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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.

Brecken Miles

January 26, 8pm

Because he grew up in small-town Colgate, Wisconsin, music came second nature to Brecken. His father, a lifelong musician, wanted at least one of his three children to pick up the guitar and play. Brecken recalls showing off his “air guitar” skills as his dad sang along and played to old records like The Eagles, James Taylor, Springsteen and AC/DC. It wasn’t long before Brecken was inspired to pick up the ol’ six-string at just 10 years of age.

Eager to play, he’d come home from school and practice for hours on end. Brecken recalls plenty of nights falling asleep with his electric guitar in hand (“I didn’t wanna wake the family while I laid in bed and played”), having bloody fingers, breaking strings and playing way to loud. He was turned on to country music after attending his first Kenny Chesney concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee Wis., and has been hooked ever since. For the past five years, Brecken had the honor to be the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Milwaukee-based band, Bella Cain, playing over 200 shows a year in front of some of the biggest crowds and opening for some of the most notable names in country music. After several meetings, co-writes and trips down to Nashville, the place he now calls his second home, Brecken secured a publishing deal with Rhyme Partners Music Publishing on music row. He’s excited that it’s his turn now as a solo artist to continue pursuing his dreams. With the release of his second charting single “I’m Good With That” currently on country radio, he’s well on his way!

 

 

 

Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience

January 27, 8pm

Kofi Baker, following in the family tradition, displays a mastery of technique and natural talent that rivals that of his father, Ginger Baker.

After seeing the Cream reunion in 2005, Kofi was inspired to form his own Cream tribute band – he wanted to continue where Cream, and his father, had left off.

Kofi’s band is the ultimate Cream tribute: combining Cream’s innovative and experimental style with virtuoso talent. The dynamic three-piece – Kofi Baker, Tony Spinner and Ric Fierabracci – effectively capture Cream’s mood and energy, adding their own distinctive styles. Front man Tony sings and solos with virtuoso ease; Ric lays down strong and innovative bass-lines complimenting Kofi’s complex polyrhythms, learned from his father. Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience includes songs from Blind Faith and Jimi Hendrix – an original Cream tribute band that truly rocks!

 

 

Time Machine

February 2 & 3, 8pm

Time Machine is a high-energy “Tribute” project like you’ve never seen before. They play four sets per night, each set a different genre of music. It’s basically four tribute bands in one night! Their show consists of danceable “Classic/Current Country” (Whiskey River),  ‘70s Pop/Funk/and Disco” (Night Fever),  ‘80s Pop” (Pop Starz)  and music from the top ‘80s Hair Bands” (Hair Force).

A Time Machine show is a highly energized party, with songs that are recognizable and are meant to pack the dance floor.

 

A Girl’s Journey

February 9, 8pm

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!

 

 

Music Junkies

February 16, 8pm

 

Music Junkies is a Minneapolis-based collaboration of professional musicians featuring talented and energetic performers who are cranking out some of the best dance music out there!

From the best top 40 hits to classic rock and roll. We cover it all and can’t wait to see you on the dancefloor!

Music Junkies-Giving you a reason to dance! Fronting two lead singers and talented musicians to keep you entertained all night long. What are you waiting for? Come join the party!!

 

Nashville Star Contest

February 17, 8pm

Got talent? Want to show it off for an audience? Want to win a trip to Nashville for a recording session at the famous Charter House Studios?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, be here for our big Nashville Star Karaoke Contest February 17. The show starts at 8 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to become a star.

If you don’t want to get up on stage, come to enjoy the competition. Admission is free.

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Larry’s Drifters

January 20, 8pm

A traditional Country band that has entertained country music fans for more than 40 years. From Hank Williams to Garth Brooks they cover them all. Its members have entertained with Dave Dudley, Kenny Dale, Bobby Bare, Narvel Felts, Juice Newton, Leroy Van Dyke, Gene Watson and many more national recording artists. If you enjoy guitars, fiddle, and banjo music that you can dance to, with good ole country humor mixed in, these guys are a must see.

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T-Pain

March 2, 8pm

T-Pain appears at Turtle Lake for one big show on Friday, March 2. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. General admission tickets are $20. VIP seating is $35. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. Only 21+ admitted.

T-Pain is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and record producer from Tallahassee, Florida. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album,  Thr33 Ringz,  was released in 2008. T-Pain has also released a string of hit singles  including “I’m Sprung,” “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper,” “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin,” “Bartender,” “Can’t Believe It,” “5 O’Clock” and more.  T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards alongside Kanye West and Jamie Fox , respectively.

T-Pain is the founder of the record label imprint Nappy Boy Entertainment, established in 2005. Throughout his career as a singer, T-Pain is best known for using and popularizing the creative use of the Auto-Tune pitch correction effect, used with extreme parameter settings to create distinctive vocal sounds. From 2006 to 2010, T-Pain was featured on more than 50 chart-topping singles. His most successful feature to date was on Flo Rida’s debut single “Low,” which has since been certified 6X Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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Midwest Tribute Fest

March 3, 8pm
Midwest Tribute Fest comes to Turtle Lake on Saturday, March 3. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth. Only 21+ admitted.
Go Back in Time… and witness a true recreation of three of the greatest bands of all time! Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Doors. Experience the sights and sounds of these epic bands all in one memorable night. Each member of each band impersonates the musician they are portraying.
The show begins with The Doors. See Jim Morrison come to life right in front of your eyes. Next is Led Zeppelin. See Jimmy Page play your favorite solos note for note in his Dragon suit! Don’t forget about Robert Plant with the voice of a god and those angelic moves. And finishing the night, done in Epic fashion with a full seven piece band, including saxophonist and female backup singer, Pink Floyd. Paranoid Floyd focuses on recreating the true feeling of Pink Floyd. Watch as our Roger Waters and David Gilmour deliver all the soulful vocals and guitar solos that will leave you breathless. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience.
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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.