Clayton Hutson, Production Manager to Rising Stars

Clayton Hutson

Clayton Hutson is first and foremost a production manager who has primarily worked with musicians of the rock genre due to his passion for this particular genre, but he has also worked with musicians and entertainers from all sorts of background throughout his career. Clayton also is the owner and operator of Ronin Event Creative, a live event production company. Clayton is a native son of Michigan, and it is in this state that he began his journey to becoming the exceptional production manager that he undisputedly is regarded as by most, if not all, in the music industry.


Clayton Hutson attended Central Michigan University and graduated therefrom with a degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production. At the same time that he was working toward his degree, Clayton worked as many events as possible, gaining valuable experience with setting up equipment, driving equipment trucks, handling lighting, and performing audio duties.

Work Experience

Throughout his career, Clayton Hutson has held positions ranging from head rigger to sound engineer to monitor to stage design to lighting design to stage manager to production manager, working with the likes of Prince, Halsey, Pink, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, The Backstreet Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Garbage, Gwen Stefani, Aaron Lewis, and Kid Rock. In the wake of having so successfully managed Kid Rock’s 2018 The American Tour, Clayton Hutson and Kid Rock will be reuniting for the second part of Kid Rock’s 2018 tour. Outside the music industry, Clayton Hutson has worked as production manager for the televangelist Billy Graham and as technical consultant for the Rio De Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics providing advice on the technical aspects of the live ceremony.


Clayton Hutson has an incredible work ethic, is very attentive to the details, and is quick to incorporate new technology and equipment into the shows he manages. He also has extensive experience and expertise in production management, stage management, logistics management, rigging, production design, monitor engineering, and live show production. These are some reasons why Clayton is such a successful production manager, among others. Learn more :

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