White cloud border

Day 1 of Treefort 2021

Treefort Ready

Happy Treefort 9!

The bunting is up, the bars are stocked and the set lists have been decided. The time has (finally) come to safely commence the ninth Treefort Music Fest as a special Fall edition! Let’s get things started right…are YOU Treefort Ready?

Slowly get your festival legs ready for the next five days, remember its a marathon, not a sprint!

Watch Treefort come to life! Dance to a wide variety of music, listen to compelling storytellers, view amazing art, sashay away with drag queens — there’s so much to explore on Day 1 of Treefort 9.

Pick up your TMF Pre-Check wristband and your Treefort Pass on 12th Street between Main & Grove to get the party safely started. Don’t forget to to wear you mask and check out this year’s Treefort Ready guide for all the info on what to bring, how to get around, and what to eat.

Need help during the fest? The Ranger Station is a great resource.

Dive into all the info here:



Kicking things off at Main Stage* (that’s right – Main Stage is open all five days this year!) is local Americana rock band aka Belle at 4:30pm. Up next, singer/songwriter Sofía Valdés will uplift you, followed by the ever-soulful Monophonics and multi-genre favorites Lake Street Dive.

If you’re into the heavy rock vibes, check out the schedule at Linen Building* featuring DIY punks Bone Haus, the high-energy No Good, and West Coast rockers Meatbodies.

For the eclectic listener, there are great acts all night at The Olympic, starting off with local music god Joshua Lewis at 6:30pm and ending the night with soul-jazz groove machine Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at 11:10pm.

End day one at Neurolux featuring a tribute set for local rap duo tuct, followed by “art rap” from  Open Mike Eagle and incendiary rap duo Armand Hammer…I mean, just listen to their new single!

For more outdoor vibes, check out The Hideout stage in Woodland Empire’s parking lot with loads of rocknroll and funk!

This is just the beginning! Safely enjoy other shows at El Korah Shrine*, The Hideout*, The Shredder*, Western Proper*, Pengilly’s Saloon, Reef, and The Balcony.

Download the Treefort App to create your own schedule, and share your schedule with friends!

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



Join local activists working on immigration, environmental justice, DACA, and indigenous issues as they reflect on the way COVID made these issues more apparent to the larger society, and how COVID influenced their political activism during this time. This event will be held at Idaho State Museum* at noon.

Head to 10th Street Station for Backstage Pass: Stories of Music, Moshpits, and Mayhem at 5pm. Five industry insiders and hardcore fans tell all about the wild and unforgettable shows, artists, and intimate encounters.


Covid Clear



Start the fest off right with Street Eats, a market-style shindig inspired by the night markets of the world at the Alefort Tent 5:30-7:30pm. Foodforters can graze on bites from Amano, The Lively, The Hyde House, Wild Root, Adelfa’s Comida Cubana, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, the Boise Co-op, Sunshine Space Cafe, and Mai Thai, with dessert provided by Figgy Bakes. Just writing this makes us drool a little.

*ticket required with or without a festival wristband*



Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 13 runner-up Kandy Muse is ready to join a cast of local queens and kings at The Balcony to help us get Dragfort started in style! Joining Kandy on the stage will be NYC’s Cholula Lemon, Otto Manic, Dolce de la Vida, Karma Rose (Winner of Boise’s Next Drag Super Star Season 4) and many more! Doors at 7pm with a limited special meet & greet with Kandy Muse (7-7:45pm), show at 8pm.

Stick around to work that dance floor local DJ and drag queen Lady Delicious followed by a stellar DJ set from Not That Jennifer.



See all band additions & cancellations here! Download the Treefort App for all up-to-date schedules.