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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).



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*.

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.


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


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.


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+)


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+)


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+)


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.


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+)


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.


  • 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.


  • Band cancellations and notices go here.