Hip Entertainment delivers outstanding entertainment and excellent client service. We believe a great entertainment experience is about providing the best talent, impeccable planning and raving fan service.
"We are committed to giving our clients exceptional events and providing great artists opportunites to perform. Developing artists so they deliver outstanding shows and client service results in a spectacular win-win."
An accomplished musician, award winning teacher and a licensed pilot - whatever Steve does you can be sure he is dedicated, meticulous and passionate about excellent results.
Always interested in music, Steve picked up a guitar at 12 and dived right into the vibrant Jazz and Funk scene in Los Angeles. By 17, Steve was performing professionally with bands of different genres to gain experience and to fund his college education. After graduating with High Honors from University of California, Davis, Steve was inspired to teach and had a deeply satisfying career teaching Science and Health to middle and high school students. Increasingly interested in the changing landscape of artist representation, Steve stoked his entreprenurial fire and began constructing his vision of a company rooted in ethical, creative talent management and focused on client service.
Joining Associated Entertainment Consultants (AEC) in 2003, Steve opened the Sacramento office (AECSAC) bringing full event services to the greater Sacramento and Lake Tahoe regions. Pushing forward with his vision, Steve later formed Hip Entertainment as the Talent Division of AEC Sacramento to cultivate new artists and emerging projects. Embracing a hands-on management style, Steve and his team work daily to mentor and develop Hip Entertainment's growing roster of excellent talent.
Steve lives in Rancho Murieta with his wife and business partner, Nellie, their son, a Labradoodle, two cockatiels and Bob the Ball Python.
Nellie Norris Bloom
Nellie Norris Bloom loves helping people achieve their goals. A teacher, trainer, manager, leader, coach, mentor, tutor and retail/restaurant consultant for over 25 years, Nellie is happily using all her talents (none of which include singing) managing Hip Entertainment.
An enthusiastic life long learner, Nellie earned her Bachelor of Science at University of California, Davis in Organizational Management. She continued her formal education in National University's teaching credential program, then developed and taught her own middle school curriculum Small Business Academy. Nellie believes that ethically run businesses are one of the most potent vehicles for getting good things done in this world. She is dedicated to supporting artists so they can focus on their art and supporting businesses so they can thrive in today’s marketplace.
Melissa joined Hip Entertainment in 2009 and has fast become everyone’s favorite voice on the phone. Ever cheerful and twice as effective, Melissa craft contracts, answers questions, sends directions, hammers out problems and makes lives better. When not working her client service, office management magic –Melissa is juggling sporting events, cheer competitions and homework assignments with her husband and three terrific kids. Happily for all of us, Melissa is in our office Monday through Friday and you can talk to her anytime.
With her vibrant personality and strong service ethic, Annie dedicates herself to a smooth and happy event process. Whether she's tracking down contracts, advancing events or finding the right answer to your questions - Annie perseveres with excellence and great spirit. When she’s not living the Hip Entertainment dream, Annie is delighting in the company of her husband and two, spunky daughters.