Entertainment | Turtle Lake


The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center is Entertainment Central. We offer complimentary entertainment on Friday nights starting at 8pm 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.

Kentucky Headhunters

March 23, 8pm

Legendary country rock and southern rock band, the Kentucky Headhunters, will visit Turtle lake for one big show on Friday, March 23. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. General admission is $15. VIP seating is $22. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino.  Only 21+ admitted.

The Kentucky Headhunters have released eight studio albums, three compilations, and twenty-three singles, of which the highest-peaking is a cover of the Don Gibson song “Oh Lonesome Me,” which the band took to number 8 in 1990. In addition, the band has won three CMA awards, an ACM award and a Grammy award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1990 for Pickin’ on Nashville.

Alive/Mad Alice

March 24, 8pm - midnight


Alive – The Definitive Tribute to Pearl Jam celebrates the music of one of Seattle’s most influential bands of the 90’s and the “Grunge” music scene.

Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold every artist from the alternative era. They are considered to be one of the most influential bands of all time. PJ is a thriving, formidable band that sells out shows everywhere, all the time.

It’s no easy task to recreate the music of an artist that has sold more than 30 million records in the U.S. and over 60 million records worldwide. Their live performances are legendary, spontaneous, and are loved by rock fans of all ages.

Alive – The Definitive Tribute to Pearl Jam stays true to the music, giving an energetic and powerful live performance of Pearl Jam’s greatest hits, Top Ten Singles and #1 songs.


We love Alice in Chains and Mad Season. Our goal is to deliver an accurate representation of the music found on both band’s albums. We don’t attempt to look like or act like the bands, our focus is on the sound. We also stay away from the newer material. Though we love the new stuff, we really want to pay homage to an era gone by… to the man himself, Layne Staley. If you want the new stuff, see Alice in Chains.


March 30, 8pm - midnight

Errol Sanders, bass and vocals

Yon Max-Aaron, keyboards and vocals

Steve Seward, drums and vocals

Rico Sneed, vocalist and guitar





Polka Party with Spotlight Polka Band

APril 1, 1pm - 5pm

Free polka party in the Event Center with the Spotlight Polka Band.

Get everyone on the dance floor with SPOTLIGHT POLKA BAND!

One of the hottest bands in the area, SPOTLIGHT POLKA BAND generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform!

The band features Scott Koehn on MIDI accordion/vocals, Pam Koehn on vocals, percussion and promotion, with Frank Baroka on drums and vocals.  For larger venues, the band features banjo/guitar as a fourth band member.



Rhythm Kings

April 6, 8pm

Formed in 1996, The Rhythm Kings have traveled throughout the country and the world rocking a variety of amazing venues. Back home in Milwaukee, they have headlined at all the popular music festivals including Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and Harley Davidson events, often opening for many national acts over the years.

Our genre of music covers a wide variety from Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to The Beatles, Bon Jovi and Journey and everything in between. The Rhythm Kings always deliver an amazing show, bringing you all your favorite music of yesterday and today!

The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson

April 7, 8pm

The Fabulous Thunderbirds present one big show at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on Saturday, April 7. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. General admission is $18. VIP seating is $25. Tickets are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. Only 21+ admitted.

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

“We started as a straight blues band”, vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. “We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before.”

In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds line-up features Jay Moeller on drums, Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller on guitar, and Randy Bermudes on bass. “To be in the T-Birds, you need to understand the different styles of music and different ways of playing,” Wilson comments. “You have to be willing to adopt a more contemporary style. The guys we have now are able to do that.”

The band continues to tour extensively, in both the U.S. and Europe. Wilson is currently writing songs on his own, with band members and other writers. “I’ve primarily been a solo songwriter, but I’m looking forward to experimenting with the guys in the band,” Wilson says.

The thread throughout the T-Birds career has been the respect the group commanded for its peerless musicianship and devotion to the sounds of blues, R & B and rock ‘n roll. In fact, Muddy Waters called Wilson his favorite harmonica player and vocalist. “Muddy Waters was very good to me,” Wilson says. “He almost adopted me. I’ll never forget him.”\

For Kim Wilson, the musical journey started in Goleta, California. At 17 he began playing the harmonica. His influences included Little Walter, George “Harmonica” Smith, Lazy Lester and James Cotton. At the same time, Wilson began singing and was deeply impacted by Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rodgers and Muddy Waters. In search of other musicians who shared his love of the blues, Wilson headed to Minneapolis. He stayed there for a year and a half, playing locally, before moving to the burgeoning music scene of Austin, Texas. It was there that he met Jimmie Vaughan and they founded the T-Birds in 1974. The band developed a reputation as a compelling live act and subsequently signed a record deal with CBS/Epic Records.

In 1979, The Fabulous Thunderbirds released their first self-titled album. Primarily blues influenced, it became a cult classic. “Things were wide open back then,” Wilson recalls. “There were hundreds of stages where bands could show what they had.”

In subsequent releases, the band started to incorporate more Cajun, rock ‘n roll and soul influences. The album “T-Bird Rhythm” marked a creative turning point for the group as it collaborated with noted producer Nick Lowe. In 1986, The Fabulous Thunderbirds reached a commercial peak with the album,   “Tuff Enuff”. The single of the same title as well as the singles “Wrap It Up” and “Look At That”, all went top 40. The song, “Tuff Enuff” was featured in the film “Gung Ho” starring Michael Keaton.

For the remainder of the ’80s, the band continued to record and tour, and released the album, “Powerful Stuff”. Jimmie Vaughn left in 1989 but Wilson kept the group going, incorporating keyboards into the guitar-driven sound. Kim moved back to California in 1996, continuing to cultivate the T-Birds music

“The thing about the T-Birds is that we can play both blues festival and rock venues,” Wilson comments. “We’re a diversified band now and everybody’s on the same page.”

As a side project Wilson formed Kim Wilson’s Blues Revue, a traditional blues band. He also owns a blues label, Blue Collar Music, that has released three albums – one by Kim, one by “Big Al” Blake and one by Fred Kaplan. Wilson has also recorded and written with noted session guitarist Danny Kortchmar and drummer Steve Jordan and may tour with them at some point. However his current focus remains The Fabulous Thunderbirds. “This is a great time for this band,” he says. “We’re looking forward to the future.”



Rock Bottom Band

April 13, 8pm

Rock Bottom plays all your favorite rock classics from the’70s to today.




April 14, 8pm

Rhino is a five-member, high-energy Twin Cities band playing an array of modern, alternative, ‘80s, and classic rock, with twists of country and other surprises splashed in. The “show” is nonstop entertainment and fun, sure to make you get up and dance, or just sit back and enjoy. All five members bring a different element of charisma and showmanship to the stage, each with their own unique personality and flare. If you want to be a part of the party, then a Rhino show is where you want to be.

A special feature of the Rhino “show” is the drum routine, which adds a spark to the already electric and exciting show, guaranteed to drop a few jaws and gain new fan. Playing music by such artists as Maroon 5, Pink, Kid Rock, Prince, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Luke Bryan and many more, Rhino is a band you don’t want to miss.



Rock Godz

April 20, 8pm

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!



Classic Rock Revisited

April 21, 8pm

Zed Leppelin’s tribute to Led Zeppelin and Spindrift’s tribute to Rush. Free admission.

Zed-Leppelin has restored the thunder to the Hammer of the Gods. This nationally renowned Led Zeppelin Tribute is continuing its quest to spread the word that Led Zeppelin is the most powerful and influential rock band to ever grace the earth. You will be exposed to all the sights, sounds, and pageantry of a Led Zeppelin show from yesteryear. Acrylic amber drums, double-neck guitars, thick fluid bass lines, and powerful wailing vocals are just the tip of the iceberg. Zed-Leppelin takes everyone’s favorite Led Zeppelin classic song and reproduces it to perfection.

Spindrift- The Tribute to Rush has made a name for themselves internationally as one of the most authentic Rush Tribute bands in decades. Precision execution and an attention to detail (Right down to the details of the Neil Peart drum kit) sets this band apart from the others. Covering a wide range of 40 years of the hits and classic Rush tracks from Canadian power trio, Spindrift captivates audiences everywhere.

Together, these two bands give you a Classic Rock Revisited night that you’ll never forget.