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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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FUNK KNUF @ Rock N Rails Summer Concert Series

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Whistle Stop Park, Murray St & 1st Ave, Niwot, CO 80503

Join us for Rock & Rails, Niwot's FREE Summer Concert Series! When: Every Thursday night from 5-9pm, June through August Where: at Whistle Stop Park in Niwot Colorado

5:00 - 6:00 : Happy Hour in the park, with drink specials and Opening Music. 6:30 - 8:45 : The evening's headlining band plays with one break in the middle.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED IN THE PARK. Personal bags and coolers are screened at the entrance gate. We will ask that you dispose of all outside alcohol or return it to your car before entering the park. No alcohol is allowed to leave the enclosed area of Whistle Stop Park. No alcohol is allowed to cross-over the road to the Children's Park. All alcohol must be disposed of before leaving the enclosed area of Whistle Stop Park. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are allowed at Rock & Rails, but the organizers reserve the right to ask any dog to leave at any time. Make good choices for your canine friend; Rock & Rails is loud and crowded and is not the best choice for every dog. A variety of food trucks and local beer vendors serve Rock & Rails patrons so bring cash for easy purchasing. Portable chairs and blankets are allowed. Please be kind and respectful to your neighbors and to the Park with your choices. As the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Promotional Event, Rock & Rails is a well-attended, much-loved event in the Niwot community. We look forward to seeing you again this summer.

Funk Knuf @ Dickens Opera House

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main Street, Longmont, Colorado

Come join us at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont!

Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Arguably the best nightlife venue in Colorado!

Offering live music and entertainment four to five nights-a-week, the Opera House is your destination for entertainment. National touring acts such as Kip Winger, Frank Hannon (Tesla), Ryan McGarvey, Hamilton Loomis, Big Bill Morganfield, Kenny Neal, and Great American Taxi have graced our stage. Our passion lies in supporting the diverse local music scene! The hottest regional bands consider the Dickens Opera House their home base.

This ain’t your grandparents’ opera house!

Originally built in 1881 by William Henry Dickens a relative of the famous author Charles Dickens, William Henry came to the area in 1860 as a young man, the son of Mary Allen.

When he built the opera house he was one of the largest land owners of the time. The parcel that the building sits on was given to his father by Ulysees S. Grant, the president.