The West Winds Lounge is Entertainment Central! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment in the Lounge every Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. We also offer regional and national entertainment and a variety of dinner shows in our Event Center throughout the year.

Comedy Night -Kris Shaw

March 2, 7 p.m.

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Kris Shaw.

Kris Shaw has a high energy, very animated show that makes crowds love him! Not only is Kris a highly requested act in the US, he has also traveled the world, entertaining our troops and building a big Canadian fan base as he works all across Canada as well. Age and racial differences don’t seem to matter. Kris brings to life hilarious stories of his upbringing, his life today, and his.





The Hootz

March 3, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. & March 4, 8 p.m. to midnight

The Hootz, previously referred to as The Hootn’Anges, are a Punk-Country Rock Band from Western New York. With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino, on vocals & guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous tongue & cheek lyrics & harmonious music.  They have a number of classically trained musicians who connect during their shows, some of which include: the banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin.  Their high energy performance creates an original & enthusiastic sound.  They began to refer to themselves as The Hootz, after they signed with their booking agent, Gary Kirves at Artist Events Nashville.  This name, THE HOOTZ, clearly reflects their redneck, hoe-down, knee-slapping, good-time, & hootenanny style music.  While they classify their music as being of the Alt Country Rock genre; their punk-rock, party band, parody-style humor, & back country roots help separate them from the traditional classic country music.  The Hootz live performances have been accredited as “more fun than a barrel full of hillbillies” & “Country with a Twist & SHOCK!!!”

This energetic young band released their first CD on iTunes called; “Big Deal in a Small Town”, which has been a huge success worldwide. Their song, “Gettin’ Out”, & “The Rednecks Are Comin’” have gained a lot of attention on the National Radio breaking into the top 100.  They performed “Gettin’ Out” live on the morning channel 9/Syracuse’s Bridge Street News. (See links below for interview, music video, article & live performance.) Their music can be heard on “Nashville Broadcast Radio Network” NBRN.FM, Radio Madison out of Nashville, TN & Syndicated Radio.  They continue to write & perform all their original songs, & look forward to a new album release this coming spring of 2017.  For a pre-release order of their newest album, “Country’s Red-headed Step-Child” email:  lucasandangela@aol.com.

The Hootz accompanied National Acts such as Craig Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson, Parmalee, Chris Higbee, Eric Paslay, & Kellie Pickler.  This summer The Hootz had the opportunity to support Ray Scott, Easton Corbin, & Dustin Lynch, & Rock’n Roll legend, Bret Michaels, at the World Chicken Festival in London, KY in September.  This energetic band also headlined a number of festivals throughout the US.  Recently, The Hootz widened their national tour as far as Indiana, Ohio, Nashville, North Carolina, Florida & all over New York, & continue to add to their roster.  2017 is already shaping to be a great tour year for this band, as they will be living in Nashville, TN.  Already, The Hootz are booked as far as Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

This past year, The Hootz performed three separate showcases at such prestigious venues known as 3rd & Lindsley, Belcourt Taps, & The Blackbird Academy Sound Stage & Studio in Nashville, TN.  The Hootz are currently represented by music attorney, Orville Almon, who is accredited for representing Jason Aldean, Sherrie Austin, Trace Adkins, & many other prominent recording artists, producers and songwriters.  Last year, Luke & Ange travelled to Nashville to record two new original songs, which are creating a lot of buzz in the world of Country Music.  They recently shot three music video for their songs, “Show Me the Money,” “Chlorofom,” & “Drink About It” with No Apology Productions, which can be viewed at www.thehootz.com or on The Hootz Vimeo, Vevo, Vydia, or Youtube pages.




Mark Wayne

March 7, 7 pm - 10pm

Mark Wayne, steel player from Tomahawk, Wisconsin, took up playing guitar at 11 and steel guitar at 12, and was a student of Ben Reehl and Eddie Rivers during the ‘80s and ‘90s.  He spent the ‘90s working with Vic Eliason of WVCY (98.9 FM) Radio from Milwaukee in 1991, with friend, Roy Allen (childhood friend of Earl Scruggs), followed by joining the Country-Gospel group, Harbor Lighthouse, for seven years from 1999 to 2006.

Mark has performed in many towns throughout northern Wisconsin including Wausau, Rhinelander, Eagle River and Minocqua – and with many of the Northwoods greats including Skip Wagner and Jim Sheppele and others.


Comedy Night – LA Lycan

March 9, 7 p.m.

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is LA Lycan.

At 6’5” and 250 pounds, Lee L.A. is very sensitive about his size.  At 6’5” he raises the mic stand and brings comedy to a higher level.  L.A. travels a lot, which shapes the way he looks at life, providing for a unique comedy experience.  His act is creative, well- written, improvisational and includes audience interaction.  L.A. has performed all over the United States and worked with Frank Caliendo, Lewis Black, Kevin Boseman, Chris Barnes, Carl Banks and Rob Little.  Lee L.A. Lycan is a member of Entertainmentmax clean comedy division.






Ponzi Scheme

March 10, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. & March 11, 8 p.m. to 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.



Comedy Night – Tammy Nerby

March 16, 7 p.m.

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Tammy Nerby.

Several years ago, while recovering from a back injury that made it impossible for her to sit, Tammy Nerby stood up, and started her stand-up career. Today she is one of the most loved(and requested) headliners in the Midwest.

But she’s not just a comedian. Tammy has recorded hundreds of voice-overs for television and radio commercials, including National campaigns for companies such as
K-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Dairy Queen and Lifetime Fitness.

Raised a wholesome Lutheran girl from Minnesota, Tammy’s view of life has become slightly demented.  Her twisted observations about marriage, family and real life have made her popular in comedy clubs and military bases worldwide.

Her comedy is interactive and improvisational, and she uses it to entertain everyone from crop dusters in South Dakota to CEO’s of Fortune 500 corporations. Tammy’s got something for everyone, and her quick wit is sure to please any audience.

Another facet of Tammy’s career is her involvement with Soldier’s Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending care packages to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.




JFT Party Band

March 17, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This group really involves the audience. The band’s full playlists are distributed to the audience who then select the songs that are performed for that show. Many songs are performed with audience participation. Every show is led by that audience and every show is different. Band members regularly join the dancers while performing using wireless connections. Guest musicians who make a surprise appearance to the stage are common to their shows.

Enjoy tight performances of “The Greatest Classic Hits of All Time” from artists like U2, Journey, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Billy Idol, John Mellencamp, Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett, CCR, the Eagles and many more.

$timulu$ Package

March 18, 8 p.m. to midnight

The Stym Pack —- No genre is off limits to $P, putting a invigorating spin on all the hits – from classic rock to rockin’ country & everything in between. A Minnesota-based band, $TIMULU$ PACKAGE has performed across the Midwest at casinos, weddings, specialty events, fairs, festivals, corporate and clubs. $P’s versatility appeals to party rockin’ $Peeps of all ages. Rock with The $tym Pack. We will stimulate you!



Lovin’ Country

March 21, 7pm - 10pm

Lovin’ Country is a perennially popular musical duo from northern Wisconsin. As their name “Lovin’ Country” implies, their first love is country music in all forms: radio hits, standards, bluegrass, Cajun, classic and country rock.  But they also deliver oldies, 50s & 60s, southern and classic rock, blues, funk, R&B, Motown, big band, recent rock and even polkas and waltzes.


Comedy Night – Jack Willhite

March 23, 7 p.m.

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Jack Willhite.

Jack Willhite has one of the craziest comedy acts on tour today!  Hilarious, fast-paced and upredictable, Jack delivers stand-up fueled by a tour-de-force of more than 30 dead-on rock, blues and country music impersonations you don’t want to miss!