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About CSM Production

Founded in 1987, CSM Production is an award-winning event production company specializing in live shows, experiential operations, special events and corporate production.

With an authentic commitment to create lasting memories, CSM Production has served a myriad of Fortune 500 and national sports marketing clients across the nation, including Sprint, Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Ford and Chevrolet, and major sports entities such as FOX Sports 1, NASCAR, IndyCar and NBA and NFL teams over the course of its 29-year-old history.



Create a memorable, best-in-class event experience for every customer.


Work as a team with integrity, passion and drive.


People first.


CSM's commitment to a memorable event experience originated with Jay Howard, founder of CSM Production. Working at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Performance Racing Network (PRN) managing opening ceremonies and live entertainment, the young entrepreneur began laying the groundwork for a future production company.

Growing steadily since its inception, CSM Production has had three significant benchmarks that helped propel the small business to the team it is today:

1988: Acquired live entertainment services from Charlotte Motor Speedway which showcased the company’s services to the numerous other tracks that it works for today.

1996: Accepted the role as executive director of 600 Festival which includes promoting and producing Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, a consumer festival located in Charlotte which will be celebrating its 24th anniversary in 2018.

2004/2007: Expanded its experiential activation services by forming partnerships with SPEED (now FOX Sports 1) and Sprint

2014: CSM Production acquired Total Event Production

2015: Charlotte-Based CSM Production Expands to Nashville.

2016: CSM, a global leader in sport and entertainment, acquired CSM Production.


The employees at CSM Production have been equally important as the opportunities for company growth. The team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and an unrelenting commitment to client services. 

Mar 21, 2018

Get to know our newest special events manager, Katie Reavis. Katie is from Burlington, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC Wilmington. Let’s probe Katie with 10 questions …

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Mar 21, 2018

In September 2017, Mazda tapped CSM to come up with new creative ideas for their consumer display to launch at the Rolex 24.

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Mar 14, 2018

CSM Production has had the distinct privilege of producing a variety of events at the DAYTONA 500 for 19 years.

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