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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.

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.

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Frank-a-Palooza Benefit

June 25, 2pm - 9pm

Enjoy a great Sunday afternoon of fun for a good cause. St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake is hosting Frank-A-Palooza, a benefit for Frank Gremsperger on Sunday, June 25. Live music and silent auction. $20 admission. Advance tickets on sale at the St. Croix Casino Box Office, tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos.

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Dust N’ Bones

July 1, 8pm

Dust N’ Bones is the Midwest Number 1 Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band.
An unforgettable live show with classic songs from the 1986 – 1994 era
from Appetite For Destruction, Lies, and Use Your Illusion I and II, Lies/
Live Like a Suicide, and The Spaghetti Incident?.

The name Dust N’ Bones was chosen after a song off the Use Your

Illusion I record and well, it just fits… After a couple of months of
rehearsal Dust N’ Bones were off and running.

Dust N’ Bones is

Axl Rose = Erick Simola
Slash = Mike Schmidt
Duff McKagan = Dan Haugh
Izzy Stradlin = Adam Pfuhl
Steven Adler = Greg Coleman

Dust N’ Bones has been busy booking gigs since late August 2007 and is taking over the Midwest. This is a show to not only be heard, but seen.

 

 

 

Geneva

June 30 & July 1, 8pm - 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!

 

 

 

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Genevaband.com

Polka Party with Steve Meisner

July 2, 1pm - 5pm

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.

 

Rhino

July 7, 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.

 

 

Clash of the Flyweights

July 8, 7pm

Featuring Lloyd “Albie” McKinney and Gonzalo “Gremlin” Ponce. General admission $20. VIP seating $30. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. Doors open at 5:30pm. Fights start at 7pm.

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Theory of a Deadman

July 14 at 8pm

One big show on Friday, July 14. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show.  But tickets starting at 10am, May 19. Tickets on sale online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth. Concert for 21+ only.

Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band from Delta, British Columbia. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post grunge or alternative rock base. They have had a total of eight top 10 hits on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including two No. 1 hits, “Bad Girlfriend” and “Lowlife.”

Gin Blossoms

July 15 at 8pm

One show on Saturday, July 15. Showtime is 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the show. Standing room only. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth.  This concert is for 21+ only.

In the late ‘80s, Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona.

Gin Blossoms’ indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. They qualified to perform at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year College Music Journal dubbed them “The Best Unsigned Band In America” and added an invitation to perform on MTV’s New Music Awards in New York City. Their breakout record New Miserable Experience was where their rise to fame began. This album kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits on New Miserable Experience played on 4 radio formats and, to date, have sold over 5 million records.

Those hits were followed up by “Til I Hear It From You,” which rocketed to #1 and moved the Empire Records smash soundtrack to platinum status. The track also became Canada’s longest-running #1 hit of 1995, its #1 tenure lasting six weeks. This song was co-written with the great Marshall Crenshaw and Billboard described it as “the closest thing to a perfect pop song to hit radio in recent memory.” Their next gem, “Follow You Down,” spent ten weeks in the top 10, and “As Long As It Matters” earned the band a Grammy nomination for “Best Performance by a Duo or Group” making their “Congratulations I’m Sorry” record another multi-radio format favorite and multi-platinum success.

Having dominated radio and MTV playlists for most of the ‘90s, Gin Blossoms took a brief turn-of-the- century hiatus, a provisional parting of the ways that singer Robin Wilson chalks up to “personal dissatisfaction and the mistaken impression that we could perform at that same level with another group.” The brief break allowed guitarist Jesse Valenzuela and Wilson to re-energize via solo recordings, new combos, and production credits for an array of local Arizona acts. However, Gin Blossoms’ idiosyncratic magic proved impossible to ignore for long, and on New Year’s Eve 2001 in their hometown of Tempe, the band reconvened and never looked back.

“There’s a certain civility among us now,” Valenzuela says. “None of us are as brusque as we once were. We’re too old to have shouting matches.”

The revivified band hit the road hard, earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the busiest touring acts in the world, playing close to 150 shows a year. Those chops were readily apparent on 2006’s Major Lodge Victory – Gin Blossoms’ long awaited fourth album and first new recording in almost a decade. Rave reviews followed, as did a top 10 Triple A smash in the album’s lead single, “Learning The Hard Way.” The album’s second single, “Long Time Gone,” quickly became another favorite among both fans and the critics and Major Lodge Victory made Billboard’s Top 10 Independent Albums. Next, Gin Blossoms recorded “No Chocolate Cake” and released the single “Miss Disarray” which is now one of the most requested songs in the band’s live set and the album reached #1 on Amazon’s sales chart.

These talented tunesmiths promise the inevitable arrival of new material and as they approach their third decade, Gin Blossoms remain a rare breed – rock ‘n’ roll lifers, destined to continue creating, crafting, and performing for audiences ever rapt by their glorious catalog of material. “We’re entertaining and we have chops,” says Wilson, “but it really comes down to the songs. The reason we’re still here is that we have good songs. When young musicians ask me for advice, what’s the best thing to do to further my career, I always say, ‘Write good songs.’ It always comes down to that.”

The band’s fusion of Pop, Melodic Rock, Folk and Country elements took the airwaves by siege, making the band an MTV playlist hostage for almost a decade and the group a natural 90’s mainstay. From their breakout album through today, Robin, Jesse, Bill and Scotty have sold over 10 million records and are one of the most in demand 90’s live artists who began at the end of the grunge era. In February 2017 the band went back in the studio recording a new album in time for release this summer. Fans will get a taste of the new album as it works its way into their live set beginning this April.

 

 

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Ginblossoms.net

Mickey & the Monsters

July 21, 8pm

Come out and see The White Ties alter-ego show MICKEY AND THE MONSTERS, doing their classic rock show featuring songs by Heart, Fleetwood, Mac, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, ACDC, Bob Seger, The Eagles, Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi and more.

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