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Day 2 Treefort 2015

Day 2 of Music and Films and day 1 for Hackfort and Storyfort.

We’re stoked to welcome back our Fort friends! Whether you’re into cracking code or cracking open a book, we have something for everyone!

Ways to stay in the know and up-to-date (or up to the moment)!

  • Want all the festivities in one place? Check out Sched for all the haps!
  • Get in on the secret/surprise/second chance shows here.
  • On the go happenings? Find the Treefort app in the App Store & Google Play *Don’t forget to check the Line Tracker before bouncing*
  • Or, if you like to put pen to paper, keep an eye out for the Trail Guide!
  • There are some schedule updates, so be sure you keep an eye on the online schedule for the most up-to-date.
  • Follow us on Twitter for updates, daily venue schedules, and stumbled upon surprises!


Whip out your Trail Guide and study the map because it’s time to plan your route! Day 2 has close to 100 bands (that’s not even counting the second chance shows) and over 15 venues, filled to the brim with bands and music lovers!

A few highlights-

El Korah Shrine is going to be badass for the entire night! It starts with the swoonable tunes of local Logan Hyde and ends with Omar Souleyman’s Syrian Techno dance party, be prepaired to smile ear to ear and dance until you drop. Sandwiched between that goodness are surf rockers The Shivas, Portland Mercury said “The Shivas might be Portlands best band.” Indie Londoners Happyness will be rocking out the Linen Building, according to Stereogum “Happyness are one of the finest new bands on the face of this Earth,” so… if that’s not enough reason for you to go, following their set will be Aussie pop foursome Twerps. Warm up with self described junkerdash locals Hillfolk Noir and then stick around for Trampled by Turtles hybrid folk at the Knitting Factory. Psychedelic and loud as f**k Brett Netson & The Snakes will be shredding at The Crazy Horse. If you didn’t see Tom Brosseau at Cathedral of The Rockies last night see why NPR says he “possesses one of the most arresting voices in folk music today” tonight at The District.

Bottoms up! Grab a pint of Payette’s Axe Handle at any Treefort Venue. It goes really well with head banging, chilling, and a gentle sway from side to side.

Second Chance Shows/Secret Shows/Day Parties!

Foxxden: 2am – 3am
Foxxden Late Late Show

PreFunk: 5 – 9 pm
TBD (5pm), Rebecca Scott (6pm), The Easy Leaves (7pm), Religious Girls (8pm), Emerald Lanes (9pm)
More Info

The Record Exchange: all day
Secret In-Store (5 pm)
Follow the RecEx on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out who’s playing (announced day-of)
► Facebook Event

Canopy (Busker-Style) Sets (12 – 6 pm)
Artists will perform 30-60 minute busker-style sets each day Thursday-Sunday during the Treefort. When the tent is empty, anyone is welcome to step in, set up their instruments, open a guitar case for tips and play!
Facebook Event

Gems from the forts! 

Hackfort 2!

Born from Treefort Music Fest, Hackfort 2 discusses the tech and creative cultures of Boise in three days of TED-style talks, panels, and workshops exploring the intersection of technology within arts, education and civic life.

Hackfort 2 Kickoff with Dawson Taylor Coffee, Guru Donuts and Boise Mayor David Bieter! 

► Day 1 of Hackfort Schedule

Top Secret Screening
Shhhhhh… Hackfort and Film Fest have combined their covert forces to bring you a Top Secret Screening tonight at CAMP Modern! We don’t even know what it is…

Film Fest!

Buffalo Juggalos
An experimental exploration and celebration of the Juggalo subculture in Buffalo, New York.

Top Secret Screening
Shhhhhh… Hackfort and Film Fest have combined their covert forces to bring you a Top Secret Screening tonight at CAMP Modern! We don’t even know what it is…


Storyfort will feature readings and performances from fiction writers, poets, and storytellers. Small-press books, zines, and writerly shwag will also be available to attendees.

Today – The Backstory
Learn more about downtown Boise’s history with a focus on Treefort venues.

The Scene: Boise Rock History
Hear from your favorite Boise bands of days gone by from a 60s – 90s retrospective panel of rockers.