Jill Watkins is well known in Colorado for her sassiness and powerful voice. Her versatility is experienced through her various projects; from her original blues project, the "Jill Watkins Band", to featured artist with jump-and-swing band "George Whitesell and his All-Stars Featuring Jill Watkins," to vocalist with the New-Orleans-themed band, "Jockamo," to collaborator with the all-women’s show "HERmonious," and, singing with the internationally renowned (cuz she told her friend in Canada) funk and jazz band "FUNK KNUF"! Jill has shared the stage with many international artists and performed in festivals all across the southwest. She continues to stretch her wings and expand her repertoire.

Jill is also honored to sing The National Anthem and God Bless America for special events.

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Jill Watkins with Ladies Sing the Blues

Gold Hill Mesa, 142 S Raven Mine Dr # 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Gates open 11am

Noon-12:50 Alvin Youngblood Hart

1:05-1:55 Cass Clayton Band w/Taylor Scott

2:15-3:05 Ladies Sing The Blues featuring Jessica Rogalski, Jill Watkins, Peaches Embry backed up by MOJOMAMA

3:25-4:25 Buddy Whittington

4:45-6pm Janiva Magness

After Party-6-9pm - $10 entry includes food from Blue at Red Gravy and BJ Estares and Route 61. Beer and wine will be available for purchase by the Pikes Peak Blues Community.

Blues on the Mesa will feature a variety of food trucks (something for everyone), handmade and homemade items from local vendors, beer from Fossil Craft Beer as well as wine and other adult beverages from Weber Street Liquor for those 21 and older with I.D.

Hotel Eleganté is offering rooms for just $99. + tax. CLICK THE LINK BELOW! https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1410&skipfirstpage=true&page=2925941

​​​​​​JANIVA MAGNESS was named the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009 by THE BLUES FOUNDATION, becoming only the second woman, after Koko Taylor, to be so honored. The award was presented by B.B. King himself and Bonnie Raitt. Her 2016 album, Love Wins Again, debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Blues Chart and earned Jeniva her first GrammyAward nomination. http://www.janivamagness.com

BUDDY WHITTINGTON appeared on countless shows and recordings worldwide for 15 years as guitarist with blues legend John Mayall. https://www.buddywhittington.com

LADIES SING THE BLUES is a popular "one of a kind" show, featuring three talented blues singers; Jessica Rogalski, Jill Watkins and Peaches Embry. Backed by MOJOMAMA This is "A Show Within A Show"!

CASS CLAYTON BAND exudes a passion and energy making them a favorite in festivals and venues across the region. https://cassclayton.com/

ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART is known as one of the world's foremost practitioners of country blues and a GRAMMY WINNER too! www.mojomusic.com/alvin/