Clay Hutson is well-known in the music industry as an Event Production Manager, however, he didn’t start at his current position. His education came from Central Michigan University, where he received a B.A. in Theatre Design and Technical Production. Clay would later receive a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. After graduating, Clay has worked as sound engineer, as a stage manager, and as a production manager during his long career. He has worked for organizations and artists such as Getagrip Touring, Ronin Event Creative, Kid Rock, Kanye West, and Prince. Now, he has his own successful business.
As a veteran in the industry, Clay Hutson is able to use his past experiences and encounters as a way to guide his current work, and he credits that guidance as a key factor for his success. When beginning a project, Clay visualizes his ideas in his mind, imagining how all the pieces fit together, and his years of experience guides his mind’s eye, ensuring that his ideas stay realistic and pragmatic. However, his experiences are not the only reasons for Clay’s success.
Clay Hutson is a very detail-oriented planner. He plans everything, from the minor to the major, to ensure that the projects he leads are successful. He plans not just for the now, but also the future, ensuring that he, his projects, and his business are always a few steps ahead of the curve. According to Clay, these things, plus being a hard worker, has helped him become what he is today.
These keys of success were shown to work when Clay Hutson was a stage manager for Kid Rock’s 2018 “The American Rock N’ Roll Tour”, and according to Ravi Mandalia of The Reporter Expert, Clay was a big factor in that tour being successful, and his ability to help the tour be such a success came from his experience and his ability to plan and navigate the project. Clay was so successful as a stage manager that he was brought back as a production manager for Kid Rock’s other 2018 tour, the “Red Bloodied Rock N’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour”.