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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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Previous events

FUNK KNUF @ The Toad Tavern - Reneé Austin's CD Release of "Songbirds and Angels"

The Toad Tavern, 5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123

BLUES, SOUL and FUNK FANS...please don't miss the (sure to be electrifying) Colorado return of Reneé Austin along with FUNK KNUF (with Jill Watkins) on Fri. Sept. 7th...at The Toad Tavern...sponsored by : Kai Turner's Strictly Blues. This is going to be an AMAZING night of music...please, please don't miss it!!!

IT'S ALWAYS CHEAPER TO BUY EARLIER THAN DAY OF SHOW AT THE DOOR.

Please click on our link to purchase DISCOUNTED TICKETS at only $15 each, no additional fees.

Reneé Austin CD Release Show 'Songbirds and Angels" Doors open at 7:30 pm Funk Knuf plays 8:30-9:30 pm Reneé Austin's Band plays 10:00-11:30 pm

Reneé Austin is an American soul, R&B, gospel, singer, songwriter, actor and speaker. She is a six-time Minnesota Music Award Winner including 'Female Vocalist of the Year'. Austin has a wide vocal range, and has opened for Los Lobos, Tower of Power, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Keb Mo and more. She released three albums between 1997 and 2005, and supplied backing vocals on Tommy Castro's 2005 album, Soul Shaker. Austin was also part of a group of women who performed in Morgan Freeman's PBS Blues Divas, as well as singing for a live WWE season premier, whose television audience was six million. Her singing voice has been compared by critics to those of Mavis Staples, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, and also as a female version of Michael McDonald.

The Philadelphia Inquirer commented that she "embraces a deliciously wide range of roots styles: She swings nimbly on R&B, and fires off some rousing gospel. For good measure, she also shows she can take it uptown with a sultry, soulful ballad."

It was announced in 2005 that her career was finished as following thyroid surgery, she was left with a paralyzed vocal nerve that made speaking and further singing impossible. However, after years of inaction, her voice was miraculously restored. In 2015, Austin returned to performing. She now hos one of her most beautiful recordings to date selling better than ever in 2018..."Songbirds and Angels". DON'T MISS HER COLORADO RETURN!!!

FUNK KNUF @ Downtown Wellington Summer Concert Series

Centennial Park, 3815 Harrison Avenue, Wellington, CO 80549

2018 Summer concert series, 3 dates, 2 bands per date, this year's band theme is 'The Women of Summer' with female lead singers. There will be food vendors, beer garden, and a VIP area for sponsors (or you can purchase tickets to) with food and drink. More info to come!

https://www.townofwellington.com/Calendar

Funk Knuf @ Copper Mountain's Mac and Cheesse Festival

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Copper Mountain, 209 Ten Mile Circle, Copper Mountain, Colorado 80443

Join us for the 4th annual Mac & Cheese Fest, July 28 – 29.

Come and enjoy indulgent, crafty, cheesy dishes as our chefs deliver the yummiest most creative concoctions. If sampling is not enough, test your tummy at the eating competition. Kids can partake in an afternoon of free fun-filled activities and entertainment. Boogie down to live music as you wrap up the perfect day.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Learn more: http://www.coppercolorado.com/things-to-do/events/july-events/mac-n-cheese-fest?season=summer

Funk Knuf & Signel-Z: Longmont Jazz Fest Opening Night!

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main Street, Longmont, Colorado

Join us for the Opening Night of the Longmont Jazz Festival! Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm. Tickets: $10.

FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience. They play fun and solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players! Funk Knuf will bring you music from Brand New Heavies, to Liquid Soul, and Jaco Pastorious to Lettuce. You’ll hear Galactic, King Hector, and some Greyboy All Stars. Each song is selected with care. What Funk Knuf brings to their shows won’t be on your radio when you arrive.

Signel-Z Creative and original music and renditions of distinctive tunes, eclectic mix of R&B, folk, funk and jazz material with creative arrangements.

NOTE Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Seats are limited - be sure to come early, when the doors open, if you would like a table. We highly recommend dinner reservations in the Tavern before the show for those guests wishing to enjoy dinner with us!

RESERVED SEATING Dickens Tavern – Phone: (303) 834-9384 $100 VIP boxed seated areas available close to the stage – areas seat 8 comfortably - all guests must still purchase individual show tickets. This is not included in the VIP private/reserved sections. You can order off of our full tavern menu until 10 pm.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL – we do not provide refunds to concerts. Online ticket price includes a $1.00 convenience fee. Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call on the day of the show under the name of the credit card used to purchase them.

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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.

Jockamo @ Niwot Rotary's Octoberfest

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

Niwot Rotary Club & Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club invite you to the Annual Niwot Oktoberfest! Join us at our NEW location of Whistlestop Park which allows us room for even more brewers and vendors! Kids and non-drinkers are welcome as well as admission is free! Tickets are limited so be sure to purchase yours today!
VIP ticket includes early entry into the event, limited edition ceramic beer mug, access to VIP tent with seating, raffle tickets to win a $3000 travel lodging card and two other gift cards, entry to food & beer pairing from 3:00-6:00 pm by Spice of Life Catering and Industrial Revolution Brewery.

Funk Knuf @ Jazz on 2nd Ave in Niwot!

Jazz on 2nd Ave, Corner of Niwot Rd & 2nd Ave

Voted “Best Music Festival Outside of Denver 2017 ” in Denver's Westword, Jazz on 2nd Ave is a "must experience" destination for you this summer. #JazzOn2ndAve and Colorado Jazz Group are proud to present the musical lineup for the 7th Annual Jazz on 2nd Ave! • Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band • Dave Stryker Organ Trio • BLT with special guests Joey Gulizia & Gary Regina • Adam Bodine Trio • Niwot High School Jazz Band

Come out, Friday night, September 15, 7-9 to hear Funk Knuf kick off the festival! Friday night is free. Get your $10 Early Bird Tickets for Saturday today! Kids 12 & under are free.

Jockamo plays Gold Hill Mesa

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

The concerts are held outdoors from 4:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evenings starting August 12 and continuing through the month of September. With plenty of free parking, the public is welcome to attend these family-friendly events and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food and craft vendors for this concert will be Lil’ Tin Can, Cowgirl Kettle Corn, Colorful Colorado Cones, Heavenscent. Entertainment for children includes bounce houses, face painter, and Bear Creek Nature Center activity booth.