Folly Frolic

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The 5th Annual Folly Frolic will be on

November 16th, 2019

2019’s Folly Frolic will feature

THE HOT SARDINES

Formed in New York City in 2007, Elizabeth Bougerol & Evan Palazzo have brought the Hot Sardines to life! Evan, a NY native, and Elizabeth “Miss Liz” from Paris, both answered a Craig’s List ad for a traditional jazz band. It “was like an instant musical connection”, Elizabeth recalled.

Since that day, Evan and Liz created the Hot Sardines, and have been touring with top-notch talent, including a tap-dancer! The Hot Sardines have managed to garner the attention Baby Boomers and Millennial jazz lovers alike with their flair in performance and music influenced by artists like Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, and Ray Charles.

The Hot Sardines will play at the historic Folly Theater for the 5th annual Folly Frolic on Saturday, November 16th with their new album, Welcome Home, Bon Voyage released on April 19th, 2019.


Tickets will go on sale on September 13th!

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Last Year’s Folly Frolic


Folly Frolic History

In 2015, The Folly Theater hosted its first Winter fundraising event to benefit the Folly Theater’s operating funds and Kids’ Series programming. We were joined by the Celtic Tenors in 2015 for our inaugural event, raising approximately $56,000.

In 2016, we brought the world-renowned Karrin Allyson to the Folly Theater stage. Her lively sounds and captivating vocals grabbed audiences for her 3rd performance at the historic Folly stage. With the help of our patrons and generous donors, the 2nd Folly Frolic raised just around $95,000.

December 6th, 2017, we celebrated our 3rd annual Folly Frolic with Walker McGuire, an up an coming country duo. Jordan Walker, Tennessee native, and Johnny McGuire, a boy from Kansas, joined up to bring a unique sound to the Folly Theater. That evening, the Folly went country! After an exciting sound check party with Q104, we moved over to the Muehlbach Tower at the Marriott Downtown Kansas City. We made our way back over to the C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater for an exciting performance put on by the duo. After the show, Walker McGuire stood and signed autographs for adoring fans!

In 2018, we celebrate the largest Folly Frolic to date! With over 300 VIPs and a sold-out show, Oleta Adams took the stage to deliver a powerful performance for over 1,000 on looking fans and Folly supporters. 2018’s Frolic also included a combo dinner in partnership with the newly refurbished Savoy at 21c Restaurant & Hotel where guests enjoyed a 3-course dinner and then headed to the Folly for Oleta’s concert. The fourth Folly Frolic raised over $118,000!