Best bets of the week: June 24-30
Friday: Jam fans can not live by Dave alone, luckily Umphrey's McGee will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, as part of the Nitefall on the River series. The band recently released "The London Session," recorded at the famed Abbey Road studio. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Go to nitefalldsm.com.
Des Moines Arts Festival
Friday-Sunday: The Des Moines Arts Festival is held 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Western Gateway Park. The event features artists from around the country, performance artists, free music by Eddie Money, Mat Kearney and others, the Interrobang Film Festival and more. Free. Go to desmoinesartsfestival.org.
River Bank Bash
Saturday: Eric Church will headline the first River Bank Bash, with music starting at 1 p.m. in Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Parkway. Also on the bill is Travis Tritt, Frankie Ballard, Craig Wayne Boyd, Jana Kramer and Brad Morgan. $85 in advance, $90 day of show. Go to riverbankbash.com.
Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest
Saturday: Local and regional artists like Kelsey Magnolia, Michael Watson, D. Ryan Allen and others will sell their wares at the Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest from 2-9 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. In addition to artists, there will be live music by SpeedRun, Dark Mirror, Wicked Inquisition and Night Demon. Free. Go to vaudevillemews.com.
Dave Matthews Band
Tuesday: "What Would You Say" singer Dave Matthews returns for his first Des Moines show in six years at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St. DMB will perform two sets of music, covering hits like "Ants Marching," "Satellite" and "Crash Into Me." $39.50-$75. Go to iowaeventscenter.com.