When Clay Hutson graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technical Production, he wouldn’t have believed if you told him that he would go on to work the biggest names in music during his career. He’s had a chance to work with bonafide rock stars like Guns and Roses, Prince, Kid Rock, and Pink.
He followed up his graduation with a masters in business administration from the University of Michigan and has held a variety of roles in the music industry as a tour manager, tour operator, production manager and even rose to the rank vice president of production at Ronin Event Creative since 2001.
With nearly three decades of experience, he’s learned quite a bit thanks to the various positions he has held. He believes that these positions have helped him, each in their own unique way to mould his perception of what is required to get the result he wants. Clay Hutson, who wakes up at 6:30 seldom sits idly, he is working every waking moment, even when he has to travel, he’s already planning his entire day, to the most minute detail. His work ethic has made him a sought-after producer and designer for live tours that he manages.
With the technological improvements allowing to introduce more dramatic elements in stage design, Clay Hutson is excited to see what he can do next with the ever-evolving technology. He knows the importance of constant upgrade and knows that if you stay in the same spot for too long in the industry, you’ll become obsolete. He’s appreciative of the improvement in many factors of technology like with lights, which are still as big and bright as ever but has reduced a lot of its weight, allowing it to be moved from place to place a lot more easily.
Clay Hutson’s creativity is of paramount importance to what he brings to the table, his vivid imagination allows him to see the stage and shows happening, allowing him to use computer software like CAD to bring them to life. Everything from lighting, to stage design and prop placement, is thought of before he sits in front of a computer.
With his experience and work ethic, it was no surprise when hit pop star Halsey announced she would be availing the services of Clay Hutson to manage her international tour where she will be performing in a variety of venues.
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