Most people know the Erwin Center as the home of Texas Longhorns basketball and the largest arena in Austin, but the Erwin Center does so much more! One of the greatest features of the Erwin Center is its ability to transform into a completely customized venue for each event that it hosts. Just last month, the Erwin Center went from a rocking country music festival, complete with a star-studded red carpet, to an intimate theater for Sesame Street Live then a high-fashion runway show to a dirt-filled pit for Monster Jam the very next day!
Here’s a quick look at just how much work goes into making sure the stage is set perfectly for each performance.
Multiple crews (sometimes up to 75 people at a time) worked for four days to set up the custom, rotating stage for the iHeartRadio Country Music Festival on March 29.
Nine different sets of instruments were used for the iHeartRadio Country Music Festival.
The iHeartRadio Country Music Festival used the most power of any event in Erwin Center history! 5000 amps!
65 foot tall curtains were installed for the theater performances of Sesame Street Live at the Erwin Center April 3-6.
An 8’x32’x32″ runway was put in for the annual University of Texas Fashion Show that took place on April 24.
700 cubic yards of dirt was hauled in for the first ever Monster Jam April 26-27.
It took 20 people 28 hours to get the arena ready for the trucks.
It takes hours, sometimes days to set up for most of these performances, but on average it only takes four hours to break everything down.
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