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Entertainment

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.

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.

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JFT Party Band

April 27, 8pm

This group really involves the audience. The band’s full playlists are distributed to the audience who then select the songs that are performed for that show. Many songs are performed with audience participation. Every show is led by that audience and every show is different. Band members regularly join the dancers while performing using wireless connections. Guest musicians who make a surprise appearance to the stage are common to their shows.

Enjoy tight performances of “The Greatest Classic Hits of All Time” from artists like U2, Journey, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Billy Idol, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, CCR, the Eagles and many more.

Cervantes

May 4 & 5, 8pm

Led by singer and guitarist Barbara Leoni, Cervantes will perform Latin music and classic rock on May 5 in honor of Cinco de Mayo and classic rock on May 4.

Barbara Leoni grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to LA to attend Musicians’ Institute in Hollywood. After graduating with honors from GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology), she became an active working musician in the LA area. She traveled the United States opening up for such acts as the Beach Boys and Steppenwolf.

She has also traveled abroad to play for the military in such places as Greenland, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Germany, Norway, Sigapore, Japan and Korea. Now, finally, Barbara has used her cumulated experiences and musical talents to produce her first solo CD entitled “Human Needs”.

Her soulful and expressive guitar playing and singing reflect her diverse influences. The CD also displays her talents as a songwriter and engineer. She was lucky to marry into a musical family: her husband, Danny Leoni, supplies top notch bass lines and her brother in law, Jerry Leoni, rounds out the rhythm section with his solid drum grooves.

 

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Polka Party with Steve Meisner

May 6, 1pm - 5pm

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.

 

Hayley Orrantia

May 11, 8pm

Rising star Hayley Orrantia brings her Strong, Sweet and Southern tour to St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on May 11. Also appearing will be special guest Brennly Brown. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are free but are required for admission. Tickets are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos  or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. Seating is limited. Only 21+ admitted.

Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs.” She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of “The X Factor.”

Orrantia began singing at the age of nine and began professionally training at the age of 12. She wrote her first song at 13 and by age 14 had recorded her first EP of cover songs. That same year, she began writing with songwriter Jamie Houston who at the time was best known for writing hits for the three of the Disney “High School Musical” movies.  Orrantia recorded the vocals to Houston’s “Magic of a Friend” which was on Disney’s  “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure” soundtrack in 2010. Later that year, Orrantia sang background vocals for Demi Lovato on Disney’s “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” soundtrack and background vocals for Miley Cyrus on Disney’s “Hannah Montana Forever” soundtrack.

In the summer of 2011, Orrantia auditioned for the the first season of “The X Factor.”  Orrantia was selected from a YouTube video submission and received four “yes” votes from the judges during the live audition phase in Seattle, Washington. Although she originally auditioned as a solo artist, during “Hollywood Week,” she and three other female singers were put into a group for the rest of the auditions. They were eliminated during the fifth week in the live shows.

Since 2013, Orrantia has played Erica Goldberg on the the ABC comedy series “The Goldbergs.” After casting Orrantia and learning of her singing talent, series creator Adam F. Goldberg has written several episodes where Erica sings and plans to continue to highlight her singing talent in future episodes.

In 2015, Orrantia filmed the movie “God’s Not Dead 2,” released on April 1, 2016.

In 2017, she released a new single called “Strong, Sweet and Southern,” which she made a music video for. It has had over half a million views on YouTube.

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Ponzi Scheme

May 18, 8pm

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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.

 

 

Ronnie Milsap

May 19, 8pm

Country legend Ronnie Milsap presents a special 26th anniversary concert at Turtle Lake on Saturday, May 19. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. General admission tickets are $35; VIP seating is $50. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the Players Club booth.

Here Come the Mummies

May 25, 8pm

Catch the act of popular funk band Here Come the Mummies on Friday, May 25. Show time is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15. Purchase tickets online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth starting Feb. 23. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Show is for 21+. This a standing show with come seating.

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa).

Since their discovery, HCTM has opened for P-Funk, Al Green, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Summerfest, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.

Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready, for Here Come The Mummies.