Must-see video alert: RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, is underway this week and Juice dropped a video that shows you the course like you've never seen it before. Head here to watch for yourself.
Downtown's newest party
ICYMI: A new block party is launching in downtown Des Moines this September. Set for Sept. 3 — part of Labor Day weekend — "Street Heat" plans to boast 20 bands for $20 across three stages. Learn all about the new event via Juice now.
Toby Keith is bringing a "runaway train" of hits to Iowa
The country star brings his latest tour to Guthrie Center this Saturday to headline the ninth annual Guthrie's River Ruckus country music festival. Catch up on what's been going on in Keith's world — including a story about smoking some "wacky tobaccy" with Willie Nelson — in Juice's interview with the singer.
Happy hour highlight:
- Juice sent a writer into the wild to get a taste of Bigfoot Bacon and Brew in Altoona. Read what he found here.
Ways to spend your weekend ...
- Starting Friday: The National Balloon Classic returns to Indianola. Find more information at nationalballoonclassic.com.
- Saturday: The Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival returns to Brenton Skating Plaza. Find more information at warrenmorrowmusicfest.com.
- Sunday: Walter Trout returns to Des Moines for a one-night only show. Find more information at leftyslivemusic.com.