So, we're doing a thing. 

Like music? How about free stuff? Well … we’re combining those things at the first Juice pop-up show and Side Sessions filming event. Mark your calendar for Aug. 9 when Des Moines-based songwriter Dan Tedesco and Juice team up for an exclusive filming of the next Side Sessions performance. (Did I mention it’s free? Because it is.) Come early and snag some free Juice gear … or come late and just enjoy the music. Either way, it’s a win! Stay glued to Juice on Facebook and Twitter as more information — such as the shoot's location — rolls out on the live Side Sessions show. Now, for all the headlines you need to know …


We launched an all-Iowa music series (the same one mentioned above, yeah) and you’re invited! Juice Side Sessions is a collection of video performances highlighting local musicians and artists displaying their craft in the heart of Iowa. The first session, featuring Iowa folk-pop duo The Well Pennies, dropped last week. Like what you hear? Mark your calendar for Aug. 9 to be involved in the next Side Sessions shoot.


Looking for something to do this month? There’s a Juice list for that. Entertainment options in August range from a headbanging homecoming from Des Moines metal masters Slipknot to the all hip-hop music festival Fresh Fest and more.


A new diner lands in downtown Des Moines this month. Vivian’s Diner & Drinks is real close to opening its doors. Patrons could dig into dishes such as Iowa mac and cheese, bacon croquettes and breakfast sandwiches as soon as Aug. 10.

Attention Hinterlanders ...

Set times and more have been released for this year's Hinterland Music Festival, set to take place Friday and Saturday in St. Charles, Iowa. Wacky for Willie Nelson? Ready to get carried away by Ray LaMontagne?  Find out when each Hinterland act is playing and start getting your calendar set for the jam-packed two-day event.

But wait … there’s even more:

--Matt, Juice.

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