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TAVN Fundraiser Featuring Funk Knuf @ Roots Music Project

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm MDT is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and promoting musicians, performers and visual artists.

The Arts Validation Network, ( is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and promoting musicians, performers and visual artists and their work by providing them with platforms for performances, community education and validation. This work also nourishes the audiences and students of these arts.

Our Story
TAVN founder Janine Santana is a conguera, a stage actor, and a radio host who comes from a long line of musicians and performers. She grew up in a community where both well-known and unacknowledged artists came together to create and to endorse the artist and the audience coming together. This is what sparked her dream for creating The Arts Validation Network. It was logical to begin with music because Janine‘s background, and her prior 20-year internet music radio venture (My VS Radio) was well-established.

However, TAVN aspires to eventually present and support the creative arts in many other formats. For example, The Sun Ra Project is a weekly interactive immersive experience in Denver. It brings together musicians, including Dr. Hugh Ragin, who was part of Ra’s band, to perform in a multisensory light art gallery (see our website for more details). Audience members are treated to music, stories, film, and a dazzling light show. This is one example of the kind of multi-art template that TAVN has in mind.

Our research tells us that people are looking for something beyond the predictable models that define contemporary radio. Our two stations are dedicated to provide increased diversity and present artists and programs in the spirit of risk-taking. TAVN’s approach gives our on-air hosts and performers abundant artistic freedom, not restrained by national trends and ‘targets’ to hit. In turn they share their knowledge of excellent music, both known and surprising. Our target is to be community driven and supported, and to reach places that genuinely connect the artists and the audience together; the essence of validation.

Currently, we broadcast two streaming radio stations–TAVN Jazz and TAVN Free-Form. By ensuring that the artists are fairly compensated and the diversity of our communities are well-represented, TAVN and its supporters are keeping the Arts vital and relevant today’s society and introducing new generations to what is possible to hear, see, and experience. The Arts Validation Network provides artistically and culturally diverse platforms for musicians and other performing artists, archivists, and educators to present world-class programming and live events.



“Funk Knuf is “2 % Jazz . . . and 98% Funky Stuff!!” (Maceo Parker)

FUNK KNUF (funk enough) is Colorado’s funk experience, playing fun and solid funk music with a horn section full of monster players! A true delight to support, The Arts Validation Network!

Funk Knuf pays tribute to music from Brand New Heavies to Liquid Soul, and Jaco Pastorious to Lettuce. You’ll hear Tower of Power, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Galactic, King Hector, some Greyboy All Stars, and much more!

Doors 7:00pm. Show 8:00pm
Full bar on premises; Plenty of free parking; Lyft and Uber friendly!

About Roots Music Project Foundation

Roots Music Project Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit local music incubator based in Boulder, Colorado. We believe in the power of music to make the world a better place. All music starts locally. We empower artists, fans, and venues to connect and create a thriving and inspiring local music scene.

4747 Pearl St, Ste V3A Boulder, CO 80301 Search for “Roots Music Project” on Google Maps.

“See you at Roots!”


July 20
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm MDT
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Roots Music Project
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