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Day 4 of Treefort 2019

Last night was WILD. Liz Phair rocked Main Stage and Dan Deacon‘s set at El Korah Shrine was ultra epic.

Day four is set to be a full day of festivities for everyone to delight in. We got a whole day of fortin’ to do so get Treefort Ready and enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out this year’s survival guide for all the info on what to bring, how to get around, and what to eat. Pick up your Treefort Pass and some Treefort 8 souvenirs at Main Stage— everything is in small quantities so snag it up now, while you can! Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.

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


Groove into your Saturday at Main Stage* starting at 12:40pm with soulful noise pop group Bells Atlas and Portland extraordinaries Y La Bamba. Bask in the mysterious warmth of Mandolin Orange and then get a self-empowerment boost from CHAI. Later in the evening, get lost in the mesmerizing sound of The Muckers before Caroline Rose graces us with another performance. Last but definitely not least, global pop star and 3-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo will perform her full circle re-imagining of Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark album Remain in Light.

Unfortunately, Angélique Kidjo has to cancel due to illness (she has been advised by her doctor to rest her voice after suffering from a persistent cough), but In typical Treefort fashion, Joshy Soul will now perform on Main Stage at 8:30!!

If you have ticketing questions, please email tickets@treefortmusicfest.com

Don’t miss a rockin’ performance from guitarist Delicate Steve followed by a funky dance party with Rubblebucket at El Korah Shrine*.

The dreamy, psychedelic tunes at Neurolux are bound to put you in a trance, from local post-punk shoegazers Sick Wish, to dreamy new wave group KING WHO. Smell the psychedelic flowers of The Stargazer Lillies, get hypnotized by the easygoing guitar-pop of Lens Mozer, then warm up your heart with Clarke and the Himselfs. The party keeps going with six-piece band Sweet Spirit, indie rockers Summer Cannibals, and Portland group Møtrik.

Get your hip-hop fix at Linen Building* featuring artists Linqua Franqa, Ric Wilson, and Sudan Archives.

Head over to Knitting Factory* for a rockin’ night thanks to Philadelphia punks mewithoutYou and alternative post-rock group American Football. Come early for local rockers Stepbrothers, alternative rock band Western Daughter, and indie rock group Tigers Jaw.

Get ready for some blues-y tunes at The Olympic with local blues rock band The Weary Times, country punks Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and rock’n’roll outlaws Parade of Bad Guys.

From blues and Americana, to Latin and world music, the Basque Center* has an eclectic lineup for you tonight: electrified blues-rocker Zack Quintana, Americana blues artist Cedric Burnside, lo-fi folk trio Hillfolk Noir, rock’n’roll outfit Tango Alpha Tango, experimental world group Don Chicharrón, and Afro-indie groovy rock group Afrosonics.

…and that’s just the beginning! Discover bands at The District*, Boise All-ages Movement Project (BAMP)*, The Shredder*, Boise Contemporary Theater*, The Funky Taco*, PreFunk Beer Bar, Pengilly’s Saloon, 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 own personal schedule with friends!

*All ages. To view all ages in the app, go to SCHEDULE > SEARCH and type in “all ages”




Treefort Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 1pm-7pm at The Owyhee*.


There’s an amazing lineup of dance and theatre this evening at Boise Contemporary Theater* starting at 4pm. Cailtin Cullen / Dance will perform a work that will be designed as a spur to widen the perception of what dance can be by involving the audience to contribute to the process. Callie Rose Riiter + Rorschach perform a structured improvisation which aims to expand the ever-curious potential of a moment. Project Flux presents NASA, a work that explores the parallels between the nakedness of dance and space.

Opal Theatre Company will present a reading of ‘The Humans’ by Stephen Karam, a dark and challenging family drama that tells the story of the Blake family. The Horrific Puppet Affair will perform ‘Alligator’, an original shadow-play which uses traditional puppetry & modern technology to create a new form of visual storytelling.



Nama-stay the whole day at Yogafort, located at JUMP*. Learn the basics of meditation and be guided in a practice with Brandon Lee at 10am in the Move Room, or explore how opposite forces complete each other to create balance using partner work and fun group asana with teacher Jennifer Knight and musician Masood Ali Khan in the Pioneer Room. Awaken and balance all 10 body energy centers with teacher Mary Baker and musician Chrystalina at 11:20am in the Move Room, or join a sweet and balanced class with teacher Tony G and musician East Forest in the Pioneer Room.

Workout using empty kegs of beer with Dirk Manley, live music by Self Smartid, and a post workout social “recovery beer” at Woodland Empire Ale Craft*.

At 12:40pm, learn how to use your mala, why there are 108 beads, and more with teacher Rana Nadar and musician Chrystalina in the Move Room at JUMP*. In the Pioneer Room, meditate, move, and groove with teacher Cristi Christenson and musician Sol Rising at 1:10pm, then enjoy a juicy yoga practice that connects asana to elements at 2:50pm with teacher C.J. Thomas and musician Joseph Young. Relax & recharge at this one-of-a-kind relaxation experience led by teacher Margit Sage and musician Stefan Smulovitz at 2pm in the Move Room.

Join an ecstatic dance session with music by Rio Love in the Move Room at 3:20pm. Experience the art and joy of chanting consciousness-transforming mantras from the Indian tradition under expert musical guidance of Sheela Bringi at 4:10pm in the Pioneer Room. Sculpt your entire body through a soulful blend of yoga, dance, and conditioning with teachers Angie Brooks and Chaya Knopp and DJ Effy K at 4:40pm in the Move Room.

There will be a yoga industry meet up at SHIFT Boutique* at 6pm!



You’re gonna need a jumbo sized popcorn for all the films at Filmfort today at Hilton Garden Inn*.

Start your morning off with a quick shot of mixed shorts at 11am. Two sad vandals and an unemployed loner long await for a fabled rocket launch in A Great Lamp at 12:30pm. Before the film, there’ll be a short film by Martina Scarpelli called Egg.

At 1:15pm, join a panel covering the trials and tribulations of creating low budget content and modern navigation of getting your work out there.

Watch Minding the Gap, a Best Feature Documentary nominee at the 2018 Academy Awards, and U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award recipient for Breakthrough Filmmaking at 2018 Sundance Film Festival, at 3pm. At 5pm, watch the Best Feature at Eastern Oregon Film Festival 2018, Long Lost. Stick around for In Reality, a film about the fantasy of finding true love, at 7pm.

Kick back, grab a drink, and check out some underground shorts underground 10pm at The Cellar at Red Feather (21+).



The kiddos have a full day of festivities ahead of them at Kidfort 2019! Add your own details to a Kidfort public art installation, build your own fort, or color your own Kidfort t-shirt in the Kidfort Lot*. The Nest* will feature a performance from high school duo Ian & Ally, a writing & illustration workshop, a dance workshop with Ballet Folklorico Mexico Lindo, a magic show with Stuart Edge, a performance from Joyful Children’s Choir, a folk instrument workshop, and performances by Boise Rock School bands.

Choo choo over to the Pioneer Building* 10am-4pm and check out uniquely awesome Old Boise Railroad model trains.

Returning from Portland with a new show, Jack and the Dragon is sure to bring smiles & giggles at 11am at El Korah Shrine*! Tickets are $8.

The El Korah Shriners will have their mini cars on hand for a demo outside of El Korah Shrine* at 12:30pm!

In collaboration with Hackfort, explore how changing technology impacts your community, and how to learn new skills and turn your passions into opportunity at LEGO Serious Play at JUMP* in the Loft Room at 2pm. Also at 2pm in the Inspire Studio, Osama Dorias speaks about the last 5-6 years making games with his children, and the lessons learned from that experience.



We’ve got another full day of tech at JUMP* for Hackfort 2019! Start the day at 10am with two AMA (ask me anything) sessions: one with lead engineers for Black Box VR Rich Reavis and Duane Mathes in the Loft Room, and one with a variety of people in the game industry in the Inspire Studio. Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain from Hardware Asylum will be giving an overclocking demonstration while cooling the PC with liquid nitrogen at 11am in the Loft Room. Also at 11am, discuss how emerging technology has forever changed how we geek out over pop culture in the Inspire Studio (in collaboration with Storyfort).

At noon, learn how a 7th grade English teacher went from grading papers to traveling the world rapping about video games in the Inspire Studio, or join a fun and informal panel about the good, bad, and ugly of video games in the Loft Room. In collaboration with Yogafort, explore how technology helps & hinders our connection with ourselves at 1pm in the Inspire Studio, or learn how to do something that might change the world in the Loft Room.

Talk to the varsity players of Boise State eSports at 2pm in the Jump Room, then watch the varsity eSports match between Boise State and Oregon in the Jump Room at 3pm.



Storyfort starts up at noon at The Owyhee*! Authors Jamie Ford, Tara Conklin, and Jonathan Evison will talk love, language, and writing bestsellers at noon on the first floor, while a regional anarchy poetry slam takes place upstairs. Poets Sarah Manguso, Ashley Toliver, and Michael Green will present some of their work at 2pm. Join Gaelynn Lea with a discussion on disability, art, and acceptance (plus a mini performance, too) at 3:30pm!

Come connect, inquire, and challenge the prejudices that separate us with The Human Library: Conversations Beyond Stereotypes (brought by Ada Community Libraries and The Meridian Library District) in the lobby 1pm-5pm.

There’ll be a Couch Surfer Artist Series at the Radioland Stage* featuring Operation Encore at 2pm.

Presented by CWI, Jonathan Evison and Jamie Ford will talk about writing novels at MING Studios* at 3pm. Also at 3pm at Treefort Gallery*, there’ll be a panel about women making art and making history.

Treasure Valley Reads brings Tommy Orange, New York Times bestselling author, to Storyfort to read from his novel There There, talk about his work, and sign copies of his book at the Egyptian Theatre* at 7pm. Mix and mingle with Tommy before the show at a reception at MING Studios* at 5:30pm.



Skatefort is a celebration of skateboarding, music and community at Rhodes Skate Park*. Skateboarding and music have always gone hand in hand and our goal is to bring people together at a world class skatepark to celebrate our creativity. Everyone is invited to come skate the park together while listening to some amazing music. Skatefort is run by Boise Skateboard Association and Boise’s Parks & Recreation. Their goal is to improve the lives of Boiseans by advocating for youth and at-risk youth to enjoy the healthy activity of skateboarding in safe and accessible environments. Food vendors The Stil Ice Cream and Americana Pizza will be on site.

We encourage skating throughout the entire event so bring a board! There will be a competition for best skateboard trick at 1:20pm, a skateboard expression session (with giveaways!) at 2:30pm, and a skateboard demo by local skateboarders like Dalton Beeson and Elliot Saxton at 3:40pm!

12:00-12-40 Jason D
12:40-1:20 KING WHO
1:20-1:50 Best Skateboard Trick Competition
1:50-2:30 Supercrush
2:30-3:00 Skateboard Expression Session with giveaways
3:00-3:40 Reptaliens
3:40-4:00 Skateboard Demo
4:00-4:40 NAPPY ROOTS
4:40-5:00 Open Skate with DJ



Hop over to Trailhead* for a few Music Talks!

Three experts in the field of theatrical (film trailers), tv promo, and video game marketing discuss the DNA of music cues most used in media marketing from the structure, tone, and production to current trends and the sounds that clients from the major studios and media companies are looking for at 11am.

KEXP’s Sharlese Metcalf sits down with artists and managers to discuss the challenges surrounding touring and mental health, and what artists can do to better take care of themselves while on the road at 1pm.

Back by popular demand, attendees get a first-hand look into the creative process of music supervision at 3pm. In advance of the panel, Treefort Music Fest artists will submit songs to different projects that a crew of music supervisors from various disciplines has worked on. Then, the supervisors will review the songs in real time, giving feedback about why the tracks 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.



Today is Basque Day at Alefort in the Alefort Tent (21+) on 11th & Grove 12pm-8pm! Txotx (pronounced Choch), is both the method for cider service in traditional Basque cider houses (squirting out the side of a giant barrel) and an old school party cry for everyone to drink a bunch of cider together. Txotx AF is that, inside Alefort, a celebration of traditional Basque cider culture as well as the unique Basque-Boise culture.

Today at the Alefort Presents Bar, Alefort celebrates Orval Day. Since the 1930s, Orval has been recognized as one of the most successful Trappist breweries in the world with production of only one beer… ever. Each year on Orval Day, which falls on Saturday of Alefort, a donation based on sales in the U.S. is given to a designated charity. Alefort is also showcasing 5 different cideries from around the country, along with a curated table serving highlighting themed ciders every day.



LOL with Jackie Kashian before Joshy Soul‘s closing set at Main Stage*.

Laugh ’til your face hurts at tonight’s early showcase at 8pm and the late showcase at 10:10pm at Liquid Lounge (21+). Early showcase features Yedoye Travis and the late showcase features Jackie Kashian.

The giggles don’t stop there! Hop on over to Woodland Empire (21+) for Ian Karmel and David Gborrie and other Comedyfort comedians at 8:30pm.



Treasure Valley Roller Derby is an all female flat track roller derby league and member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. They will be playing an exhibition bout today starting at 1:30pm in the Idaho Power parking lot* on the corner of Main & 13th, adjacent from The Modern.

Composed and conducted by Seth Olinsky (Cy Dune), Band Dialogue is a massive composition, experiment, and conversation that explores the sonics of many bands, stretched out across a space, playing simultaneously, part orchestra, part installation. Discover this magical experience at JUMP*‘s Celebration Circle at 5pm. Band Dialogue has moved to 4:30pm to avoid the potential of rain.



Join Foodfort alum and James Beard Award Winning Chef Hugh Acheson as he treats us to a classic steak lunch 12:30-2pm at the Basque Center. Featuring beef from local Snake River Farms, the menu will include beef tartare, kimchi collard greens, grilled strip steak, and more. Come feast your eyes, fill your stomachs, and fuel yourself for the weekend. Tickets are $45. This is a 21+ event.



Pick up your bright, shiny new accessory 12pm-10pm at Main Stage. Remember to bring your ID and ticket confirmation with you.

Arriving late? Preparing to oversleep? It’s chill, just swing by The Modern Hotel (1314 W Grove St) to pick up your passes after hours (10pm-2am).



Bounce back with brunch at Bittercreek Alehouse*! Biscuits + gravy, biscuit sandos, breakfast poutine, breakfast beers and tunes performed by Aaron Golay, Good Not Great, Tommy Alexander, and Robin Bacior…doesn’t get much better than that. Music starts at 10am.

Catch Karen Meat, The Ophelias, and Low Hums at downtown philanthropic sammie spot Even Stevens*! Music starts at noon.

Located in the heart of Treefort, CAMP Modern* (The Modern Hotel) offers eclectic music. Today’s lineup features Bryson Cone, The Ophelias, Shadowgraphs, Cavegreen, The French Tips, Kassi Valazza, MARINERO, and Charlie Sutton. Music starts at noon.

Hang out at Hops & Bottles (21+) for a second chance to see a handful of Colorado’s finest for FREE, featuring Kyle Emerson, Esmé Patterson, Don Chicharrón, and Grayson County Burn Ban. Music starts at 1pm.

Come grab a Bloody Mary at Neurolux (21+) and check out some of the artists Nine Mile Records have on this year’s lineup: Smokey Brights, Sweet Spirit (acoustic), Go Fever, and Robin Bacior! Music starts at 1pm.

Grab a brew at Boise Brewing* and rock out to Rosie Tucker, Jason Prindle, and Lee Penn Sky. Music starts at 2pm.

At Radioland Stage*, Autonomics plays at 12:30pm. There’ll also be a hip hop showcase at 3:30pm and a KEXP showcase (Y La Bamba, Tres Leches, Cumulus) at 6pm!

Earth Libraries DJ will be spinning the best of rock-n-roll, soul, and R&B at 5pm at Arthaus (21+)! It’s gonna be a groovy party.

Listen to music while you use the Treeline to get to more music! Tonight’s Treeline-up features Rory James at 8pm.

Munch on some home grown Idaho potatoes while jamming to The Spider Ferns, The Phets, Bread & Circus, and Bodies on the Beach at Boise Fry Company*. Music starts at 8pm.

For more info on all second chance shows, click here.



Unfortunately, Angélique Kidjo has to cancel due to illness (she has been advised by her doctor to rest her voice after suffering from a persistent cough), but in typical Treefort fashion, Joshy Soul will now perform on Main Stage at 8:30!! If you have ticketing questions, please email tickets@treefortmusicfest.com.

bed. has cancelled their set tomorrow. WIBG will play in their place.

Band Dialogue is cancelled due to weather.

Canyon Grass will no longer be playing today and Moon Palace will be playing in their place.

Download the Treefort App for all up-to-date schedules.