Day 3 of Treefort 2018


We’re in the belly of the Treefort 2018 beast — day three! Here’s to another day of dancing, laughing, and celebrating.

Main Stage is open + fort events and activities in full swing = one helluva party. It’s Friday, y’all! Let’s do this.

Before we dive into today’s festivities, let’s relive yesterday thanks to our amazing Treefort film crew:


Didn’t get to see artist-curator Lido Pimienta or Chicago rockers Twin Peaks yesterday? Don’t fret! They’ll be kicking off music at Main Stage this evening starting at 4:45pm. Later in the night, New York rapper Oddisee and backing band Good Compny will open for the one-and-only masters of funk, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

The acts at El Korah Shrine tonight will wow the pants off of you! The world sounds of locals Afrosonics and Oakland’s La Misa Negra get the party started, followed by throwback rockers Michael Rault and Cy Dune. Hanni El Khatib keeps you rockin’ and rollin’ before musical collective Antibalas brings the house down.

Head over to Linen Building starting with locals queen boychild at 5:00pm. It’s a full day of music featuring Albany artist bell’s roar, glitter gloom band Prom Queen, new wave rock’n’rollers Everyone Is Dirty, and Toronto group FRIGS. Percussion ensemble Secret Drum Band keeps the beat going, unapologetic pop revisionist U.S. Girls teaches us how to love, and electro-pop Cavegreen brings us all closer together. Stick around for some late night dancing with Mr. Grant Olsen.

Lotsa old-school locals (plus some out-of-town friends) tonight at Neurolux*! Folk rockers eLDopamine, dreamy duo Genders, and pop two-piece XDS kick off music starting at 5:30pm. Psychedelic folk-pop group The Max Beefwater Band, progressive quartet Methods of Dance, heavy rockers H-Hour, and local yokels Dirt Fisherman get you ready for the reunion of local punk band Treepeople!

Packed punk lineup at Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP) today starting at 4:10pm! Locals Urban Outfielders, punk rock band Wicked Bears, heavy ear-shockers BLACKCLOUD, and Oakland punks Mt. Eddy play into the evening. The night only gets better thanks to garage-punk group Skinny the Kid, DIY queer punk La Louma, Nashville artist Pujol, and infectious pop punk band The Regrettes. If you didn’t catch The Districts yesterday, you can catch them closing out BAMP tonight!

Explore more at Knitting Factory, The District, The Olympic*, Boise Contemporary Theater, The Shredder, Ha’Penny*, Pengilly’s Saloon*, Basque Center, Tom Grainey’s*, Grainey’s Basement*, Hannah’s*, The Reef*, Spacebar*, Fatty’s*, and Adelmann Building (North & South)**.

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

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.
**Must be age 18 or over to enter.



It’s a full day of tech adventures at Hackfort!

Erick Herring of VYNYL will be discussing how ICOs really work and how they are going to evolve in the near future at 10:00am in JUMP’s Loft Room. Come back in the afternoon and learn how to get your newest innovation featured by top tech publications at 1:00pm, review and rejuvenate your blog at 2:00pm, and create some awesome beats/mixes with DJ Michna at 3:00pm.

Get DIY at JUMP’s Maker Studio: build your own chatbot~ at 11:00am, build your own robot prototype~ from scratch at 1:00pm, and build a board game at 3:00pm. In the evening, build an instrument while drinking beer at an adult-only Hardware Hack*.

Hackfort 2018The 2018 Hackfort Expo Hall~ will feature a strong mix of both local and visiting vendors displaying virtual reality, augmented reality, board games and more! The expo hall is free and all ages 10:30am-4:30pm in the Jump Room at JUMP. After the expo hall closes, our featured Hackfort Keynote, Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, will be doing a presentation about how he crossed over from composing for NIN to video games at 5:00pm.

Learn about the latest technologies all day at JUMP’s Inspire Studio: learn when to buy/sell cryptocurrencies at 11:00am, discover hacks to ensure your content performs well on the internet at 12:00pm, explore the world of Twitch~ at 1:00pm, and learn how to build your own video game at 2:00pm. Later in the afternoon, figure out how to either leverage your already existing music or create future compositions to be the tunes folks are rocking out to when playing their favorite games (like Hotline Miami!) with Devolver Digital’s Mike Wilson. The day will close out with a workshop demonstrating how Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) will change the landscape of ballot/voter protection in the digital landscape.

After a long day of tech talks, listen to music from Hackfort artists Christopher Willits, MeeRa (featuring Robin Finck) and Michna!

*Must be age 21 or over to attend.
~Kidfort approved!



Alefort* is bigger and better than ever this year! Join us for tasty brews on 11th & Grove 3:00-8:00pm.

We’ll be tapping fresh barrels all afternoon:
3:00 Belgian Stout by Lost Grove Brewing
4:00 Gurken Pickled Gose by Powderhaus Brewing
5:00 Nutkin Belgian Dark & Strong by Sawtooth Brewery
6:00 W’Alt Winter Altbier by Bella Brewing

Listen to Meagan Anderson (Mill 95), Jake Burtenshaw (Mountain Malt), Michelle Gooding (Gooding Farms), Bobby Matthews (Alpine Brewing) and James Long (Barbarian Brewing Co.) discuss the growing Idaho beer culture 4:00pm at The Owyhee*!

*Must be age 21 or over to attend.



Treefort Gallery

Treefort Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at The Owyhee and will be open 12-8pm.

Learn more about the Treefort Gallery 2018 artists and exhibits by listening and talking to the artists themselves. Today, Ashley Carlson will be talking about her work at Treefort Gallery 5:30-6:00pm.

Performance Art

This year, we have a new Performing Arts venue, the Treefort Underground Performing Arts Center (T.U.P.A.C.), on 8th & Myrtle. Today’s act is The Shrine by St. Terrible and HOUD. Combining elements of live dance and music with structural art, The Shrine is an intimate immersive experience created with the intention of exploring the deeper edges of human existence. Join us as we explore and celebrate life at it’s darkest and most joyful moments. There will be four performances: 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 7:00pm, and 7:50pm. These performances are supported by the City of Boise.

Watch SUITED, a dance work choreographed by Sadi Mosko and Carolyn Silverman, featuring original music by Paul Bloom, 4:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater. Afterwards, Callie Ritter will perform Élan Vital, a piece about growth in the context of humans and machines performed to live sound design at 5:25pm.



There will be comedy acts on Main Stage before the music headliners. LOL with Daniel Van Kirk before Oddisee & Good Compny and Gina Yashere before George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

Laugh ’til your face hurts with headliner Emma Arnold and other Comedyfort jokers Todd Masterson, JT Kelley, Bianca Cristovao, and Hailee Lenhart-Wees 7:30pm at The Cellar at Red Feather*!

The giggles don’t stop there. Hop on over to Liquid Lounge* for two rounds of quality comedy. First set starts at 8:00pm with headliner Solomon Georgio plus other greats Cliff Cash, Sophie Hughes, Arish Singh, Yusef Roach, and Jen Adams. Second set starts at 10:15pm with headliner Gina Yashere and comics Todd Masterson, Olivia Cathcart, Bianca Cristovao, Anchor Soong, and KC Hunt.

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.



Foodfort Tastes

Dig into this evening’s menu 4:00-8:00pm in the all-ages Foodfort Tent:

  • Tandoori lamb lettuce cups topped with dijon mint yogurt sauce and feta by Remington’s
  • Filipino pork by Carlo Lamagna
  • Pho with basil, shaved Vidalia onion, radish, carrot, seared deckle steak, rice noodles and bean sprouts by Hugh Acheson
  • Beef brisket braised in Scottish Ale by Juniper
  • Vegan Nourish Bowl with beans, shoots, and green veggies (short ribs optional) by Wild Root Cafe & Market
  • Chevre tart with huckleberries and tomatoes by State & Lemp

Foodfort Talks

Join Chef Carlo Lamagna —chef/owner of the Portland, Ore. pop-up series Twisted Filipino Dinners and the forthcoming restaurant Magna— for a deep dive into the evolution of Filipino food 3:00pm at The Owyhee. LaMagna is known for pushing the boundaries of Filipino cuisine and putting a unique twist on some of the country’s classic dishes. During his Foodfort Talks discussion, LaMagna will also prepare Pancit Bihon, made with rice noodles, chicken, chicken skin chicharron, cabbage, carrots and scallions. Samples available!



Mixed Shorts

Join us for a short film variety pack 3:00-4:50pm at The Flicks:

    • Who Decides – A sick woman and a young girl engage in a discussion about who decides when it’s your time to die.
    • The Accomplice – A man returning from a business trip learns he’s been unwittingly wrapped up in one of his buddies schemes.
    • Parthenon – A naked body moves a stranger to empathy.
    • Darlings – A new dance film by LED.

  • The Biggest Wad is Mine – Junior High is one sticky situation.
  • Ming – A Chinese student’s experience as a live figure model while abroad.
  • Square Guy – Our friendly hero’s world is turned upside down when a surprise throws him for change and adventure!
  • Pessim – It’s a dead-end, between Japanese tradition and western culture.

Everything Beautiful Is Far Away

A guy, his robot head companion, and a determined young woman trek a barren desert landscape in search of a mythic lake. Everything Beautiful Is Far Away is a charming and confident film with characters tackling loneliness in a strange empty world. Film starts at 7:00pm at The Flicks.



Stay inspired with podcasts, panels, and readings!

Catch Storyfort events at The Owyhee all day! Watch a live recording of Idaho Reports, the longest running public policy show in the west, at 12:00pm, followed by a panel on art, identity, and voice featuring Treefort artists Lido Pimienta and bell’s roar, plus Storyfort artists Micki McElya and Frankie Barnhill at 1:30pm. Micki McElya will then read her book The Politics of Mourning at 2:30pm and Brandon Harris will read his book Making Rent in Bed-Stuy at 3:30pm. At 4:30pm, authors Stewart O’Nan and Jonathan Evison will be reading and discussing their work. We’ll end another amazing day of stories with a live recording of GrottoPod at 6:00pm!

Hear a handful of local bartenders telling stories of life in the industry, the histories of their favorite spirits, and what they see from the other side of the bar 5:00pm at The Mode Lounge*. Then, catch a second chance to hear authors Stewart O’Nan and Jonathan Evison read their books at Rediscovered Books at 7:00pm.

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.



Yogafort is ready to restore your mind & body before another rockin’ night out.

We’ll begin our weekend together with focus, clarity and love at our Opening Ceremony 10:00am at JUMP’s Pioneer Room. Stick around for a day of amazing asanas and actions! Dive deep into your center at 10:45am, then East Forest will create a live soundscape as Tony G beautifully weaves a well sequenced class at 12:00pm. Get your vinyasa flow going at 1:45pm, then feel like the BAD ASS you are with The Dance Commander, Celeste Bolin, at 3:00pm.

Morning Altars has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages from all over the world to forage, build and be awed with Earth Art. Altars will be set up at JUMP’s Pioneer Room all day.

Yogafort will be digging a bit deeper this year in a multi-faith-inspired music tent, Spirit Dome, outside of JUMP. It’s open today 10:00am-6:00pm!

Celebrate the first official day of Yogafort with Yogafort artist Qais Essar 6:00pm at Boise Contemporary Theater!


Music Talks

Breakthrough: How to Get Noticed

Often times bands send out dozens of emails looking for industry support, but how do they break through the noise? A mix of music industry vets spanning record labels, PR professionals, media publications, sync licensing agents and talent buyers come together to share their experiences working with artists who have been able to break through and get noticed 12:00pm at The Olympic*. Panelists will share real stories of how they discovered certain acts and what set them apart in the discovery process. We’ll cover the do’s and don’t of submitting music for consideration.

Panels at Treefort Music Fest 2018

Inside the Music Supervision Process

Back by popular demand, this panel will give attendees a first hand look into the creative process of music supervision 1:30pm at Linen Building. In advance of the panel, Treefort Music Fest artists will submit songs to different projects that a crew of music supervisors from various disciplines have worked on. Then, the supervisors will review the songs in real time, giving feedback about why the tracks may or may not work.

Sound & Vision

This panel discussion features designers, visual artists, and a special guest musician talking about art, design, and music. The Seattle Istanbul Poster Show exhibition at the Visual Arts Center as well as this panel discussion has been organized by the Visual Arts Center at Boise State University in partnership with the School of the Arts, the Art Department, the Arts and Humanities Institute, and Treefort Music Fest. Join us at 6:30pm at The Owyhee.

Box Office

Pick up your bright, shiny new week-long accessory at The Owyhee today from 12:00-3:00pm. From 3:00-10:00pm, box office moves to Main Stage. Remember to bring your ID and ticket confirmation with you. Only you can pick up your pass!

Second Chance Shows

Five days of Treefort can take a lot out of you. Bounce back with biscuits + gravy, biscuit sandos, breakfast poutine, and breakfast beers 11:00am-2:00pm at Bittercreek Alehouse! Live music curated by Nanobot Rock. Today’s acts include Edison, Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers, and Kid Dakota.

Day drink 12:30-4:00pm at Neurolux* featuring Pujol and Helvetia amongst others.

Ain’t no party like a PORTLAND PARTY!!! Portland Party is presented by our super friends at Infinite Companion Records, Tender Loving Empire, Eleven PDX Magazine, and yours truly. Catch sets from Frankie Simone, Myke Bogan, and more 1:10pm-4:40pm at The Olympic*.

Whippoorwill is set to play a set at Even Stevens at 2:00pm!

Our buds at Apes on Tape curate an awesome lineup each year. This year, listen to tunes from bands like Gold Casio and Acid Tongue 2:00-8:00pm at Woodland Empire.

Join us for one of Treefort Music Fest’s most popular events showcasing Boise’s rich Basque history Burning Lamb at CAMP Modern (Modern Hotel) 3:00-9:00pm. Live music features Porlolo, Mike Coykendall, and many more!

Join The Record Exchange and the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle for the #treefort2018 Canadian Happy Hour with FRIGS and Fresh Kils 5-6:30pm. Make sure to follow The Record Exchange on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get the latest updates on secret performances during Treefort!

New for 2018, Radio Boise will be rocking their own stage, Radioland, on the corner of 11th and Grove, just south of Alefort, next to The Owyhee 5:00-8:00pm. As their programming is growing, the lineup will reflect the combo of entertaining talk, music, comedy and cultural showcases you expect from our favorite community radio station.

TreeFunk is hosted by PreFunk* throughout the entire festival. Tonight at TreeFunk, it’s the Noisy Ghost & Graveface Records Showcase! Check out bands like Kid Dakota and Frankie Simone from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

Get another chance to see bands like Prism Bitch and Haunted Summer at Boise Fry Company on Capitol Boulevard from 8:00pm to 11:45pm.

*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.


Abhi The Nomad has cancelled so times have been updated for shows at The Reef tonight.


Happy Treefort!