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ENTERTAINMENT 

The St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Center is Entertainment Central. We offer complimentary entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. plus regional and national entertainment and a wide variety of dinner shows throughout the year. Check out the details below.


July 25 & 26 at 8:00 P.M.
Phoenix

Phoenix covers music from Bon Jovi, Journey, Metallica, Prince, Skid Row, Pink Floyd, Ozzy, The Outfield, Michael Jackson, Led Zepplin, Def Leppard, U2, Firehouse, Warrant, Poison, Faith no More, Sammy Hagar, Marilyn Manson, Cheap Trick, Guns N Roses, Linkin Park and more. A rockin’ good time.

 

 

 


Website: Rockwithphoenix.com


August 1 & 2 at 8:00 P.M.
Robby Vee

Robby hails from one of popular music's most hallowed legacies - “the Rock ‘N’ Roll family. Named after his father Bobby Vee (Take Good Care of My Baby, the Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Rubber Ball, Devil or Angel, Run To Him, Come Back When You Grow-up Girl, Love You More Then I Can Say), and family friend, Brian Hyland (Sealed With a Kiss, Gypsy Woman), both legendary pop music icons, he’s steeped in rock’s timeless tradition of pop, swing, rockabilly and bop. Robby’s talent, creativity and perseverance as a singer/ guitarist/ songwriter and entertainer has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals world-wide for more than a decade. He has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the architects and legends of Rock ‘N’ Roll, such as Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’ and many more.

 

 


Website: Robbyvee.com


August 3 at 1:00 P.M.
Polka Party with Steve Meisner

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.


 

Website: Stevemeisner.com


August 6 at 6:00 P.M.
Powerman 5000/(hed)p.e. in Concert

Powerman 5000 and (hed)p.e. headline a big show on August 6. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $13. Tickets on sale online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or by phone at 1-888-715-2512 ($5 additional surcharge on all phone orders.) Tickets are also available at the TLC Players Club booth. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.


Powerman 5000 is an American rock band that has released seven albums since 1991 and is best known for their 1999 album “Tonight the Stars Revolt!” featuring the top 40 hits "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real."

 

(hed)p.e., also known as (hed) Planet Earth, was formed in 1994, This GPunk band is best known for songs such as “Renegade” and “Bartender.”  (hed) p.e.’s new album “Evolution” will be released by Pavement Entertainment soon.

 

Sunflower Dead and Gabriel and the Apocalypse open for Powerman 5000 and (hed)p.e. 


Sunflower Dead is a Southern California band that is compiled of members from DROID and Two Hit Creeper. They are rounded out by additional band members who have toured internationally with Buckethead and In This Moment.

 

Gabriel and the Apocalypse is a Minneapolis industrial rock outfit here to surprise and inspire. "Longevity comes from doing something different and having artistic integrity," says vocalist Lindy Gabriel. "We want to take the mainstream and add our own artistic qualities." The result is Gabriel and the Apocalypse – creative, original, visual, artistic, strong and here!

 

Website: powerman5000.com; hedperocks.com sunflowerdead.com; gabrielandtheapocalypse.com


August 8 & 9 at 8:00 P.M.
Ladies of the '80s/Rockit Science

This band of veteran musicians and performers takes you on a three-hour tour of the best music and show from the 80s. Fronted by two phenomenal female lead vocalists, the group covers rock and pop hits from the era.

Complete with costuming, full staging and production, Ladies of the ‘80s/Rock It Science provides The Ultimate ‘80s Music Experience!

Madonna, Styx, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Aldo Nova, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Poison.... are just a few of the artists covered to perfection.

 


Website: Risroz.com


August 15 at 8:00 P.M.
Them Pesky Kids

Brian Hollenbeck - vocals, bass and keyboards
Mark Woerpel - vocals, guitar and guitar synthesizer
Brian Waterman - drums and vocals
Mark Westlund - vocals and guitar

 


Website: Thempeskykids.com


August 16 at 8:00 P.M.
Arena

Arena is one of the metro’s most seasoned and professional bands. Veterans of both local and national venues, Arena has been rocking the Midwest for ten plus years. Whether playing clubs, theaters, or opening for national acts as diverse as UFO, The Gear Daddys, Jackyl

or Hairball, what keeps fans coming back for more is Arena’s musicianship, 3-part harmonies, stage production and the diversity of their set list. Whether the song is from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, or currently on the charts, what Arena brings to their entire set is ENERGY!

Website: arenarocks.com


August 22 & 23 at 8:00 P.M.
Candy Shop

Candy Shop is the Twin Cities’ newest and wildest party band, performing all your favorite dance hits from the 70's to today! Combining all the choreography, costumes, and visual elements you can imagine, Heather, Jereye and Nina pack the dancefloor with music from Usher, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Jay Z, Pink, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga and many more.

 

 


Website: Facebook.com/candyshopMN


August 26 at 6:00 P.M.
Saving Abel/Picture YES
Saving Abel and Picture YES present one show at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,August 26. Tickets are $13. Show is for 18+. Tickets on sale online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or by phone at 1-888-715-2512
($5 additional surcharge on all phone orders.) Tickets are also available at the TLC Players Club booth. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Website: savingabel.com


August 29 & 30 at 8:00 A.M.
Buddy Dees and the Cruisers

Buddy Dees, a talented showman, entertainer and singer, gained his experience by performing with some of the best show bands in the country, such has Frankie & the Cruisers and Dean Darling and the Wanders.


He has also shared the stage with Johnny Rivers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley's Coments and the Coasters, just to name a few.


Buddy has mastered the impersonations of many legendary entertainers like Elvis, Hank Williams Jr., Roy Orbison, Chubby Checker, The Big Bopper and many more. Buddy has the reputation of performing a Little Richard tribute that is simply hilarious.


Buddy's dynamic personality and high energy make his show and event to remember.


On August 30, Buddy Dees and the Cruisers will perform following the conclusion of America's Greatest Game Show. 

 


Website: Buddydees.com


September 5 at 8:00 P.M.
LiViD

LiViD is an energetic three-piece rock band from northwest Wisconsin. We play music for all ages from artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Green Day, Nickel Back and Three Doors Down. Great music and tons of fun are what you should expect when LiViD is in the lineup. The unbreakable foundation of the band consists of Eric Carlson on drums and Matthew Henning on bass guitar and lead vocals. Brendan Erickson fills in the rest with dynamic guitar licks and inimitable lead vocals.

 


Website: Lividbandrocks.com


September 6 at 7:00 P.M.
Uncle Kracker

American rock musician Uncle Kracker appears at St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake on Saturday, September 6. Show time is 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets on sale online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or by phone at 1-888-715-2512 ($5 additional surcharge on all phone orders.) Tickets are also available at the TLC Players Club booth. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.


Uncle Kracker (Matthew Shafer), was born on June 6th, 1974. Some of Uncle Kracker’s most popular songs include “Follow Me,” “Smile.” and “Drift Away." His music was more rap rock-based 
at the start of his career before turning in a more country rock-influenced direction on later releases. He was influenced by fellow musician Kid Rock.


Shafer was born in Mount Clemens, MI. 
With his brother Mike Shafer, he visited a nightclub in Clawson, MI, where a turntables competition was occurring. His older brother was competing against a then-unknown musician, Kid Rock. Shafer soon became best buds with Kid Rock. In 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band, Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ, he agreed. He performed at live shows onlyat the time, until he began recording for Rock's album, Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, where he was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He then began working on a solo album, but he continued being the DJ for Kid Rock. Upon the release of Rock's multi-platinum album, The History of Rock, Shafer decided that it was time to release his first solo album, Double Wide, in 2000. Four more solo albums followed, No Stranger to Shame  (2002), Seventy Two and Sunny (2004), Happy Hour  (2009) and Midnight Special  (2012).

 

 


Website: Unclekracker.com


September 7 at 1:00 P.M.
Sunday Polka Party - The Justmann Band

The Justmann Band plays a rare variety and an exceptional quality of music. Classic Rock & Roll, Classic Country, Big Band Swing, Latin, Ballads, many songs with a unique spin, even Polkas. Everything, every song and every performance ready to give you a real kick and designed to keep everyone entertained. With the variety and professionalism the Justmann Band delivers, you’ll find a party at each and every performance. From crazy antics on stage to getting out and interacting with the audience, always be ready to expect professionalism tied to an entertaining performance. Don’t miss this band when they’re in your area!

 


Website: Justmannband.com


September 12 & 13 at 8:00 P.M.
Free and Easy

Free and Easy, an innovative Twin Cities’ music original that changed the landscape of live music in Twin Cities night clubs, is back and better than ever. The concept for Free and Easy was simple: Use studio players and singers, write “hip” arrangements and play music that makes you want to dance.  

Free and Easy was inducted into the Minnesota Hall of Fame in May 2008 at the Medina Ballroom and they tore the house down!   

As a result of this incredible reunion, Free and Easy has re-formed with five original members and opened March 20, 2009 to a standing-room-only crowd. The band is officially back and we invite you to come along for the ride. 

Free and Easy features David Rodriguez, Lauren McAurthur and Jimmy Rodriguez on vocals, Dick Hiebeler on bass and a blazing horn section led by Dick Jorgensen (lead trumpet), Deone Johnson (trumpet/bone/keys) along with Aaron Moe on reeds and Bobby Hirte (trumpet/trombone/percussion).  Scott Bolin, keyboard player and singer extraordinaire, has also recently joined the band.

Armed with a killin’ rhythm section and a four-piece horn section for the ages, Free and Easy performs regularly with singer Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer with Santana. The band recently released a CD of the 2011 concert with Alex which is available for purchase from the band. On May 5, 2012 Free and Easy were joined on stage with Earth Wind and Fire’s rhythm section for an incredible 90-minute set at the MN Music Café. It was a night that folks are still talking about. The crowd loved it, the local musicians were all over it and Earth Wind and Fire said they want to sit in the next time they come to town.


Free and Easy cut their teeth on Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire and all things funky, and you’ll love their takes on Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Black-Eyed Peas, Mayer Hawthorne and Robin Thicke. If you want to take a walk on retro side you’ll love their Jersey Boys Medley and might see a little Michael Jackson break out right after a Prince groove. 


Website: Freeandeasyband.com


September 19 & 20 at 8:00 P.M.
Marshall Star

Marshall Star is an entertaining, crowd-pleasing country-rock group from Midwest Wisconsin. The group plays original and cover songs and continues to headline for many nationally known artists such as Lonestar, The Bellamy Brothers, Collin Raye, the Beach Boys and many others.

Marshall Star believes in high-energy, quality performances. For over a decade, Marshall Star has entertained audiences with their unique blend of talent and personality. Every member of Marshall Star brings their own experience and appreciation for music, giving Marshall Star a rare Austin Blues, Country Rock sound. Whether it be a casino, private party, festival or a night club, Marshall Star's focus remains the same—to involve each audience member in their show.

Website: marshallstar.com


September 26 & 27 at 8:00 P.M.
Westside

Established in 1981, on the West side of St. Paul, where Robert St. and Cesar Chavez St. meet, Westside Band has performed regionally and nationally for almost 29 years.

The band performs inspired covers and originals with a sound like Prince & Santana meet Jerry Lee and the Rolling Stones. The love live, interactive performance. They want you to get up and dance on the dance floor or on stage with the band. 

There ain't no party like the Westside Party! And the Westside party don't stop. You know it.  Westside Band is a 2010 Mid-America Music Hall of Fame nominee.

Website: westsideband.com


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