateur Dance Battle III got us shakin’ and the poetry performances calmed our hungover heads.

What a great time! What was your favorite part? What did you discover? Relive all the moments on our Flickr and our YouTube. Relisten to your favorite sounds on our Spotify and SoundCloud playlists and donate to Boise Rock School Scholarship Fund when you download the 2017 Trail Mix. Like and follow the artists of Treefort and support them when they tour through your town…psst if you’re in Boise, get in on Duck Club shows.

Thanks again for being a part of Treefort VI.

See you in the fort for Treefort VII!

xoxo,
Your Treefort Music Fest Crew

p.s. In the case you had too much fun and forgot to buy some souvenirs, we’ll have all merch up on our site soon enough, so make sure you sign up for our emails.


Our amazing video team made killer highlight videos every day of the fest. Relive day five below:

Listen to both FiveThirtyEight podcasts that were recorded live at Hackfort during Treefort 2017.

“This week’s FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast was recorded live at the Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho. The team talked to Boise Mayor David Bieter about local partisanship, played a round of wonky political trivia and answered audience questions. The crew discusses the failure of the House GOP health care bill in a separate live emergency podcast.”

You can listen to the episode by clicking the image above or by downloading it in iTunes, the ESPN App or your favorite podcast platform. If you are new to podcasts, learn how to listen.

Listen to the Future of What podcast recorded live at Treefort Music Fest 2017:

Day 5: Last Day, Go All Out!

WOAH! You can’t go wrong with two days of Mac Demarco and a killer Thick Business set — in the words of Lizzo, it was “good as hell”! Not much sleep this weekend, luckily having all the fun makes up for it! One more day and we’ve got enough coffee and exciting activities to get us through! Let’s end the weekend with a bang, y’all. You know you’re going to miss it tomorrow so cherish Treefort VI while you can!

To make sure you’re all ready to go, check out our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide and download the Treefort app. Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource. Catch a replay of the day on YouTube and Snapchat (treefortfest).

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Music

So many great acts on Main Stage today! Celebrations start with Lounge on Fire at 1:00pm. DO NOT miss English poet-rapper Kate Tempest and the cinematic, tonally rich work of Lower Dens later in the evening. Angel Olsen‘s disarming, timeless voice will close the night.

Boogie to 80s’ new-wave Psychic Twin and electronic pop dance heroes STRFKR at El Korah Shrine fix before dancing the night away with a DJ party at Reef*.

Neurolux has a rockin’ Sunday featuring psychedelic rockers Ecstatic Vision, Philadelphia natives Creepoid and stoner rock band Dead Meadow. End Treefort VI with a DJ set from Chanti Darling! (21+)

Boise All-ages Movement Project ends on a strong note with local youth rockers Know Reaction, American folk artist Ben Walden, low-fi rock’n’rollers Nude Dude, spazzy duo Sad Horse and art dream-pop band Reptaliens. The tunes keep on coming thanks to experimental pop artist Psychomagic, basement rocker Clarke and the Himselfs, Swiss duo J&L Defer and Erik Phillips (FKA Cat Be Damned). Last but not least, the night closes with Elvis Depressedly.

Relax at Linen Building with dream pop rockers Sunbathe, local surf band Sea’s Apprentice, experimental orchestra Kurva Choir, collaborative six-piece The Sun and The Mirror and full-fledged frolickers With Child. Experimental pop band LAKE, Los Angeles artist Little Wings, experimental banjoist Tall Tall Trees (you may recognize him from Kishi Bashi’s band and coastal country-fied Karl Blau keep the good vibes coming. Virtuoso Kishi Bashi plays again to end the night.

Go all out at The Olympic with garage rockers Frankie & The Witch Fingers, eclectic hunnies BOYTOY and power pop troupe Bud Bronson & The Good Timers. (21+)

You can also enjoy your last Treefort moments at The Nest, Pengilly’s Saloon* and Fatty’s*.
*21+

Music Industry Panels

All events at The Owyhee

There will be a live recording of music business podcast The Future of What hosted by Portia Sabin, president of venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars. This panel will talk to music industry insiders from radio, licensing, labels, and more about how the music business has changed significantly, even in the last few years, and how independent artists are finding a way to make their livings in the new economy. Panel starts at 12:00pm.

Discovering new music has never been easier for fans. At the forefront of the ever-changing music curation landscape, our panelists at The Future of Music Industry panel at 1:30pm will tell you where discovery is heading and how artists can find new fans by aligning themselves with the discovery trends.

Comedyfort

Get your last giggle fix at Liquid 8:00-10:00pm headlined by Neeraj Srinivasan. (21+)

Filmfort

All events at The Owyhee
The Boise Rock School/Director’s Cut music video lab camp that ran for the past week shooting and editing film of a Treefort Music Fest band will have a screening this morning at 10:00! More short films to start at 11:00am and an exclusive showing of Jaffe Zinn shorts at 1:00pm. At 2:00pm, discover how a teenager’s corpse links several residents of an idyllic Idaho town in unexpected ways in Magic Valley: A Five Year Retrospective Screening. There will be a question & answer afterwards. Watch 6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money at 4:30pm; it was filmed in Idaho and is currently in the final leg of post-production.

Yogafort

Leave Treefort VI better than you came with a full day of amazing, unique movement experiences at JUMP’S Pioneer Room. Classes start at 10:30am and involve diverse offerings such as a Doom Metal Yoga and Urban Grooves.

This is the third year of the famous Treefort Amateur Dance Battle and we’re shaking things up a bit. The battle will be led by the Dance Commander (Celeste Bolin) and James Sharp with Dready Rojo and special guests CoreVette & Khoa Nguyen at The Hideout. This event is open to the public and we expect full audience participation. (18+)

Alefort

Drink up ’til it’s gone at Alefort Tent with brand new barrels of Odell at 12:00pm, Firestone Walker at 12:30pm and Sockeye at 1:00pm. (21+)

Foodfort

Compliment your beverage in the Alefort Tent with selections made by Zee’s Rooftop, Mai Thai, Bittercreek/Red Feather, Brick29 and Wild Plum Events. (21+)

Storyfort

Join poets for a relaxed reading over mimosas at noon, followed by a reading from the winners of our Storyfort microfiction contest and a Death Rattle poetry performance.

Kidfort

Kids can end their weekend with a showing of Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina at El Korah Shrine.

Create monsters, doodle unicorns and color every color of the rainbow at Fortcraft at The Nest from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Charlie “The Noise Guy” inspires kids to become roaring readers through his amazing vocal imitations. Play Date and Boise Rock School bands will play. Enjoy an Idaho Theater for Youth production of Stuart Little and a Shakespeare improv workshop. Fun starts at 1:00pm!

Performance Art

The Empty Boat Theatre Company presents: There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise!, a journey not unlike the game of Zelda, where our friends might just enter the underbelly of Boise, and collect a few fragments of wisdom for themselves. Shows start at 1:00pm and 9:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater.

Project Flux collaborates with L.A. based WHYTEBERG at Woodland Empire 6:30pm. Dancers from both Project Flux and WHYTEBERG will come together to create and expand WHYTEBERG’s original work “as occurred, as recalled” to the city of Boise. (21+)

Crossovers

Film + Hack + Kid: Screening: Kubo & the Two Strings
Watch this kid-approved fantasy animation about Young Kubo’s search for a magical suit of armor to defeat an evil spirit at JUMP’s Jump Room 10:00am.

Kid + Food: Chobani Creations Bar
Make your very own Chobani at The Hideout 12:30pm.

Kid + Story: A Reading Story
It took a lot of guts, pencils and snacks, but Kidfort and Storyfort have collaborated to bring you the very best poetry, fiction, and essays from some of Boise’s younger writers at Resdiscovered Bookshop 1:00pm.

Story + Music: Tribute to Rosalie Sorrels
Local writers and musicians celebrate the work of local singer-songwriter Rosalie Sorrels in this tribute for her contributions to the music and writing community at Boise Contemporary Theater 6:00pm.

Second Chance Shows

The Record Exchange gifts us with a Joyful Noise Showcase with Kishi Bashi, Tall Tall Trees and CJ Boyd.

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk throughout the entire festival. Check out bands like Jac Sound and Hideout from 5:00pm to 9:40pm! (21+)

Whippoorwill is playing at Even Stevens 2:00-4:00pm.

Regain strength with 3 types of breakfast poutine and refreshing morning beverages while listening to bands like The Still Tide and Zack Quintana & the Tucks at Bittercreek Alehouse.

Burning Lamb at The Modern ends with musical acts Growwler, VCR and My Body. Music starts at 2:30pm.

Radio Boise hosts live DJ sessions at Radioland at Main Stage starting at noon and features live musical acts Flaural, SISTERS and El Dopamine.

Check out the full list of second chance shows and day parties here.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VI souvenirs at Merch, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
  • Follow the action on our snapchat – treefortfest
  • Need help during the festival? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
  • It’s Springtime in Boise, so bring layers!
  • For more important deets, take a look at our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide.

UPDATES

  • Band cancellations and notices go here.

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULES

Day 4: Full Force Fortin’!

Last night was wild, crazy fun! The Growlers kept us movin’ & Mac Demarco rocked the house all the way through the hallways. Here’s to a full day of dancing, laughing, day drinking and partying and maybe more Delicate Steve stage dives! Let’s get started!

To make sure you’re all ready to go, check out our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide and download the Treefort app. Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.

Music

Music starts at 1:00pm at Main Stage with Queen of the Minor Key Eilen Jewell, Canadian artist Andy Shauf and singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman! Things will start to heat up as JMSN takes the stage, followed by Kishi Bashi. Bold and brassy performer Lizzo gets the crowd warmed up for Mac Demarco‘s second set!

A great night filled with Americana folk sounds at Basque Center tonight. The evening starts with locals Thistledown, nationally touring artist Anna Tivel and songwriter Jeffrey Martin. Local country folk band Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers and singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews open for another amazing set from Eilen Jewell.

Get punky at Knitting Factory with power punk quartet The Astrophobes, carefree pop punks SKiTTiSH iTZ and New Orleans band PEARS. Garage pop veterans AJJ and punk heroes The Bouncing Souls end the night. There’s also more bands playing upstairs starting at 5:30pm!

The Olympic kicks off with locals Dan Had It, Manhattan-based songwriter HIDEOUT, Portland trio Máscaras and songwriter Palo Duro. The night continues with new supergroup Boone Howard, jazz psych pop kids Aan, LA artist Nico Yaryan and classic band’s band The Dig. (21+)

Party with cool kid Harriet Brown and local sweet tarts Thick Business at Linen Building!

Alvvays close out the El Korah Shrine with their sun-splashed and twilit songs.

…and that’s just the beginning! Check out shows at Neurolux*, Boise All-ages Movement Project (8th & Idaho next to Bittercreek), Mardi Gras, Boise Contemporary Theater, The Shredder*, The District, Hannah’s*, Reef*, Spacebar*, Pengilly’s Saloon*, Tom Grainey’s*, Crowbar* and Fatty’s*.
*21+

MUSIC SUPERVISION LISTENING SESSION

During this listening session at JUMP’s Inspire Studio at 12:00pm, our panel of music supervisors will give attendees a first hand look into their creative process. Before the panel begins, Treefort Music Fest artists will submit songs based on briefs created by the supervisors for projects they’ve worked on. Then, the panelists will review the songs on the spot and explain why a submitted song may or may not work. Attendees will leave this panel with a greater understanding of the music supervision process and factors that make a song a good candidate for licensing.

Alefort

Check the schedule for when they tap into barrels from Woodland Empire, Grand Teton, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Barley Browns, and many more! Cups get filled starting at noon in the Alefort tent. (21+)

Foodfort

Lot of talks & tastes today! Learn how to instagram your food and how to put Boise on the culinary map. Ladies in craft beer, food truck experts, cider industry heads and renowned chefs will lead discussions about what they know best – wining and dining. Talks are held at The Hideout 12:00-5:45 pm.

All that dancing and moving from venue to venue has got you hungry! Head over to the Alefort Tent for a bite and a brew. For lunch (12:00-4:00pm), try great eats from State & Lemp, Wild Root, Richard’s, Albertson’s, The Modern and Juniper. For dinner (4:00-8:00pm), chow down on Grit/Porterhouse, Market, Zee’s Rooftop, Mai Thai, Bittercreek/Red Feather and Wild Plum Events. (21+)

Filmfort

All events at The Owyhee

Learn how to find your cinematic voice with filmmakers themselves at 11:00am!

Watch What’s Revenge, an innovative docu-fiction work that adapts elements from 70’s pulp revenge cinema to address the problems and pitfalls of relationships in the modern age. Screening starts at 1:00pm.

Go through a whirlwind of events in Dave Made a Maze, where Dave – you guessed it – makes a maze that a band of oddball explorers find themselves trapped in. Find out what happens in Dave’s ever-changing supernatural world at 3:00pm.

At 5:30pm, catch Lacrimosa, an autobiographical story with a healthy dose of fiction about a personal journey through the eyes of a deaf filmmaker saddled between the hearing and deaf world.

All three screenings will be followed by a question and answer session.

Hackfort

Another great day of nerdin’ out in panel discussions and workshops starts at 9:30am at JUMP! Full schedule is here. Hear experts talk about 3D printing & animation, narration & gaming in virtual reality, the art of paradigm and so much more! Learn how to make stop motion animation and how to build a robot. Possibilities are endless! For fun experiments and technology, check out the STEMbusUSA in JUMP’s Courtyard 10:00am-6:00pm.

There will be a Boiselan Party at Trailhead from 6:00pm to 6:00am (Sunday morning)!

Kidfort

Bring your kids and join in the fun! Kidfort, like Treefort, has something for everyone. Create monsters, doodle unicorns and color every color of the rainbow at Fortcraft at The Nest from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

Also at The Nest will be a group of amateur theater actors performing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a Shakespeare improv workshop. Charlie “The Noise Guy” inspires kids to become roaring readers through his amazing vocal imitations. Play Date and Boise Rock School bands will play. Fun starts at 12:30pm!

Be sure to check the schedule or the app for a full listing of Kidfort-approved activities in other forts.

Skatefort

In a partnership with the local skate community, Skatefort features a mix of skate and music events at the new Rhodes Skate Park hosted by Boise Skateboard Association. Lifeblood Skateboards pro team members Dalton Dern, Kevin Kowalski, Cody Lockwood, Mason Merlino and Bryce Kanights will host a skate demo at 1:40pm and skate around. Throughout the day they will be doing expression sessions on different features in the park, and doing product giveaways. DJ Allin Purcell, The Band Ice Cream, Wheelchair Sports Camp and Billy Changer will play. Music starts at 12:00pm.

Yogafort

Take a break from venue-hopping and nama(stay) for a class or two at JUMP! Classes start at 10:00 am and end at 6:00pm with every kind of movement from vinyasa flow to dance grooves, including the popular Dance Commander Experience led by our very own Celeste Bolin and a Yoga Elementals class from our yoga headliner Tony G & musical artist East Forest. Check the schedule or the app for full listing of classes.

Comedyfort

Get your giggle on with Will Weldon, Mike Colletta and Henry Russell Stoddard at The Hideout at 7:00pm!
Keep the smile on your face by heading to Liquid for two great sets of comedy headlined by Caitlin Gill. First set starts at 8:00pm and the second starts at 10:00pm. Check the schedule or the app for full listing of comedians. (21+)

Performance Art

The Empty Boat Theatre Company presents: There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise!, a journey not unlike the game of Zelda, where our friends might just enter the underbelly of Boise, and collect a few fragments of wisdom for themselves. Shows start at 1:00pm and 9:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater.

Band Dialogue VI is today! Gather in JUMP’s Celebration Circle at 5pm to experience a massive composition, experiment, and conversation that explores the sonics of many bands, stretched out across a space, playing simultaneously, part orchestra, part installation composed and conducted by Seth Olinsky of Cy Dune.

Storyfort

From poetry to podcasts to paperbacks, there’s so much to discover at Storyfort today starting at 12:00pm. Events will be held at The Owyhee and Rediscovered Bookshop. Learn about how hip-hop inspires poetry and vice versa, the ins and outs of podcasting, and writers’ writing process. Check the schedule or the app for full listing of events.

Strengthfort

Yogafort isn’t the only place you can test your physical capabilities at Treefort this year. Meet Strengthfort! In a cozy space hemmed in by white picket fence on 12th south of Grove starting at 12:00pm, you’ll be able to wile away doing things like swinging a hammer to ring a bell, winning the silver medal at the 1896 Summer Olympics (or hoisting a dumbbell that would have nearly been good enough to do that, anyway) and testing your mettle against petrified potatoes ranging from adorably wee to bigly yuge.

crossovers

Yoga + Hack: Skin in the Game
Featured at Yogafort in JUMP’s Pioneer Room 11:00am & 1:30pm, 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.

Hack + Film: Workshop: Stop Motion Animation Lab
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.

Hack + Story: The Gaming Narrative
This Hackfort and Storyfort crossover event will feature Ann Lemay (Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition) and Toiya Finley (Fat Chicken) discussing the process and techniques used in writing narration for video games. Lemay and Finley co-authored the book The Game Narrative Toolbox and their dialogue will shed light the unique world of authoring video games.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VI souvenirs at Merch, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
  • Need help during the festival? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
  • It’s Springtime in Boise, so bring layers!
  • For more important deets, take a look at our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide.

UPDATES

  • Unfortunately Dulcé Sloan couldn’t make it to Comedyfort.

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULES

Day 3: Main Stage Opens!

Wake up! It’s Day 3 and we’re ready to party. Here’s to another day of great music, films, yoga, and laughs!

To make sure you’re all ready to go, check out our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide and download the Treefort app. Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.

Music

Main Stage is open! The acts will wow the pants off of you: the always amazing Thunderpussy, New York rockers Delicate Steve and beach-pop troubadours Sonny & The Sunsets. To end off the night we have a super rad dance party with The Growlers.

Mac Demarco will play his first set of the festival tonight at El Korah Shrine and you won’t want to miss it! (But if you have to, no worries, he plays Main Stage tomorrow) Paving the path for him are local favorites Hollow Wood, thirst-quenching Water Slice, virtuoso Cy Dune, DIY band Weaves and Portland group Genders.

A special performance at Egyptian Theatre opens with local dance & music troupe LED followed by Magic Sword with the Boise Philharmonic! You won’t want to miss it.

Get your groove on at Linen Building starting at 4:00pm with East Forest‘s blissful sounds, Electric Coconut‘s funky smooth jams, CAMP‘s genre-blending, New Shack‘s darkwave vibes and Bad90s‘ deep choruses. Keep getting down to space-aged singer-songwriter SassyBlack, high desert ghost Sun Blood Stories, vocalist & composer Xenia Rubinos and DJ Clap! Clap!

Neurolux gets started with post rock Dark Swallows, indie rock band Shady Elders, pop culture project Reptaliens and Denver-based quartet Flaural. Party keeps going with groovy four-piece Light Thieves, Portland rockers The Prids, local Junior Rocket Scientist and fuzzy sweatmasters Wooden Indian Burial Ground. (21+)

Starting things off with a roar, Mardi Gras is celebrating the hardcore scene of Boise starting at 2:00pm. Locals Fight and Ingrown start the day off playing back to back with a hard hitting style you won’t forget. Afterwards, weirdo garlic mutants Deep Creeps, lightning-fast Hummingbird of Death, grumpy & loud Throes, Black Cloud and gloomy but energetic Overcast. The night continues with Las Vegas band Stocksmile (formerly Bobby Meader Music) and ends with heavy rockers Stepbrothers, emo-pop kids Southtowne Lanes, California punks Never Young, hard alternative band Big Jesus and artful indie post-hardcore group Touché Amoré. (21+)

Soundscapes start to fill Boise Contemporary Theater at 4:30pm with Brett Hawkins as he shares his expansive, emotional sound collages. Seattle-based sound and visual artist Garek Jon Druss and the versatile, haunting voice Ora Cogan keep the beautiful sounds flowing before recording and performing project by Liz Harris, Grouper, takes the stage.

Packed lineup at Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP) today starting at 3:00pm! Up-and-coming indie punk quartet Lee Corey Oswald, experimental rock group Hybrid Sheep Organizer, Congolese artist Elvice Mwenematale, brooding baby-faced Luci Kolada and Washington D.C. band The Sea Life play throughout the afternoon and into the evening. The night keeps getting better with the intimate music of Den-Mate, local one-human-band Tag Along Friend, solo artist Billy Changer and Australian band Alex Cameron. The night closes with the experimental, minimal sounds of Lorna Dune.

Explore so much more at The Olympic*, The Shredder*, The District, Knitting Factory, Hannah’s*, Reef*, Basque Center, Spacebar*, Pengilly’s Saloon*, Tom Grainey’s*, Crowbar* and Fatty’s*! Full schedule is here.
*21+

INSIDE MUSIC SUPERVISION

(Music Industry Discussion)

Five veteran music supervisors will dig deep into the mysterious world of their craft at 3:00pm at JUMP’s Inspire Studio. With collective experience in film, trailers, video games, and TV, the panelists will discuss the role of a music supervisor, how songs get selected for big opportunities, what artists can do to get their music played, and answer audience questions.

Yogafort

Recover from all of the amazing shows from last night and help kick-off Yogafort with the opening ceremony at 10:45. Afterwards experience total and essential bliss of body and mind with events: EZENTIALLY YIN, Yoga Elementals: Space + Earth, Aligning With The Heart and Barreless Booty Barre.

Alefort

Over the past 5 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 or the schedule for when they tap the barrels of brews from Sockeye, Grand Teton, New Belgium, County Line and so much more! (21+)

Foodfort

Another year of Foodfort is here and we are layin’ down some fat eats and chill(ed) beets. Learn more about the importance of soil and seeds at the Foodfort discussion panels at The Hideout starting at 3:00pm. (21+)

Getting hungry? Foodfort serves up some great food at Alefort Tent 4:00-8:00pm, featuring food from State & Lemp, Wild Root, Richard’s, Albertson’s, The Modern and Juniper. (21+)

 

Filmfort

All events at The Owyhee

Check out some short films at 4:00pm. Shorts are followed by Dark Progressivism, a film about the criminalistic artistic expression in Los Angeles, and How the Sky Will Melt, a story about a young musician with a growing paranoia disorder.

Comedyfort

All events at Liquid Lounge(21+)

Comedyfort keeps the giggles coming! Kicking things off at 8:00pm, Caitlin Gill will host five belly jiggling hilarious comedians: John-Michael Bond, Mike Colleta, Emmett Montgomery, Amy Miller and Eli Nary. The laughs don’t stop there! Catch even more side splitting funny human beings later at 10:00pm!!

Hackfort

Hackfort officially starts today! Panel discussions and workshops kick off at 9:30am at JUMP. Full schedule is here. Hear what people have to say about the tools and technology of society, composing music for video games, the industry of virtual reality and the ins and outs of leveraging Internet data. Or, learn how to build a podcast, how to build for Microsoft Hololens and rebuild a laptop. For fun experiments and technology, check out the STEMbusUSA in JUMP’s Courtyard 2:00-6:00pm.

A special live podcast of FiveThirtyEight is happening at Egyptian Theatre at 5:00pm – don’t miss it!

Performance Art

The Empty Boat Theatre Company presents: There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise!, a journey not unlike the game of Zelda, where our friends might just enter the underbelly of Boise, and collect a few fragments of wisdom for themselves. Shows start at 1:00pm and 9:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater.

Also, find Jungo Blizzard, a gargantuan gorilla that will rampage around Treefort like an unchained King Kong in downtown Manhattan now until Sunday!

crossovers

Yoga + Hack: Skin in the Game
Featured at Yogafort in JUMP’s Pioneer Room 11:30am, 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.

Hack + Food: Food Writing In the Digital Age
Go to The Hideout at 5:15pm to learn more about food journalism in the modern media landscape!

Second chance shows

Catch the Treeline (circulator bus running 7pm – 2am) to catch your next show and jam out with Dodgy Mountain Men, Spike Coggins and James Dean Kindle!

The Record Exchange gifts us with another Treefort In-store (Presented by Boise State Public Radio) featuring Weaves at 4:00pm!

Battlehooch and Everyone Is Dirty play The Owyhee. Music starts at 6:00pm!

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk throughout the entire festival. Check out bands like Bud Bronson & The Good Timers and Máscaras from 5:00pm to 9:40pm! (21+)

Panthermilk is playing at Even Stevens 3:00-5:00pm.

Regain strength with 3 types of breakfast poutine and refreshing morning beverages while listening to bands like Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers and Oceans Are Zeroes at Bittercreek Alehouse.

Burning Lamb at The Modern begins today at 2:00pm, kicking off with musical acts Bryson Cone, Cavegreen and The Lower 48. Music starts at 4:00pm.

Radio Boise hosts live DJ sessions at Radioland at Main Stage starting at 4:00pm.

Check out the full list of second chance shows and day parties here.

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VI souvenirs at Merch, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
  • Need help during the festival? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
  • It’s Springtime in Boise, so bring layers!
  • For more important deets, take a look at our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide.

UPDATES

  • Dulcé Sloan is no longer able to join us at Comedyfort.
  • Stalk Smile Friday 7pm Mardi Gras Snow Roller will be replacing them.

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Day 2: More Forts + Fun!

What an incredible start to our sixth birthday!! Last night was amazing and the fun’s just beginning! Get out and explore our many forts and discover what Treefort 2017 has to offer.

To make sure you’re all ready to go, check out our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide and download the Treefort app.


Music

Everything from odd to haunting beats at the El Korah Shrine tonight. Locals Cult Bride open the night, along with avant-pop artist Bryson Cone and experimental rapper Leafraker. Later in the night, soulful trip-hip duo Rituals of Mine and hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle set the mood for psych-pop folk-hop band WHY?

Dance your way over to Neurolux for a rockin’ night featuring psych-rock outfit Battlehooch, Treefort alums AU and New York band Delicate Steve. (21+)

Earlier in the day, an amazing selection of beautiful, intimate music will be held at Boise Contemporary Theater featuring Doug Martsch, Bijouxx and Sleepy Seahorse.

Dive into the vivid instrumental imagery of Polyrhythmics at Hannah’s. Don’t miss local world music group Afrosonics just before them. (21+)

Check out the Esthetic Evolution showcase all night long at Mardi Gras with a stellar lineup featuring Israeli-based electronic musician Perfect Stranger, minimal psych beatmaster Ryan Duley, Seattle-based DJ/producer Adlib and tribal funk DJ Brooke Would.

If you’re looking for your local rock fix, go to Tom Grainey’s for local rock bands Space Car, Far From Giants and Glenn Mantang & the GOV. (21+)

In need of some femme punk? Head over to Linen Building for a lineup featuring badass babes The Coathangers and Chastity Belt.

Get your whiskey sippin’ swing on at Pengilly’s with help from the high energy Parade of Bad Guys, garage blues band The Weary Times and fuzzy rock’n’roller Weezy Ford. (21+)

Dance the night away at Fatty’s with DJs Slieb, Dimond Saints, Kissee and Str3tch Armstrong.

It doesn’t stop here! Discover more at The Olympic*, Boise All-ages Movement Project (on 8th & Idaho next to Bittercreek), The Shredder*, The District, Reef* and Spacebar*. Full schedule is here.
*21+

Comedyfort

All events at Liquid (21+)

Local comedian Emma Arnold kicks off the first night of Comedyfort with the help of Mika Carrozza, Lace Larrabee, Tamer Katten, Amy Miller and Lady Bizness. Comedy starts at 7:00pm!

At 10:00pm there will be an open mic. Step up to the challenge and make your fellow Treeforters giggle!

Filmfort

All events at The Owyhee

Showing tonight at 5:30pm is Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey, a film set in the turbulent summer of 1965.

At 6:00pm, watch the epic story of Kyle Bryant, The Ataxian, a man with a rare disease who embarks on a grueling Ride Across America non-stop for 9 days. In spirit of the movie, Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is hosting a Social Ride – ride your bike to The Owyhee to watch the film!

Both films will have a question and answer session after their screening.

Storyfort

All events at The Owyhee

From tweets to podcasts, fake news to the algorithm bubble, the modern media landscape can feel like shifting quicksand – where does information come from and how can we make sense of it? Find out at Bury the Lead: Journalism Panel on Fake News & Beyond.

A refugee’s path to a new life and a safe community is long, difficult and dangerous. Learn more about refugee’s experiences from local refugees at American Lives: Idaho Refugee Storytellers.

Storyfort and Ghosts & Projectors are pleased to bring two brilliant poets to the Storyfort stage at Ghost & Projectors: Kapil & Hsuing.

Award-winning journalist Lizzie O’Leary of Marketplace Weekend will host a lively discussion at The Rise of the Podcast about what makes a compelling radio story – and how podcasts are stretching the boundaries of her craft.

Hackfort

Join the speakers, staff and sponsors of Hackfort 2017 to kick-off and celebrate this year’s awesome lineup 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 6:30 pm; Treefort passholders can join at 8:00pm. (21+)

Performance Art

The Empty Boat Theatre Company presents: There’s Chinese Tunnels Under Boise!, a journey not unlike the game of Zelda, where our friends might just enter the underbelly of Boise, and collect a few fragments of wisdom for themselves. Shows start at 1:00pm and 9:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater.

Crossovers

Story + Kid: The Comic Bookers: All-Ages Comics Workshop
Boise’s very own Mystery House Comics is joining forces with Storyfort for an all-ages comic book workshop. Come on down to Rediscovered Bookshop (your friendly neighborhood indie bookstore!) and experience this Kidfort-approved mashup of art and story.

Yoga + Story: Mythology of Yoga
Each yoga pose tells a story, rooted in a deep history and tradition. Yogafort and Storyfort for an interactive yoga workshop at Sage Yoga & Wellness, as three talented, storytellin’ yoga instructors take you on a journey of iconic poses and the origin stories that built them.

Foodfort

Foodfort presents an evening of wining and dining with James Beard Award-winning chef and Top Chef series judge Hugh Acheson at Basque Center! This four-course meal wouldn’t do the Foodfort name justice without displaying all the delicious delectables Idaho has to offer—including smoked sturgeon, Snake River Farms pork belly and stewed huckleberries. Each course will be paired with local Cinder Wines. Seating is limited we are now sold out! Special thanks to Snake River Farms for making this evening possible.

Second Chance Shows

Catch the Treeline (circulator bus running 7pm – 2am) to catch your next show and jam out with Hurdy Gurdy Girls and Spike Coggins!

The Record Exchange gifts us with another Secret Treefort In-store performance! Details will be on the RX social media outlets this morning. Make sure to follow The Record Exchange on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates on secret performances during Treefort!

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk throughout the entire festival. Check out bands like The Raven & The Writing Desk and WEEED from 5:00pm to 9:40pm. (21+)

Even Stevens will hold music 2:45-5:00pm featuring Josh Mikesell of Panthermilk and Tora’dan.

If you’re not ready to stop partyin’, WOH presents Silent Disco 2.0 at 560 W Main St (parking lot next to Wiseguy Pizza) from 1:00am to 4:00am. This event is $5 with a Treefort wristband, $7 general admission at event, or $10 reserved headphone pre purchase (if you would like to guarantee your entry, go with this option). Headphones are provided by Kaleidisco! DJs include Something Spicy, Feline Rose, Black Plague, Dready Rojo, LoveGunz and No Prophit. (18+)

OTHER IMPORTANT DEETS

  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VI souvenirs at Merch, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
  • It’s Springtime in Boise, so bring layers!
  • Need help during the festival? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
  • For more important deets, take a look at our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide.

UPDATES

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULES

Day 1: Happy Treefort!

HAPPY TREEFORT, Y’ALL!!

The bunting is up and the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest is here — let’s kick it off in style! Join us while we catch some shows, watch some films, and attend readings by published authors.

To make sure you’re all ready to go, check out our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide and download the Treefort app. Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.

Music

Local ambassadors of groove Sly Moon Sutra get the party started 6:00pm at El Korah Shrine. Star Warrior brings the nostalgia with retro 80s’ dance music, followed by locals BLVVRED VISION. GosT opens for Magic Sword and French outfit Carpenter Brut.

Pop into Neurolux for a night of hard rock with local punk band The Hand, Minneapolis rockers The Modern Era, and grandmasters of grunge Meat Puppets. (21+)

This is the first year Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP) is hosting a venue (on 8th & Idaho next to Bittercreek). Music starts at 6:30pm with local pop slop band Regular Sounds and ends with London trio Happyness at 12:30am.

End day one with techno house music at Fatty’s, featuring DJs Jakzon, Dirt Monkey, Mamm0th and Sautrah. (21+)

This is just the tip of the iceberg! Enjoy other shows at The Olympic*, Linen Building, Reef* and Tom Grainey’s*. Full schedule is here.
*21+

Filmfort

All events at The Owyhee

Filmfort kicks off with the search for a psychedelic toad in Arizona in Toad to Nowhere at 4:00pm. At 5:30pm, there will be a presentation of a photography project on refugees, Stronger Shines the Light Inside, paired with short film Rita following the life of an Idaho refugee. There will be a question and answer session after the showing. The night ends with a screening of Charlie Vs Goliath followed by a Q&A session.

Performance Art

All events at Boise Contemporary Theater

Watch Sayako Knode’s choreography set in motion by dancers of Idaho Dance Theatre at 6:00pm. Musical act Tora’dan will play before the stage is given to Ballet Idaho choreographed by Daniel Ojeda.

Storyfort

Listen to bouncers tell stories of their experiences during happy hour at 10th Street Station 4:00-7:00pm (21+ only). There will be a raffle! New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Nielson will read, talk about her process and answer questions at Rediscovered Bookshop 7:00pm.

Box Office

Pick up your bright, shiny new week-long accessory at The Owyhee today from 3:00-10:00pm. Remember to bring your ID and ticket confirmation with you. Only you can pick up your pass!

Second Chance Shows

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk throughout the entire festival. Check out bands like Dressy Bessy and Arc Flash from 5:00pm to 9:40pm. (21+)

The Record Exchange is back at it again with a Secret Treefort In-store performance! Details will be on the RX social media outlets this morning. Make sure to follow The Record Exchange on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates on secret performances during Treefort!

Other Important Deets

  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VI souvenirs at Merch, located inside the Owyhee….everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can!
  • It’s Springtime in Boise, so bring layers!
  • Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.
  • For more important deets, take a look at our Treefort 2017 Survival Guide.

UPDATES

DOWNLOAD THE APP FOR ALL UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULES

Happy Treefort!

Festival Art

Treefort glistens with all sorts of visual art! You can spot these beautiful treasures all over the festival:

BEER SHOW WITH SWELL ARTIST COLLECTIVE

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.

 

Treefort Gallery

March 24-26 Friday through Sunday 5:00-9:00pm
@ The Owyhee

Treefort 2017 will premiere the first ever Treefort Gallery. These fun, creative displays will be open to the public and will feature local and regional artists’ works each day.

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Art Walk

Businesses display art in their windows made by participating artists. This walk debuted on Boise’s First Thursday for March. Be sure to check out these businesses for Treefort-inspired art from local artists!


Participating businesses include:
BEEHIVE, BOISE CO-OP, BOISE FRY CO,
GURU DONUTS, EVEN STEVENS, FLYING M,
THE OWYHEE, PAYETTE BREWING,
RECORD EXCHANGE, SLOW BY SLOW, SOLA,
SOLID GRILL & BAR, TIGER PROP,
& WASHINGTON FEDERAL BANK

Participating artists are:
MORGAN BAKER, LANCE BROWN,
SARAH CHANDLER, SAVANNAH CULP,
RONNIE CYR, ALEJANDRA DEL TORO,
PAT KILBY, ANGEL MORAN,
RYAN MORRISON, CODY MOYER,
JULIE PEGAN,CODY RUTTY,
& NOI THANNAO

 

Sector Seventeen

March 24-26 Friday through Sunday
@ Grove St by The Modern Hotel

Sector Seventeen is a group of lab rat misfits who escaped from their captivity in order to bring you a visual feast as often as possible. Using a spray can as a skillet and any wall as a plate, these strange miscreant chefs provide a wide array of flavors that are guaranteed to satisfy even the most advanced palettes.


Anyone can enjoy the art featured at Treefort, but to get to the full experience, buy a 5-day Treefort pass online or at the Record Exchange!

Wristband Pickup: Box Office Hours + Location

You already have your dance pants on…now it’s time to pick up your wristband and kick off the celebrations!! Let’s make it official, shall we?

If you’ve already purchased your Treefort pass, we cannot wait to see you!! Keep an eye out for festival related news on our website: treefortmusicfest.com/news and download the app where you’ll receive informational updates and super fun exciting day parties, second chance shows and even more activities to surprise even the seasoned Treeforter. For now, here are your Box Office hours for wristband pick up, sales and questions:

IMPORTANT:  The bearer of any paper  or digital ticket/voucher must pick up their pass and/or credentials in person.  Wristbands will not be given to anyone to redistribute.  No exceptions.

 LOCATED INSIDE THE OWYHEE

Tuesday 3/21 | 5:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 3/22 | 3:00-10:00pm
Thursday 3/23 | 3:00-10:00pm

LOCATED AT MAIN STAGE

Friday 3/24 | 12:00-10:00pm
Saturday 3/25 | 12:00-10:00pm
Sunday 3/26 | 12:00-8:00pm

Don’t forget to bring your ID and ticket confirmation email with you!

Individual show and single day passes may be available day-of, depending on capacity (reserved for wristband holders). Please read up on our À La Carte page for additional details. Arriving late? No problem, LATE NIGHT PICKUP is located the Modern Hotel. You cannot purchase passes there, and please do not contact the Modern directly about your passes, they are simply our pickup location. If you have questions about the 2017 Box Office, please contact tickets@treefortmusicfest.com.

All prices listed below do not include taxes or fees.

SINGLE DAY PASSES

(festival-wide, pre-sale price)
Wednesday: $65.00
Thursday: $75.00
Friday: $85.00
Saturday: $95.00
Sunday: $85.00

MAIN STAGE

(Main Stage Only, pre-sale price)
Friday: $35.00

Saturday: $45.00
Sunday: $35.00

WALK-UP + PRE-SALE AT FORTS

without a wristband
**if available, extremely low quantities**

Alefort, Foodfort, Kidfort, Performance Art, Skatefort and Storyfort, Strengthfort: free & open to the public*

Comedyfort: $10.00

Filmfort: $35.00 (5-day Pass)

Hackfort: $30.00 (2-day Pass)

Yogafort: $60.00 (3-day Pass)

WALK-UP AT VENUES

without a wristband
**if available, extremely low quantities**

Main Stage: $40.00 (Friday and Sunday), $50.00 (Saturday)

The Hideout, The Nest, Spacebar and Trailhead: free & open to the public*

Crowbar, Fatty’s, Hannah’s, Pengilly’s, The Olympic, The Reef, Tom Grainey’s: $10.00

The District, The Shredder: $15.00

Basque Center, Boise All-ages Movement Project (B-AMP), Boise Contemporary Theater, Linen Building, Mardi Gras: $20.00

Egyptian Theatre, El Korah Shrine, Neurolux: $25.00

Knitting Factory: $30.00

Just a reminder if you purchase a 5-day, 1-day or ZIP Line pass, you may get into other forts (depending on capacity and age restrictions) within 15 min prior to the start time**. In order to see everything you want, buy your a festival pass and any specific fort badges and SHOW UP EARLY (like when doors open).

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p.s. The official hashtag this year is #treefort2017


Entrance into the following shows will be redeemed at the venue’s box office, not Treefort’s.

Friday 3/24
FIVETHIRTYEIGHT with NATE SILVER @ The Egyptian
Friday 3/24
LED / MAGIC SWORD with musicians from Boise Philharmonic @ The Egyptian

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Friday 3/24
The Infamous Stringdusters @ Knitting Factory
Saturday 3/25
THE BOUNCING SOULS with AJJ, Pears, Get Dead, and more @ Knitting Factory

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* most performances are free and open to the public except for when they take place inside a Treefort Music Fest venue and are limited to the venue’s age and capacity restrictions. Please note, some programming may not be suitable for children. Download the app for full programming and up-to-date information.

**In order to see everything you can/want, buy your a festival pass and any specific fort passes and SHOW UP EARLY (like when doors open)

Axe Handle IPL: Official Beer of Treefort

Payette Brewing Co. presents the official beer of Treefort – Axe Handle IPL – now available for purchase at Payette Brewing Co., Whole Foods & both Boise Co-op locations.


Payette Brewing Co. first brewed Axe Handle IPL exclusively for Treefort 2015 and we fell in love at first sip! Axe Handle can be found all over Treefort – from Alefort to Main Stage and every bar in between.

Say hi to the Payette Brewing crew at Alefort and Main Stage! There will be opportunities to win Payette Brewing gear and beer if you follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Axe Handle IPL is now available in twelve ounce cans. This means more Axe Handle will be available at more places during Treefort PLUS now you can take Treefort home with you! Find cans of Axe Handle soon at Payette Brewing Co., Whole Foods or the Boise Co-op.

During the fest, Payette Brewing Co. will host a trifecta of free events at their River Street Taproom. Make sure to stop by throughout Treefort; Treefort passholders get $1 off draft beer!

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AXE HANDLE INDIA PALE LAGER CAN RELEASE PARTY

Wednesday, March 22nd, 4:00-10:00pm

To kick off Treefort 2017 and celebrate the new Axe Handle IPL can, Payette Brewing Co. is throwing a release party. Enjoy $3 pints of Axe Handle, enter the raffle to win Axe Handle (must be present to win) and snag a six-pack on your way out!

 

AXE HANDLE BREWERY TOURS

Saturday, March 25th, 2:00-4:00pm

Curious about how they make the official Treefort beer? Payette Brewing will take you on a Treefort-inspired tour of their brewery. You’ll learn all about Axe Handle IPL and Payette Brewing’s involvement with Treefort. Tours run hourly (one starting at 2:00pm and the other at 3:00pm) and Axe Handle samples are included. No registration required.

 

HANGOVER FORT

Saturday, March 25th, 11:00am
Sunday, March 26th, 11:00am

To help Treeforters regain strength after days of partying, brunch from Urban Smoke Food Truck will be served along with $4 mimosas and beermosas!


Treefort 2017 is just around the corner! Do you have your 5-day pass yet? If not, don’t wait! Passes are available online or at the Record Exchange.