For over twenty years, The Rick Cavender Band has livened up many events on the local, national and world scene. In the summer of 2000, Rick was asked by the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau to entertain the Rotary International Convention in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We previewed San Antonio as the 2001 site with a rousing "Texas Medley" of songs that brought the crowd of 10,000 to its feet. Then in 2001, we returned to the stage at the Alamodome performing a Texas medley opening for Glen Campbell to 25,000 Rotarians in San Antonio. In 2010, Readers of San Antonio Magazine rated the Rick Cavender Band "Best Band in San Antonio".
The Rick Cavender Band can entertain any audience. Our selections cover well over 200 songs of a wide variety of genres. In fact, it’s commonplace to perform Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" and follow it with an Orbison classic such as "In Dreams."
The Rick Cavender Band is best known for the memorable entertainment we have provided for local charitable galas, conventions and weddings. Events such as the Witte Game Dinner, the annual Bexar County Hospice Poinsettia Ball, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center's Red and White Gala, the Cordillera Ranch Shin Dig Gala, the American Heart Association Gala, The Texas Twilight Gala to support Cystic Fibrosis, the Mission Road Grand Western Shindig, the Texas Wildlife Association, the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Gala, Alamo Heights Night, the Charity Ball of San Antonio and the Texas Folklife Festival.
We are a group of very talented musicians who can conform to our audience. Perfect for "the Texas Connection," we can give a full tour of contemporary country artists such as George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, the Mavericks, Kenny Chesney, and Tim McGraw, or we can win a crowd with traditional selections from Ray Price, Bob Wills, Marty Robbins or Asleep at the Wheel. We can even perform cultural selections including lively Cumbia and Tejano classics or steer toward great crooners such as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin or Michael Buble.
The Rick Cavender Band may be best known for what we can do with the Vintage Rock 'n Roll of the 50's, 60's and 70's. With blending harmonies from five vocalists and the best in sound and lighting, the band ignites with a great dance song collection from artists such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Journey, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, the Righteous Brothers, Roy Orbison, Mitch Ryder, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, the Hollies, Steppenwolf, the Steve Miller Band, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Eagles.
In 2001, The Rick Cavender Band was nominated by the Greater San Antonio Hotel and Motel Association for outstanding performance and won the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" Hospy Award. The annual Hospy Awards are held each year to recognize the very best in a variety of categories such as venue, entertainment, cuisine, and hotel services.
We released our latest CD "New Sunrise" in 2011 at the beautiful Aztec Theatre accompanied by an all star line up of musicians who helped on the recording. Later that year, The Rick Cavender Band performed songs from the new CD for two shows at the Majestic Theater with the San Antonio Symphony.
Your event needs nothing more than one phone call and The Rick Cavender Band is set into motion. An Engagement Contract and Contract Rider will be sent to you, which will outline set-up and performance times, location, dress, staging, and power requirements. A state of the art PA and lighting system will give your event perfect coverage and appearance. Wireless microphones can be arranged for any special announcements, auctions or the guest performers.
The Rick Cavender Band is ready. Let's make your event memorable. Get the Party Started!