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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. 

December 19 & 20 at 8:00 P.M.
Urban Myth

Urban Myth Band is a cultural hot dish of musicians and vocalists, which their song list reflects. From current to classic, funk to rock, R&B to oldies, originals to an occasional instrumental to show off the band’s chops, Urban Myth Band delivers! The band has performed everywhere from street dances to nightclubs, weddings to corporate events and throughout their careers have played all over the United States and even over seas. Urban Myth Band brings a professional show to audiences whether it's a nightclub or a special event with a relaxed, yet fun style of presentation.

On lead vocals is Shena Ray. Shena is a veteran in the business singing in bands such as Suicide Blonde, Pop Rocks, Steel Orchid and Millennia. Shena started her career singing opera at the age of 12 and made it into the finals for Nashville Star.

On the guitar, keys and lead vocals, Nick "Chewy" Baca covers just about every genre there is. Chewy is a seasoned veteran, who throughout the years has worked with many artists such as Johnny Holm, Palace, Lisa Keith (Grammy nominee), Brian Gallagher (Prince), The Boogiemen and the list goes on. And every night Chewy’s guitar playing brings power and versatility to the Urban Myth Band

On the bass guitar & lead vocals, David "Pee Wee" Radford is the foundation of the rhythm section who rarely needs a microphone for his powerful voice. He is a seasoned musician who has seen time on stage for both original and cover bands performing across the U.S., as well as in the Caribbean. Dave spent 22 years on the road with the Johnny Holm Band.

Behind the drums is Dave Brewster. With over 20 years of experience and a product of the acclaimed University of Miami School of Music, he has studied with Gordy Knudtson and Steve Rucker. His musical influences are such greats as Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd and Phil Gould. Dave brings some excitement to UMB. Dave has hit the stage in a variety of gigs such as the award- winning Love Janis and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Ordway McKnight Theater. Dave’s chameleon-like style is the perfect fit for the Urban Myth Band.

The band’s show features a perfect mix of danceable grooves and sing-along classics that keeps both the guys and the gals entertained all night long. But it’s the positive and upbeat atmosphere, along with the audience participation that makes the Urban Myth Band’s show most fun and memorable.

 

Website: urbanmythband.com


December 23 at 8:15 P.M.
Comedy Night - Peter Hefty

Comedy ventriloquist Peter Hefty and his army of friends bring their Christmas show to St. Croix Casino Danbury on Tuesday, December 23.

One of the best acts of his kind ever with a very funny pace, clever material and presentation and flawless delivery. Peter is a top-flight comic ventriloquist with star quality, who gives a clean, well-polished performance and knows just how to keep audiences laughing. His shows are always entertaining and well-received. Peter has appeared on Comedy Central and America’s Got Talent. 

 


 

Website: Peterhefty.com


December 26 & 27 at 8:00 P.M.
The White Ties

The White Ties are four veteran entertainers from the Midwest whose high-energy, fun-filled show will keep you rockin’ all night.

You’ll be on your feet and dancing as soon as the White Ties hit the stage. Their song list list including contemporary, country, classic country, classic rock and original songs will keep you dancing all night.

The White Ties’ extraordinary vocals, mature musical experience, soaring guitar leads and rockin’ rhythm section make them a can’t-miss entertainment experience.

 

 


Website: Thewhiteties.net


December 30 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Mark Poolos

Mark Poolos was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. To start his career, he co-starred in two independent films "Attack of the Killer Snow Cone Zombies" and "Joanie Loves Furbies". After his performances in those two films there wasn't a person who didn't know his name. He did more films, some commercials and some theater but it wasn't enough. Mark needed that instant connection. So he began his stand-up comedy career. Mark is 6'7" and 350, technically a giant but a bumbling one. In Mark's routine he weaves real stories about life as a jolly giant and a very unique point of view at life to create his own style of comedy. Mark is a true road dog performing in 44 states and 5 provinces in Canada. Mark has been on WGN America, XM/Sirus Satellite radio, The Bob and Tom Show, and won the 2011 Comcast Trial by Laughter. Mark will soon release his third full-length comedy album.
 

Website: largedrunkman.wix.com/new


December 31 at 9:00 P.M.
Candy Shop

Ring in 2015 with the music of Candy Shop from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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, Candy Shop packs the dance floor 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


Saturday, January 3 at 2:00 P.M.
Doo-Wop Daddies
The Doo-Wop Daddies visit St. Croix Casino Danbury for one show at 2 p.m.Saturday, January 3. Tickets are $10. 

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!

Tickets available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or at the St. Croix Perks booth at the casino. 


 

Website: Doo-wopdaddies.com


January 1-3 at 8:00 P.M.
Barbara Leoni

Barbara Leoni grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to LA to attend Musicians' Institute in Hollywood. After graduating with honors from GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology), she became an active working musician in the LA area. She traveled the United States opening up for such acts as the Beach Boys and Steppenwolf.

 

She has also traveled abroad to play for the military in such places as Greenland, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Germany, Norway, Sigapore, Japan and Korea. Now, finally, Barbara has used her cumulated experiences and musical talents to produce her first solo CD entitled "Human Needs".

 

Her soulful and expressive guitar playing and singing reflect her diverse influences. The CD also displays her talents as a songwriter and engineer. She was lucky to marry into a musical family: her husband, Danny Leoni, supplies top notch bass lines and her brother in law, Jerry Leoni, rounds out the rhythm section with his solid drum grooves.

 

THE MUSICIANS:

  BARBARA LEONI : Lead Vocals, ALL Guitars

  DANNY LEONI : Bass, Duet Vocals (on Ring Around The Rosey)

  JIMMY BRITTON : Keyboards

  JERRY LEONI : Drums (Dont Rain On My Parade, WaterFall, Haunted)

  DOMINIC GRECO : Drums (Demons, Ring Around The Rosey)

  JASON PIPKIN : Drums (Another Time, Human Needs)

  ANNIE BERTUCCI : Background Vocals



January 6 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Jim McCue

A mixture of witty “A-list material” and his ability to work off-script has earned Jim McCue the title “Boston’s King of Crowd Work!” It’s not only his height of six foot six that makes Jim stand head and shoulders above club comedians of the “stick-to-the-script” variety. Jim blends thought-provoking material and uncanny improv skills with a style that encourages audience participation. No two shows are ever the same!

Jim has been featured on Comedy Central, Comcast Comedy Spotlight, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and “Roughing It” on NESN in his native New England. Jim also founded and currently runs The Boston Comedy Festival. He works in top comedy clubs in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Dublin, Montreal and Edinburgh.

Since 1999 Jim has also entertained U.S. troops at more than 100 bases around the world. An account of his experiences performing for the troops has recently been published in Embedded Comedian,  which Jim describes as a “field manual for comedians in a war zone.”

With his unique act, Jim keeps the audience on its toes. Volleying between set material and working the crowd, Jim cracks jokes with amazing timing and whip-like precision. A unique blend that is sure to leave the audience roaring with laughter!


Website: Jimmccue.com


January 9 & 10 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. 



January 13 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Tom Simmons

Tom Simmons was born in New York and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He is married to the love of his life, Serena, for more than a decade. Together, they have a son named Owen. “We figured, that’s what we would be doing for the rest of our lives.” Before Owen’s birth in 2004, Tom and Serena toured the continent in their RV, devoted to perfecting Tom’s stage act and putting their relationship to the test.

 

The Simmons now live in Greensboro, North Carolina, the “epicenter of comedy,” as Tom describes it with a huge grin. “We bought a house from the seventies, and there’s lots of work to do. All I need now is a husband.”

 


Website: Tomsimmonscomedy.com


January 16 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, Candy Shop packs the dance floor 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


January 17 at 8:00 P.M.
Bad Medicine Tribute to Bon Jovi
Catch the premier tribute to Bon Jovi. No admission charge. 
Website: bad-medicine.com


January 20 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - Ian Gutoskie

Ian's comedy remains silly and playful even though it deals with one of the toughest subjects today, mental illness. Ian is diagnosed bipolar II and talks openly about his challenges with it through stand up. His mission is to not only make people laugh but to provide help for anyone that is suffering with mental illness.



January 23 & 24 at 8:00 P.M.
Lovin' Country

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.


Website: www.lovincountryband.com/‎


January 27 at 8:00 P.M.
Comedy Night - John Knight

An everyman storyteller with a signature mocking cynicism and a deadpan cutting edge, John is a great person to spend a fun-filled evening with. Knight has become one of the favorite comedy acts on the East Coast and has opened for Leon Redbone, Steven Wright and Howie Mandel. He has also appeared on Star Search, Showtime Comedy Club Network and A&E’s Comedy on the Road.


At a time in life when most males discover puberty, John Knight, with his high grade-point average and low-brow humor, discovered the punch line: he literally was meant to be a career comedian. He started performing stand-up in his senior year of college, and dropped out nine credits short of his degree, when faced with a long line at registration: “I was a history major in college, which means you have two options when you get out of school. You can either teach history, or go on Jeopardy and hope for the best.”

Instead, John happily found a career where a bad attitude is rewarded. John gets laughs with a routine culled from the classic comic format of everyday distractions, stretched to their exaggerated limits. Within the first few minutes, Knight will describe himself to the audience as “negative,” “cynical” and a “pessimist.” A downbeat attitude from a comedian rarely sounds so harmless or hilarious as it does from this man!

Whether entertaining with pure stand-up comedy on stage or performing his world’s worst motivational speaker set for a corporate audience, John’s off-beat humor hits home with even the most diverse of audiences.


Website: Comedyknight.com


Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 P.M.
John Denver Tribute Dinner Show

Jim Curry presents his acclaimed tribute to John Denver in a special dinner show at St. Croix Casino Danbury on Thursday, January 29. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the St. Croix Perks booth at the casino.

Jim Curry began his music career writing and performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Life” for his senior play. The song was then voted to be the 1975 class song and Jim was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even at this early stage in his life Jim’s natural voice resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. Embracing the similarities, Jim continued to sing and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing John’s positive messages of love, humanity and environmental awareness.

The untimely death of John Denver’s in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John’s ardent fans demanding that his music survive. CBS television responded by producing a made for TV movie: “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” in which Jim landed an off-camera role singing as the voice of John Denver. This experience inspired Jim to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.

He’s not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Jim sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of John Denver’s music. Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-platinum hits like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” fill the room.

Jim has created the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top performer of John Denver’s music today. He often performs with John Denver’s former band members. Curry’s tribute is the first and only full-length John Denver tribute in a Las Vegas Casino and is a sell-out favorite at the Silverton time after time. Curry has taken his show on the road to Performing Arts Centers and Casinos in the US and Canada and out to sea as one of the most popular shows on the Holland America Cruise Line.

Jim’s latest efforts are to take his tribute show to a new level by adding symphony orchestrations back into live performances of John Denver music. When John Denver wanted to add a full orchestra to his live shows and recordings, he teamed up with Grammy Award winning arranger, composer and conductor Lee Holdridge. Lee’s symphony arrangements, along with John’s songs became the trademark sound of many of John’s hits. Jim Curry and Lee Holdridge have now brought the rebirth of the timeless songs of America’s troubadour back in a full-length live concert of John Denver’s greatest works.

Whether Jim is performing with a symphony orchestra, with his talented band, or all by himself, his compelling voice, combined with dramatic images of nature is an unforgettable show that will truly fill up your senses.


Website: Jimcurrymusic.com


January 30 & 31 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. 

 

 



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