Entertainment

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.

Byland Duo

February 24, 8 p.m.

The Byland Duo are new to the scene as a duo, but as musicians, have years of experience playing and performing. Diane brings a very dynamic and distinct sound to the microphone whether it’s oldies, rock, metal, country, blues or some rockabilly! She is a born performer/entertainer and loves to see people dancing and having fun! Steve has been playing guitar most of his life, stemming back to his teenage years of long hair and ripped denim. He has a unique way of playing and putting a different, yet subtle spin on many favorites from the ’60s through today, all while paying close attention to detail. They compliment each other very well in an entertaining and fun way.

Catch their act in the Lounge on February 24.

 

 

Merchants of Soul

February 25, 8 p.m.

Merchants of Soul is an acoustic duo featuring Brian Dickenson. Playing a wide variety of your favorites from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s & ’90s. Catch their act in the Lounge at 8 p.m.

The Farmer’s Daughters

March 3, 8 p.m. - midnight

Head on down to the nearest Honky-tonk and experience Minnesota’s hottest new country band, The Farmer’s Daughters. They’re here to rock your world!
 

 

Paranoid Floyd

March 4, 8 p.m.

Don’t miss this free concert by the premier Pink Floyd tribute band.

Polka Party with Steve Meisner

March 5, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Polka with Steve Meisner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Steve Meisner is a multi-talented musician, entertainer, composer and arranger. He began playing the accordion at the age of 5 and has been earning a living in the music business since the age of 16. Steve’s family has a rich musical heritage: he is a second-generation full-time working musician. His father, the late Verne Meisner, had a successful music career for more than 50 years. Steve’s brand of music is extremely versatile and appealing to a wide audience. He has made a name for himself by taking the music he grew up with from his father and adding his own imagination and feeling. He has brought his brand of traditional American polka into the 21st century with a fresh spark and swing while retaining the roots of this music.

In Steve’s 36-year musical career he has performed with the nation’s top accordionists, polka icons and musicians including Myron Floren, Frank Yankovic, Joey Miskulin and Verne Meisner. He has amassed 21 LP/CD credits, 6 Single, and 7 Video releases with full production credits. He has performed nationally coast to coast and internationally, averaging 200 performances annually including performances at the Lawrence Welk Theater in Branson MO, Stardust-Monte Carlo-Hacienda-Orleans and Plaza Casinos in Las Vegas. He was asked to record for and perform at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington DC. He and his music have filtered into television broadcasts and motion pictures including TNN’s Crook & Chase Show and, more recently, the ABC Network broadcast of “In Search of America, a 4th of July Celebration,” hosted by the late Peter Jennings and folklorist Nick Spitzer. He and his music are featured in a full-length motion picture “Chump Change” released by Miramax. He has been heard and seen on the film festival circuit including a short film called “The Pick Up Polka” and has an original composition in the independent full-length feature “Red Betsy.”Writer/director/actor Steve Burrows from Hollywood CA call’s Steve “the Mozart of Polka.”

Steve has received numerous awards and nominations including “Musician and Band of the Year,” “Favorite Polka Artist,” “Lifetime Achievement award” by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Maryland Accordion Club and is the 29th inductee into the Iron World Polka Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame and resides alongside his father as a Lifetime Achiever in the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame.

 

The Hootz

March 10, 8 p.m. - midnight

The Hootz, previously referred to as The Hootn’Anges, are a Punk-Country Rock Band from Western New York. With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino, on vocals & guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous tongue & cheek lyrics & harmonious music.  They have a number of classically trained musicians who connect during their shows, some of which include: the banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin.  Their high energy performance creates an original & enthusiastic sound.  They began to refer to themselves as The Hootz, after they signed with their booking agent, Gary Kirves at Artist Events Nashville.  This name, THE HOOTZ, clearly reflects their redneck, hoe-down, knee-slapping, good-time, & hootenanny style music.  While they classify their music as being of the Alt Country Rock genre; their punk-rock, party band, parody-style humor, & back country roots help separate them from the traditional classic country music.  The Hootz live performances have been accredited as “more fun than a barrel full of hillbillies” & “Country with a Twist & SHOCK!!!”

This energetic young band released their first CD on iTunes called; “Big Deal in a Small Town”, which has been a huge success worldwide. Their song, “Gettin’ Out”, & “The Rednecks Are Comin’” have gained a lot of attention on the National Radio breaking into the top 100.  They performed “Gettin’ Out” live on the morning channel 9/Syracuse’s Bridge Street News. (See links below for interview, music video, article & live performance.) Their music can be heard on “Nashville Broadcast Radio Network” NBRN.FM, Radio Madison out of Nashville, TN & Syndicated Radio.  They continue to write & perform all their original songs, & look forward to a new album release this coming spring of 2017.  For a pre-release order of their newest album, “Country’s Red-headed Step-Child” email:  lucasandangela@aol.com.

The Hootz accompanied National Acts such as Craig Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson, Parmalee, Chris Higbee, Eric Paslay, & Kellie Pickler.  This summer The Hootz had the opportunity to support Ray Scott, Easton Corbin, & Dustin Lynch, & Rock’n Roll legend, Bret Michaels, at the World Chicken Festival in London, KY in September.  This energetic band also headlined a number of festivals throughout the US.  Recently, The Hootz widened their national tour as far as Indiana, Ohio, Nashville, North Carolina, Florida & all over New York, & continue to add to their roster.  2017 is already shaping to be a great tour year for this band, as they will be living in Nashville, TN.  Already, The Hootz are booked as far as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

This past year, The Hootz performed three separate showcases at such prestigious venues known as 3rd & Lindsley, Belcourt Taps, & The Blackbird Academy Sound Stage & Studio in Nashville, TN.  The Hootz are currently represented by music attorney, Orville Almon, who is accredited for representing Jason Aldean, Sherrie Austin, Trace Adkins, & many other prominent recording artists, producers and songwriters.  Last year, Luke & Ange travelled to Nashville to record two new original songs, which are creating a lot of buzz in the world of Country Music.  They recently shot three music video for their songs, “Show Me the Money,” “Chlorofom,” & “Drink About It” with No Apology Productions, which can be viewed at www.thehootz.com or on The Hootz Vimeo, Vevo, Vydia, or Youtube pages.

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Paulette Carlson of Highway 101

March 11, 7pm

Paulette Carlson of Highway 101 with special guests, the Hootz. Showtime is 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. $15 general admission. $20 VIP admission. Admission limited to 21+. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or at the casino at the TLC Players Club booth.

The road to music for Paulette started at a very early age from the lakes of Minnesota to where it’s taken her today. After years of singing in the clubs of Minnesota and North Dakota, Paulette made the move to Nashville and paid her dues the traditional way. Soon after arriving in Nashville, Paulette found herself writing songs for the Oakridge Boys publishing company, Silverline/Goldline. Her first recording contract came as a singles deal at RCA with friend Tony Brown producing.

In 1985 Paulette, with the help of her manager, Chuck Morris, formed the legendary band Highway 101. Their first Warner Bros. single, “The Bed You Made For Me”, written by Paulette, produced by Paul Worley and engineered by Ed Seay, set the sound for the band and offered a new sound for country radio listeners. Paulette’s strong voice and attitude in her songs set the tone for women to come in country music.

Paulette with Highway 101 won CMA awards for Vocal Group of the Year both in 1988 and 1989. They were also honored with ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year awards for 1988 and 1989. Their many other awards included a Grammy nomination. The band toured constantly, entertaining their faithful fans with their hits “Whiskey If You Were A Woman,” “Just Say Yes,” “The Bed You Made For Me,” “All The Reasons Why,” “Cry Cry Cry,” “Honky Tonk Heart,” “Somewhere Tonight” and many others.

In 2005, Paulette wrote the song “Thank You Vets” as her brother was in the hospital battling cancer. “I pulled out my guitar and sat on my bed with a pencil and paper and this song wrote itself in a matter of about ten minutes and I don’t think I changed a lyric on it,” she says. “When a song comes that quickly, all you have to do is pick up a pen and it writes itself. Those songs I take very seriously.” And in 11 days her latest album, “It’s About Time,” was in the pressing plant. Paulette had good reason for her self-imposed deadline. She said, “I wanted to have it for our Vietnam Vets at Operation Homecoming in Branson, Missouri.”

All that life has laid before this singer/songwriter has made Paulette who she is today. She is a talent who feels her music deeply and reaches where many have not. For Paulette, the years of devotion to her family have not taken her away from the music, but given her an insight into life, an insight she puts into her song. With her signature blonde hair and her one-of-a-kind voice, it’s obvious when she takes the stage, Carlson is a woman who will never be content to rest on her laurels and “It’s About Time” is only the latest chapter in a timeless career.

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Sidekick Abbey

March 17, 8 p.m. - midnight

Based out of Rice Lake Wisconsin, Sidekick Abbey brings an energetic blend of your favorite country and rock hits.

Sidekick Abbey features the whaling vocals of Pam Dawn (winner of numerous casino karaoke contests), Rob Storm (vocalist/guitarist from the popular cover bands Third Gear and My Device), veteran musician Ron the Riffster (Black Diamond, Quick Fire, No Refund), talented bass geek Ryan Bocephus (Quick Fire), and Andy Belille (N8ive Bluse Band).

 

 

Classic Rock Revisited

March 18, 8 p.m.

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Zed Leppelin’s tribute to Led Zeppelin and Spindrift’s tribute to Rush. Two tribute shows in one.

Show time is 8 p.m. Admission is free

Geneva

March 24 & 25, 8 p.m. - midnight

Geneva Keene is not just another pretty face. As the lead singer of the band she has a voice that will command your attention.  Her vocal range brings back memories of singers like Rob Halford, Stevie Nicks and so many others.  The band behind her is awesome as well, from Dwayne’s head banging drums to the low chest shaking “in your face” bass guitar of “Dick Thunder” to Phil Crash Facchini’s ‘80s style virtuoso guitar solos. All the elements of a great metal show are there. Geneva even has a great acoustic performance.  Whether you are an ‘80s metal fan, or just tired of the same old stuff, you will be impressed with this band!

 

 

 

 

Website:

Genevaband.com