TAIT Designs RODEOHOUSTON® Custom, World-Class Concert Stage

WHAT:  RODEOHOUSTON® to Reveal Custom, World-Class Concert Stage 2018

For the first time in over 30 years, RodeoHouston will debut a new rotating concert stage on opening day, Feb. 27, 2018. Designed and fabricated by TAIT, the leading producer of live entertainment equipment in the world, the stage will feature the latest technology to boost concert presentation and fan experience.

Stage Facts

  • star-shaped stage with five star points, each with an arm length of 36 feet and a base of 23 feet
  • each star point can be raised individually or jointly and can be lowered to the arena surface or raised to create an elevated performance position
  • 48-foot diameter round rotating performance area (previous stage was 40-foot diameter), which enables the artist to be closer to the audience
  • basic performance area sits 7 feet off of the arena surface
  • 22-foot-tall motion controlled LED backdrop video screen
  • self-propelled with automated positioning system

Stage Video


The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ was organized for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to encourage and promote the breeding, raising and marketing of better livestock and farm products at public fairs and to promote and maintain research and educational functions within the livestock industry. It is the general policy of the Show to utilize, in the fiscal year subsequent to which it is earned, the excess of its revenue over expenses for the furtherance of its exempt purpose, including the granting and/or funding of scholarships, educational endowments, agricultural research projects and other similar programs and the funding of related capital additions and improvements. The funds of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are used exclusively to meet necessary expenses for its upkeep and operation and in furtherance of the exempt purpose of the organization

TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event equipment in the world.

Staffed by World Class Innovators creating World Class Experiences, TAIT is at the forefront of technology and live event. Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre automation, corporate events or brand experiences, TAIT works with the brightest minds in live event to bring their vision to life.

With its acquisition of Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering, and its proprietary automation software, TAIT Navigator, the depth of cutting edge technologies continues to advance TAIT’s global brand and capabilities. Among its claims to fame, TAIT supplies staging for the highest grossing world tours including The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna and more. Additionally, TAIT created the largest kinetic light installation in concert touring history for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was the production specialist that partnered with NASA to put the lyrics of U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ into orbit, received a Guinness World Record title for its LED integration and customization at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics, fabricated Las Vegas’ Omnia Nightclub Chandelier at Caesar’s Palace, created the first-ever commercial use of the Cable Coaster Virtual Reality simulator for National Geographic’s “Experience Mars,” and in 2017, TAIT was named “One of the Most Innovative Companies in Live Events” by Fast Company Magazine.



NRG Center

3 NRG Park

Houston, TX 77054



Returning for his third RodeoHouston performance, Garth Brooks will be the first entertainer to perform on the new stage.

Garth Brooks Ticket On-Sale and Availability

Concert tickets for the two Garth Brooks performances set for Feb. 27 and March 18, 2018, will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 (Online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m.). A minimum of 18,000 tickets will be available for purchase, and these tickets will be located in the Loge and Upper Level sections of NRG Stadium.

The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 18. Tickets for the remaining RodeoHouston performances will go on sale following the official lineup announcement which is scheduled for January 2018.


For interviews with the show officials, contact Sarah Poole: poole@rodeohouston.com, 713.819.4773.


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