A full service event and festival production company since 1994, SBG Productions specializes in the unique, multi-faceted live music experiences the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and the Telluride Jazz Festival in Telluride, CO and Durango Blues Train in Durango, CO.
Founded in 1994 by Steve Gumble, President and CEO, SBG Productions has operated as a music-based special events company since its inception. Under Gumble's leadership, SBG Productions created their flagship festival, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, along with the Durango Blues Train. Steve's primary role is talent buyer, booking a wide range of acts for all of SBG's events. Gumble also oversees finances, company operations, marketing and project development. Gumble's booking and management philosophy is a team-based environment wherein employees are encouraged to collaborate on all company aspects.
Director of Operations
Courtney first came to Telluride in the summer of 2003 as an intern for the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and joined the SBG team full time in the fall of 2007. As the Director of Operations, Courtney oversees development, coordination and execution of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival and the Durango Blues Train. Courtney is responsible for implementing and managing all facets of festival operations including hospitality, lodging, on-site events, food & craft vendors, brewers, equipment rental and night venues.
Director of Marketing
Jacob joined the SBG Productions team in 2013. Jacob manages all aspects of marketing and multimedia including advertising and sales, web administration, graphic design, video production, and photography in addition to event ticketing and box office management. Jacob graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Finance & Economics from DePaul University and is a level III candidate in the CFA Program.
Director of Partnerships
Patrick first came to the Telluride for Blues & Brews as a sophomore at Fort Lewis College in 2009. Two years later, he began an internship during which he helped produce the first ever Durango Blues Train and the 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. He then returned to college to finish a dual degree in Marketing and Accounting. The next five years he spent time skiing powder and marketing some of the hottest snow sports, outdoor and craft beer brands around, while managing projects for SBG Productions along the way. In 2016, Patrick was offered a full time position and jumped at the opportunity. Patrick takes pride in creating joy via experiences in beautiful settings and strives to further people’s and brand’s Telluride experience.
Operations, Booking, Vendor & Volunteer Manager
A Western Slope native, Marcus grew up in Grand Junction, CO and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a B.A. in Sociology & Human Services. Now living full time in Telluride the past four years, Marcus enjoys skiing in the winters, mountain biking and rafting the southwest in the summer time. Marcus first became involved with SBG Productions’ events when he was a sophomore in college, volunteering for Blues & Brews in 2009. Fast forward ten years later, Marcus joined the SBG team full time as the Volunteer & Vendor Manager for Telluride Jazz Festival, the Vendor Manager & Glamp Counselor for Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and assistant talent buyer for SBG Productions events.