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.

Beau Outlaw and the Calamity

April 29, 8pm - midnight


Individually these musicians have made a name for themselves and when the chance came along to become the backbone of an amazing talent line-up, they didn’t hesitate. Beau Outlaw and the Calamities are not your run of the mill big city pop/rock bands playing country music. They are the real deal and tell their story on stage. High energy and distinct sounds lead an amazing set list of originals and popular covers. Raw gritty troubadour vocals, angelic songstress’s and a bouquet of harmonies produce on heck of a show that you gotta see.

​This is a variety band that is built country strong and consists of one male vocalist, two female vocalists, four supporting vocalists, drums, keys, bass, guitar, steel, fiddle and saxophone.

Beau Outlaw-guitar and vocals
Mike Haselman-lead guitar, steel guitar and fiddle
Randy Bauer-keyboards, saxophone, and vocals
Tom Hartman-bass guitar and vocals
Glenn Tollefson-drums and percussion


A Hard Day’s Night

May 5 & 6, 8pm - midnight

Catch this premier tribute to the Beatles.

“A Hard Day’s Night,” based out of Minneapolis, is a raw and energetic tribute to the Fab Four. The band is based around a fabulous rhythm section and strong lead and backing vocals. There are only four musicians in the band, which does not employ a keyboardist or any sequencing or effects. “AHDN” sounds like you think the Beatles would have sounded live at the Kaiserkeller, before the screaming fans drown them out.



Polka Party with Marv Nissel

May 7, 1pm - 5pm

Free admission.

The Marv Nissel Band is a family band from New Ulm, Minnesota. They have a unique style which includes a variety of German, Polish and country-flavored polka music.

The band consists of Marv on concertina; wife Carol on keyboard, bass, piano and vocals; daughter Lori on trumpet, fiddle, concertina, drums, and vocals; and good friend Mike Moldan on drums and trumpet. Son-in-law, Craig Ebel, also helps the band out on drums. Craig is the host of “It’s Polka Time!” radio shows heard across the upper Midwest and on the Internet.



Paisan & The Family Brass

May 12 & 13, 8pm - midnight


The band Paisan was formed in 2006 as an impromptu get together for the local festival to fill an open spot on the main stage. Since then, the group has grown, both in size and musical talent, to become the Paisan many have come to know, enjoy and love. Their fan following has grown from friends and family to an astounding number of people that have enjoyed one of their shows in the past and continue to make the trek to see them wherever they play.

Today they play classic rock, country new and old, and oldies. They are best known for showcasing well-known artists’ less-known songs. However, they still play the greats that everyone can recognize. Whether you are familiar with the songs or not, you will be blown away by the musical talent of this young group.

Keep on rockin’ with Paisan!



Stabbing Westward

May 19, 8pm

Chicago-born industrial metal band Stabbing Westward will bring its 30th Reunion Tour to Turtle Lake on Friday, May 19. Showtime is 8 pm. Tickets are $20. TLC Players Club members receive a $5 discount with their club card. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino.

Stabbing Westward formed in 1986 but hadn’t gained any serious momentum until the release of their first album Ungod  in 1993 through Columbia Records. However, their sophomore album Wither Blister Burn & Peel, released in 1996, was the album that brought them into the mainstream and reached Gold Record Status on the Billboard charts and Number 1 on the U.S. Heat Charts. Following that came Darkest Days, which was released in 1998 and also became certified Gold. Their final album, self-titled Stabbing Westward was released in 2001. Shortly after that album’s release, the band announced its dissolution.

Don’t miss this big reunion tour concert.

Gary Dupuis

May 19, 8pm - midnight

I am one of those who believes in singing and performing with all his heart and soul. I have been singing since I could talk, playing guitar since 14 and writing my own songs for far longer. I have my own acoustic show that I take to wherever I can and am now involved in recording and putting together a band to do original material.

Gary performs in the Lounge on May 19.


Jo Dee Messina

May 20, 8pm

Country legend Jo Dee Messina appears in concert at Turtle Lake on Saturday, May 20. Showtime is 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20 general admission. The concert is sold out.

Jo Dee Messina has charted nine number one singles on the Billboard country music charts. She has been honored by the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week Number One songs from the same album.[1]To date, she has two Platinum and three Gold- -certified albums by the RIAA..

Messina debuted in 1996 with the single “Heads Carolina, Tails California”. Her album was certified Gold by the RIAA. Her second album, I’m Alright, produced five Top 10 Country hits between 1998 and 1999, and sold over a million copies in America. Since her debut, six of her singles have peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country singles chart and five of her albums have received a certification by the RIAA or the CRIA. She has sold over 5 million records worldwide.

Byland Duo

May 20, 9pm - 1am

Bad Weather, Unplugged (aka The Byland Duo) will take you on a trip through time with their eclectic song list filled with Classic Country, Old Time Rock, Classic Rock, Current Rock, Modern Rock, ’80s Rock…  all wrapped up into one FUN, interactive performance that is sure to keep you movin’ and groovin’!  This husband/wife team has years of experience playing around the Twin Cities including Jackin’ around with Remy and Biggie for JACK 104.1 FM’s Unplugged Summer Series as well as Moondance Jam 2016 where we shared the bill with the likes of Queensryche, Loverboy, Boston, Little River Band, Chicago and more!  Hope to see you at a show soon!

Catch their act in the Lounge on May 20.



Ponzi Scheme

May 26 & 27, 8pm - midnight

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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.



Red Higgins Classic Country Show

May 28, 1pm

Catch a big country show starring Red Higgins with Lisa Marie and Freedom Train. Also featuring Chad Karnitz, Kevin Bixby and Kevin Hall. Showtime is 1pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino. All proceeds benefit the Northland Honor Flight Program.