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Day 2 of Treefort 2021

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We’re so very proud of the music community showing up safely for one another yesterday! So many happy souls, decorated masks, good music and even better energy.

What a joy it was to feel everyone’s smiles under their masks and being so respectful of one another’s space…truly amazing!! Before we dive into today’s festivities, let’s peek into the old memory bank to see how we got here:

On day two of Treefort 9, you’ll find more forts, more shows, and more fun. Get outside and explore Treefort Day 2!

Pick up your TMF Pre-Check wristband and your Treefort Pass on 12th Street between Main & Grove to get the party started. Don’t forget to 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:



Multi-instrumentalist dream babe Luna Li will be ready to rock for you at Main Stage* at 3:30pm, followed by Albuquerque quartet Prism B!tch and retro rock’n’rollers The Shivas. Hometown heroes Built to Spill and indie rockers Japanese Breakfast will close out the night.

We’ve got everything from indie trap pop to Tuareg rock at El Korah Shrine* tonight! Local six-piece Boy Drama will kick it off, along with award-winning trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and the ever-soulful Monophonics. Later on, catch amazing performances from New Jersey band Garcia Peoples and contemporary Saharan guitarist Mdou Moctar.

Rock the eff out at Neurolux to the tunes of local dance punks The Simplots, garage-psych band Spoon Benders, and West Coast rockers Meatbodies.

Get down to hip hop artist Frank Leone, hip hop producer DJ Rabeatz and electronic DJ Trash Fence at Linen Building*.

It doesn’t stop there! Catch other outstanding acts at Radioland*, The Hideout*, Lost Grove Brewing*, The Shredder*, Mardi Gras Ballroom*, The District*, Mad Swede Brew Hall*, Sanctuary*, The Funky Taco*, Western Proper*, Adelmann Building (North & South), The Olympic, Pengilly’s Saloon, The Balcony, Reef, KARMA, and Spacebar Arcade.

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”



WAKE & SKATE! Treefort together at the Roller Skate Community Roll Out. Meet at Dawson Taylor* at 10am to connect with fellow skaters and get familiar with where roller skate events will be held. All levels welcome!



Learn how the state of the publishing industry pressured J. Reuben Appelman to come out as pansexual and revise his fictionalized private detective character to be more reflective of his personal experiences at 11am at Guru Donuts*. Later in the afternoon, author Carrie Callaghan and publisher Dayna Anderson will talk about their experiences writing, editing and publishing.

Drawdown Treasure Valley and City of Boise Climate Action Division will talk about meaningful and doable actions to counter climate change at Idaho State Museum* at noon. Stick around for readings from Quinn Grover and CMarie Fuhrman, and conversations on rivers and our ecosystem with the Idaho Conservation League, as well as river guides and aficionados.

Michelle Zauner, wears more than one hat being the frontwoman of the amazing indie rock band Japanese Breakfast, she also brings her remarkable memoir and New York Times Best Seller, Crying in H Mart, to Storyfort at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park* at 1pm. Later in the afternoon there will be stories told at the same park by Peace Corps alums who fell in love on the job.

Join a writing workshop with writers Jonathan Evison and Matthew Haynes at FireFusion Studio* at 3pm.

Five bartenders, servers, service industry insiders bring stories of working the front of the house, the back of the house, and just how wild and complex life in business can be. Sample specialty cocktails while you listen to Cocktail Stories at The Mode Lounge at 5pm.

Larry Rosen, Johnny Evison, Willy Vlautin, and special guests debate and breakdown the notion and practice of the story song for a live podcast at 10th Street Station at 5pm.



Grab your pals, your masks and step on over to Alefort for all the barrel aged, hoppy goodness you can handle! We’re talking beer, wine, cider, and new this year cocktails!! Alefort is open from 4-8pm today and you can pair all those sips with some Hop Friendly Food by Bittercreek and a full Oktoberfest menu by Diablo & Sons.



Come celebrate the launch of Hackfort 2021 overlooking beautiful downtown Boise on the C.W. Moore Rooftop 4-9pm. Come masked and socialize, network, meet talent & sponsors. Think of it as a lil prefunk to your music filled night!



Local chefs will partner with local farms and suppliers to create Farm to Fest, a totally local multi-course farm-to-table experience on the Basque Block 6-8pm. Featuring Foodfort alum and celebrity chef Hugh Acheson, Chef Ed Higgins of The Lively, and Chef John Cuevas of Madre. Your ticket also includes wine pairings.



Treefort Gallery will be located at LED* and will be open 6-9pm. Also at LED, watch an original dance film exploring the role of the artist in determining or creating our perception of what is real by Ballet Idaho and live performances from local dance groups Project Flux and Meghan Novoa/Novoa Dances.



Give your feet a break and mask up for a short film and a feature at The Flicks* at 7pm.

From illustrating for Sesame Street to exposing the New World Order, Do you see what I see? is a story of the controversial and recently departed David Dees, the unofficial artist of conspiracy theory culture. What sent him down the rabbit hole, and is there a path out?

Written and directed by Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe, The Beta Test is a horror film that blends incendiary comedy with brutal political commentary. Cummings and McCabe make sure the storytelling matches the main character’s journey which is exciting, explosive and borders on a nervous breakdown. At the same time, viewers are called upon to pull off the wonderful twofold feat of being trapped inside the thickening web of deception and mysteries while simultaneously, like Jordan, looking for a way out.



Dance the night away with DJ Bodie at The Balcony at 12:30am!



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