Entertainment | Turtle Lake

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.

Mullett

August 18, 8pm - midnight

For the past half-decade, Mullett has proven themselves to be THE Premier Rockers for Hair Band fanatics and lovers of Rock ‘n’ Roll. By delivering the best of the 1980’s in Big Hair and faithful renditions, Mullett recreates the vibe of those times with unrivaled conviction. Mullett has the unique ability to ROCK and captivate their audience with the sights and sounds of the Glam Band era.  Mullett fans agree; this is the closest anyone can get to classic Van Halen, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Journey and Poison without hitting 88 mph in a tricked-out Delorean.

Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys

August 19, 8pm - midnight

 

“Let the Honky – Tonk Stardust Cowboys sing for you.“

Traditional, classic country music is alive and well! With their name taken from the 1971 Lefty Frizzell song, The Honky – Tonk Stardust Cowboys do indeed,” play the country tunes of bygone days”. The band is one of the very few in central Minnesota performing traditional country music in the spirit and sound of the original recordings. Their song list includes classic hits from artists such as Martina McBride, Rosanne Cash ,Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam and many more as well as a number of early rock and roll songs.

The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys include some of the area’s best musicians: Lead singer Cassie Wiesner is one of the finest singers you will ever hear and is well known throughout the Midwest for her Patsy Cline tribute show with the band Cassie and the Bobs.

On guitar is“Cowboy” Kevin Klimek. Kevin is a longtime musician dating back to the late ‘60s when he played bass with the legendary Albert Mikesh. More recently he has led his own band, Enterprise, as well as serving as band leader and guitarist for Connie Lee and the Tennessee Roadhouse Band, a position he continues to hold.

Keeping the beat is drummer Tony Ray. Tony has been a member of many great Minnesota bands throughout the years including Cassie and the Bobs. He books and promotes live music through his company, Good Clean Fun Productions.

Kimber Wolfe holds the low end down on bass guitar. Kimber got her start in country music with the Elkay Band and has since played in a number of rock and blues bands such as Southern Uprising and The Shackshakers.

The Honky-Tonk Stardust Cowboys appeal to young and old crowds alike. They are filling venues with their great brand of “ real “ country music and are now available for club dates, concerts and private events.

 

COMMENTS:

“One of the best bands around”. – Fergus Falls MN.

“Our new favorite band”. – Hudson WI.

“Can’t wait for you to come back!” – Madison SD.

“Awesome band!” – Fargo ND.

“Thanks for the great music and fun.” – Lake Vermilion, MN.

“Love, love, love this band! “ – Hankinson, ND.

“What a great time with a fantastic band.” – St. Paul, MN.

“This is how country music is done.” – Danbury WI.

And our personal favorite…….

“Ain’t no DJ can do that.” – Alexandria, MN.

 

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Doo-Wop Daddies

August 26, 5pm

Journey back to the days of doo-wop with the Doo-Wop Daddies. They’re presenting a special dinner show on Saturday, August 26. Dinner at 5pm followed by the show at 6pm. Tickets are $20 and are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino.

The Doo-Wop Daddies, based in Milwaukee, WI, capture the demanding vocal style of Doo-Wop music with unsurpassed excellence. That’s only the beginning. The Daddies don’t merely recreate this classic genre, but have redefined it and made it their own — 21st Century Doo-Wop. The Doo-Wop Daddies’ live shows attain that ideal unity of masterful performance and entertainment. Combining elements of vintage and cutting edge musical technologies, The Doo-Wop Daddies produce an exciting theatrical show that remains faithful to the Doo-Wop style. For the music of the 50’s and 60’s in a new light that’s as fresh as tomorrow, won’t you please welcome The Doo-Wop Daddies!

 

 

Project 3:13

August 25 & August 26, 8pm - midnight

The New Project 3:13 is poised to become a powerful influence in rock history. Michael Jahnz and his exceptional band will mesmerize audiences with their energy-packed shows.

In 1988, the rich vocals of Michael Jahnz caught the attention of Gary Richrath, former lead guitarist and songwriter for REO Speedwagon. At the time, Jahnz was playing with his band Vancouver in the prestigious Hollywood circuit at places like the Roxy, Whiskey-A-Go-Go and the Troubadour and had previously enjoyed success touring with Badfinger.

Contemplating a solo career after $30 million in sales with monster hits like “Ridin’ the Storm Out” and “Take It on the Run,” Richrath formally asked Jahnz to join his new band, Richrath. It was a dynamic team.

After drawing crowds of thousands throughout North America, the band headed into the recording studio during a grueling tour schedule to record Only the Strong Survive, released on GNP Cresendo Records in 1992. The CD featured outstanding original recordings by Jahnz and Richrath. Gary Richrath said, “Michael Jahnz is a tremendous singer and songwriter. His songs are just dynamite!” So good, in fact, that Richrath shared song-writing responsibilities and credits him with nearly half of the songs that appear on the CD.

Jahnz and Richrath then headed back into the recording studio with a collection of songs they had been writing on the road and in the interim. After scores of late nights in the recording studio (many until 3:13 a.m.). Richrath and Jahnz amicably parted company, with Jahnz forging ahead with his new material, aptly titled Project 3:13.

In addition to Jahnz, Project 3:13 includes Scott Weber on keyboards and vocals, Al Jordan and Bob Noll on guitar and Dan Somers on drums.

 

 

Website:

Project313.com

A Hard Day’s Night

September 1, 8pm

“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.

 

 

The Devonshires/A Hard Day’s Night

September 2, 8pm

For decades The Devonshire brothers have been entertaining audiences in cities and towns across the U.S. including San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Atlanta, Orlando and New York City.

Their impressive list of clientele includes Walt Disney World, Six Flags, General Electric, Freemont Street, Harrahs Casino, Honda of America, NASCAR, Clear Channel Communications, Blackrock Financial, The American Red Cross, Texas Roadhouse, The Hard Rock Cafe, The United States Navy, and the world famous Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa.

The Devonshires have performed with numerous rock legends such as Joe Cocker, Jefferson Airplane, The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money, The Edgar Winter Group, Badfinger, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and The Temptations.

The Devonshires present the LEGENDS IN ROCK Concert TM. The show pays tribute to the rock legends of the 70’s and 80’s and is performed with exceptional musical precision, fully costumed and suitable and fun for all ages.

The band is made up of an all-star cast of brothers/musicians, each a legend in their own right. The Devonshires “have left an indelible mark in rock music history”. “They’re making a name for themselves around the country” (The Louisville Courier Journal) and “An absolutely fantastic, first-rate show” (Brad Ross, Disney World) are just a few of many accolades for The Devonshires.

 

Polka Party with Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty

September 3, 1pm - 5pm

Richie Yurkovich has been providing music for polka fans for over 30 years. From the very beginning, the Richie Yurkovich band has consisted of
very talented  musicians who have brought individualism, character and class to the band. In 2002, Rich, Kathy, Karl and Scott formed the band we know today as “Polkarioty.” There was a new sound, a new look and an energy that set this band “On Fire!” Polkarioty is looking forward to providing many more years of music for the every growing fans, bridging a gap between the eras and having a great time doing it!

Website:

polkarioty.com

Mickey and the Monsters

September 8, 8pm - midnight

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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The Chubs

September 9. 8pm

The Chubs are a premier variety cover band spanning their services across Southeast MN, Western WI, and Northern IA with the ability to cater to everyone’s preferences. Classic & Current Rock, Blues, Funk and Country hits.

Band members are Mike Little on Guitar/Vocals, Rocky Schultz on Bass/Vocals, Darrel Carpenter on Guitar/Vocals and Devin Farlow on Drums/Vocals

 

An Evening with Lee Ann Womack

September 10, 6pm

Country legend Lee Ann Womack visits Turtle Lake for a big concert on Sunday, September 10. Show time is 6pm. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP seating. Purchase tickets online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the TLC Players Club booth at the casino.

Progressive traditionalist Lee Ann Womack has sung for Presidents, the Concert for the Nobel Prize and Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising. More importantly, the Grammy-winner built a career seeking songs that slice life wide open to let the pain, the emptiness, the rage and the desire pour out.

A Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, she’s also won the prestigious Album of the Year for There’s More Where That Came From, plus a pair of Single of the Years for “I May Hate Myself in the Morning” and “I Hope You Dance.” “I Hope You Dance” sold over 6 million albums; the title track topped multiple charts in multiple formats around the globe.

The East Texan is a duet partner of choice for Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Dr. John, Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, George Strait, Jim Lauderdale and Willie Nelson. A featured vocalist on Miller’s Silver Strings project, Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr’s Kin and music supervisorRandall Poster’s critically acclaimed Divided & United, Womack’s soprano has a purity that rivals Dolly Parton and an ache that suggests Emmylou Harris at her most haunted.