We went downtown this morning to the farmer’s market only discover it was the first day of ArtFest! We first attended ArtFest in 2006 , 3 years before we moved to Iowa City to start grad school. We came the first time to see Nickel Creek play (for FREE!). We were so freakin’ close. I mean, front row, front and center. Chris Thile declared it to be the beginning of the summer of acoustic music, and it was glorious.