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About Dickson Productions

Steamboat Springs, Colorado recently honored John and Robin Dickson of Dickson Productions with an official City Proclamation, not only to acknowledge the award-winning MusicFest at Steamboat as the largest annual group ski trip in the nation, but also to recognize its 25-year history of contributing to the cultural landscape of the casually elegant rocky mountain resort, and enhancing the Steamboat Springs experience. John Dickson has been a featured speaker at the Americana Music Association Conference, and his company, Dickson Productions, presents or consults on more than 100 performances and special events each year, including Fest Out West, MusicFest, Rio Frio Fest and many more.

In addition to providing expertise consulting in advertising and marketing for artists, events, and major record labels, Dickson Productions publishes its widely distributed biannual MusicFest Magazine, whose pages include letters of recognition from artists, politicians, even Presidents. Also the force behind Right Avenue Records, Dickson Productions now can add ‘record label’ to its roster of qualifications, as the company recorded and released the acclaimed double CD live recording, Undone: A MusicFest Artist’s Tribute to songwriter Robert Earl Keen. Texas A&M University Press and the Center for Texas Music History joined forces to publish the John and Robin Dickson book series on Texas Music, designed to promote scholarship on a variety of topics related to the state’s musical heritage.

These are quite the accolades for a company that began in 1982 as the startup venture of John Dickson, at the time still a college student with a growing reputation as a fun-loving, music-loving event entrepreneur. While he wasn’t bartending at the historic Gruene Hall and Gristmill, watching legends like George Strait and Asleep at the Wheel launch before his very eyes, he was throwing the best area parties and events. He was one of the first to arrange group student travel to Cancun, Mexico, well before it became a favorite MTV Spring Break destination. Dickson began to gather friends together for discounted group ski trips to destinations including Crested Butte, Winter Park, Aspen, Snowmass, Keystone, A-basin, and Breckenridge, eventually becoming the popular National College Ski Week and finding a home in the laid back luxury of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Always a dedicated music fan, music naturally became an integral part of Dickson’s events, and he began to throw concerts throughout Texas to support the artists he believed in. Continually on the forefront, Dickson contributed to the Americana resurgence with his Outlaw Thursday series during the early 90’s, pairing acts such as Jack Ingram, Kelly Willis, and Charlie Robison with worldwide talents like Chris LeDoux, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson, helping to usher in new audiences for the burgeoning talents. As he began to incorporate then-newcomer acts like Roger Creager, Cory Morrow, Doug Moreland, and Cross Canadian Ragweed into the National College Ski Week, the MusicFest at Steamboat was born, and today the festival is a record-breaking event and a hallmark of the Americana calendar, where thousands of artists and fans converge for more than a week each January.

Over the years, Dickson Productions has worked with hundreds of esteemed national touring acts and up and comers alike (see list at right), and has successfully produced events across the nation. Dickson Productions contributes to several charitable organizations, including the Hallettsville Library, the Center for Texas Music History, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Buda Fire Department, whose annual Buda FireFest fundraiser was successfully launched with the support of Dickson Productions.

With its accessible, professional, and hardworking staff, Dickson Productions provides a personal touch and exceptional customer service to all event participants. Call the company’s office and you can actually speak to a person who is happy to help. And if you are an artist or an agent, Dickson Productions still prefers an old school snail mail press kit versus an EPK, because they pay attention to things like credits, songwriters, and producers. Dickson Productions pays attention to the details, so a few hundred or a few thousand like-minded people can get together and enjoy what founder John Dickson has always enjoyed most: good people, great music and best of times.

Artists We've Worked With

Adam Wright
American Aquarium
Angaleena Presley
Ashley Ray
Asleep at the Wheel
Aubrie Sellers
Back Door Slam
Band of Heathens
Bart Crow
Bayou Roux
Bellamy Brothers
The Belleville Outfit
Ben Smith
Billy Joe Shaver
The Black Lillies
blacktopGYPSY
Bleu Edmondson
Blue Water Highway Band
Bob Livingston
Bobby Duncan
Bonnie Bishop
Brandon Jenkins
Brandon Rhyder
Brent Cobb
Bri Bagwell
Brian Duckworth
Brian Keane                
Brison Bursey
Bruce Robison
The Bunkhouse Band
Bukka Allen
Buster Jiggs
The Cadillac Three
Carolyn Wonderland
Cash’d Out
Casey Donahew
Charla Corn                
Charlie Robison
Charlie Sexton
Charlie Worsham
Chris Knight
Chris LeDoux
Chubby Knuckle Choir
Cody Canada & The Departed
Cody Johnson Band
Colton James
Corb Lund
     & The Hurtin’ Albertans
Corby Schaub
Coley McCabe
Cory Morrow
Courtney Patton
Crooks
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Curtis Grimes
Dale Watson
Dalton Domino
Damn Quails
Darren Kozelsky
Darryl Lee Rush
David Allan Coe
Dean Dillon
Dedringers
Deryl Dodd
Dierks Bentley
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Dirty River Boys
Dishwalla
Django Walker
Doug Moreland
Drew Womack
Dub Miller
Dustin Welch
Eagle Eye Williamson
Earl Thomas Conley
Eli Young Band
Elizabeth Cook
Eric Middleton
Evan Felker
Featuring Bill Nershi
Flatland Cavalry
The Flatlanders
Folk Family Revival
Frank Neville
Fred Andrews
Gary Allan
Gary P. Nunn
George Devore
George Ducas
The Gourds
The Gourgers
Government Mule
Granger Smith
Great American Taxi
The Greencards
Guy Clark
Haley Cole
Halley Anna &
     The Tennessee Volunteers
Harris & Ryden
Hayes Carll
Heather Stalling        
Hello Dave
Honeybrowne
Honkytonk Homeslice
Hot Buttered Rum
The House Flies
Hudson Moore
J.D. Souther
J.E.R.K.S.
Jack Ingram
Jack O’Pierce
Jade Marie Patek & Bryan Catalani
James McMurtry
Jamie Wilson
Jarrod Birmingham
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Jason Eady
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Jay Boy Adams
JB & The Moonshine Band
Jeremy Plato
Jerry Jeff Walker
Jimmy Davis
Jimmy LaFave
Joe Ely
John Baumann
John Evans
John Fullbright
John D. Hale
John Inmon
John Slaughter
John Townes Van Zandt
Johnny Bush
Johnny Chops
Johnny Cooper
Johnny Lee
Johnny “Chops” Richardson
Jon Randall
Jonathan Tyler
    & The Northern Lights
Jonny Burke
Josh Abbott Band
Josh Grider
Judson Cole
K Phillips & The Concho Pearls
Kaitlin Butts
Kathleen Braun
Kathleen O’Keefe       
Keith Gattis
Keller Williams
Kelley Mickwee
Kelly Willis
Kent Finlay (Cheatham St.
     Warehouse)
Kevin Fowler
Kevin Welch

Kimberly Dunn
Kimberly Kelly
Kip Attaway
Kristen Kelly
    & The Modern Day Drifters
Kyle Hollingsworth
Kyle Hutton
Kyle Park
Kyle Wieters
Kylie Rae Harris
Larry Gatlin
Lee Ann Womack
Lee Brice
Leon Russell
Lincoln Durham
Liz & Lincoln
Liz Foster
Lloyd Maines
Los Texmaniacs
The Lost Gonzo Band
Lucas Copeland
Lucas Hubbard
Luke Olson
Macon Grayson
The Magpies
Mando Saenz
Marcia Ball
Mark David Manders
Mark Winston Kirk
Marshall Tucker Band
Matt Caldwell
The Matt Hillyer Band
Matt King
Matt Powell
Matt Skinner
Max Stalling
Medeski Martin & Wood
Merle Haggard
Michael Martin Murphey
Michael O’Conner
Michaelis
Micky & The Motorcars
Midnight River Choir
Mike and the Moonpies
Mike McClure Band
Mike Ryan
Miranda Lambert
Modern Day Drifters
The Molly Ringwalds
Muzzie Braun
New Monsoon
Nikki Lane
No Justice 
North Mississippi Allstars
The O’s
Owen Temple
Parker McCollum
Pat Green
Paul Overstreet         
Paul Thorn
Paula Nelson
Pauline Reese
Phil Pritchett
Pure Prairie League
Radney Foster
Randall King
Randy Rogers Band
The Rankin Twins
Ray Benson
Ray Johnston
Ray Wylie Hubbard
RC Edwards
Reckless Kelly
Red Dirt Rangers
Red Shahan
Rich O’Toole
Rivertrain
Robert Earl Keen
Robyn Ludwick
The Rockfarmers
Rodney Crowell
Rodney Hayden
Roger Clyne
    & The Peacemakers
Roger Creager
Rose Hill Drive
Run DMC
The Rustlanders
Ruthie Foster
Ryan Beaver
Ryan Bingham
Ryan James
Ryan Turner
Sam Baker
Sam Bush
Sam Riggs
Scott Miller
Sean McConnell
Seth James
Shane Smith
Shawn Sahm
Shinyribs
Shooter Jennings
Sidehill Gougers
Six Market Blvd
Skyrocket
Slaid Cleaves
Sons of Fathers
Sons of Bill
Soul Hat
Souleye
South Austin Jug Band
The Statesboro Revue
Steve Wariner
Stewart Mann
StoneCringe               
Stoney LaRue
Sunny Sweeney
Super Diamond
Susan Gibson
Suzy Bogguss
T Bird & The Breaks
Tea Leaf Green
Terri Hendrix
Texas Tornados
Thieving Birds
Thom Shepherd
Tina Wilkins
Todd Fritsch
Todd Snider
Tommy Alverson        
Trent Willmon
Trevor Potter
Trish Murphy
The Trishas
Turnpike Troubadours
Uncle Lucius
Vanilla Ice
Verlon Thompson
Wade Bowen
The Wailers
Wakeland
Walt Wilkins
Warren Hood
The Washers
Waylon Payne
Whiskey Myers
Will Hoge
Will Kimbrough
William Clark Green
Willie Nelson
Willis Alan Ramsey
Willy Braun
Zac Wilkerson
Zach Nytomt              
Zack Walther             
Zane Williams
Zilla