Richmond Wedding Music Band

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is a professional live wedding music band dedicated to delivering a musically diverse, and multi-talented music experience designed to lend sophistication and generate excitement for your event in Richmond, VA.

Coming from Charlottesville, Virginia, Big Ray and the Kool Kats has had the distinct advantage of many, many years serving brides and their families from all over on one of their most important days. They have ONE GOAL in mind when it comes to your wedding – to create memories for you and your loved ones.

John Marshall Ballrooms, Richmond, Virginia

As a live wedding band, Big Ray and the Kool Kats will work to add the sophistication, the fun, and high energy for you and your guests. Live music for weddings adds an energy and liveliness a recording cannot. Read the perks of hiring a live wedding band.

If we sound like your perfect live wedding band option for entertainment at your wedding, call us, email us, or contact us by filling in our form on the contact page here.

Richmond is a city full of charm and beauty. Richmond is a collection of history, art, and culture where visitors and locals alike explore and share their passions. Things to do in Richmond range from the various museums to see, the shopping districts to visit, the unique restaurants to eat at, and much, much more.

Richmond wedding venues and spaces range from estates, plantations, bed & breakfasts, vineyards, and more. Each venue is unique, full of history, and beauty that couples love to get married at. Big Ray and the Kool Kats has the pleasure of playing live music for those couples at those special places. We have played at venues ranging from historic, such as Dover Hall and The Commonwealth Club, to modern themes, such as The John Marshall Ballrooms, The Dominion Club, Richmond Marriott, Bolling Haxall House, and Dominion Arts Center.

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is a talented team of musicians who strive to provide first-rate wedding entertainment services to each and every couple as they celebrate their special day. Whether you are looking for that classic ceremony music, light background cocktail music, or stylish dancing music, Big Ray and the Kool Kats is versatile and fully equipped to create that musical vision you have been dreaming about.

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is no stranger to Richmond, Va and its local venues. We have played at every venue possible in Richmond for weddings, corporate, and special events and are always happy to visit again for your day. See just a few of the Richmond venues we have played at.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all. It is a wonderful venue for any event

Science Museum of Virginia

The Science Museum of Virginia show us the wonders of the world and is a wonder to host an event itself.

Altria Theater

Located in the heart of Downtown Richmond, the Altria Theater is the perfect venue for any wedding, corporate, or special event. Enjoy a lavish evening with gentle music in the background and then dance the night away with great music.

Bon Secours Training Facility

Bon Secours Training Facility is a “One of a Kind” atmosphere with newly renovated space overlooking the football fields on one side and the city skyline.

The Historic Jefferson Hotel

The Historic Jefferson Hotel has many elegant spaces to host your wedding. With sparkling chandeliers, grand staircases, and elegant ballrooms, The Jefferson will provide a stunning setting for your wedding.

What You Can Expect From Us:

We are available through email, bigrayandthekoolkats@gmail.com, or call Big Ray anytime at 434-960-4595. We are open for a call or zoom, whatever is convenient for you.

You are welcome to call, text, email, zoom, or whichever method you prefer to contact Big Ray to talk about your musical vision!

We only ask for electricity, a place to change, a vendor meal and bottled water. If we travel, we are self contained and do not require hotel rooms or travel arrangements.

We aim to create a musical package designed specifically for and your vision. Call (434-960-4595) or email (bigrayandthekoolkats@gmail.com) Big Ray to talk about how to make the perfect music package for you!

Just a few of our awards from serving couples like you!

As Seen In:

Richmond Weddings: Real RVA Wedding: Mary Beth & Chris

Richmond Weddings: Real Richmond Wedding – Meredith and Chris at The John Marshall Ballrooms

Style Me Pretty: A Beautiful Homage To The Bride’s Parents Leads To An Unexpected Sign

Style Me Pretty: Virginia Wedding by Katy Carrier Events

Virginia Living: Virginia Living’s Top Wedding Vendors


“Big Ray and the Kool Kats is an AMAZING wedding band! I am in the industry as a venue Sales Director, so I hear bands several times a month, but they far exceeded my expectations for my own daughter’s wedding. They not only kept the reception party going until the very end, they provided beautiful and moving ceremony music and excellent music during our cocktail hour also. Ray connected with our family and made the whole experience very customized and personal including playing requests not on their usual playlists. I HIGHLY recommend this band both professionally and personally!!”

Maria H., Mother of the Bride, John Marshall Ballrooms

More Client Reviews:

  • Crowd dancing to band
  • Wedding at the John Marshall Ballrooms

CONTACT:

bigrayandthekoolkats@gmail.com
(O) 434-202-1769 (C) 434-960-4595

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is from Charlottesville, VA, but regularly serves all couples throughout the country. We have even traveled overseas and will for you!

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