Entertainment | Turtle Lake


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.

Alive & Mad Alice

September 22, 8pm




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.



Mad Alice is the definitive tribute to the legendary Seattle grunge sound of Alice in Chains and Mad Season. The band takes you directly into the chest of a live Alice in Chains and Mad Season concert experience.

Mad Alice is a band made up of 4 highly entertaining Louisville musicians who have years of on-stage experience. By playing obscure songs from groups such as Led Zeppelin, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Jimi Hendrix, Queen and Janis Joplin and mixing in some of the more common cover songs, Mad Alice has developed a formula for a new kind of entertainment. Since the band’s first performance in 2007, they have consistently received complements for having a unique set list. It’s safe to say that when you go see a Mad Alice show, that is exactly what you get, a SHOW! The band compliments its great musical performance with stage props and over-the-top antics.

Winners of the 107.7SFR Led Zeppelin video contest.

If you are tired of hearing the same old songs when you go out to see live music and want something a little different, Mad Alice is the band for you!



Native American Showcase

September 23, 8pm; September 24, 7pm

Performances by up and coming Native American artists. Performances on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm and Sunday, September 24 at 7pm in the Event Center. Featured artists are Sarah Hindsley. Babe Taylor, Stephanie St. Germain and Mindy Taylor.



Whisky & Topaz

September 29, 8pm - midnight

We are a ”Country Rock Band , Rice Lake Eau Claire area. Current and classic  music. We are former members of Sidekick Abbey .



Lee Roy Parnell

September 30, 8pm

Country music legend Lee Roy Parnell presents one show at 8pm September 30. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino.

Lee Roy Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat. An ace guitarist, as well as a distinctive singer, and hit songwriter, his music runs the gamut of diversity. Combining the influences of Blue-Eyed Soul, Delta Blues, Road House Rock, Southern Boogie, Texas Swing, and Gospel, Parnell’s sound defies conventional classification. He draws from a broad range of musical sources and combines them with seamless dexterity and, unlike many other hard-topigeonhole artists, Parnell has enjoyed a run of success on the country and blues charts.

Parnell was born in Abilene, TX, on December 21, 1956, and grew up on his parents’ ranch. His father had toured with a teenage Bob Wills in traveling
medicine shows, and Lee Roy’s first public performance came on Wills’ radio show at age six. As a teenager, he played drums in a local band and soon picked up guitar as well, eventually concentrating on slide playing. He joined Kinky Friedman’s Texas Jewboys in his late teens and moved to Austin in 1974 to join the city’s budding music scene. Parnell spent over a decade playing clubs in Austin, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, and New York while honing his style and songwriting.

Lee Roy moved to Nashville in 1987, where he quickly landed a publishing contract with Polygram Music, and a regular spot at the famed Bluebird Cafe. In 1989, he signed to Clive Davis’ Arista Records, led by friend and mentor, Tim Dubois. Produced by Barry Beckett, of the world-famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Parnell’s self-titled debut album featured a collection of horn-driven country-soul. It received good reviews but didn’t break him commercially; that would happen with 1992′s Love Without Mercy, which emphasized Parnell’s searing slide guitar skills. “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” and “Tender Moment” both went to number two on the charts, and the title track also made the Top Ten. 1993′s On the Road produced two more Top Tens with its title track and “I’m Holding My Own.” The Hank Williams / Ray Charles hit, “Take These Chains From My Heart” also made the Top 20. In 1995, Lee Roy was asked to help launch Arista’s sister label, Career Records, with the release of We All Get Lucky Sometimes. The album spawned two Top Five hits in “A Little Bit of You” and “Heart’s Desire” and featured duets with Trisha Yearwood and Mary Chapin Carpenter. “A Little Bit of You” was also a #1 hit on the Radio and Records Magazine charts; a first for a brand new label.

During this time, Parnell’s sound was becoming more defined by roots and soul music. He was also allowed the creative freedom to record with some of his heroes, such as Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez. Their collaboration on the track “Cat Walk” garnered a Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental. Parnell released “Every Night’s A Saturday Night” in 1997. The album included another duet with Trisha Yearwood and the Grammy-nominated boogie-woogie instrumental, “Mama Screw Your Wig On Tight,” which was written and produced by Lee Roy and his entire band, “The Hot Links” (James Pennebaker / Kevin McKendree / Lee Roy Parnell / Lynn Williams / StephenMackey). Next up was Parnell’s “Hits and Highways Ahead” in 1999. Lee Roy’s recording of the Son House tune, “John The Revelator,” featuring the “Fairfield Four,” garnered a CMA nomination for Vocal Event of The Year. The album also included the popular track “Honky Tonk Night Time Man,” handpicked and sent to him by Lee Roy’s good friend and mentor, the legendary Merle Haggard. An official video was also produced for the song “Lucky You, Lucky Me.”

Following his deal at Arista and Career, Parnell was ready to expand his musical horizons and partnered up with the rootsy Vanguard label in Los Angeles. His debut album with them was 2001′s Tell the Truth, which was recorded at the world-renowned Muscle Shoals Sound by Johnny Sandlin (chief engineer for Capricorn Records and The Allman Brothers Band). In keeping with his quest for more artistic freedom, he teamed back up with Universal South in 2006, to return to the studio to record Back to the Well. This album delved even further into his blues and southern soul roots. With the release of this album, Parnell received some very rare support from Gibson Guitars with a series of guitar clinics interwoven with tour dates across the country in a custom Gibson tour bus. Lee Roy’s relationship with Gibson and the Les Paul is not a new one. Parnell’s first Goldtop was a 1956 model he bought when he was 15-years-old and was his only guitar well into his 30s. Although he experimented for a few years after that with different guitars, searching for his own sound, he ultimately returned to his first love, the 1956 Les Paul Goldtop in 2001 and helped Gibson reinvigorate the model. Talks then came about to develop a Lee Roy Parnell signature model and culminated with a final eight months of arduous development, producing Gibson’s Lee Roy Parnell Signature ’57 Les Paul Goldtop. You can read more information about the guitar at gibson.com.

The year 2011 brought Lee Roy Parnell what is probably his most cherished honor to date, when he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Parnell continues to produce and write with some of the most influential songwriters and recording artists nationwide as co-partner in his music publishing company, Dean Parnell Music, and is currently preparing for his first independent release.


Polka Party with Spotlight Polka Band

October 1, 1pm - 5pm

Free polka party featuring 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.




October 6 & 7, 8pm

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!






Allstar Comedy Revue

October 13, 8pm

Catch a night of great comedy with four outstanding comedians. A million laughs – and, best of all, it’s free. Jamie Blanchard opens the show, followed by Daina Ali.

Jamie Blanchard is a truly funny comedian with a very likeable personality on stage. He is a fast-rising comic on the Minneapolis scene. He has a clever story-telling style with distinctive rants that’s sure to keep you wanting more.

Get to know Jamie as he brings you through his life experiences, citing family, friends, relationships and anything else that’s bugging him. It’ll be funny for you and therapy for him.

So sit back and enjoy the comedy of Jamie Blanchard. You’ll laugh because it’s funny, but you’ll clap because it’s true.


Daina Ali is a comedian and a storyteller from Minneapolis. She was born in Somalia and immigrated to Minnesota as a kid- considering herself to be a third culture adult. This has allowed her to develop an awareness of the world around her, and to create comedy that has multi-level, multi-cultural appeal.

She started performing standup comedy in January 2015. Since then she’s participated in several showcases, opened for national headliners like the Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj, and hosted many shows around the Twin Cities.


Jason Schommer is next on the night’s lineup.

Jason Schommer is a stand up comedian who kicked off 2011 by opening for Minnesota Comedy Legend Louie Anderson at his annual New Year’s Eve shows! In 2010 Jason made his Las Vegas debut where he opened for Louie Anderson for two nights at his long-running hit show “Louie: Larger than Life” at Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Louie Anderson says, “Jason Schommer is someone who will make you laugh and make you hungry for more!”

His unique comedy style ranges from observational humor based on his life and family, to recounting hysterical encounters with infamous celebrities and hilarious commentary of pop culture.

Jason began his adventures in the world of standup comedy while working as a production assistant for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in New York City. When the show’s writers thought he was funny, they signed him up to perform at the New York Comedy Club. Jason took to the stage and easily won over the crowd with his ordeals of being a Minnesota boy in the big city for the first time. That was just the beginning. Since then, Jason has gone on to be a crowd favorite among audiences all over.

The night’s headliner is Brett Eastburn.

Brett began his career as a comedian in 1993. Brett was born without arms and legs, but he definitely has a funny bone. Please welcome to the stage. . . Brett Eastburn!!!

Brett Has Performed At:

  • Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
  • Funny Bone
  • Snickers
  • Morty’s
  • Connxtions Comedy Club
  • Joey’s
  • Looney Bin
  • Colleges
  • Corporations

Brett has opened for Costaki Economopoulos, Tim Wilson, Dave Coulier, Rudy Giuliani and more. He has been featured on The Bob and Tom Radio/TV Show, CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS. He has also performed for our troops.


Things Brett Can Do:

  • Speak in front of crowds of up to 10,000 people and make them laugh.
  • Go up and down a flight of stairs.
  • Sign autographs.
  • Get onto stage without help.
  • Stand on a table for better audience viewing.
  • Bring his own headset, spotlight and sound system (optional).

Things Brett Can’t Do:

  • Get pregnant.

Brett and his wife, Chrisa, own their own business, No Boundaries, Inc. Brett has no arms and no legs. But, most importantl, no handicaps!







October 14, 8pm


Flipp is a Minneapolis-based band (1995) which attempted to revive the Glam-rock era of the early 1970’s using its combination of tongue-in-cheek social commentary, self-deprecating wit, cartoonish stage costumes and bizarre, nonsensical electronics.


Muzzle is a ’90s alternative/grunge band from St. Cloud, Minn. Its members are Doug Wunderlich-Vocal/Guitar Carey Groethe-Bass/Vocal Kyle Kutz-Guitar Paul Groethe-Drums Lance Bukowski-Guitar


Smokehouse featuring Beau Outlaw

October 20 & 21, 8pm

SMOKEHOUSE is an all-pro variety act featuring four outstanding performers who bring a powerful vocal blend to the stage. Strong harmonies, blazing instrumentals and a unique song selection mark SMOKEHOUSE as a top flight act that can satisfy practically any musical taste, and their down home personalities make them some of the most likeable guys in the business. With their main emphasis on new and current country, these guys are able to turn on a dime and bring you rock, rock and roll or boogie swing that will make you want to dance the night away!! Get ready for a RED HOT entertainment experience, because that’s what SMOKEHOUSE is all about!