Much like New Yorkers make a break for the Hamptons in the middle of the summer, metropolitan Minnesotans can head out of the Cities to get some warm weather, out-state fun. And for us, part of that fun is a planning ahead for a road trip to a Casino for some (previously) big name entertainment . . . and maybe some slots while we’re there, too.

If you think casino shows are only just nostalgia acts for really old audiences that don’t see shows in normal venues anymore, well . . . you’re partially right. It’s for audience who are getting older, too. Like you. Like how you’d be pumped to see Violent Femmes play, but you can’t stand the thought of having to go to Cochella to do it. Complimentary soda and slots instead of $5 water and sunburn! And on why not see them with Barenaked Ladies and Colin Hay from Men at Work? Best part of this show is that, since it’s at Treasure Island on June 12th, you could spend the day tubing at Welch Mill tubing and then the evening drying off at the concert. Summertime fun in Minnesota at its finest.