Stage 9 Exhibits formally incorporated in 2009, is the brainchild of owner Troy Carlson and has a long history with ties to the entertainment retail industry. Starting as a quaint gift shop in Old Sacramento, CA in the early 1990s, Stage Nine Exhibitions has grown into a full-service exhibition designer, producer, and touring company that has worked across the globe. Some highlights include:
1991－First retail store opened in Old Sacramento, CA
1993－Second retail operation opened in Old Sacramento, CA
1999－Third and most ambitious to date retail store opened – “Stage Nine Entertainment Store” in Old Sacramento, CA
2003－Opened fourth retail operation in Sacramento, CA
2004－Opened fifth retail operation in Las Vegas, NV.
2005－Opened sixth retail operation entitled in Old Sacramento, CA
2005－Debuted first pop culture exhibit at the California State Fair, “Star Wars Through The Eyes Of The Fan”
2006－Developed second pop-culture exhibit for the California State Fair, “Hall of Heroes”
2006－Designed and developed a special exhibition project for “Wall Drug” in Wall, South Dakota
2007－Developed third exhibit for the California State Fair, “Toytopia”
2008－Developed the fourth featured exhibit for for the California State Fair, “Going Hollywood”
2008－Developed the fifth featured exhibit for the California State Fair the exhibit, “It’s A Candy Nation”
2009－“It’s A Candy Nation” travels to second tour date, open at the Central Washington State Fair
2009－Stage Nine selected to manage all retail sales for the Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration
2009－Developed and debuted, “Theatre of Lights” for Christmas Season in Old Sacramento
2010－“It’s A Candy Nation” embarks on its Canadian Tour to debut in Edmonton, Alberta
2010－“Get Animated”, our sixth pop culture exhibit developed for the California State Fair and the Central Washington State Fair
2011－“Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘N’ Roll debuts at the 2011 California State Fair.
2012 - Toytopia "2.0", a refresh of our original "Toytopia" exhibit debuts at the California State Fair.
2012 - Stage Nine Exhibitions moves to it's new permanent home, a 35,000 sq foot production facility located in West Sacramento, CA. All departments and operations for the company are consolidated into this location.
2013 - Hall of Heroes, our most ambitious project to date, debuts at the California State Fair and embarks on a global tour including Canada and China.
2014 - "Sweet" a reboot of our popular "It's A Candy Nation" exhibit debuts at the California State Fair and embarks on it's North American tour.
2015 - "Popnology", our most technically advanced and interactive exhibit to date, debuts at the Arizona Science Center and embarks on it's North American tour.
2015 - "Hall of Heroes" becomes our first exhibition to appear in the Eastern hemisphere, in Shanghai, China.
2016 - Our "Popnology" exhibit continues to tour to rave reviews as we continue to develop two entirely new productions. STAY TUNED