Entertainment | Turtle Lake


The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center is Entertainment Central. We offer complimentary entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m.  plus regional and national entertainment and a wide variety of dinner shows throughout the year. All complimentary entertainment and ticketed shows are for guests 21 and older. Check out the details below.

Ponzi Scheme

May 26 & 27, 8pm - midnight

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You can trust Ponzi Scheme The Band to deliver on its promises of full-​fledged entertainment and fun. Ponzi Scheme plays cover music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80 ‘s — original and current selections. Ponzi Scheme brings back “horn section” music with the hot dance and classic rock music we all grew up with. You’ll be amazed by the quality of the performance, the full sound and the group’s professionalism.

Ponzi Scheme is a 6-piece band of experienced professional musicians who clearly love performing. Great song choices, fabulous vocals and excellent musicianship all combine for a show that will keep you rocking through the night. You can trust us to entertain you … get up and dance or just sit back and listen.

Our Schemers include guitar, bass guitar, 2 keyboardists, 3 lead vocalists, drums, trumpet and trombone. ​​Our shows can be customized for your particular budget and taste.



Red Higgins Classic Country Show

May 28, 1pm

Catch a big country show starring Red Higgins with Lisa Marie and Freedom Train. Also featuring Chad Karnitz, Kevin Bixby and Kevin Hall. Showtime is 1pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. All proceeds benefit the Northland Honor Flight Program.


A Girl’s Journey

June 2, 8pm - midnight

A Girl’s Journey performs a wide spectrum of music to include Classic to Current Rock, with the hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and along with Current Music right off the radio, including Modern Country, this band will have you on your feet from their first song to the last encore! With all these handpicked hits, they have one of the best “make you dance” song lists around and they have the show to match! Something that is truly unique with this group is they have the ability to do a Journey Tribute in the Middle of their normal variety show! It’s like you’re getting 2 acts in one.. An awesome variety dance group and an actual Tribute act!! AGJ has an unbelievable production company as part of their team and they will provide nothing but the best sound and lighting for every event they perform at from fairs and festivals to a full blown concert!

See ya soon!



Beau Outlaw

June 3, 8pm - midnight

With his trusty Telecaster slung at his side, Beau is shooting up stages and is a wanted man!

Beau’s musical attributes sit at the crossroads of everyday life and hard times. A working entertainer for the working class and a true showman for the ‘need to be entertained.’ The peoples’ outlaw who knows hard times and good times and whether it’s family, friends or foes you will hear it all in Beau Outlaw’s music!

So grab a cold beverage of your choice and your favorite dance partner because you are in for a ride!





Polka Party with Hank Thunander

June 4, 1pm - 5pm

Henry Thunander was raised in Bessemer, Michigan. His parents are of Swedish and Italian descent. Hank began his musical career at the age of nine, entertaining people on the Gogebric Range of Michigan. The accordion became Hank’s passion. He’s inspired by America’s Polka king, Frankie Yankovic. Hank played many musical jobs and formed his own band. He has backed many artists including Frankie Yankovic. Hank has repeatedly awestruck crowds with his various styles of music. His extraordinary talent includes polkas, country, standards and classical melodies. In all of his perfomances, polkas are always requested.



Larry Lynne Band

June 9 & 10, 8pm - midnight

Welcome to the all new Larry Lynne Band starring Larry Lynne, along with James Aubrey, Jon Dymond and Pat Michaels. This show is a unique variety act that consists of rock, country-rock, blues and classic favorites from the 50s, 60s, 70s and present day, along with some novelty music blended with comedy that will surely include audience interaction. The show will take you back to a time where life was simple and a lot less hectic. It’s produced with two goals in mind: to be fun and entertaining for our fans. We designed the show to also tell the story of its featured artist, Milwaukee’s very own Larry Lynne. Through his music, you will enjoy Larry’s original material written over his 50 years in show business. We’re also excited to have with us from time to time Larry’s daughter Lynne, who has been a major inspiration to Larry and will appear on stage with us whenever she can while serving our country full- time in the military. Lynne and Larry will surely bring a tear to your eye as they live their lifelong dream of performing on stage together.

Snake Oil with Arena

June 16, 8pm - midnight



Five rockers from different parts of the world met purely by chance backstage at a rock festival in Leeds, England after performing in their respective bands at the time. Two of them hit it off right away, two of them didn’t, and one still doesn’t know. However, it was determined that they all had the same musical aspirations. From Muff, Ireland; Detroit, Michigan; Kokkola, Finland; Winnipeg, Canada; and one doesn’t know, this unit is guided by one thing – the rock and roll party and everything that goes with it!

They deliver classic hard rock music you love – and you can’t get enough of it. It’s the lost art and attitude of hard rock that SNAKE OIL is bringing back to you.

SNAKE OIL will warp you to a live ultimate rock experience, a night of Hair Rock, Melodic Rock, Metal and Classic Rock, delivered loud and in your face like the rock shows you have been missing for years. An interactive experience completely themed in the genre. Dance music be damned…

Hit the lights, cue the fog, crank the guitars, turn up the drums and make some noise!

SNAKE OIL. A cast of serious big-league rock musicians who have toured the world playing in name bands. SNAKE OIL knows how to deliver it – and you are going to love it!

Arena will open for Snake Oil.

Arena is one of the metro’s most seasoned and professional bands. Veterans of both local and national venues, Arena has been rocking the Midwest for ten plus years. Whether playing clubs, theaters, or opening for national acts as diverse as UFO, The Gear Daddys, Jackyl or Hairball, what keeps fans coming back for more is Arena’s musicianship, 3-part harmonies, stage production and the diversity of their set list. Whether the song is from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, or currently on the charts, what Arena brings to their entire set is ENERGY!



The Chubs

June 17, 8pm - midnight


The Chubs are a premier variety cover band spanning their services across Southeast MN, Western WI, and Northern IA with the ability to cater to everyone’s preferences. Classic & Current Rock, Blues, Funk and Country hits.

Band members are Mike Little on Guitar/Vocals, Rocky Schultz on Bass/Vocals, Darrel Carpenter on Guitar/Vocals and Devin Farlow on Drums/Vocals



Rock Godz

June 23, 8pm - midnight

A RockGodz performance takes the audience on an over-the-top, wildly fun trip through the best eras of rock and pop music. Their ’80s-focused production (combined with classic and current rock) is delivered by spot-on character portrayals of some of rock’s greatest legends. At any given RockGodz show, you might see impersonations of Slash, Peter Criss, Zakk Wylde, Eric Brittingham, Tommy Lee and CC Deville among others! RockGodz features music from all of your favorites, including Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Journey, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Poison, Prince, Bryan Adams and many more!

RockGodz is made up of seasoned veteran musicians who have toured regionally and nationally with acts such as Skywind, Crash Anthem, Jonah and the Wales, Wild Side (Tribute to Mötley Crüe), Mortal Chaos, Shameless Desire, Hollywood Blvd, and 13th Step, Si6ks, A:POD, 80-D. Their extensive professional experience has allowed them to share the stage with national acts including Dokken, Great White, Ratt, Slaughter, Firehouse, Jackyl, Saliva, Joey Belladona, Seven Dust, Candle Box, Seether, Skid Row, Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Vince Neil, Brett Michaels, Krokus, American Head Charge and the list goes on and on. At venues such as Target Center, The Myth, First Avenue, and Whiskey a Go-Go (L.A.). Featuring the amazing vocals of Wally Joseph from nationally touring artists Skywind, Crash Anthem and From Zero. RockGodz is a show you don’t want to miss!



Let Em In – A Tribute to Paul McCartney

June 24, 8pm

Enjoy an evening of Paul McCartney’s greatest hits on Saturday, June 24. Free admission.