Big Ray and the Kool Kats provide customized entertainment services for many other events and occasions, ranging from Christmas specials to Fourth of July concerts, formal balls including 6 presidential inaugural balls, debutante balls, and more.
You will find us every December playing with Matt Lewis in Christmas with Elvis.
Matt has been named “Best Elvis in Las Vegas” by USA Today, and each holiday season Big Ray and the Kool Kats transforms into The Long Live the King Orchestra to tour the Southeast. We take you on a musical journey through the decades of the life of Elvis Presley, starting with the early years at Sun Records in Memphis and traveling through to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip.
Every New Years Eve we play a big end of the year celebration at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA. Guests from all over spend time with their family for the holiday and Big Ray and the Kool Kats put on a huge performance until the countdown.
We perform many special private events, such as school Fraternity Formals with parents in our hometown, Charlottesville, and debutante balls in Richmond, VA. Sometimes the crowd sings along and you can’t even hear BRKK.
4th of July is a super fun event for us to play at. We switch out our tuxes and formal dresses for some more casual red, white, and blue attire. We played a massive 4th of July celebration in Greene County, VA up until a spectacular fireworks show.
Big Ray and the Kool Kats has performed for many conferences over the years, one was for National League of Cities (NLC) at The Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. NLC is an organization consisted of city, and town leaders dedicated to improving the quality of life for their current and future members. We played many of the official State songs for the various city and state representatives that were present.