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Are you Soul or R&B lover? Purchase your tickets to Take Me to the River LIVE anytime between October 27th and November 1st and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to meet the headliners of the show, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite, and William Bell, along with a signed vinyl album of Take Me to…

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The Folly Theater has cancelled the November 5 show. We were concerned about the safety and security of our employees and patrons. Over the years, we have rented our theater to a wide variety of organizations, hosting everything from church services to drag queen shows. In fact, in the last 12 months, we’ve rented our…

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Kansas City Art Institute and The Folly Theater Jazz Series KCAI and the Folly Theater are collaborating again for the 9th year in a row to help engage KCAI students with Kansas City history, Jazz music, and marketing. This year’s collaboration will be bigger than ever incorporating several graphic design students, judges from various industries that…

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35 Years Ago… The Folly Theater took on the passion project of developing an annual Jazz series. This series would bring unknowns, big names, and even local talent to the historic stage to showcase new and loved styles of Jazz. The Folly Theater Jazz Series has brought some world renowned artists to Kansas City including Eliane Elias,…

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A Little History First… Every year the Folly Theater hosts around 6,500 kids from around Kansas City to come and see plays that help them expand their knowledge of history, culture, and diversity. The folly has been running its, Kids’ series since the doors reopened. The directors and board at the time noticed a lack…

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KKFI Presents: Collaborations Live! at the Folly Theater!   June 30th, we will host an exciting night of innovative, original music, film, and dance. KKFI 90.1 is bringing seven sets of arts organizations that will perform a series of original & collaborative creations live! This will be a great evening of modern and classic performances fusing…

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On Friday, June 16th we’ll have the 3 time Grammy nominated, soul-diva, Ruthie Foster! Ruthie has been noted for her amazing performances and her unique sound blending together Soul, Gospel, Rock, and Blues. Below is a wonderful bio from Ruthie’s team that really shares her defining moments leading to her successful career. In the tightknit…

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