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Lockton Announces Presenting Sponsorship of 2019 Folly Frolic!

The longtime Folly Theater supporter, Lockton Companies, has committed to be the presenting sponsor of the annual benefit concert, Folly Frolic, for the third year in a row!

What is Folly Frolic?

The Folly Frolic, originally hosted in the 1980s was a benefit to the, then newly reopened, Folly Theater. The Frolic was brought back to life in 2015 as a fundraiser to support the Folly Kids' Series and raised $56,000 with a benefit concert by The Celtic Tenors.

Now in its fifth year, the Folly Frolic is a staple event for the supporters of the Folly Theater and many residents of Kansas City. The Frolic has brought a diversity of artists and music over the last few years including Karrin Allyson, Walker-McGuire, and Oleta Adams. Over four successful events since 2015, the Frolic has raised shy of $350,000 for the Folly Theater's operations fund, which is used to finance the annual Folly Jazz & Americana Series, underwrite ticket & bus expenses for the Folly Kids' Series, and maintain the, now 119-year-old, building.

This year, the Frolic is hosting a Folly favorite, The Hot Sardines on November 16th! Tickets will be available in late September!

Lockton Companies

Since 2011, Lockton Companies has been involved with the Folly Theater when Mark Seely, Senior Vice President, joined the Folly Theater board of Directors.

The company was founded in 1966 by Jack Lockton. Jack opened Lockton with a commitment to not only his clients but to Kansas City's growth and development. Since then, Lockton and its employees have donated money and volunteered time to several local non-profits and causes, including the Folly Theater.

Join the Ranks of Lockton!

The 2019 Folly Frolic Committee is currently looking for sponsorship of the annual event. Now in its fifth year, the Frolic has become an iconic event that Kansas City pays attention to. We are looking for local companies that want to show their commitment to Kansas City's history and performing arts community.

Sponsorships of the 2019 Folly Frolic range from $500 to $10,000 with a multitude of recognition benefits.

You can learn more about sponsoring the Folly Frolic by visiting our Frolic Sponsorship page, or contacting Brian Williams, Development Director, at 816-8768-6886 or