Big Ric Rising: One of the Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

Big Ric Rising has been one of the best wedding bands in Philadelphia for decades. The consummate entertainer with unprecedented stage presence, Big Ric and his party dance band has been wowing audiences with their dynamic and interactive performances for 20+ years. With over 1000 events under their belt, Big Ric Rising is one of the best at what they do – creating high-energy events!

What Makes the Big Ric Rising Band One of the Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

The Big Ric Rising band has entertained a host of weddings, VIPs, benefits, charities, and special events for decades. Backed by two beautiful, dedicated powerhouse vocalists, this front line is incredible and powerful. Within the rest of the band there are a total of 6 singers, which is perfect for rich harmonies and a versatile range of sounds. The group is supported by the Big Ric Horns. With a strong sound and fun enthusiasm, three powerhouse horns bring a new energy to the band that always gets the crowd going and keeps them dancing all night long.

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About Big Ric Rising, Philadelphia’s Favorite Wedding Band

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Big Ric began his distinguished career as a child. He started singing in local talent shows and began performing in high school theatre and other events throughout the city. After graduating school, he had the opportunity to perform with such musical greats as Grover Washington Jr., James Brown, and Sam and Dave.

Ric absolutely loves performing, and brings high energy and fun to every event. Every member og Big Ric Rising is vital to the great entertainment you receive. He prides himself on bringing fun to the stage and  being able to elevate an audience with his band.

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Big Ric is Amazing!! Big Ric was the best wedding decision we made. The energy the brand brought everyone was on the dance floor for over 3 hours. I would highly recommend.

The Ballroom at the Ben: Jaclyn and Dominic Fatigati

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See Big Ric Rising Perform Live!

To see Big Ric Rising perform live, BVTLive! hosts live wedding band showcases! Live wedding band showcases are a night out for you and your loved ones to watch your future wedding band perform live! Click the button below to check out our showcase lineups, and register.

BVTLive! Big Ric Rising wedding band performs at wedding with groom on stage by Versano Photography
BVTLive! Big Ric Rising band performs with father of the bride at Pomme by DuSoleil Photo
Philadelphia wedding band big ric rising performs at wedding by Versano Photography

Big Ric Rising Notable Performances

The Big Ric Rising band has had the privilege of performing for such dignitaries as President Bill Clinton, Ben Vereen and Governor Ed Rendell.

They have also played for many different prestigious balls and galas including:

  • National Association of Catering Executives Gala
  •  The American Heart Association’s Philadelphia Heart Ball
  • The Cherry Blossom Ball
  • The Grave Diggers Ball
  • The Club Managers Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity Holiday Gala to rave reviews.
BVTLive! Big Ric Rising wedding at the Please Touch Museum

Book Big Ric Rising for Your Philadelphia Wedding or Event!

By combining the Big Ric’s signature sound with a powerhouse band and vocalists, Big Ric Rising is sure to offer unforgettable entertainment for your next wedding, mitzvah or private event! Big Ric Rising is a Philadelphia Wedding Entertainment icon, performing weddings and events for newlyweds for the past 20+ years! You can’t go wrong with a Big Ric Wedding!

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Big Ric Rising female vocalist singing by Philip Gabriel Photography
BVTLive! Big Ric Rising band on stage performing for wedding reception