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Day 1 of Treefort 2022

Happy Treefort 10!

Assemble your dance crew, put on your prep-playlist, dust off your fanny pack and whip out your steel cups because it’s time to get downnnn at #Treefort10! We’re so excited to celebrate our TENTH festival with you!!

Slowly get your festival legs ready for the next five days – remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint!

Watch Treefort come to life! Dance to a wide variety of music, listen to captivating storytellers, look out for live muralists, sashay the night away with drag queens — there’s literally so much to explore on Day 1 of Treefort 10. We’re hitting the ground running with Storyfort, Artfort, loads of music, and second chance shows.

Pick up your Treefort wristband on Grove between 12th & 13th from 2 – 10pm to get the party started. Make sure to explore the Treefort 10 souvenirs at Main Stage – everything is in small quantities so snag it up while you can!

Need help during the fest? A visit at the friendly Ranger Station will do the trick.

There is no way we could pack all of the wonder into one post but here are some of today’s highlights!

As we start day one-derful, please remember, all Treefort attendees are expected to adhere to the Treefort Health Pledge. Have a mask on you at all times as masks are required in some areas of the festival and at some sets (marked in the app + with onsite signage). Keep in mind people have varying comfort levels as we acclimate to new CDC and local recommendations, so when in doubt, mask up!

Dive into all the info here:

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


Kicking things off at Main Stage* with trippy dippy tunes is Seattle pysch-rockers Acid Tongue at 4:20pm (heyy-ohh!). Then, get groovy with Shannon and the Clams and their surfy retro-rock feels, followed by some fantastical, psychedelic Americana by Mercury Rev. We’re closing out Main Stage with one of indie rock’s most heart-wrenching artists Snail Mail – you won’t want to miss it!

For more outdoor vibes, check out The Hideout stage – sandwiched in the parking lot between Manfred’s and Woodland Empire – that’ll load you up with a kickass lineup of rock ‘n’ roll and funk!

Be sure to scope out the Linen Building* featuring locals VEMM, Canadian alternative singer JayWood. Blvck Hippie switches things up with some mid-west rock later in the evening, with LA dream punk duo All Things Blue closing out the night.

For the eclectic listener, there are great tunes all night long at The Olympic, starting with With Child at 6:20pm and finishing the night with the gorgeous string arrangements and visceral lyrics from Portland’s Horse Feathers at 11:40pm.

End it all at the crowned stage at Neurolux featuring local band Rodeo Screams who “make weird music for weird people”, followed by synthy riffy quartet Roller Dome and Luxembourg duo Francis of Delirium…who just dropped three new singles!

…and this is just the beginning! Enjoy other shows at El Korah Shrine*, The Shredder*, Sonic Temple, Pengilly’s Saloon, and Reef.

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


Skate on over to the Community Roll Out at Dawson Taylor (Downtown location on 8th St) at 10am!


Storyfort is actually the one kicking things off first…as early as 12pm today at Idaho State Museum! Don’t miss local activists working on making the voices of immigrants and farmworkers heard, hear stories from children raised in third-world countries, and list to refugee journeys to Idaho. Later in the afternoon, sit in on the round table discussion about Critical Race Theory and ‘the Unity of the Nation’ from 4:30 – 6pm.

Head down to 10th Street Station for a Backstage Pass talk that brings you into the life of an artist on the road or hit up Broadcast Coffee for the first poetry showcase at 6:30pm.


Start the fest off right by gaining a first-hand understanding of Filipino food and how the cuisine can evolve with Chef Lamagna, a winner of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2021 Award. Enjoy classic Filipino dishes with a modern twist at the Twisted Filipino Dinner with Carlo Lamagna 7 – 9pm @ Alefort Pub^.

^ticket required with or without a festival wristband*


Grab your pass, grab a beer, and make some new friends at this year’s Queer Creative Meet Up 5 – 7pm @ Spacebar Arcade (21+). Come connect with fellow girls, gays, and theys at this queer meet-up and make plans together for Treefort 10!!!


Come grab a drink and geek out with our sponsors, presenters and attendees as we kickoff Hackfort during Treefort 10! The Hackfort Launch Party will be hosted by leading recruitment firm Mavik Ventures 4 – 7pm @ Trailhead (21+).


Artfort is starting out strong with mural paintings, talks, galleries, ballet and more. Head over to the Washington Trust Bank to see Evan Lovett and Philly’s badass – dare I say “street heroine” – Sea of Doom (see Filmfort’s Street Heroines feature film later this week!) painting a mural, then cruise by Rust Never Sleeps live mural on 14th St. & Grove St anytime from 12 – 6pm.

There will be a Sanctuary Gallery Grand Opening from 5 – 8:30pm.

Later on, scoot on over to the Egyptian Theatre to witness Ballet22 (Oakland, CA) amplify queer voices by reimagining classical ballets from 8:40pm – 9:10pm and then you’ll wanna stick around for The Fungineers because they’re putting on the most wild, wacky and sexy (?!) puppet show EVER at 11pm – you will NOT wanna miss this one.


Chat it up with your fellow yogis at this year’s Yogafort Meetup from 6 – 7pm @ SHIFT Boutique.


Download the Treefort App for all up-to-date schedules. For additions and cancelations, click here.