Palladio Rocks on Wednesdays!
There is no nicer way to spend a Wednesday than out at the Palladio Summer Concert Series. Awesome live music, great food and excellent shopping for everyone. Thank you to Palladio and Mercy Hospital for bringing back this happy summer tradition! Once again, the concert line up is filled with top notch, high energy, regional favorites. The series opens June 5th with The Cheeseballs party band. On July 21st, award winning Hip Service is back by popular demand and brings their excellent show to the series. Aug 28 is the final concert with Lovefool performing dance hits of the 90's. In between, there is everything from Santana to Beatles to Aretha to Skynard to DEVO. A perfect opportunity for the kids to be inspired by excellent musicians and great songs.
Palladio has secured its spot as one of Folsom's best destination shopping experiences. Anchored by big, gorgeous "must haves" like Whole Foods and Sports Authority - locals visit Palladio regularly for essentials and again for date nights and family time. The Palladio Theaters are a favorite with both adults and kids. Everyone loves the "do it yourself popcorn bar" and the reservable DBOX experience seats are a huge hit for birthday parties and special dates. Parents particularly love the convienence, ample parking and safety. Says one Mom " I love Palladio. We don't have a ton of family outing time and I want it to be relaxed fun. I can't do that when we're stressed about parking, dinner and being late to the movie. Palladio is just awesome."
Kwirk is Cool
A super hip addition to Palladio is Kwirkworld. A funky clothing and gift store that carries the hottest trends in kitchy kwirk. How about a high end Hello Kitty leopard patent leather purse? Sound kind of fancy for your Third Grader? Well, maybe your sister loved Hello Kitty all through Middle School.. now we're talking! Kwirkworld has fanciful, hilarous, new and nostalgic for just about anyone on your list. A "must go" for Mother's Day, Father's Day and the spate of Graduations right around the corner. We still regret letting that awesome Adventureland Avengers T-Shirt slip through our fingers. Don't let it happen to you!
Yay for Panera at Palladio! Spectacular baked items and great coffee drinks are just the beginning. Panera sandwiches and salads are delicious and there are plenty of tasty and healthy choices so the whole family is happy. Fuji Apple Chicken is one of our office favorites but we also love the sandwiches on fresh baked bread. Thinking about eating al fresco at the concert? Panera is a great choice for dinner to go.
Can't Wait for Wednesday
Wednesday nights really are family fun nights at Palladio. Come early for dinner at any of the great restaurants and then relax and dance to some of the best music in the region. Even your teenagers will want to come. We're all looking forward to another summer of making great memories.
Ready for your own dance party? Hip Entertainment will make your dancing under the stars dreams come true. Call us at 916.354.9924 or email Nellie at firstname.lastname@example.org We'll answer all your quesitons and get your party started.
Hip Entertainment Nominated for Best Wedding Music Award
We are feeling the Best Wedding Music love over on the KCRA A List! Thank you to all who have voted and left amazing, very much appreciated, testimonials.
They really did ask me "if you could have anything..." and they delivered! Gorgeous acoustic guitar ceremony music to crowd pleasing reception music and huge insight into timing and organization of the evening. Love Mother Mayhem and Hip Entertainment! ~ Alison
We love our wedding clients! Our bands and DJ's look forward to performing at weddings. As Steve says "a wedding is one of life's happiest moments and everyone is enjoying themselves - it's really an honor to be part of such an important event." Our Hip decor and production teams love weddings too. Melissa says "every wedding is different and every family has a special vision. I love working with clients to make their unique vision happen."
We are overwhelmed by your support. The contest ends May 3'd. If you haven't voted yet, we'd love it if you did. Click here to find the ballot. Great businesses nominated this year. Go Sacramento!
Friday April 12th, beloved, iconic Bimbo's 365 is throwing down with a great night of music celebrating hometown rock star Huey Lewis and Michael Jackson's lifetime contribution to American culture.
The heart of rock and roll is still beating - especially in the Bay Area, Huey Lewis stomping grounds. SuperHuey brings all Lewis' soulful rock sound to Bimbo's - celebrating the 30th Anniversary of SPORTS, Lewis's album that catapulted him to international stardom. Recorded at Fantasy studios in Berkeley, the album spawned four top 10 hits including "The Heart of Rock and Roll" and "I Want a New Drug". Roy Merlino is remarkable as Huey Lewis. Authentic Lewis tone, and high energy stage presence. SuperHuey is a feel good, special event show. The band is comprised of world class players from all over Northern California - in fine Huey tradition. Come early, get a table and let the power of love put your Friday night right.
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of SPORTS at Bimbo's with SuperHuey The already incredible Foreverland is introducing the Foreverland Gospel Choir during this memorable show. The Bay Area's own Michael Jackson tribute will be performing MJ's biggest showstoppers like "Witness Will You Be There (Free Willy)", "Can You Feel It", "Earth Song" and "Man in the Mirror" in full gospel glory. Audiences can look forward to songs spanning the whole of Michael Jackson's incredible career from the Jackson 5 to the final years. Gospel choir! This is going to be one, amazing night.
Buy your tickets today, this show is going to sell out quickly. Doors open at 8. Spectacular, soul satisfying, feel good night coming atcha.
Dave Russell, one of California’s Hottest Country Vocalists, has been named on the Country Music Association's list of "Who New to Watch in 2013." The list, which is published in the February issue of CMA Close Up Magazine, names 40 rising stars in Nashville, including Russell, who has released his first national single "Where the Money Goes" to radio and just released his second single from Cupit Music, "How Country is That".
"Where the Money Goes" was immediately embraced by Russell's dedicated following, and introduced his soulful country sound to a whole new fan base. Regularly seen at Toby Keith's, regional music venues and Fairs and Festivals nationwide - a Dave Russell concert always delivers in boot stomping, crowd cheering high energy. As an artist, Russell connects with the audience in an authentic, honest way that resonates with fans. A Dave Russell concert is a feel good show.
"I just love doing what I do as an entertainer, and as a singer. I want to continue to reach and touch as many people as I can with my music. To make the CMA list, is such a huge affirmation of how lucky and blessed I am to do what I love so much."
Congratulations Dave Russell! Well deserved recognition to an amazing artist and person.
Cooking up a real barn raiser of a party? Call our Hip Team and you can have your own Dave Russell concert. 916.354.9924 or email Nellie and she'll get started making your country concert dreams come true.
The Valley has embraced Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and Grill as its rock music mecca. Nothing brings that home better than Sacramento's native son, Tesla's Frank Hannon performing a special show on Sat, Oct 27th. It's lead guitar heaven and the perfect Halloween weekend party spot. Lucky show goers can hope to hear songs from Hannon's recently released and highly acclaimed album Six String Soldiers. Hardrock Haven says:
Built on the bedrock of contagious riffs, tight grooves, and raunchy guitar leads, Frank Hannon’s new solo record upholds the all familiar hard rock truisms with commendable conviction.
Tickets are sold only at Sammy's and only at the door. Hannon is an amazing performer, legendary musician and loves his hometown. This is one to remember!
Frank Hannon @ Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and GrillSat, Oct 27th 10pmTickets $10 at the doorCome early (it's gonna sell out) and eat!
As a restaurant, bar and killer music venue, Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and Grill is bringing the heat to Roseville. Featuring delicious drinks and a menu that can go from "family friendly" to "date night" to party like a.. well, it is Hagar's after all.
American cuisine with an Aloha twist - Sammy's food is fresh, delicious and has a nice, spicy spin on classic fare. The raw Crudo Bar is a customer favorite as well as the Late Night Pupus Menu that serves up Red Rockin' Haleakala Fire Island Wings (carmelized with Beach Bar Rum) served with your choice of signature dipping sauces. If you've ever been out late (listening to amazing music) you know how great it is to have really good food available after 10. No more stopping at heat lamped fast food on the way home. Thank you!
Rock star venue that it is, it makes sense that the mixed drinks are huge at Sammy's. Delicious "wabo-rita's" Sammy's version of a margharita made with Hagar's top shelf Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco are a bar favorite. More recently, Hagar partnered with a Maui distillery and is producing his exclusive, delicious Beach Bar Rum. "Sammy's Maui Rocker" is a customer favorite but Hagar himself? He drinks it “Three ounces of rum, one ice cube (yes, that’s just one rock) and a drop of a citrus, whether it’s lime, lemon or orange..for an added kick, try adding a quarter grind of pepper.” The Roseville location has "The Rumerator" in their loft. What the heck is a Rumerator? Ha! Go on, head on up there and see.
Thanks to Angie Cardena Photography for the great photo.
Sammy's is representing with the best rock music Northern California has to offer every Thurs, Friday and Saturday night. Their opening night concert with Sammy Hagar was sold out and special concerts with headliners like the remarkable Frank Hannon are lining up. Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and Grill is a gift to valley restaurant, bar and music scene. Check out the live music schedule.. great bands from all over are itching to perform at this already happening restaurant and club. Thanks Sammy!
Sammy's Rockin' Island Bar and Grill238 Vernon StreetRoseville, CA916.773.7625
Hip, Hotel Del Coronado Beach Concert
Remember that fabulous full moon last month? It was a party on the beach kind of night. Lucky us, we got to help throw a big rock star (really) of a beach dance party at the fabulous Del Coronado Hotel in San Diego. Our fantastic clients envisioned a world class beach concert and we loved making it happen.
In the midst of set up
Months of planning, a crew of 20, and 300 sheets of plywood..
Our production manager worked (happily in gorgeous San Diego weather) with sound, lighting, stage, decor, security and band management, and by sound check there was a concert stage fit for rock stars. Absolutely appropriate because The World Classic Rockers were set to give their trademark amazing show. Biggest hurdle? The Del Coronado had never had such a large event on the beach. One little trick: We layed (a lot of) plywood on the sand to roll equipment out to the area for the stage.
The World Classic Rockers Delivered an Amazing Show
Our excellent clients loved The World Classic Rockers the last blow out party they had and knew they wanted them again in this idyllic location. The World Classic Rockers are the penultimate all star band. Their set lists are your favorite songs performed by the original artists. WCR members are from super groups: Santana, Steppenwolf, Journey, Lynyrd Skynrd and Boston. And they bring it. Masters of live performance, musically and vocally on point, WCR members play on each other's talents and deliver a once in a lifetime experience for the audience. It was an unbelievable feel good performance and party goers were on the dance floor and joyfully singing along. Even on the flight home the next day attendees were buoyed and energized. The combination of the celebration as gracious and generous gesture, the glorious setting and partying with bona fide rock stars has left a lasting, delicious impression on all of us. What better outcome could there be?
Ready to rock with WCR? Looking to throw the party of a lifetime? Maybe a big "thank you" beach party for clients and team? Give us a call and we'll move heaven, earth and a boat load of equipment anywhere you want it. 916.354.9924 or email email@example.com
The Rancho Murieta Kiwanis are hosting their annual blow out fundraiser Blues and Brews at Lake Clementia Saturday, September 29th from 6pm to 10pm. This year, The Department of Rock will be "defending your right to party" for a great cause. Fresh from their gig at Sammy Hagar's new place in Roseville - The Department of Rock is ready to deliver their trademark heart pumping, dance floor jumping, rocking good time. Frontman Chaz Ross is an amazing vocalist and performs Beatles to Blink 182 with an authentic, rootsy sound that makes him a favorite with fans and musicians alike. Listen here for a preview. The whole Department of Rock band is looking forward to performing at this excellent fundraiser for Rancho Murieta area youth.
The Kiwanis Blues and Brews fundraiser is a beloved annual event. Great music, delicious food, microbrew beer and dancing all night with neighbors and friends. It's the perfect date night and a fun way support and celebrate an outstanding organization. The Kiwanis are Rancho Murieta super heroes. Every child in the area benefits from Kiwanian's good works. Whether it's tutoring at Cosumnes River Elementary's Homework Club, dictionaries for every student, scholarships, the annual Easter Egg Hunt.. The Kiwanis work all year long to help children have a better life. And that's something to dance about!
Blues and Brews Tickets are available at Plaza Foods and at the door. Advance ticket purchase $25. $30 at the door.
Hip Entertainment is a proud supporter of Rancho Murieta Kiwanis and Blues and Brews.
Hip Sweet Summer Music all Weekend at Swabbies!
A precious summer weekend approaches and it's one of the best ever to hit the river, have some spectacular fish tacos and listen to hot live music at Swabbies!
Saturday August 18th
4pm to 8pm ~ Kids are FREE
Party on the river with Mother Mayhem! This band's been rocking Northern California for just about a decade to packed houses, dance floors and concerts. Mayhem delivers on authentic vocals, great dance music and killer musicianship. Give a listen and come on out!
Swabbies on the River
Swabbies is the hot summer spot for a river city staycation weekend. Fantastic live music, great food and drinks - all at the ultimate Sacramento River location. Late nights in fancy clothes and crowded clubs not your summertime swing? Swabbies is the answer. Cool river breeze, ice cold drinks, happy people and excellent dance music. Got a boat load of people looking for a party? Perfect.
Check out the excellent Yelp Reviews!
"Absolutely the best fish tacos I've ever had."
"The very chill, laid-back atmosphere was just what we needed. And definite plus for Swabbie's -- the servers are terrific."
"Why haven't I been coming to this place all summer??? Swabbies is summer fun at it's best! The vibe is laid back and low key and your gonna be dancing alongside a good mix of people.."
Sunday August 19th
3pm to 7pm ~ Kids are FREE!
Thank you to Jon Nolan Photography for the great photos.
It's a Super Swabbies Sunday with award winning, regional dance band favorites Hip Service! Here's a chance to see your own eleven piece, hometown heroes heat up the water ways. Hip Service is famous for its amazing three piece horn section (have your kids ever heard live horns?), non stop show, killer vocals and tight harmonies. Happy to be in Sacramento after a summer of Napa, Tahoe and San Francisco - the band is ready to rock with the home team. Monday you'll be rolling into work feeling like you lived the weekend! Come on out and celebrate summer with Hip Service at Swabbies. See you on the dance floor Mateys!
Steve Leonard - guitar/vocals, Bradley Jon Sanders - drums, Scott Rodell (front) -vocals/guitar, Brandon Lawrence bass/in house DJ
Folsom and El Dorado Hills Telegraph names Apple Z Best of the Best 2012
Thank you Folsom and El Dorado Hills! Congratulations Apple Z! We love seeing the good guys get a good word. Apple Z is a hot, dynamic, four piece powerhouse band that packs the dance floor every place they play. Serious musicians who love to perform - Apple Z earned their favorite status rocking festivals, concerts and live music hot spots. Folsom and El Dorado Hills has some of Apple Z's "most looked forward to playing" venues, so it's a particularly nice honor to win. Folsom and El Dorado Hills - you know your music! A little known Apple Z fact is that they are wedding and special event heroes too. Rock stars wth heart. Here are some summer public gig dates. C'mon out and meet the band!
August 25th -Thunder Valley Casino
September 1st - Powerhouse Pub
September 15th California Brewers Festival- Discovery Park
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Looking for great music for your event? Decor that will transport your guests? All night techno danceathon? An Apple Z elicious party? Call Melissa 916.354.9924 and we'll get started on solutions. Or email Nellie at firstname.lastname@example.org. All the fun without the panic. Much better.
Sunrise at Night Concert Series
Sacramento loves summer concerts! Thank you Sunrise Marketplace for offering an outstanding line up at the Sunrise at Night Concert Series. Every night delivers two, huge headlining acts in a spacious (but not so big to be acoustically challenged) venue and there's free parking too! Associated Entertainment Consultants is thrilled to collaborate and produce this diverse, exciting concert series. Doors open at 7 and the music starts at 8. Check out who's coming!
Aug 10th -Lonestar and The Charlie Daniels Band
Boot stomping, hand clapping, line dancing in the aisles good times. Grammy award winning Charlie Daniels and country super stars Lonestar are heating up the Heights and kicking off the concert series. Best know for his fiddle playing and Southern anthem hits, Daniels will feature country chart toppers like The Devil Went Down to Georgia, Long Haired Country Boy and underground fan favorites featuring his signature sweet muscianship and vocals. Lonestar will open the concert with chart toppers from their gold and platinum albums. Lead singer Richie McDonald recently rejoined the group and concert goers are in for an amazing night of hot country music!
Aug 18th - Spyra Gyra and Lee Ritenour
Get your tickets quick! Because every musician in the region is scrambling to get theirs for this outstanding concert. World music fans, Jazz groupies, and anyone who likes their music inspiring and brillantly executed will love this concert. Grammy winner Lee Ritenour throws down world class smooth jazz guitar and is the perfect opener for music revolutionaries Spyra Gyra. Their latest release "Foreign Affair" is influenced by their world travels as musicians. The album features signature killer instrumentals and three vocal performances so maybe we're in for a special guest performance? It's a great night for music at this excellent venue.
Aug 25th - Three Dog Night and America
Glorious long summers are personified in this dynamic line up of great feel good rock music with legendary Three Dog Night and folk rock icons America. Universally recognized as the sound track of the 70's - both bands have recently recorded new material and embrace concert performing as their calling. Their shows are tight, vocal performances are outstanding and the musicianship is excellent. The songs will take you back but you'll also be inspired by the artistry and creativity of musicians doing what they love to do. It's going to be an amazing night of all star performances!
Sept 8th - Kool and the Gang with The Commodores
Dance shoes on Sacramento! Kool and the Gang and The Commodores are the United Nations of music. Watch what happens when people hear Brick House. Everyone stops what they are doing and hits the dance floor. With big smiles on their faces. That's the kind of night it's going to be. Funk and R&B anthems, played the way they should be played by the original artists. It'll be a great night to take the next gen out to see the real deal before sampling and tracks. You'll be singing all the way home!
Sept 14th - Blondie and DEVO
Fresh from their gig at The Greek in LA -iconic New Wavers DEVO and Blondie hit the Heights on their "Whip it to Shreds" tour. Great tour info from Sound Spike follows.
Blondie will feature three original members Debbie Harry, Clem Burke and Chris Stein and is joined by newbies Leigh Foxx, Tommy Kessler and Matt Katz-Bohen. The group will mix songs from the band's most recent release, last year's "Panic of Girls," with hits from their 40-year discography. Devo, comprised of original members Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Gerald and Bob Casale and touring drummer Jeff Friedl, will continue supporting the group's 2010 effort, "Something for Everybody." And yup, they'll be playing "Whip it" too.
"We are looking forward to performing alongside Blondie and swapping costumes backstage," Mark Mothersbaugh said in a press release. That is just so 80's isn't it? This tour has serious buzz so don't wait too long to get your tickets. Grab your resident Katy Perry fan and show her how 80's edge is done.
Hot summer concerts with an amazing line up and a brand new headlining concert venue make the Sunrise at Night Concert Series a huge benefit for the Sacramento area. Music lovers cheer!
Need a Grammy winner for your special event? Great headliners with great routing date prices? Sound, lighting and staging for a community fundraiser? We'll iron out the kinks (hmmm The Kinks...) and deliver the best entertainment at the best price. Happily! Call Steve at 916.354.9924 or email Nellie at email@example.com.