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.
The Folly Frolic enters it’s 3rd year this season with a brand new take and some young new sounds. With a bigger goal and even bigger changes coming to the Grand Lady of Twelfth Street, this will be our biggest Folly Frolic yet!
This year the Folly Goes Country! Join us in celebrating Kansas City’s oldest theater with An Evening with Walker McGuire. We’re bringing in Nashville’s Jordan Walker and Kansas City native, Johnny McGuire, to perform on the historic Folly Stage bringing a new energy and a country feel to the Lady of Twelfth Street.
Join your friends for a benefit for the Folly theater on Saturday, November 18th at 8 P.M. for the 3rd annual Folly Frolic!
There are brothers in blood, and then there are brothers in spirit. Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire may not look like family or share a last name, but you wouldn’t know it by hearing them sing.
Signed to BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records as the new duo Walker McGuire, Jordan and Johnny take an opposites-attract approach to their music, fusing electrifying “brotherly” harmonies with a fresh new take on modern country.
After meeting onstage at a writers round just days after moving to Nashville, Jordan – the “super country” guy, raised in Texas with a love for classics like Keith Whitley and Dan Seals – and Johnny – the quintessential “rootsy” guy, a Kansas City native schooled by left-of-center icons like Tom Petty and John Prine – discovered a yin-and-yang musical connection that fit together like puzzle pieces – and the duo Walker McGuire was born.
Their new hit single “Til Tomorrow” is “a polished tribute to heartaches and hangovers.” – Rolling Stone