Hip Entertainment Artist Friday ~ Great Bands Do Good
Shout out to our Hip musician friends who won and placed in the KCRA- A List Best Local Band category! We love working with you and it's great to see you all get some well deserved recognition. Congratulations too to The Drum Lab and Guitar Workshop - Best in Music Instruction winners! We wouldn't be here without you.
First Place Winners: Road 88
Two years in a row! Road 88 has dominated the KCRA’s A-list for Best Local Band. If you haven't seen them - Road 88 has garnered national and international attention. Their original single “Not Gonna Happen,” from their album No Speed Bumps hit the European country music charts and we're lucky they call Sacramento home. Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Lynard Skynard ..your favorites in country and rock dance music are a part of every Road 88 show. Road 88 is a member of Hip Entertainment's Preferred Band Roster and we're proud to represent them. Great people, great music! Check Road 88 out live at the Placer County Fair - June 24th.Placer County Fair - June 24th.
First Runner Up: Tragically White
Tragically White brings an eclectic, high energy show where ever they gig. Green Day, The Ramones, Cee Lo and The Stones.. just when you think you know what's coming- Tragically White throws down with the unexpected and highly entertaining. Solid musicianship, gutsy tight vocals, a great night of dancing. Congratulations Tragically White! Hip Entertainment is proud to represent you on our Preferred Band Roster. Head on down to the river 4th of July weekend and check out Tragically White at Swabbies - Saturday, July 7th.
Runner Up: The Black Eyed Dempseys
Congratulations to The Black Eyed Dempseys! And congratulations Sacramento! Because having a top notch celtic, Irish, punk, rock band as a local favorite means we are representing musical diversity in a big city kinda way. Accordian, Mandolin, Banjo .. original and traditional music make The Black Eyed Dempseys favorites with fans in the homeland and throughout the US. High energy, hard driving vocals and authentic, original instrumentation. Grab a Guinness but don't think you'll be sitting to drink it. Accept No Substitutes! Hip Entertainment is proud to represent The Black Eyed Dempseys on our Preferred Band Roster. Real men wear kilts.
Runner Up: The Department of Rock
Favorites at the Folsom Powerhouse Pub- The Department of Rock loves its Sacramento fan base! No doubt, TDOR has serious Sacramento street cred - delivering packed dance floors and standing room only on every Sacto date. TDOR members have also toured, recorded and performed with members of Aerosmith, Tesla, Ronnie Montrose, Linkin Park and other headlining rock legends. It's evident because at every show The Department of Rock brings it with crazy good musicianship and expert production. Lead singer Chaz Ross has the soulful, rootsy vocals that defines the true rock experience. No auto tune or skimping on tough instrumentals - A Department of Rock show is a show for music lovers. Congrats TDOR! Hip Entertainment is proud to represent The Department of Rock on our Exclusive Band Roster. Come on out to Golden Gate Fields Sunday, June 3 and catch The Department of Rock experience live!
Best Music Instruction
With music education way, way on the back burner - our independant music instructors are critical. Musical emmissaries, role models, mentors and leaders, music teachers are nurturing our next generation of musicians, artists and creative problem solvers. Thank you for your excellent work. We appreciate you.
First Place Winner - The Drum Lab
Congratulations Drum Lab! The Drum Lab offers lessons from top area professional drummers. Diverse and comprehensive teaching styles, video lessons and great teachers. Sacramento is lucky to have you.
First Runner Up: Guitar Workshop
Sacramento guitar legend David Lynch's shop is the go to place for the area's professional and hobbyist guitar players. Congratulations Guitar Workshop! You've been the first name in guitar repair and instruction for decades. Looking for great guitar music? One of Lynch's projects East Meets West will be playing at Harlow's June 25th 9pm. Special shout out to Hip musician friend and outstanding Guitar Workshop instructor Doug Pauly. A favorite Hip Entertainment Preferred Roster artist and a respected teacher - Pauly has a cool, new guitar instruction book available titled: Fingerboard Workout.
Go Sacramento live music! Vibrant, diverse and excellent, you inspire us when are aimless, soothe us when we are prickly, incite us when we're apathetic and get us on our feet when we've been sitting on the sidelines. We're grateful for you.
Looking for great live music? Or an incredible DJ? We're ready to help you find the perfect entertainment for your event. Just call Melissa at 916.354.9924 or email Nellie at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get started on your free entertainment consultation. Don't worry! What could be more fun than talking music?
Are you an artist interested in focusing on your music instead of the business of music? Hip Entertainment represents a select group of artists exclusively and has an extensive Preferred Artist Roster. If you'd like to submit your project for consideration - please visit our artist page and submit your project information. Thank you!