Treefort Announces More Stuff


On the heels of Treefort Music Fest's announcement of its first batch of acts has come a further dropping of hints as to what Treefort 2014 has in store for Boise.

Friday, Jan. 17, keep your eyes—and ears—open for the Treefort Launch Party, which goes down at El Korah Shrine. The show, which promises music by Slow Magic, will also give guests a sneak peek at the premiere of the second artist announcement video. Admission is free, but tickets are required and can be had at the Duck Club Presents ticket center.

As for the festival itself, Treefort staff announced today that it's expanding its nonmusic programming, including the Treefort Film Fest, Yogafort and Alefort, and adding two new components: Hackfort and Storyfort.

Treefort Film Fest will take place between March 19-23 and be available to bearers of Treefort Music Fest and Film Fest wristbands. Along with a larger selection of films playing at The Flicks, the event will include workshops and Q&A sessions accompanying the screenings. 

The same access parameters apply for Yogafort, which comprises five to six yoga and dance classes taught by instructors from Sage Yoga, Shanti Yoga and Pure Body Pilates. Music will be provided by Kitty Crimes, Werkout Palace, Psycache, DJ I.G.A., EarthRise SoundSystem and Dave Stringer. That takes place March 20-23.

In its third year, Alefort takes place March 20-23 and will operate on a token system as in years past. 

More details about Hackfort will be available beginning in early 2014, but here's what we know so far: It's a collaboration with Boise State University educators and local techies that includes workshops, lectures and "interactive events." An extension of Boise State's Appathon, it includes a judged competition, with the winners being presented during the music festival. This takes place March 20-22.

Storyfort is the festival's literary component. Northwest-based writers of fiction, poetry and beyond will present their work, and books, zines, mags and other lit swag will be available to attendees from March 20-23. Storyfort is free to the public.