Music Industry Production Manager Clayton Hutson


Clayton Hutson has been a part of the music industry for nearly 2 decades, and in that time he has been involved with providing a number of both major and upcoming artists with his stage and production managing expertise. He spent a lot of his years in the industry learning about what it takes to put on successful stage performances before he ventured out to start his own production company. He works hard to make sure that audiences experience something beautiful and unique in every performance he helps put together, and he says that he also takes his artists’ thoughts and feelings into consideration during the process.


His routine as a stage manager consists of getting up early in the morning, around 6:30, then going over his schedule for the day before getting to work on the various events he manages. Because of his vast knowledge in his chosen field, Clayton Hutson says that he usually knows what’s going to work and what’s not going to work. He’s expressed that he tries to stay 3 steps ahead of himself and plan his entire day out, and has been known to stay on the job from sun up to sun down in order to make sure that all the shows he produces come out right.


Clayton Hutson has stated that he feels that anyone can be trained to be talented, elaborating that someone who has talent usually loves what they do and has a strong desire to be good at it, so he feels that if a person has a certain type of enthusiasm to learn the art of music, then they would be an ideal artist to work with as opposed to someone who has natural talent but no enthusiasm. He has done production and stage managing for such well-known musical artists as the late singer Prince, Kanye West, Pink and Jennifer Nettles.


He is currently working on the Kid Rock tour, as well as the 2018 World Tour of Halsey, which they are calling the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour. Clayton Hutson has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. boss School of Business. He has been a Production Manager for Get A Grip Touring since 1999, and a VP of Production for Ronin Event Creative since 2001.

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