Updated: Jan 13
BOISE, IDAHO – January 12, 2023 – With 11th annual Treefort Music Fest in just two months, the multi-disciplinary festival has released a sneak peek of programming coming to the forts of the fest. This morning Treefort announced details for Alefort, Artfort, Comedyfort, Dragfort, Filmfort, Hackfort, Kidfort, Podfort, Storyfort, and Yogafort. Additionally, the festival’s announced music lineup includes more than 300 emerging and renowned artists and bands hailing from 31 US states and 24 countries. Treefort 11 is set to take place on March 22-26, 2023 in downtown Boise, Idaho.
ALEFORT 2023 will take place in two locations. Alefort Pub + Lounge will be in Julia Davis Park, serving up 65+ beers, hard ciders, wines, and RTD (ready to drink) cocktails from local and regional makers. The Alefort Lounge will also feature the Treefort Gallery and daily programming. New this year, patrons can take their drink in/out of Alefort to anywhere within the gated area of Julia Davis Park, including the Main Stage. The Alefort Cocktail Showcase and other tasting will be at Greyhound Station. Alefort is free & open to the public of all ages. Learn more about Alefort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/alefort-2023
ARTFORT 2023 has announced a handful of performance artists and visual artists for Treefort 11, including nationally renowned choreographer Joseph Hernandez, inclusive ballet company Ballet22, solo performance artist Selby Jenkins, and inflatable installation artist INFLATABILL. Artfort is free & open to the public of all ages. Learn more about Artfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/artfort-2023
COMEDYFORT 2023 is bringing in Tig Notaro, an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor. Tig is performing one night only! The show is included in a Festival Pass or can be purchased individually ($55-$75). More comedians to be announced soon. Learn more about treefortmusicfest.com/comedyfort-2023
DRAGFORT 2023 has five days of performances and pop up events planned for Treefort 11, featuring performers like Kerri Colby, a celebrated model, online and TV personality, activist; Seattle’s fave martian Irene "The Alien" Dubois, Treefort fave Big Dipper, drag artist and motivational speaker Meatball, and Austin’s drag collective Poo Poo Platter. Dragfort requires a Festival or Dragfort Pass ($69) and most events are at The Balcony (21+). Learn more about Dragfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/dragfort-2023
FILMFORT 2023 is in a number of shorts and feature-length films this year, including Dusty & Stones, a documentary following an African country music duo on their first trip to the U.S., Song of the Cicada, an intimate documentary chronicling the life of an eccentric mortician in Texas, and Wake Up Leonard, a feel good movie about feeling bad. Filmfort will also have daily short film blocks. Filmfort requires a Festival or Filmfort Pass ($30). Learn more about Filmfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/filmfort-2023
HACKFORT 2023 is focused on the future of the industry and those paving the way. Hackfort announces EYES OUT, a new arthouse game development studio in LA, between veteran game designer Cory Davis (Spec Ops: The Line) and Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails). This is in addition to previously announced keynote speakers Dr. Miriam Meckel and Dr. Léa Steinacker, co-founders of ada learning, the European community platform for organizational development and personal growth. Hackfort requires a Festival or Hackfort Pass ($30). Learn more about Hackfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/hackfort-2023
KIDFORT 2023 has programming for the younger crowds at Treefort Music Fest, including the Matt Baker Comedy + Stunt Show ($10), performer Mo Phillips & the Spaghetti Dance Band, father-daughter band Triple Rainbow, and workshops like the Breakdancin’ Class with TRICA Children’s Arts and Make-Your-Own Treefort Accessory with Fluff Hardware. Kidfort is free and open to the public of all ages. Learn more about Kidfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/kidfort-2023
PODFORT 2023 is for all things Podcasts. This year more than 20 podcasts will be doing live recordings, including Sloppy Seconds with Big Dipper and Meatball, Dante Elephante Podcast, Rounds of Sound, The Boise Bubble and more! Podfort is free and open to the public. Learn more about Podfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/podfort-2023
STORYFORT 2023 is bringing in some of the most influential young and emerging writers in the country to Treefort 11. Hear readings & discussions from The Forever Girls, Nada Alic, Sean Thor Conroe, Jon Lindsey, Allie Rowbottom, Grant Faulkner, Shy Watson, and Bud Smith. Storyfort is free and open to the public. Learn more about Storyfort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/storyfort-2023
YOGAFORT 2023 is celebrating 10 years! This year Yogafort will have 20+ experiences – including Nia, meditation, dance, yoga, breath work, sound baths, sensual embodiment yoga and much more. Dozens of yoga practitioners, guides and musicians will lead Yogafort experiences, including headliners Sheela Bringi, Clinton Patterson, East Forest, Marisa Radha Weppner, and Brent Kuecker. Yogafort requires a Festival or Yogafort Pass ($69). Learn more about Yogafort 2023 at treefortmusicfest.com/yogafort-2023
Stay tuned for lineups for Foodfort, Music Talks and Skatefort coming soon!
TREEFORT 11 PASSES, including Single Day and Main Stage Tickets, are on sale now. Five-day festival passes are $270, ZIPLINE passes are $420, and U21 passes are $150. Single day tickets are $100 and include access to all festival events happening on the given day. Main Stage tickets are $50 and include access to the wristbanded area of Main Stage, which has two stages, on the given day. Additional non-ticketed public programming is happening daily throughout Julia Davis Park and downtown Boise.
All Fort Badges are also on sale now, which allows access to select forts for people without a Festival Pass or grants priority entry to Festival Passholders. All fort events are included in a five-day Festival Pass or Single Day Pass. Fort Badges on sale include: Tig Notaro at Comedyfort ($55-$75), Dragfort ($69), Hackfort ($30), Filmfort ($30), Kidfort Comedy + Stunt Show ($10), and Yogafort ($69). Kids age 12 and under are free to attend the festival with an adult passholder. For more information and to purchase tickets to Treefort 11, visit treefortmusicfest.com/tickets.
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About Treefort Music Fest
Conceived as an extension of the current momentum in the Boise music scene and art scene at large, our vision is that Treefort will provide the opportunity for Boise to play host to the national and regional music scenes while showcasing the local up-and-coming talent. Treefort Music Fest was proudly recognized as the Cultural Ambassador for the City of Boise 2015-2017 and became the first B-Corp certified music festival in 2015.