Krista Tatschl Eyler smiles while holding a guitar. She is standing against an orange background.

MTC Kids Jam – Funky Mama

11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

Free; reservations recommended beginning June 17.

Individual Tickets

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities, followed by an hour-long concert with an acclaimed children's musician.

Funky Mama (Krista Tatschl Eyler), who has been creating original rock ‘n’ roll for kids and families for 20 years, was long ago dubbed “Kansas City’s favorite singing mama.” Beloved by families across the metro, Funky Mama scored national recognition when she performed at the 2007 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. Her fun and funky music covers many genres and styles and has been played in hundreds of cars and kitchens across the country.

Eyler’s powerful, blues-drenched voice sounds like she would be right at home anywhere – harmonizing with any of the great soul singers of the ’60s, belting out rock ’n’ roll, taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, singing folksy jug band standards, joining in with the best of Louisiana’s Zydeco bands, or soaring over the top of a mesmerizing up-tempo gospel group. Mostly though, Funky Mama’s music is just plain fun.