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New Venues to Explore at Treefort 11!

Every year since the beginning of Treefort, we’ve utilized a variety of spaces for the fest. It’s a core part of our multi-venue model and creating a festival of discovery. We have shows in coffee shops, parking lots, basements, bars, and restaurants. We set up stages in the streets, throw shows at the skatepark and turn that building you’ve never noticed into a rockin’ venue for five days straight. 

2023 has more new venues & stages than ever before! In addition to taking over part of Julia Davis Park, we are spreading the Treefort magic to the far corners of Downtown Boise and in all the nooks & crannies in between. The best way to see all of Treefort’s venues is to buy a Festival Pass, on sale now!

Here are some new venues to discover at Treefort 11: 


722 W. Broad Street | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband (or $30 presale) Required | All Ages

Boise’s newest year-round, all-ages, artist forward, state-of-the-art music and events venue by Duck Club Entertainment (the creators of Treefort Music Fest) will be debuted during Treefort 11. While Treefort Music Hall won’t be done done (grand opening set for June 2023), it will be up and running to catch some of your fave bands and must-see artists

Here’s a little backstory for ya: In 2011, Treefort co-founder Lori Shandro wanted to open a music venue in Boise. She met Eric Gilbert, who said “what about a festival?” They decided to put a venue on the back burner and founded Treefort Music Fest instead. Ten years later, in 2021, they set their focus back on the venue and got to work on what is now Treefort Music Hall. 

Get in the pit! Wanna be the first to get a peek at Treefort Music Hall? Get your tix for the first ever Treefort Music Hall show pre-festival on Sunday, March 19th with PUP + Joyce Manor

Treefort Music Hall is open to all ages and will have live music all five days of Treefort, plus Yogafort classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings. All shows and Yogafort events are included with a Festival or Single Day Pass. Non-passholders may purchase a Treefort Music Hall Pass ($30/day) based on capacity GET TICKETS.


339 N 12th Street | Thu 3/23 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband (or $20 at door) Required | All Ages

We’ve been working hard dusting, mopping, scraping off graffiti, painting walls, removing them…basically transforming the old Greyhound Bus Station at 12th and Bannock into a wild world of art, music and immersive experiences.  

The newest and most ephemeral venue at Treefort Music Fest 2023, the Bus Station will be home to Artfort, plus music at the Hound Garage and Hound Lot and Alefort will be inside at the Hound Lounge. Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show will be back (remember the wild visual at Sonic Temple last year?) to get trippy at both stages. All events within the Bus Station require a Festival Pass. Single day entry may be available upon capacity at the Bus Station for $20 at the door. Priority is given to wristband holders.

Hound Garage on the west side of the Bus Station the Garage will have live music Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. 

Hound Lot is literally the parking lot of the Bus Station. Here you can find live music, Foodfort will also host” Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em: A BBQ with Tuffy Stone” on Saturday, March 25th. GET TICKETS. There is a full bar and some food at the Hound Lot throughout the week. 

Hound Lounge in inside in the lobby of the Bus Station. This is your entry point for this year’s Artfort experience AND where you will find the Alefort Cocktail Showcase

Artfort @ Bus Station includes an immersive art experience by ARTCRAFT (Josh Pew and Rob Loucks) throughout the week, live dance and movement performances on Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th, plus a workshop with BRENDA ARTS on Saturday, March 25th. 


618 S. 8th Street | Thu 3/23 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband Required | All Ages

You’ll find another short-term venue for 2023 “Old School” which is located super close to Julia Davis Park — like across the street, within the former Foothills School building. Old School will have all ages shows within the Old School Atrium Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th. 

Within the Old School Atrium you’ll find an installation that serves as the Captain’s personal inter-dimensional treasure room full of mystical artifacts picked up from his travels across space and time. The multimedia installation combines projection, physical structure and sound to bring festival-goers into an ethereal realm. The Old School Atrium is the creation of Second Brain, a student-led DIY art collective consisting of Gus Marsden, Rafferty Clark, Pen Wilson, and Treye K. 


Freak Alley Gallery | Thu 3/23 – Sat 3/25 | Free & Public | All Ages

Catch a show in the heart of downtown Boise at the Cyclops stage! Located in the parking lot of Freak Alley Gallery, near 9th Street and Bannock Street, the Cyclops Stage is surrounded by some of Boise’s best murals and will be blasting live music Thursday, March 23 through Saturday, March 25. All shows at Cyclops are free and open to the public of all ages.


620 W Idaho Street, Suite 100 | Wed 3/22 – Sat 3/25 | Wristband Required | 21+

Fall into the deep underground where it’s dark, spacious and full of arcade games! Spacebar has been a tried & true Treefort venue over the years, but for 2023, Treefort will be the debut of Spacebar’s brand new coordinates! Catch a show at Spacebar Wednesday through Saturday of Treefort, and pop in anytime through the five days of Treefort to play your fave arcade games. Spacebar is a 21+ venue and requires a Festival Pass to enter. 

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700 S Capitol Blvd | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Free & Wristband Required | All Ages

Julia Davis Park is the Treefort 11 Main Hub. The festival is located in the West section of Julia Davis Park, between Capitol Boulevard and Zoo Boise. There are seven total stages within this section of the park, split amongst two zones: the Fort Zone (free & public) and the Wristband Zone.


Wristband Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband Required | All Ages

The heart of Treefort Music Fest. The Main Stage 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! 

Catch Treefort headliners and faves on the Main Stage for only $50! GET TICKETS. With a Festival, Single Day or Main Stage Wristband you can access the wristbanded area at Julia Davis Park on the day(s) you wish to attend, which includes access to programming at two stages (Main Stage + Hideout Stage), art, bars and more.


Wristband Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband Required | All Ages

The Hideout is not technically new – it’s typically in a location near the Main Stage. This year is no different, The Hideout is adjacent to the new Main Stage within the Wristband Zone of Julia Davis Park. 

The Hideout has stellar lineups each day of the fest, with set times that alternate with the Main Stage. That means you can chill in the Wristband Zone alllll afternoon and evening without skipping a beat. The Hideout is open to all ages. Access is included with a Festival, Single Day or Main Stage Wristband.


Wristband Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Wristband Required | All Ages

Well, whatddya gnome? Check out this new & cool, chill geodesic dome, powered by Houdini Interactive within the Wristband Zone of Julia Davis Park. The Garden Dome will have live performances throughout the festival, featuring surprise appearances, chill DJs and more. Keep an eye for updates on the festival schedule for late additions to this stage.


Fort Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Free & Public | All Ages

Catch some stellar shows under the sun at this historic performance venue! The Bandshell was built in 1928 and dedicated to American jazz soul pianist Gene Harris in 2001. It was (sadly) set on fire in 2018, then restored and reopened in 2021. We are so very grateful to host shows at one of Boise’s most historic performance venues. Once the sun sets, vibe out with the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show (as seen at Treefort 2022 in Sonic Temple). 

The Bandshell will have live music all five days of Treefort 11. All shows at The Bandshell are free and open to the public of all ages, no wristband required.


Fort Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Free & Public | All Ages

In addition to wine and cider, Alefort Lounge is where you’ll find the Treefort Gallery plus two special weekend shows: a Comedyfort brunch set on Saturday, March 25th and a Dragfort brunch show on Sunday, March 26th. Keep an eye on the official schedule for other pop-up performances throughout the weekend. Alefort Lounge is free and open to the public of all ages.


Fort Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Sat 3/25 – Sun 3/26 | Free & Public | All Ages

On Saturday and Sunday of Treefort 11, The Nest Stage will be in full swing with all kinds of Kidfort activities! Catch a show, color your own Kidfort tee, sing along to campfire songs or learn to play an instrument of your own! Kidfort is free and open to kids of all ages!


Fort Zone @ Julia Davis Park | Wed 3/22 – Sun 3/26 | Free & Public | All Ages

Calling all sober, sober curious, or “just not drinking right now” peeps: Fettle Forest is a new alcohol-free chill sanctuary space made with you in mind! Serving nonalcoholic beverages with a comfy vibe all five days of Treefort, Fettle Forest is a great place to take a break during the fest. It’s free and open to the public of all ages. Anyone is welcome, just please leave your potent potions behind. This is a sober space!

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