The heat broke and crisp, fall weather has (finally) taken over central Iowa. (Dad joke coming, prepare yourself) Just because it's cool outside doesn't mean there aren't plenty of hot entertainment options coming up in Des Moines (ba-dum-tiss). Here's a look at what's going on.  

Plot twist!

Surprise! Due to flooding in Cedar Rapids, the Grace Potter concert originally scheduled to take place in Cedar Rapids at the Paramount has been canceled and instead the rock 'n' roll staple will perform in Des Moines at Brenton Skating Plaza Thursday night (yes, that's tonight). Scheduled as the final Nitefall on the River concert of 2016, the show costs $20 and tickets can be purchased via Ticketfly or at the Wooly's box office until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Looking good, March. 

Ho hey, Des Moines! The Lumineers, that band known for the borderline annoying folk pop songs "Ho Hey" and "Ophelia," is coming to Wells Fargo Arena in March. Tickets to the show go on sale Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. and price ranges from $29.50 to $59.50. And, ICYMI, overzealous pop-rock act Panic! At The Disco will also be hitting the arena stage next year, with a performance scheduled for March 14. Tickets to Panic! At The Disco go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. and cost $29.50-$59.50.

Happy hour highlight: The Datebook Diner thinks Reed's Hollow in Beaverdale is excellent. Do you agree? Read her review here.

But ... wait! That's not all. 

  • Drake is coming to Des Moines in less than a week. Get all your need-to-know info on Drizzy's visit with this essential guide
  • The Beast Village Comedy Festival invades Des Moines this weekend, featuring national and local comedy talent. Get the scoop (the punchline?) on everything going on here
  • Music nerds, unite! The Des Moines Music Coalition's annual music biz conference, Music University, takes place Saturday. Juice chatted with one of the keynote speakers. Read what he had to say about the Des Moines scene now. 

--Matt, Juice.

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