HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess) — The Houston Livestock & Rodeo unveiled a new, larger stage at RodeoHouston that will be used for live entertainment at the facility.
“We continue to look for new ways to improve the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo experience for our fans,” said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president, and CEO. “This new state-of-the-art stage will greatly enhance the RodeoHouston concert presentation and help achieve our goal of providing larger-than-life experiences in NRG Park for many years to come.”
Engineered and manufactured by entertainment automation technology specialists TAIT, the new stage is a 48-foot diameter rotating performance area, expanding the footprint of the previous stage by 8 feet. The new stage also features five ‘star points’ that can be individually raised or lowered as needed, and the whole affair is controlled with a laser-guided positioning system that allows for precise movements of the platform.
The new stage also includes a significant upgrade in lighting with 434 lights, 4 times as many as the rodeo’s previous stage, as well as a 28-foot tall, motion-controlled video backdrop.
“Tip to tip, this new stage is 126 feet wide,” Cowley said. “The sheer size, combined with top-of-the-line technical features, will allow entertainers to create a presentation that is uniquely theirs and to interact with Rodeo Houston fans like never before.”
The 2018 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 18.