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.


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.

Funk Knuf @ Sunset at the Summit Concert Series

Rainbow Park, 430 Rainbow Dr, Silverthorne, CO 80498

The Sunset at the Summit Concert Series provides free, award-winning music for Summit County's residents and guests in the heart of Silverthorne's Rainbow Park.

All concerts begin at 7 PM. Stay tuned for more information including pre-show events and activities for the entire family. Through the Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is dedicated to serving the residents and guests in Summit County by building identity and a sense of community one concert at a time.

Concert goers can enter through the north and south entrances and are encouraged to utilize on-street parking, Rainbow Park parking areas, as well as the Recreation Center parking lot. Mountain Lyon Café will be on hand serving up yummy BBQ and snacks. The Lake Dillon Theatre Company will be on site serving wine and beer with all alcohol proceeds going to the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. The playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts will all be open and accessible for families and groups to utilize during the performances.

PLEASE NOTE: No outside alcohol is permitted and this is a no pet event. Thank you in advance for you coorporation.

Funk Knuf @ Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival

Citizens Park, 24th Avenue and Chase Street, Edgewater, CO

The 20th Annual Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival is coming up! On July 29th 2017, patrons from throughout the Denver metro area will gather at Citizens Park in Edgewater to enjoy the best local music, craft beer and local food and to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. This fundraiser has donated over $172,000.00 towards building homes for families in need. With 9 awesome local bands, local restaurants and local breweries, we build community through music! Put it on your calendar.

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 11am to 8pm Citizens Park, Edgewater, Colorado

LOCATION: 24th Avenue and Chase Street Edgewater, CO

Band Line Up 2017 for Blues & BBQ

11:00 - 11:45 Cup-a-Jo 12:00 - 12:45 Wild Love Tigress 1:00 - 1:45 Funk Knuf 2:00 - 2:45 Stacey T and the Big Difference 3:00 - 3:45 The Symbols 4:00 - 4:45 My Blue Sky 5:00 - 5:45 Six Foot Joe and the Red Hot Rhinos 6:00 - 6:45 The Duke Street Kings 7:00 - 8:00 The Austin Young Band

PROCEEDS: will benefit HABITAT for HUMANITY of Metro Denver.

FUNK KNUF @ Treppeda's Anniversary Party

Treppeda's, 300 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80501

Funk Knuf at Treppeda's 21st Anniversary Celebration this Saturday!

Come and get funky with us as we celebrate with Treppeda's on their 21st anniversary! We will be letting it all out for this one and hope you will, too! There is a $10 cover. Come support music in Niwot and celebrate their big 21! Hope to see you there! : )