Entertainment

The West Winds Lounge is Entertainment Central! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment in the Lounge Friday from 7pm – 11pm, Saturday from 8pm – midnight and Sunday from 2pm – 6pm. We also offer regional and national entertainment and a variety of dinner shows in our Event Center throughout the year.

Comedy Night -Bob Larson

October 19, 7pm

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Bob Larson.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob has been headlining comedy clubs across the country since 1986. Born with a sense of humor, it was only a matter of time before the thought of show business entered his mind – about 32 years.

In the meantime, Bob had a varied work experience. He definitely had a blue-collar background. He worked hard for his money and his work ethic shows in his comic performances. He worked his way through college as a lumberjack, and a stock-boy. After college, he was a millwright mechanic for 8 years at a coal dock on Lake Superior. He also was a bartender, exterminator, security guard at a ski lodge, heavy equipment mechanic, owner of his own card shop (where he designed and produced the inventory), worked in concrete and masonry construction and was part-owner of the Minnesota Comedy Club in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Larson’s 6′ 2″ frame eventually found him competing for toughman titles in the U.S. and Canada. He made international finals twice! Bob devoted 16 years of his life to the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu. 12 of these years he taught this martial art. He traveled to the China towns of Toronto and New York; also to Japan and Hong Kong to fight their champions in their underground arenas. At one time, Bob was rated 6th in the world!

With his varied work experience and his passion for the martial arts, challenges and confrontations are welcome in Bob’s world. That’s why, with his years of experience in comedy and his gift of wit, the ability to think quick on his feet, and a great sense of humor, Hecklefest™ and Bob go hand in hand.

 

Ponzi Scheme

October 20, 7pm - 11pm, October 21, 8pm

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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 – Jodie Maruska

October 26, 7pm

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Jodie Maruska.

Jodie Maruska is a writer and stand-up comic living in Minneapolis. Her most recent appearances include the Sample Night Live and Women Stand Up shows at the Bryant Lake Bowl and she is a regular in the Women Out all Night comedy series. Jodie’s writing has been published in the Minnesota Women’s Press and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She is currently working on a one-woman show titled Women who Love Men Who Love Liza Minnelli.”

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2nd Time Around

October 27, 7pm - 11pm

2nd Time Around band plays rock & roll and doo-wop music from the ‘50s & ‘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.

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Shirts & Skins

October 28, 8pm

Shirts & Skins emerged on the Twin Cities’ music scene in early 2006. Since that time they have performed at most of the major Midwest nightclubs and festivals, as well as garnered a large legion of loyal fans.

Combine high energy, an incredible stage presence and above average vocals and musicianship with what they call in the music business the ‘X factor’’ and you have one of the hottest young rising bands in the region.

 

Comedy Night – Rio Hillman

November 2, 7pm

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Rio Hillman.

Original. Out of the box. Eccentric. Down-right funny. Rio Hillman is the young man arriving on the comedy circuit some five-odd years ago. His rib-busting, attention-grabbing, split comedy coming from real-life experiences can be seen throughout the Midwest as well as on both coasts.

Rio began his comedy career as a house MC at Shenannigan’s in Eau Claire, WI. Since then he has worked in clubs, including Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, the Joke Joint and Wit’s End Comedy Club. Rio was a feature act at the 2006 DC Comedy Fest. He has also performed at the Punch Line in San Francisco and the Des Moines Funny Bone.

 

 

Doug Stone in Concert

November 3, 7pm

Country legend Doug Stone presents one big show on Friday, November 3. Showtime is 7pm. Tickets are available online at tempotickets.com/stcroixcasinos or in person at the St. Croix Perks booth at the casino. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Doug Stone has charted twenty-two singles on Hot Country Songs,  with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. In this timespan, he charted four number 1 singles: “In a Different Light,” “A Jukebox with a Country Song,” “Too Busy Being in Love” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” plus eleven more Top 10 singles.

 

 

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Comedy Night – Richie Holliday

November 9, 7pm

Free comedy show. Tonight’s featured comedian is Richie Holliday.

Funny man Richie Holliday didn’t grow up wanting to be a comedian. He wanted to be an architect, but quickly discovered he was terrible at math. So he took the advice of his college philosophy professor: “Find something you like to do, then do it so well they will pay you for it.”

In early 2001, Richie tried his hand at stand-up comedy. After just two weeks of open mic, he was offered a job as the house MC and decided he enjoyed getting paid to show the world he’s not quite the genius his parents hoped he would be.

Described by Weird Al Yankovic as “brilliantly silly,” Richie Holliday’s charismatic and laid-back persona has anchored his absurd and whimsical comedy. It’s this balance of quirky and the common that have made Holliday a favorite on Carnival Cruise Lines and more than 150 colleges throughout America and has led to appearances on HBO and ABC.

When he’s not on the road, Richie can be found working on his dance moves in Charleston, SC.

 

 

 

 

Comedy Night

November 16, 7pm

Free comedy show. Featured comedian TBA.

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Comedy Night

November 23, 7pm

Free comedy show. Featured comedian TBA.

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