Day 1 of Treefort 2018


Happy Treefort!

The bunting is up, the bars are stocked and the bands are rolling in. The time has come to commence the (lucky) seventh annual Treefort Music Fest! Let’s get things started right…R U Treefort Ready?

Watch Treefort come to life: dance to rad tunes, listen to compelling storytellers, view amazing art, pop into a music industry panel — do whatever you wanna do! Treefort is all about discovery. What will you unveil at Treefort 2018?


Local groove cats Electric Coconut get the party started 6:00pm at El Korah Shrine. Auspicious quartet Wildermiss keeps you movin’, followed by pop duo Cones, and Tel Aviv artist Lola Marsh. Local two-piece Transistor Send will grace the stage before Cults ends the night on a high note.

Pop into Linen Building for a night of heavy psychedelia with Canadian project Jo Passed, psych-trio Crosss, and local rock’n’roll therapist Brett Netson.

Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP) is back and bigger than ever — the BAMP venue is located on 8th & Front (old Urban Outfitters space) this year. Music starts at 6:00pm with local indie rockers Hybrid Sheep Organizer and ends with Los Angeles quartet together pangaea at 1:00am!

End day one with techno house music at Fatty’s*, featuring DJ’s NIIX, Sautrah, and Big Ups.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! Enjoy other shows at Neurolux*, The Olympic*, Reef*, The Shredder, Tom Grainey’s*, Grainey’s Basement*, and The Balcony*.

Full schedule is here. Download the Treefort App to share your schedule with friends!

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.



Treefort Gallery

Treefort Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at The Owyhee and will be open 3-8pm.

Get a first glimpse of the Treefort Gallery at the grand opening celebration 3:00-3:30pm! Treefort Gallery director, Tony Caprai, will speak about the creation of the Treefort Gallery and provide an overview of this year’s artwork.

Learn more about the Treefort Gallery 2018 artists and exhibits by listening and talking to the artists themselves. Today, Garek Druss and Sector Seventeen (City of Boise grant recipients) will be speaking about their work for Treefort 2018 at Treefort Gallery 5:30-6:00pm.

Performance Art

Watch a 30-minute collaborative ballet by Daniel Ojeda featuring the dancers of Ballet Idaho. The dancers will be accompanied by a string quartet (composition by Regular Sounds‘ Dylan Eller). This performance will take place at B-AMP (8th & Front) at 5:15pm.



Storyfort aims to inspire with a variety of events today!

A panel of DACA and DREAMers will take the stage 3:00pm at The Owyhee to tell stories of the lives and issues at stake. Treefort musicians will take the mic during happy hour 5:00-7:00pm at 10th Street Station*, telling true, crazy, wonderful stories of the road as a touring musician. Cool prizes, including a Treefort 5-Day wristband, will be raffled off, too! At 7:00pm, join Storyfort artists August McLaughlin and Diane Rice at Rediscovered Books in a discussion about gender, sexuality, and the graphic novel**.

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.
**Adult content, recommended for ages 18 and older.



Filmfort kicks things off with Brimstone & Glory, a visual and auditory spectacle.

The camera in Brimstone and Glory, directed by Viktor Jakovleski, weaves through the town of Tultepec as residents prepare for the annual fireworks festival and lingers over the gorgeous explosive displays.

Watch this documentary feature unfold 5:00pm at The Flicks.


Music Talks

Panels at Treefort Music Fest 2018

Copyright Challenges for Musicians in the Digital Era

Today’s music industry panel will focus on the copyright challenges faced by musicians in the digital era. Specifically, the discussion will surround how musicians obtain a copyright and how to enforce those copyrights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Join in the conversation 6:00pm at The Owyhee.

Box Office

Pick up your bright, shiny new week-long accessory at The Owyhee today from 4:00-10:00pm. Remember to bring your ticket confirmation with you.

Second Chance Shows

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk* throughout the entire festival. Check out bands like The Pleasure Routine and Jac Sound from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Boise State Public Radio Presents Madeline Kenney live at The Record Exchange today at 5:30pm. Make sure to follow The Record Exchange on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates on secret performances during Treefort!

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.

Other Important Deets

  • Make sure you’re ready to go with our Survival Guide!
  • Don’t forget to pick up your Treefort VII 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.


Yonatan Gat had to cancel, their late night Shredder set on Thursday will be replaced by Kelli Schaefer now!


Happy Treefort!