As the Folly staff continues to stay ever observant on the COVID-19 health regulations we have determined that moving forward with the previously scheduled October 17th and December 12th Folly Jazz concerts wouldn’t make sense both for health safety and financial reasons. Only being able to seat approximately 200 patrons when socially-distanced would make it difficult to cover our most basic costs for each concert. The October 17th Karrin Allyson concert will be moved to January 22nd and the December 12th David Benoit concert has been postponed until next season.
Over the next few weeks, our team will reach out to all ticket holders for the two changed concerts. We hope that our patrons will be able to attend the new date for Karrin Allyson. If not, we encourage them to consider donating the cost of their tickets back to the Folly, especially now as the Folly has lost over 80 performances accounting for nearly half of our annual operating revenue. The option for a refund will be available until September 30th for Karrin Allyson. Refunds for David Benoit will be issued over the next 3 weeks (unless the patron would like to donate their ticket cost back to the theater).
We know that this is disappointing news to all our amazing patrons that were looking forward to attending a live event and we hope to see you all soon. In the meantime, know that the Folly team is working hard on some new projects to fill your 2020 with some fun arts engagement. Stay tuned by signing up for our emails at FollyTheater.org or following us on Facebook!
You can find the new Folly Jazz Series schedule below or by visiting FollyTheater.org!
· Jeff Lorber Fusion – January 16th
· Karrin Allyson – January 22nd
· Anat Cohen – February 12th
· John Pizzarelli – February 13th (Not a part of the 38th Season)
· Paquito D’Rivera – March 20th
· Eliane Elias – April 9th