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Funk Knuf is “2 % Jazz . . . and 98% Funky Stuff!!” (Maceo Parker)
 
FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience. They play fun, solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players, backed by a solid- groovin' rhythm section, and delivered by the strong vocals of Jill Watkins

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.
 
Each member of Funk Knuf is an ultra-talented and versatile musician. The shared experiences of each runs the gamut of musical experience from International Jazz festivals to playing at Red Rocks.
 
Funk Knuf plays music that will move your body parts! Guaranteed.

"I just have to say that this band exceeds all expectations on delivering a great Funk, R&B and blues sound that is 100% thorough bred dance music. Why...because they are all hot musicians, Jill has pipes that can blow the roof off and they have a 3 piece horn section. There are Few things that I love more in life than a bad ass horn section that owns the grooves and can solo like its pay day! And they have it. i Hype not. Come on down. Cool big bands are an endangered species in our age of digital streaming and we should support them and we’ll be the happier for it. Cheers!" - Suter Du Bose, President, Caffe Sole 
www.caffesole.com

"y'all absolutely blew me away! What a thrill to hear such consummate musicians right here at home. I had a huge grin on my face the whole time. You are a great band." - Clay Kirkland

"All I'm a say here is that FUNK KNUF is one of the tightest, bestest, most powerful "on it" bands I've heard in a long time ... not enough superlatives to truly describe how good they are from top to bottom, front to back and everything in between
If you've never listened or seen this band, do so as soon as you get a chance, I promise you will NOT be disappointed ... but be prepared to move n groove, because with THIS band you have no choice but to feel it
Get your groove on with FUNK KNUF"  Wolf Bytes  
wolfmannsmusic.com/

Funk Knuf supporting Renee Austin's CD Release of "Songbirds and Angels" 

RENEE AUSTIN CD RELEASE SHOW 'Songbirds and Angels"
The Toad Tavern, 5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123
Doors open at 7:30 pm 
Funk Knuf plays 8:30-9:30 pm 
Reneé Austin's Band plays 10:00-11:30 pm

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 Pay Pal button to purchase DISCOUNTED TICKETS at only $15 each, with no additional fees. 

 
 
 
 
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We will leave your tickets at The Toad Tavern's "Will Call" on the day of the show. If you need tickets delivered to you, please let us know and we will work with you to make that happen!

Another option is to purchase through The Toad Tavern:
$14.00 advance (plus $6.00 fees) 
$16.00 day of online (plus $6.00 fees) 
$22.00 at door

Funk Knuf returns to Caffe Sole!! 

Funk Knuf is excited to return to Boulder's most artistic cafe! We always have a wonderful time with their quality audience. Come join us for dinner from their first-class menu and music from Funk Knuf's first-class catalog. 

Dinner starts at 6 pm. Music starts at 7 pm.

Funk Knuf to play Niwot's 7th Annual Jazz at 2nd Ave Festival! Tonight! 7pm 

How very cool "Jazz On 2nd Ave" has invited us for the Friday Night Primer to their now Seventh Year Festival.


So, C'mon out and enjoy a FREE SHOW Friday Night the 15th with Funk Knuf! We'll be performing on the main stage and will bring some Funkish Fun just for you! This is a Rain or Moonshine event! The stage and audience are all under the tent for this event! 
Then Saturday the 16th for Main event! 
YOU DON"T WANT TO MISS THIS! 
So, say Yes, to "JAZZ ON 2ND AVE" Downtown Niwot.

Funk Knuf at Sunset at the Summit Concert Series in Silverthorne, CO 

 

Join us this Saturday in the Mountains!  Funk Knuf is playing a free concert at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne, CO 430 Rainbow Dr, Silverthorne, CO 80498.

Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

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.

Next Stop, Nissis!!! 

Funk Knuf is super excited to play this beautiful venue in Lafayette, CO!

Come join us at Nissi's
Sat, May 27 @ 7:30 PM
Nissi's, 2675 Northpark Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026

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Previous events

FUNK KNUF @ The Toad Tavern - Renee Austin CD Release of "Songbirds and Angels"

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

RENEE AUSTIN CD RELEASE SHOW 'Songbirds and Angels" The Toad Tavern, 5302 S Federal Cir, Littleton, CO 80123 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/aspx

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 - 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.

FUNK KNUF @ Caffe Sole

Caffe Sole, 637R South Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Come and celebrate John Battista's birthday with the rest of us! It's gonna be a party!

Funk Knuf is excited to return to Boulder's most artistic cafe! We always have a wonderful time with their quality audience. Come join us for dinner from their first-class menu and music from Funk Knuf's first-class catalog.

Dinner starts at 6 pm. Music starts at 7 pm.

https://www.caffesole.com/

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 @ Jazz on 2nd Ave Festival!

Jazz on 2nd Ave, corner of 2nd Ave & Niwot Rd, Niwot, CO

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.

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.

20th Annual Blues & BBQ For Better Housing Festival

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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.