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Day 5 of Treefort 2018

OMG. Day four was sickkkk. Today is the last day! Let’s go out with a bang.

We partied with Andrew W.K., rioted with Pussy Riot, bounced with Rapsody and grooved with Mobley. Now, it’s time to say goodbye, but not until we celebrate one more day….in the freakin’ snow!!

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


Princess Nokia is flying into town super late due to travel complications, so her set will now take place at El Korah Shrine at 11:45pm. Hometown homies Built to Spill will be on Main Stage at 8:45pm and will close us out! All Main Stage passholders will receive an email about your pass. If you have any questions, visit us at the Box Office. Happy last day of Treefort!!


So many great acts on Main Stage today! Local singer-songwriter Nick Delffs gets the tunes going at 1:00pm. Then, Wild Ones will capture your spirit with their polished pop hooks and Cindy Wilson plays a much-needed second set before Typhoon puts on an epic show. If you can’t get enough of Connan Mockasin, don’t stress — he, too, will be playing a second set. We’re closing out Treefort with some of today’s coolest hip hop babes: Jamila Woods and Princess Nokia!

Rock your way out of Treefort 2018 at El Korah Shrine with punk power trio The Hand, indie rockers Land of Talk, and a closing set from local favorites Built to Spill.

The party never stops at Neurolux* thanks to freak folk band Aan, eclectic artist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, space-aged vocalist SassyBlack, and a DJ set from Rituals of Mine.

Linen Building has a stacked lineup featuring avant trio Motherhood, transcendental sitarist Naan Violence, local band With Child, Los Angeles group Earth Girl Helen Brown, and indie folk artist Sonny Smith.

Everything from folk pop to psychedelic rock at The Olympic* tonight! Get lost in the 70s soundscape of Smokey Brights, the progressive psychobilly of Jonathan Warren & the Billy Goats, and the vivid-nightmare poetry of Roselit Bone. We’ll end with a rock’n’roll party with bands Gipsy Moonrise and Low Cut Connie!

Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP) ends on a strong note with jazz grunge band Chief Broom, dewey garage group raener, local beatmaster Melacrusin and art & music collective Pueblo.

There’s more to love on day five of Treefort 2018 at Pengilly’s Saloon* and Tom Grainey’s*!

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

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.



Kidfort at Treefort Music FestBrings your kids out for another round of STEMbus~ located at The Nest 11:00am-6:00pm. In collaboration with Hackfort, the STEMbus features hands-on experiences for kids of all ages. Swing by! Step up and show off your moves at the first Kidfort Dance Battle (pre-K thru 12th grade)! Stick around for more activities, including public installation with Gallery artist Melanie Billark, music shows from Boise Rock School bands, a performance from Seattle “kindie rock” band The Not-Its!, an urban farm workshop, and an instrument show-and-tell hosted by Boise Music Lessons.

Fortcraft is back 12:00-4:00pm at The Nest! Fortcraft is an open interactive building experience for kids and parents and anyone in between. Like a real world Minecraft you can use cardboard, tape, markers and chalk to build the fort of your dreams, add on to other forts, decorate existing structures or make something else entirely.

What happens when we overcome fear? Performed with a variety of puppets by Tears of Joy Theatre, stories are tied together in ways that will elicit both wonder and giggles in There’s a Nightmare in My Closet. Check it out 11:00am at El Korah Shrine.



Take your last sips of Alefort 2018 12:00-7:00pm on 11th & Grove*! We’ll be tapping fresh barrels of Tooth Stains by Barbarian Brewing and Unicorn Tears by Fremont Brewing.

*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 12-8pm. Treefort Gallery and Hackfort are teaming up by using an HTC Vive virtual reality headset for the program Tiltbrush. Come on down to the gallery and try it out yourself!

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, Project Flux will be using the space to perform their newest work, sentences, a collaboration with the College of Southern Idaho and the Idaho State Correctional Center. Artistic Director Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill has been taking part in a creative writing class, led by CSI instructor Shane Brown, among 10-15 ISCC inmates with the intention of creating work based on the writings of these inmates. For Treefort, Lydia and her dancers will allow the public to view Project Flux’s live works and process, which will culminate in a performance in that same space, with pop up performances in various spaces to follow. Watch the work unfold 11:00am-3:00pm and then watch the official performance of the piece at 3:30pm.



Laugh ’til your face hurts with headliner Sophie Hughes and other Comedyfort jokers Jen Adams, Lady Bizness, Christopher Sundberg, Hailee Lenhart-Wees, KC Hunt, Beth Norton and Emmanuel Vera 8:00pm at Liquid Lounge*!

*Must be age 21 or over to enter.



Foodfort at Treefort Music Fest

Foodfort Tastes

Try the tastes in the all-ages Foodfort Tent 1:00-5:00pm:

  • Basque suckling pig pulled pork sandwich by Leku Ona
  • Purple Viking potato chips by Red Feather Lounge
  • Korean braised brisket rice bowl by Kanak Attack
  • Wild weed shots by Camel’s Crossing
  • Smoked barley risotto with cheese by Zee’s Rooftop



Music Video Lab

Watch a screening of music videos of Treefort bands created by 10-15 year olds this week in a special film camp. Join us at 12:00pm at JUMP’s Inspire Studio!


IHC 1NFINITY is the first record label with a shared music video universe (think the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with music videos). Featuring videos from Chela, Pictureplane, Gavin Turek, Mark Redito, starRo and more, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with creators Franki Chan and Jesus Rivera from IHEARTCOMIX.



We know you’ll be on crazy overload from a full week of fun, so we’re hosting our Board Game Detox Brunch to ease you into the last day of Treefort. Headed up by the dudes over at Gem State Gaming, they’ll provide board games that you are able to learn in your Sunday-morning haze over omelettes and Bloody Mary’s.



Drink mimosas with a big helping of poetry 12:00pm at The Owyhee! Afterwards, the winners of the Storyfort/Stonecrop Microfiction Contest will be reading their winning entries at 2:30pm, and then listen to more great poetry in response to gun violence at 3:00pm.

In collaboration with Kidfort, there will be a reading of Clockwork Charlie and the Adventures of Dave Butler at Rediscovered Books at 2:00pm.



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. Find your inner warrior through vinyasa at 10:00am, embrace your wholeness at 11:15am, then unravel stresses with yin yoga at 12:30pm. Expand your yoga nidra practice at 2:00pm and end your Yogafort 2018 with a closing ceremony at 3:15pm.

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!

The annual Treefort Amateur Dance Battle where everything from clogging to break dancing will wow us all with the hidden local dance talent 1:00pm at Radioland!

Box Office

Pick up your bright, shiny new accessory at Main Stage today from 12:00-10:00pm. 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 10:00am-2:00pm at Bittercreek Alehouse! Live music curated by Nanobot Rock. Today’s acts include Jordan Thornquest and Zack Quintana Music.

Guru Donuts and Woodland Empire Ale Craft present the Treefort Existential Brunch 12:00-1:30pm at The Record Exchange! Brunch features live music by Naan Violence and Robin Bacior, plus free Guru Donuts and Woodland Empire beer* while supplies last!

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 12:00-8:00pm. 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. Check out bands like Overlake and And And And from 1:00pm to 10:00pm.

Maxwell Hughes (of Edison) is set to play a set at Even Stevens at 2:00pm!

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) 2:00-9:00pm. Live music features Edison, The Hoot Hoots, and many more!

*Must be age 21 or over.

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.



Happy Treefort!