We can’t even believe the eleventh edition of Treefort Music Fest is happening in Downtown Boise!
That’s right, Treefort 11 Main Hub will take over West section of Julia Davis Park starting Wednesday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 26th, between Capitol Boulevard and Zoo Boise. There will be two zones within Julia Davis Park: the Fort Zone and the Wristband Zone.
The Fort Zone encompasses the majority of the park and is totally free to enter — you can catch live music at Radioland, have drinks at Alefort, get too full at Nacho Palace, experience performances on multiple stages, hang with the fam at Kidfort, enjoy time at Fettle Forest, and more!
ARRIVING AT THE PARK
Main Entrance: All attendees will enter Julia Davis Park through the Main Entrance facing Capitol Boulevard, just south of the Boise Art Museum. All attendees, regardless of passholder status, will go through security upon entering the park.
ADA Parking & Entrance: Attendees with ADA needs can park in the parking lot by the Rose Garden and enter the festival by going through the Rose Garden. Please be prepared to show proper ADA credentials to park in the reserved ADA parking lot.
Bike Parking: Bike parking will be located in two areas, near the Food Trucks along the Greenbelt and by the Rose Garden. Bike parking is free and made possible by the fine folks at Boise Bicycle Project.
Treeline Bus Stop: There will be a bus stop in the park, near the Idaho State Museum. The Treeline runs every 10 min. Attendees must walk from the Treeline Bus Stop to the Main Entrance to enter the park. Please do not go through the Rose Garden/ADA Entrance.
Car Parking: Boise State has daily festival parking available in Brady Garage, Wed 3/22 – Sun 2/26. Parking is $5 per day. Pay at the parking kiosk before you leave the garage. Select Treefort Music Fest & follow the step by step directions. You will need your license plate number to pay! Cars must be moved by 10am the following day or risk a citation.
Volunteer Check-in: Volunteers make our world go ’round! Please check in for your shift at the booth located across the path from Kidfort.
Wristband Pick Up: Redeem your online purchases for your wristband at the Wristband Pick Up booth, located across the path from Kidfort (within the FORT ZONE) Note: NO passes will be sold within the park. Only pre-purchased passes can be redeemed for a wristband within the park. You can still buy your passes NOW, until they sell out here (psst…pass prices go up on 3/1/23) and during the festival at the Treefort Music Hall Box Office.
TREEFORT 2023 PARK MAP
The Fort Zone has many of the forts and activities that were previously located along Grove Street. All of these forts and activities are free to the public of all ages. You’ll find the following in the Fort Zone:
Alefort: Alefort Pub (beer), Alefort Lounge (wine, cider, Nacho Palace), the Alefort Stage & the Artfort Gallery. Must be 21+ to drink. As usual, drinks and food are purchased with Treefort tokens. New this year, attendees can leave Alefort with a drink in hand to explore the park; beverages cannot leave the festival perimeter within the park. Alefort is free and open to the public of all ages.
Kidfort: Kidfort HQ will host events, workshops and performances at The Nest stage all within the Fort Zone at Julia Davis Park. Kidfort is free and open to the public of all ages. *Hot tip* all passholders get half-priced admission into the Boise Zoo!
Radioland: Our beloved community, people-powered station, Radio Boise has programming within Radioland presented on the infamous Gene Harris Bandshell. The stage is stacked with live shows all five days of the festival – find the lineup on the official schedule. Radioland will also have a booth for outreach, super sick Radio Boise merch and more! Radioland is free and open to the public of all ages.
Ranger Station: Feeling stuck on which band to see next? Still looking for your lost phone? Need a quick high-five for kicking ass at planning your Treefort schedule? Ranger Station is the place to go! Rangers are here to answer any and all questions! Please note they are not officially sanctioned Park Rangers, but they look very cool in their ranger hats and are full of Treefort knowledge.
Food Trucks: A wide variety of food trucks will be parked on the south side of the park by the river, in between the park and the Greenbelt. Food trucks will be at the park all five days of the festival. Food trucks take cash/card, they do not accept Treefort tokens.
Fettle Forest: A new alcohol-free chill sanctuary space, serving nonalcoholic beverages with a comfy vibe. Fettle Forest is free and open to the public of all ages, but please leave your potent potions behind in this sober space.
Vendors, Sponsors & Nonprofits: Take a break between sets to explore the vast number of festival partners who will have booths within the park. Flatstock is back to provide your favorite new screened poster, The Idaho Nonprofit Center will have a presence here, along with other local not-for-profits. Sponsors will also have a presence near Kidfort, including Your Health Idaho, Great Resort Vacations, RevoluSun, Pets Best, and many more TBA soon.
Restrooms: Never travel far to find a pot to squat – find clusters of porta-potties near Alefort/Food Trucks, and near Radioland/Fettle Forest.
Free Water! Hydrate or Diedrate – fill up your steel cups, and water bottles at any of the many water stations located throughout the park.
Bars: We all know beer tastes better with music! Wet your whistle at the bars within Alefort, Radioland, or at the bar on the north side of Main Stage. All bars within the park serve beer, wine, cider, and canned cocktails. Don’t forget your steel cup!
Merch/Tokens/ATM: Located in the center of the park, you can load up on all of the hottest Treefort Music Fest tees, tanks, hats, cups, koozies and more! You’ll also find tokens (for festival drinks + food), and an ATM.
First Aid: Get a band-aid or seek medical attention at the First Aid tent, located by Kidfort.
The Wristband Zone is where the Main Stage and two other stages are located. There is a Wristband Checkpoint upon entering this area. You must have a ZIPLINE, Festival Pass, Single-Day Pass or Main Stage Pass to enter this area. Kids under age 12 can enter this area for free when accompanied by an adult passholder. All stages in the Wristband Zone are all ages.
Wristband Zone Entrance: All passholders will enter the Wristband Zone at the entrance/wristband checkpoint located on the main park pathway.
Treefort Main Stage: Here is where you’ll find the largest audiences at Treefort Music Fest — it’s the epicenter of our programming! Nearly all of the top tier names on the lineup perform on this stage. And just like in years’ past, 2023 boasts a wide variety of music for all five days! Full schedule coming soon!
- Wednesday: Surf Curse + Dinosaur Jr. + Destroy Boys
- Thursday: Unknown Mortal Orchestra + Built to Spill + Petey + Illuminati Hotties + Blondshell
- Friday: Margo Price + Celisse + Whitney
- Saturday: Cautious Clay + Ani DiFranco + Lady Wray + Hermanos Gutiérrez + Drugdealer + The Golden Dregs
- Sunday: Leikeli47 + Yaya Bey + Pinback + Spom Rompe Pera
The Hideout Stage: What used to be in Woodland Empire’s parking lot is now a hop, skip and a dome away from the Main Stage — catch alternating sets so you never miss a beat.
The Garden Dome: Well, what do ya gnome? Check out the newest cool, chill space — The Garden Dome will have performances on Saturday, March 25 only! So don’t miss it.
Bars: Fill up on drinks while you fill up on tunes — two bars within the Wristband Zone are conveniently located near both the Main and Hideout Stages. Attendees are allowed to transport beverages to/from the Fort/Wristband Zones.
Water: You’ll never go thirsty, find plenty of water stations around the park to fill steel cups/water bottles.
Restrooms: There will be plenty of porta potties in the Wristband Zone, located near each stage.
Merch/Tokens/ATM: Find limited edition festival merch as well as band merch here! Load up or re-up on tokens and cash here in the center of the park.
Exit: Leave the Wristband Zone via the entrance/exit near the Rose Garden or via the exit located on the South side of the Wristband Zone, facing the Greenbelt.
First Aid: Get a band-aid or seek medical attention at the First Aid tent, located near the wristband check area towards the Rose Garden.