Denver, CO
Funk / Jazz / Afrobeat
Furious, world-class funk. The Motet is a funky, jazzy group based in Denver, Colorado. The seven-person band released their eighth studio album “Totem” last July. Known for their energetic live shows (including an annual Halloween cover set, where they’ve covered everything from Madonna to Jamiroquai to the Grateful Dead), The Motet has played at all the major festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Summer Camp and more.

The band formed in 1998 as The Dave Watts Motet, which consisted of band-leader Dave Watts with a rotating cast of musicians. By 2000, the group had changed to The Motet and has solidified as a permanent sextet of musicians. They have been entertaining audiences all over the US with nonstop touring since their founding. Perfecting their live show for over almost 20 years, The Motet is a must-see act at any festival.

- Written by Clayton Bowers
set details
Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 pm on Hy-Vee Mainstage