DUCK CLUB PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL FLIPSIDE FEST
A neighborhood music + mural festival in Garden City
Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2022
After having Treefort in September of 2021, we heard your cries for a fall festival. And while Treefort Music Fest in September was one of the best, it was a one-off experience. This September, instead of coming together in downtown Boise, we’ll catch you on the Flipside.
Flipside Fest is a three-day music and mural festival in Garden City, Idaho. The fest is an all-ages, outdoor, multi-venue festival featuring 50ish local and touring bands, live murals by local artists, and immersive on-foot exploration of the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create district in Garden City.
Passes & Tickets: Tier 1 passes are $89 and they are available here. Early Bird passes are SOLD OUT.
Food: Delicious local food options will be provided on-site at the Flipside Main Stage (VAC parking lot).
Alcoholic Beverages: 21+ attendees will be allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages, with ID.
Music Curfew: All outdoor music will end sometime around 10:30 PM all three nights of the event.
Late Night Afterparties: Once the outdoor stages shut down, 21+ afterparties will be hosted inside the Visual Arts Collective and Somewhere Bar on Friday and Saturday nights. More information to come!
Murals: In conjunction with the Garden City Placemaking Fund, local artists’ murals will be featured throughout the festival footprint.
Venues: Flipside Main Stage (Visual Arts Collective parking lot), Barbarian Brewing, Somewhere Bar, Push & Pour, Surel’s Place, Roots Zero Waste Market, Vervain Collective, Coiled Wines, Telaya Wine Co., Community Square Development, and The Sandbar at Riverside Hotel. You stay up-to-date with all of the venues on the official Flipside Fest map.
Partners: Neighborhood partners include Surel’s Place, Garden City Placemaking Fund, Urban Land Development, Idaho Floor Supply, 34th St Market, Boise Rock School, AudioLab, Visionkit Studio, and Western Collective.
Flipside Fest Rules
- Passes and/or tickets are required for all attendees, unless your child is 4 or under.
- You must wear your wristband for all days of the festival.
- Re-entry is allowed at stages and venues.
- Artists are subject to change. Refunds are not available due to specific artist cancellations.
- No weapons or firearms.
- No coolers.
- No outside food or beverages of any kind.
- No pets allowed. Service dogs must have ID.
- No pro audio, video or photo equipment without media credentials.
- No chairs, blankets or umbrellas.
- Shows are held rain or shine
- Attendees consent to release their likeness to Duck Club in connection with this event.
- Security reserves the right to search bags, perform pat-down checks on individuals and refuse/revoke entry at their discretion.
- Flipside Fest rules are subject to change. Complete rules will be posted at the venue. Failure to comply these rules may result in your removal from the event.
How do I attend?
There are a few options to attend Flipside Fest – you can purchase a 3-day pass for only $89 starting Friday, July 1st. However, there are a limited number of Early Bird passes for only $69 that will be released to Duck Club email subscribers on Thursday, June 30th at 10am MT.Sign up here to get first dibs. Early Bird passes are sold out.
Are there any VIP passes available?
No, there are only GA passes and tickets at this event, no VIP (or ZIPLINE).
How do I enter the festival?
The Main Stage is located at the Visual Arts Collective parking lot where you’ll find food trucks, bars, Box Office, Lost & Found, etc. Your wristband will allow you access to all festival venues.
What are the venues?
Flipside Main Stage (Visual Arts Collective parking lot), Barbarian Brewing, Somewhere Bar, Push & Pour, Surel’s Place, Roots Zero Waste Market, Vervain Collective, Coiled Wines, Community Square Development, and The Sandbar at Riverside Hotel.
Can I stay near the festival?
As a matter of fact, you can! The Riverside Hotel (just down the street/Greenbelt) has stay & play packages available that include 3-day Flipside passes! Please visit their website to learn more and to book your stay.
What is the best way to get to Flipside?
Parking is very limited in this part of Garden City. There are low chances that you will be able to find a parking spot within the festival footprint. We highly encourage riding your bike, skating, scooting or using a ride share app.
Do you offer food & drink at Flipside?
Yes. We will offer an ample selection of food trucks, as well as both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage stations. We will not allow outside food or drink inside the venue. Empty refillable water bottles & steel cups will be accepted.
What is the fest going to be like?
Flipside Fest is going to be super similar to Treefort, but like on a mini-scale. There will be about 50 artists playing at 10 venues.
What are the murals all about?
Garden City Placemaking Fund is a partnership between Surel’s Place, visionary neighboring business owners, artists, art lovers, and countless volunteers designed to empower new opportunities for public art and creative placemaking in Garden City. At the core of its mission, Surel’s Place and GCPF supports artists and champions their role in our community’s future. This fund is designed to ensure local, emerging, and BIPOC artists have paid opportunities to create public-facing art and spur the kind of creative placemaking efforts that will keep our community vibrant, unique, and vital to the Treasure Valley and beyond. Existing murals include work from: Treefort & Duck Club’s very own Art Director James Lloyd, plus local legendary illustrators & designers Ashley Dreyfus, Miguel Almeida, Julia Green, Lorelle Rau and more TBA! You can view their locations on the official Flipside Fest map.
Are there any age restrictions at the festival?
All ages are welcome for all daytime and evening programming. All attendees including children (over the age of 4) must have a ticket due to capacity restrictions. Late Night Afterparties (inside VAC and Somewhere Bar) require attendees to be 21+.
Who is playing the inaugural Flipside Fest?
The festival lineup will be released on Aug. 2nd.
Where can I find set times?
Set times will be posted closer to the event.
I am a member of a media team. How can I get press/photo credentials for the show?
Email [email protected] and we will try to answer your requests in a timely fashion.
How can I get involved with Flipside Fest?
Please email [email protected].
How do I become a food or goods vendor at the festival?
Please send any vendor requests to [email protected].
What else is going on outside the fest?
The Boise River surf wave in Whitewater Park is just a few steps from the festival footprint, down the street from Push & Pour by the Greenbelt. Esther Simplot Park and Quinn’s Pond is also just across the river. Enjoy strolling around Garden City, one of the valley’s coolest neighborhoods.
Can I bring in a camera to Flipside Fest?
No. Only those with official media credentials can bring in professional photo or recording equipment.
Do you know about other similar shows coming to Boise?
To name a few: Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen & Julien Baker, Aldous Harding, Khruangbin, Men I Trust, Amyl and the Sniffers, Alex Cameron, Flipturn, Ata Kak, Little Jesus, Divino Niño, Spellling, Ginger Root, Os Mutantes, Oddisee & Good Compny, The Soft Moon and many more! See Duck Club’s full list of shows at theduckclub.com/shows.