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Become a Frolic 2024 Sponsor today to receive premium seating and access to the pre-show party! 
Single tickets go on sale August 1 at 10am. 

Michael Feinstein brings to life Big Band Celebrations and the Tony Bennett legacy. Supported by the Carnegie Hall Big Band, Feinstein pays a heartfelt tribute to the legendary Tony Bennett, bringing his iconic songs to life in a symphony of sound.

The performance will feature hits such as “Because of You”, “Rags to Riches”, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”, “The Best is Yet To Come”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Stranger in Paradise” and many more.  Feinstein’s dynamic interpretations, coupled with the grandeur of the big band, will create an unforgettable night that honors the legacy of Tony Bennett in all its glory.

Michael Feinstein’s close friendship with Tony Bennett adds a profound layer to this tribute, as their camaraderie brings authenticity and depth to each note performed. Not only does Feinstein’s masterful interpretation of Bennett’s timeless repertoire pay homage to an era of classic songwriting, but it also preserves the rich cultural heritage that these songs represent.

The show also brings to bear the history of Carnegie Hall, which has been connected to the big band for decades. Icons from across the 20th and 21st Century have graced the stage of Carnegie Hall, from Benny Goodman to Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong to Ella Fitzgerald and from Frank Sinatra to, of course, Tony Bennett. The music-making of Feinstein and the Carnegie Hall Big Band continue this tradition, as this program brings the Hall’s history to life onstage.

“Tony Bennett is one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century. He has created a body of work surpassed by none.”  – Michael Feinstein


6:00 PM: Join fellow patrons at our celebration (invitation only). Experience an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres, libations, gourmet chocolates, and a bubbly bar while supporting this iconic theater.

8:00 PM: Michael Feinstein in Because of You featuring the Carnegie Hall Big Band

Without the generous support of our sponsors, not only would we be unable to put together the Folly Frolic with such amazing talent, but we wouldn’t be able to sustain the Kansas City legacy that is the Folly Theater. Sponsors help us maintain the historic building, provide programming featuring diverse performers, and sustain the longest-running Jazz series in Kansas City. Most significantly, sponsor support allows the Folly to provide free tickets and subsidized bus transportation for area Title-I schools and underserved students to attend Folly Kids’ Series performances.

*All sponsors receive playbill recognition, and all sponsors at the $1,750 level and above receive recognition in pre-Concert remarks from the stage.

Become a Frolic 2024 Sponsor today!

For event sponsors*, we invite you to join us at this year’s Patron’s Party and enjoy our festive celebration while you mingle with other Folly supporters.

For more information, please contact Folly Development Director Brian Williams.

Sponsorship Levels

Executive Producing Sponsor - $20,000

  • 20 Patron Party tickets
  • 20 “Best In House” Concert tickets
  • “Executive Producer” recognition in Concert marketing and advertising

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • 10 Patron Party tickets
  • 10 “Best In House” Concert tickets
  • “Presenting Sponsor” recognition in Concert marketing and advertising

Patron Party Sponsor - $7,500

  • 8 Patron Party tickets
  • 8 “Best In House” Concert tickets
  • “Patron Party Sponsor” recognition in Concert marketing and advertising

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000

  • 8 Patron Party tickets
  • 8 Premium Concert tickets

Photo Booth Sponsor - $4,000

  • 6 Patron Party tickets
  • 6 Premium Concert tickets
  • Name or logo on all digital and print photo booth photos

Gold Sponsor - $2,500

  • 6 Patron Party tickets
  • 6 Premium Concert tickets

Bubbly Bar Sponsor - $1,750

  • 4 Patron Party tickets
  • 4 Premium Concert tickets
  • Premium signage next to gourmet bubbly bar

Silver Sponsor - $1,200

  • 4 Patron Party tickets
  • 4 Premium Concert tickets

Patron Sponsor - $600

  • 2 Patron Party tickets
  • 2 Premium Concert tickets