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The West Winds Lounge is Entertainment Central! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment in the Lounge every Friday 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. Starting October 7, we'll be offering Comedy Night every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Each night's show will be followed by an open mic night. Free admission. 

September 19 & 20 at 8:00 P.M.
JFT Party Band

John Nielsen, Frank Aragona, Dave Schoenrock, Caleb Horne and Billy Cooney performing 
classic covers of rock, country, blues and folk from artists such as Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett, U2, Journey, John Mellencamp Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond and many more. 

Playlists are distributed that include over 100 popular songs of all genre. Patrons select the songs they want to hear. Many are performed with audience participation. Every show is 
led by that audience and every show is different. Interactive Entertainment Everyone Can Be A Part Of !!

 


Website: Jftpartyband.com


September 26 & 27 at 8:00 P.M.
Trig County

Trig County is a Nashville-based rockin’ country music band made up of five musicians. Lead singers Braxton Calhoun (Savannah, GA) and Preston Taylor (Tomball, TX) offer up one the most dynamic front-man packages in the industry, combining Taylor’s smooth, rich vocals with Calhoun’s high-energy grit and emcee-like flare. Add to the mix the fresh charisma of Mark Stults (Rockford, IL) on lead guitar, complemented with the ever-steady Rex Hayes (Sebeka, MN) on bass guitar, and Mr. “time keeper” Mark Allee (Los Angeles, CA) on drums, and you have one smokin’ hot band!  The professional entertainers in Trig County bring their A-game each and every time they take the stage. Their catch phrase, “Bring it!” says it all. These boys don’t back up and they sure don’t apologize for rolling into a venue ready to work and entertain the crowd all night long.

 


Website: www.Facebook.com/TrigCounty


Friday, October 3 at 7:00 P.M.
Alena Sheldon's Tribute to Patsy Cline
Singer/songwriter Alena Sheldon presents her tribute to Patsy Cline at 7 p.m. on Friday. October 3. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or at the St. Croix Perks booth. 
Website: www.reverbnation.com/alenasheldon


October 3 & 4 at 8:00 P.M.
Topper

Topper is a national circuit touring/recording band from Atlanta, GA, in business for over 30 years. They can cover virtually any style of popular music true to form vocally and instrumentally. Topper's original music is hard-driving, guitar-oriented rock, featuring the five octave range of singer Pete George. They can also write songs in any genre of popular music(Rock,Pop,Country, etc.). Topper releases product on their indie record label, Ring Records.

 

This legendary band has toured all over the USA, as well as Europe and The US Virgin Islands. Topper has become an institution with its incredible long successful run as one of the best live bands to come out of the Southeast USA.

 


Website: Topperlive.com


October 7 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Scott Novotny

Scott Novotny was born and grew up in Mayo Clinic, MN (aka Rochester). He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he double-majored in Theatre/Speech and English. He taught junior high English and was Theatre Director at Dassel-Cokato High School for two years, and has been performing stand-up comedy for 25 years.

A versatile performer, Scott headlines comedy clubs throughout the United States, has acted in numerous stage productions, worked at the "Brave New Workshop" as an improvisational actor/writer, owned and operated The Comedy Cabaret-- MN's first fulltime comedy theatre, and has written for "Saturday Night Live" and the comic strip, "Strange Brew." His comedy CD “Monu-Mental” was released in 2005.

He is married, has two children and currently resides in New Richmond, WI. He teaches classes in stand-up comedy and improvisation and is currently working on a motivational speech as well as working on teaching a class in Comedy Therapy.
 
One of his favorite gigs has been performing twice so far at Medora, ND at the huge outdoor musical as one of the featured entertainers. What a fun locale, a huge amphitheatre set right in the middle of the Badlands of North Dakota!


Website: Scottnovotny.com


October 11 at 6:00 P.M.
MMA Fight Night
General admission tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Reserved ringside seats are $30. Tickets on sale at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos. MMA Fight Night held under the big tent. 


October 10 & 11 at 8:00 P.M.
Shalo Lee

With amazing Shalo Lee on lead vocals, this high-energy contemporary country-rock band has engaged and captivated audiences throughout the region performing in top clubs, at festivals, and opening for numerous national recording acts including Craig Morgan, Diamond Rio, Billy Currington, Blackhawk, Hal Ketchum, Emerson Drive, Heartland, John Anderson, The Bellamy Brothers and Sammy Kershaw.

 

Consolidating tons of stage experience with fresh exuberance, Shalo Lee and the Rush River Band has established a loyal following through a commitment to quality, high-energy performances and undeniably rowdy fun!  With rich four-part harmonies, outstanding instrumentation with searing solos, Shalo Lee and the Rush River Band will have you singing, dancing and partying all night long to songs from contemporary country artists and classic country rock legends.

 

 


Website: shalolee.com


October 14 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - October 14

Comedian Michael Malone is a larger than life performer who delivers heavy-hitting punchlines with the weight of a veteran and the heat reserved only for the country's hottest up and coming comics. 

Known best for his top-10 selling comedy album debut on iTunes and "rubber face," Malone is a force to reckon with in the comedy world. His blistering humor and irreverent views on life, love and personal tragedy have earned him recognitions such as Campus Activities Magazine's Top Comedy Performer of 2013 and "Hot Comic to Watch in 2013" and winner of the prestigious 33rd Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2012.

Malone’s been featured on the Bob and Tom Radio and TV, made appearances on WGN TV, National Lampoon’s Operation Comedy Tour, NBC TV, XM Sirius Satellite radio and the CW. He also has two top-ten selling comedy albums on iTunes. Check out www.MaloneComedy.com for videos, tour dates and tons of exclusive content.

 


Website: Michaelmalonecomedy.com


October 17 & 18 at 8:00 P.M.
Coyote Wild

Country music has had a massive influence in the history of rock music, and rock music has changed the direction of country. You can enjoy both with Coyote Wild, a fearless team of musicians and singers who perform country and rock the way they were meant to be played! Whether you are a devotee of classic rock or a true country fan at heart, Coyote Wild brings you the best of both worlds.

 

Coyote Wild performs an eclectic mix of both classic and current rock and country. With their blend of talent and creativity, this band has a professional sound without losing the energy that audiences would expect from a performing rock band. Built around strong vocals and great harmonies, their set list is a diverse mix of classic rock and contemporary country, meaning there is something for everyone.

 

Their show is high energy, fast paced, but most of all it is FUN and is sure to inspire dancing, singing along and simply having a good time! With the raw and gritty edge you would expect from a seasoned band, and a female front line that rocks the room with their intoxicating harmonies and electrifying performance, this is the “Go-To” country rock band in the Midwest!

 


Website: Coyotewildband.com


October 21 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - John Bush

John’s rock solid comedy show covers it all.

 From his childhood relocation from Hawaii to Minnesota to his UFO sighting in New York City, this thrill ride is filled with rich characters, spot-on impressions and even a disgruntled squirrel.John has performed for audiences of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s opening for Howie Mandel at Ceasars Palace or tickling some Irish ribs in Dublin, John isn’t stingy when he gives out the laughs.

 


Website: Johnbushcomedian.com


October 24 & 25 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


October 28 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Jason Schommer

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.

 


Website: glberg.com/jason_schommer/#sthash.xd9nuIQT.dpuf


Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 at 8:00 P.M.
Geneva
Celebrate Halloween at St. Croix Casino Danbury with Geneva. 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!

 

 


Website: Genevaband.com


November 4 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night

David Testroet is a true veteran comedian with the Bio to prove it. Born in Iowa, Testroet has an easy Midwest delivery. With a quick laugh and a shift of an eyebrow, you’re soon in David's world. From comedy clubs and theaters across the United states and Canada to flying across seas for five different tours to entertain the U.S. Military.  A fast and funny show anyone can enjoy. Material that twists from Darwin to Grizzly bears and sharp improvisation skills developed with over twenty years of stage experience.  A well established harmonica player, David has incorporated this into his act. From rock and roll to his original songs like the “Big Guy Blues.”  A strong closer that even further separates David from other comedian. 

 

 


Website: www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/DavidTestroet


November 7 & 8 at 8:00 P.M.
2nd Time Around

2nd Time Around plays classic country and music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Band members include Barry Coons on lead guitar, Jay Coons on bass guitar and vocals, Tom Havlicek on guitar and vocals, Steve Barnaby on drums and vocals and Ted Richter on keyboards, guitars and vocals. 



November 8 at 1:00 P.M.
Johnny Counterfit Dinner Show

Voice impressionist Johnny Counterfit appears for a dinner show at St. Croix Casino Danbury on Saturday, November 8. Dinner is served at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are on sale at tempotickets.com or at the St. Croix Perks booth.

The Johnny Counterfit Show includes voice impressions of singers, actors and politicians in clean comedy, music variety and non-partisan political humor. Hear as many as 30 voice impressions and characters, blended with laughter, for an unforgettable experience.

Johnny Counterfit has performed at the White House, the Grand Ole Opry, concert stages around the world as well as on television and radio programs for more than 30 years.

 


Website: Counterfit.com


November 11 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Gerry Grossman

Gerry Grossman: HUMAN JUKEBOX - RELOADED is a fabulously entertaining one man comedy rock and roll show, featuring audience involvement and a repertoire of thousands of tunes. Grossman's medleys of crowd requested hits are woven around his hilarious comedy in a performance that keeps audiences rocking with music and rolling with laughter.


A mixture of music, comedy, tall tales and singing, Gerry Grossman: HUMAN JUKEBOX - RELOADED will have audiences tapping their toes and reliving great memories of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Each performance is a unique experience tailored to audience involvement and requests. Dubbed "The Human Jukebox" for his amazing ability to recall great old rock and roll hits, Grossman's interactive performances have been delighting audiences for decades. He has performed with a who's who of show business legends, including John Denver, The Byrds, The Turtles, The Lovin' Spoonful, Johnny Rivers, Tammy Wynette, Albert Brooks, Richard Lewis, The Temptations, and many more.

 


Website: Humanjukeboxx.com


Noveber 14 & 15 at 8:00 P.M.
Michael Paul

The Michael Paul Band is a high energy party show for events, nightclubs, and parties. Our songlist expands weekly and and covers music from the ‘60's to now, with a focus on current Top 40 Dance hits. Originating in Las Vegas, NV, we have references throughout the U.S. and have energized parties in Phoenix, New Orleans, Key West, Philadelphia, Denver, San Diego and have a good sized following in the Twin Cities, MN where we currently reside.

Website: michaelpaulband.com


November 18 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Bob DeMaris, Dean Johnson

Bob DeMaris was born and raised on “da Range,” Minnesota’s iron-mining mecca in the Arrowhead Region of the state. His biggest complaints used to be about adjusting to city life, national politics, along with the heat and humidity of Minneapolis summers.

As a big guy who sweats, Bob claims he is not built for summers here, in the “deep South” of the Twin Cities.

With 147 first cousins, resulting from the marital bliss of 56 aunts and uncles, a big family with a dozen or so children seemed to be in order for Bob, That was until a wise adviser told him, “Stop at two. Do not let them outnumber you and your wife. Those fools at the Capitol just might give kids the right to vote!”

The perils of an active fatherhood lead Bob to reflect, “There are tears in your eyes when your children are born, and your eyes mist over again as you watch them leave the house for the first day of school. The next time you break down in an emotional heap is when you learn that they are all going to be home for summer vacation!”

“I love my children, but I do not like being around them!”


Mixing humor and music, Dean Johnson has appeared in comedy clubs, banquet halls and special events throughout the United States, in Canada and the Cayman Islands.

Dean has served as both guest and host on numerous radio and TV programs, and has appeared on stage with a wide range of well known personalities including the Smothers Brothers and Louie Anderson.

 



Website: comedygallerytalent.com/Comedy_Gallery_Talent/Bob_Demaris.html;Deanjohnsoncomedy.com


November 21 & 22 at 8:00 P.M.
Margaritaville

Head on out to Margaritaville. This group features four terrific musicians and singers whose only goal is to make you forget about the work week and the weather and dance your blues away. Featuring hits from the '50s and '60s of Jerry Lee Lewis, the Big Bopper, and the Beatles to the present with Tom Petty and R.E.M, these guys cover it all. With country hits from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Alabama and more, you will hear all the songs that make you wanna dance, and forget about Monday.

Margaritaville consists of Dan Schilling on guitar and vocals, Tom Hartman on bass and vocals, Chris Mahner on drums and vocals, and the newest addition, Mike "the pianoman" Maresh on keyboards and vocals. They can play all the hits to get you out of that funk and out of your chair.

Come out and party the night away—because it's always 5 o'clock in  Margaritaville. 

 



November 25 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Dwight York

Comedian Dwight York's act has always been smart, funny and to the point. He took the stage for the first time in February 1989. From that very first open- mic set, York established what was to become his trademark style: clever, concise, non-sequitur, impeccably timed setup/punchline type jokes. These finely crafted jokes, blended together with his quirky stage persona and his unique style of delivery, quickly established him as one of Minneapolis's hottest young comics. Within two years he began working regularly as a feature act at The Comedy Gallery.

In 1995, while still working his day job and doing stand-up part-time, York was invited to compete in the Vail National Comedy Invitational. He made it all the way to the final round and so impressed the contest co-sponsor and contest host, Budd Friedmann, (famous founder of the world-famous Improv comedy club) that he personally invited him back for the summer tie-in event, the Vail Comedy Festival

In January 1996, York took his show on the road. The highlight of that first year was another contest, the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Contest, where he placed second in his preliminary round and advanced to the semi-finals. In 1998 he again advanced to the semi-finals, this time placing first in the preliminary round.

In June 2000, York was invited to perform at the Chicago Comedy Festival. In October, he was invited to be a guest on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Bob and Tom Show.” His first appearance was a tremendous hit. His joke, "I was homeless for a while. I didn't want anyone to know so I slept in front of a Ticket Master," became Tom Griswold's "new favorite joke," was replayed over and over and landed him a spot on “The Bob and Tom CD: You Guys Rock.” Since then York has been a frequent guest on the show, has become a favorite comedy club headliner in many Bob and Tom markets,  has worked several club dates with the show's Kristi Lee and Chick McGee and was a member of the 2005 Friends of the Bob and Tom Show Tour.

In April 2002, a joke from his website was reprinted in the Reader's Digest. Not a bad accomplishment considering the size of the magazine's circulation (world's largest). Impressive, too, if you consider the broad appeal of his humor. It sort of makes you wonder, where will Dwight York's comedy next appear? Hopefullyy, somewhere near you.


Website: Dwightyork.com


November 27, 28 & 29 at 8:00 P.M.
Buddy Dees & 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.

 


 

Website: Buddydees.com


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