Telluride Blues & Brews Festival: Year 18 Line-up
[click "Play" to hear Steve Gumble's conversation with Susan]
He's on the road again – and headed our way. Turns out Steve Gumble has booked the iconic Willie Nelson, who first appeared at Telluride Bluegrass in 1982 – as the headliner for his 18th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, September 16 – September 18, 2011. Joining Willie on the Main Stage are The Flaming Lips, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Dweezil Zappa, Mavis Staples, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, to name of the few of the acts, which make a lot more sense in context.
Steve, now owner and CEO of SBG Productions Inc. opened Telluride Blues & Blues for business in 1994. Like Telluride Film Festival, Mountainfilm in Telluride, and Telluride Bluegrass, Steve's festival evolved into an event with a global reputation, helping to brand Telluride as a cultural mecca.
"This year is one of the most eclectic and exciting lineups in the history of the festival," said Steve Gumble, President and founder of the Festival. "This weekend boasts amazing musical talent and late night Juke Joint performances to bring the house down!"
To find out more about the line-up (including the logic behind Nelson) and SBG Productions, click the "play" button and listen to Steve's rap.
(photos courtesy of Telluride Blues & Brews Festival)
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