Previous events

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/

FUNK KNUF on 88.5 FM KGNU's Kaberet!

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KGNU 88.5 FM, 4700 Walnut St, Boulder CO, 80301

Thank you to those who listened to the show last night! We had a great time and received so many calls and texts from friends listening and really enjoying it! The Kaberet show is now posted on their website. You can listen to it by clicking the link below and scrolling down the page a bit to the January 28th Kaberet Show with host Dan Willging.

Thanks for hosting, Dano!! Always a pleasure. Special thank you also goes to George Figgs for producing the show. It sounds great!

To hear one of the more interesting songs we do . . . advance to 8:30 for "Dysfunction" . . . Enjoy! http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/shows.detail/showID/23/showName/Kabaret#volume

Jill Watkins with Mojomama Mojomama and their All Star Women’s Blues Band

Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont

Mojomama with their All Star Women’s Blues Band Jessica Rogalski! Jill Watkins! Jessica Carson! Bob Murnahan! Paul Rogalski! Taylor Edwards! With special guest, Delores Scott, in from Chicago!

Saturday, October 12, 2019 Help us celebrate Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids’ 10 Year Anniversary! 8:30 pm Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids 1555 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501

Sep7

Funk Knuf plays Superior's Chili Fest & BV Beer Festival!

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Coalton Community Park, 1350 Coalton Rd, Superior, CO 80027

New this year, Superior will be hosting a community Chili Competition! Please check back in June for more information on how to join the 2019 Chili Competition. Vendor Booths To register for a vendor booth, please click this registration link or contact the Superior Chamber of Commerce: https://bit.ly/2WKjEX2

Eats and Entertainment

Come join in the celebration that is sure to be hot, hot, hot! Back for the 19th year, Chili Fest will feature great music, great chili samples, local vendors and new this year, a Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital.

Please note that chili samples are generously provided by the cooks and are distributed first come-first served. Get there early as the samples always go fast. Chili tasting cups will be available for purchase - BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR for $5 you may purchase a reusable chili tasting cup with attached spoon – eat all the chili you want and take home the commemorative cup! The event will also feature a "People's Choice" competition between seven of the best local restaurants!

Boulder Valley Beer Fest Back again this year - the Boulder Valley Rotary Club will be hosting the 6th annual Boulder Valley Beer Fest in conjunction with Chili Fest! The Beer Fest will feature over 20 local breweries offering a wide variety of outstanding beers. General Admission to the beer fest includes an attractive souvenir mug and unlimited beer sampling. For more information or to buy tickets to the Beer Fest, please www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com

Volunteers Wanted We need lots of hands to make this huge event run successfully. If you are interested in volunteering (serving beer - must be 21, helping at Eco-Cycle Stations, set-up, tear-down) or being one of our amazing Chili Fest judges, please register at www.volunteersuperior.com.

Parking Parking will be limited. We encourage attendees to walk or ride their bikes and securely park them in the "Bike Corral". Vehicle parking will be also be available at the corner of McCaslin Blvd. and Coalton Road. A free shuttle will be running every 15 minutes from the parking area to Community Park.

Quick Facts! Event runs from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Community Park Chili Fest admission is FREE Chili Samples – purchase a reusable cup for unlimited chili tasting for 5$ Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital Don’t forget to bring some extra $$ - there will be great vendors with awesome products Single cup beer and sangria will be available for $5 Boulder Valley Beer Fest will be from 2:00-6:00 pm at Community Park on the baseball field, with an amazing Kids Zone FREE – Zip Line, Quad Trampoline and bouncy castles Over 20 craft beer vendor

Funk Knuf plays Longmont Jazz Festival!!

Longmont Jazz Festival, 5th and Main, Longmont, CO

Show Details 21stAnnual Longmont Jazz Festival July 20, 2019 !!!! Funk Knuf Plays at 7:30 pm This year the Longmont Jazz Festival will be held on July 20th 2019 on 5th Avenue in the heart of thriving downtown Longmont. The acts will be listed soon, but make sure to put our FREE and FAMILY FRIENDLY Festival on your calendar. Bring the whole family downtown and celebrate Jazz while enjoying the Longmont Downtown Creative District.

Mar21

FUNK KNUF Opens for Sugaray Raymond

Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Funk Knuf is very excited to open for Sugaray Rayford in the newly-remodeled Buffalo Rose in Golden!

We are selling discounted tickets for only $18! Save $8 plus fees by buying them through our website here: https://www.funkknuf.com/funk-knuf-w-sugaray-rayford-3-21-19-the-rose

Or, if you buy them through The Buffalo Rose, $20 in advance (with $4.10 in fees), $22.00 day of online (with fees), $24.00 at door.

Showtimes: 6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:30 pm - Funk Knuf 8:50 pm - Sugarray Rayford

Sugaray Rayford is nominated for, count ’em, four awards for the 39th annual Blues Music Awards in 2018. The four nominations are:

Soul Blues Album – The World That We Live In Soul Blues Male Artist Instrumentalist – Vocals B.B. King Entertainer of the Year “The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards represent a prestigious collection of acclaimed performers and rising stars that reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s blues music scene.” — The Blues Foundation

The Band Sugaray has fronted his own band since 2010, called the Sugaray Rayford Band. This band is currently made up of world-class musicians who tour extensively internationally: Drake “Munkihaid” Shining on keyboards, Alan Markel on bass, Lavell Jones on drums, and Allan Walker on sax. Ralph Carter is Suga’s writing partner, joining the band on bass for live gigs on occasion.

This is one show NOT to miss at The Buffalo Rose this year. Sugaray Rayford rarely makes it out this way…so don’t miss it! He has a 9 piece band who will blow your mind! Join us for a night of sure to be unforgettable music!

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