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Hip Service rocks the CVIC

The Carson Valley Arts Council hosts a concert and dance by Hip Service on April 5 in the CVIC Hall.

The band features four singers, a four-piece horn section, and a rhythm section rooted in rhythm and blues, soul, Motown, classic rock, 70s Disco, and today’s funky grooves.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar provided by Tahoe Ridge Winery and Bistro, and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $25 in advance, and $30 at the door.

For information and tickets, visit or call 782-8207.

Since their inception in 1996, Hip Service has played to capacity crowds at outdoor festivals and fairs, conventions and corporate parties, fundraisers, concerts, nightclubs, and private events.

They have shared the concert stage with national acts such as Huey Lewis & the News, Tower of Power, Con Funk Shun, and Midnight Star.

“It’s the kind of music that makes you want to dance, said Steve Farnsley, Executive Director of the Carson Valley Arts Council. “Ranging from smooth jazz to the full blown house rockin’ show band, the Hip Service experience captivates audiences of all ages and backgrounds.”

The quality of their performance is verified by numerous awards received such as four nominations for the SAMMIE (Sacramento Area Music Awards), winner of “Best R & B band” by Sound of Soul Music Awards, Sacramento Magazine’s “Best of Sacramento” party band, and the 2009 “Best Dance Band in America” by the National Music Awards.

For more information and to hear a sample of their music go to

The Carson Valley Arts Council is in a capital campaign to raise funds to retire the debt on the Copeland Lumber Warehouse.

“Those attending the concert will have an opportunity to make a contribution, have their photo taken with our big check, and receive an original hand-painted pen or pendant by local artist Pam Brekas,” Farnsley said.

The CVAC is also selling raffle tickets for an original quilt donated by Nancy Brisack.

Raffle tickets are $5 for one; 5 for $20; or 30 tickets for $100.

To learn more about the Carson Valley Arts Council and its capital campaign go online to or call 782-8207.

The Carson Valley Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; donations may be tax deductible as allowed by law.

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