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Second Chance Shows & Showcases 2024

Second Chance shows are officially unofficial Treefort shows – and they’re free!

You know when you’re making your schedule and you were all like “I cannot miss this band”, but then the other show you were at was poppin’ off and you definitely missed that band? We’ve all been there and that’s why Second Chance shows at Treefort Music Fest are the BEST! Some of these shows are not “technically” part of Treefort – they are hosted by our friends, pals and partners and give you a chance to see an artist you may have missed due to conflicts in your schedule. All Second Chance shows are free and open to the public!

Showcases are put together by our festival friends! We partner with other festivals and arts organizations to curate showcases that highlight various artists. Some Showcases will require a Festival Pass or a door cover, and some showcases may be 18+ or 21+ depending on the venue.

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You can also see shows for free at:

Alefort Lounge (in Julia Davis Park) • Bandshell (in Julia Davis Park) • The Nest at Kidfort (in Julia Davis Park) • ​Boise Brewing • Lost Grove Brewing​ • Payette Brewing​ • Cyclops (on the Grove Plaza) • Treeline (bands on the bus!) • Skatefort/Rhodes Skate Park




Thursday 3/23 | The Shredder | 6pm-1:20am | Wristband Required | All Ages

Underdogs Boise, a local nonprofit working to maintain a community center for the arts in the Boise area with the primary purpose of providing a safe space for educational opportunities, volunteer opportunities, live music, and other appropriate performing arts for all backgrounds, income levels, and ages. The Underdogs Showcase is at The Shredder all night on Thursday of the fest.


Thursday 3/21 | Adelmann Building | 9pm-2am | Wristband or $30 Ticket (adv) Required | 18+

You know it’s June in Idaho when you see the lasers over the hills and the thumps resounding from EDM Valley in Horseshoe Bend. Konnexion Music Fest will be blastin the dancey beats in both rooms of the Adelmann Building on Thursday, March 21 from 9pm to 2am. 


Friday 3/22 | Adelmann Building | 9pm-2am | Wristband or $30 Ticket (adv) Required | 18+

We sure do miss We Out Here’s weekly Sunday night church services atop The Reef! Good thing The WOH Club reemerges during Treefort in both rooms of the Adelmann Building on Friday of the festival.


Sat 3/23 | Adelmann Building | 9pm-2am | Wristband or $30 Ticket (adv) Required | 18+

Esthetic Evolution is a community-based, participant-driven music and art festival that takes place in Twin Springs, Idaho. The Esthetic Evolution Showcase is in both rooms of the Adelmann Building on Saturday of Treefort.  


Fri 3/22 | Basque Center | 5pm-1:30am | Wristband or $25 Ticket Required | All Ages

Tropico FM presents the works of 12 artists alongside live music all night at the Basque Center. Mediums range from watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings, embroideries & more. KFFI 103.1 Tropico FM is Boise’s newest (and second) community radio station, and a program of Vivo Latino, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Tropico FM exists first & foremost as a resource for the Treasure Valley community, and lends its frequency to local musicians, artists, activists, and much more. 


Sun 3/24 | Shrine Social Club | 4:20pm-1:40am | Wristband Required | All Ages

Our pals at Freakout Fest are taking over both stages within Shrine Social Club with a rock-fueled lineup. Freakout Fest is an annual music festival that takes place in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in November. 

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