The West Winds Lounge is Entertainment Central! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment in the Lounge on Saturdays at 8pm. We also offer regional and national entertainment and a variety of dinner shows in our Event Center throughout the year.

East Side Rockers

March 17, 8pm

Classic Sunday – Darlene and the Boys

March 18, 1pm - 6pm

Top local and regional bands play in the Lounge every Sunday. Today’s featured band is Darlene and the Boys.

From 9 to 90, people of all ages enjoy the musical sounds and fun of Darlene and the Boys! If the rhythmic sounds of this band doesn’t light your fire…well….then your wood is still wet!

Each member of this versatile band has performed or opened shows with numerous national acts through the years. They are truly veterans of the stage offering a vast array of all time great hits of yesterday, and some of the biggest hits of today. With Darlene and the Boys you’ll hear songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Lady Anntebellum and Miranda Lambert to name just a few. Plus the fun and exciting fiddle and guitar instrumentals!

Darlene Nelson is an award-winning vocalist who has captured numerous prestigious honors, including weekly winner of the “BE A STAR” talent show in Nashville, Tennessee. She also advanced all the way to the finals in the Tony James “That’s Show Biz Talent Show” in Branson, MO.

Darlene has appeared with Grand Ole Opry performers numerous times on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop “Midnight Jamboree Show,” which airs live on the “legend” 650 WSM. She has also performed at many notable establishments in Nashville including the Opryland Hotel, the Nashville Palace and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.

Darlene recorded a full album, The Nashville Sessions, at Hilltop Studios, one of the finest recording facilities in and around Nashville. The album was produced by Mike Johnson (ace steel guitar session player). Mike also performed on the album.

In 2013, Darlene was chosen from more than 2,500 acts to perform on the Shotgun Red Variety Show in Nashville, Tennessee. This show is broadcast on the RFD TV Network and seen by over 1.5 million viewers on DISH NETWORK, DIRECT TV and other cable systems. Darlene’s show is aired in May/June 2013.


Comedy Show – Nathan Timmel

March 22, 7pm

Free comedy show in the Lounge. Tonight’s comedian is Nathan Timmel.

When he was but six years old, Nathan conned his sweet little old grandmother into buying him a record album. The cover pictured a man picking his nose, and what’s funnier to a six-year-old than boogers? The album was George Carlin’s “Class Clown,” and soon Nathan was the only child running around the playground shouting the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say On Television.”

Thus began his comedy career.

Since those auspicious beginnings, Nathan has  performed at comedy clubs across the country, recorded several comedy CDs that receive regular airplay on both Sirius and XM satellite radio and visited the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show several times.

He has also become a world traveler, having visited such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Japan (to name a few) to perform for American soldiers stationed far from home.  Cutting past partisan politics and getting down to matters we all agree on is one of Nathan’s many skills as a wordsmith; though the media may try to separate us as a people, Nathan is here to unite all using one weapon—the sound of laughter.



Cherry Gun

March 24, 8pm

Satisfy your craving for great live music with CherryGun! Each set is packed with non-stop rock, pop and country hits that draw every partier to the dance floor. Amy M and her boys have been traveling the Midwest, pleasing crowds and gathering fans in bars, nightclubs, weddings and casinos for more than four years. Night after rockin’ night, fans are blown away by Danhazer’s explosive guitar playing and seduced by Amy’s mouth-watering vocals and visual performance. Professional and fun, Amy M and her boys start the party and get the job done. Don’t miss your next chance to see CherryGun!


Classic Sunday – Mark Wayne

March 25, 1pm - 6pm

Catch top local and regional bands in the Lounge every Sunday. Today’s featured artist is Mark Wayne.

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 Show – Patrick Garrity

March 29, 7pm

Free comedy show in the Lounge. Tonight’s comedian is Patrick Garrity.

Patrick’s comedy is fresh and original. Through characters, impressions and real-life situations, Patrick tells energized stories about being in the military, growing up a younger brother and why Irish don’t trash talk. Patrick is a hilarious comedian with versatility & depth!

Patrick Garrity as seen on NBC. His cutting edge comedy and impressions combined with a great sense of timing and wit make Patrick a must see comedian. His show is intensely funny.

Patrick has appeared on NBC & CBS Comedy Night School.




March 31, 8pm

Errol Sanders, bass and vocals

Yon Max-Aaron, keyboards and vocals

Steve Seward, drums and vocals

Rico Sneed, vocalist and guitar





Comedy Show – Larry Reeb

April 5, 7pm

Free comedy show in the Lounge. Tonight’s comedian is Larry Reeb.

Larry Reeb (aka Uncle Lar) is a stand-up comedian from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his one-liners often followed by the catchphrase “That’s a tip from your Uncle Lar”. His earliest recorded and released performance was in 1987.[1]

Reeb is a frequent guest on The Bob & Tom Show, as well as Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire. In 2006, he auditioned for the fourth season of Last Comic Standing and made it to the second part of the quarterfinals.



Comedy Show – Frank Roche

April 12, 7pm

Free comedy show in the Lounge. Tonight’s comedian is Frank Roche.

Frank Roche from Detroit is one of the most high-energy acts on the comedy circuit today. Fusing rapid-fire antics with dead-on celebrity impressions keeps the audience laughing. He has performed at some of the best comedy clubs and venues throughout the country. From LA to New York, Toronto to the Florida Keys. You won’t want to miss Roche’s show!