In the past few years, Unifest, a relatively new local startup anchored by husband-and-wife team Matt and Stephanie Bogue, has collaborated with the organizers of some of the biggest live music events in town — Terrain, ArtFest, Elkfest, even the Inlander’s Volume festival. Now they’re getting ready to launch their own event: a daylong festival featuring music, local art and a pop-up marketplace that will take over downtown on July 29. In the meantime, there’s a Unifest launch party Friday night, where the lineup of the festival proper will be announced. You can also see performances from local mainstays Lavoy and Nat Park and the Tunnels of Love, both known for their high-energy live shows, as well as live art created by Chelsea Hendrickson.
— Nathan Weinbender