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Making an Impact at LDI 2021

Posted on December 13, 2021

After two years of waiting, LDI 2021 was back in action in November and our team wouldn’t have missed it. Because of the pandemic, there was no Live Design International event in 2020, but our…

Introducing the “202-WON” Campaign

Posted on December 23, 2020

Cue #twentytwentyWON! We all know that 2020 has been challenging and presented us with obstacles we never saw coming – both within our personal and professional lives. Fortunately, right around the corner is a new…

Clima-Core® in the News

Posted on December 18, 2020

In late October 2020, Staging Concepts launched the new weather-resistant Clima-Core® platform. We’ve received a ton of great press on this new, innovative product, and we’re proud to share some of the distributions. Athletic Business Live…

Clima-Core® Platform

Posted on October 23, 2020

The Clima-Core® Platform is Staging Concepts’ weather-resistant platform, specially designed for outdoor use. This single-sided, semi-permanent platform is constructed with the same level of strength and durability as our cornerstone SC90® Platform, with the added benefit…

Ziegfeld Ballroom

Posted on August 26, 2020

To provide an elegant setting to an existing entertainment space, 16 Uplifts were installed at Ziegfeld Ballroom. The function of the multipurpose room often changes daily, such as from a full ballroom to performance stage,…

Belmont Hill School’s Theater

Posted on August 26, 2020

To allow for both a stage extension and expanded seating area, 12 Uplift stages were installed at Belmont Hill School’s theater. The Uplifts were installed in the orchestra pit area in front of the main…

Mobile Stage Rolls into Mission Ballroom

Posted on March 19, 2020

Staging Concepts contributed to the construction of the new Mission Ballroom by building a SC2003 rolling stage for the live entertainment venue. Just weeks after the new concert venue opened in Denver, CO, the rolling…

ASU Installs Large Stage for 2019 Graduation

Posted on June 20, 2019

To better maximize the time and money spent on their entertainment and graduation stages, the staff at Arizona State University (ASU) purchased a large portable staging solution from Staging Concepts. The university, located in Tempe,…

Riser Platform

Posted on May 20, 2019

The Riser Platform is a lightweight platform, suitable for seating riser applications. Like our standard SC90® Platform, the Riser Platform is constructed with an extruded aluminum frame that is combined with a sturdy 3/4″ structural…

NCAA 2019 Scores Big in Our Home Town

Posted on May 2, 2019

For the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the tournament took place in Staging Concepts’ home town – Minneapolis, MN. We were honored to have our city host this annual national championship and share our city,…

SC90® Trex® Platform

Posted on August 29, 2018

The SC90® Trex® Platform is just like all other Staging Concepts SC90 platforms, except the platform insert is manufactured by our parent company, Trex® Decking. Its strength and durability aligns with the top quality products…

Galaxy Macau

Posted on April 12, 2017

For the Galaxy Macau resort, we designed a custom pool cover. Constructed of clear acrylic platforms, the result created a “walking on water” effect. And how fitting because this custom platform was designed to be…

Wynn Las Vegas

Posted on April 12, 2017

For the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas, NV, we designed a custom and convenient pool cover. The pool cover can quickly be setup or taken down within two hours by four people – a great…

University of Minnesota Coffman Union

Posted on April 12, 2017

Staging Concepts created a custom stage for the Coffman Union in the University of Minnesota. To create this custom stage, SC90 platforms, supports, and skirting were provided to create a fantastic custom stage that can…

Spiegelworld

Posted on April 11, 2017

Staging Concepts was pleased to supply a custom seating riser for the Spiegelworld Absinthe Show, which is an immersive live entertainment experience. The circular stage at the center of the intimate spiegeltent formed the creation of…

SC Tech Talk: Stress Testing Our Barricades

Posted on April 4, 2017

By: Travis Raida, Director of Engineering Staging Concepts offers crowd control barricades in both aluminum and steel. We’re always conscious of customer safety and strive to offer durable, long-lasting products which our customers can use…

Wind Loads: An Important Assessment

Posted on November 2, 2016

By: Tony Barnes, P.E., Senior Structural Design Engineer Recent collapses due to high wind events at outdoor performance facilities have highlighted the need for both design professionals and facility managers to consider plans to mitigate risk…

Platform Pool Covers: An Inside Look

Posted on July 20, 2016

A platform pool cover is a hard pool cover that will make your special event truly unforgettable. Typically custom-engineered for spaces that hold frequent special events or are require a more permanent solution, a platform…

Essential Stage Lighting

Posted on June 7, 2016

Lighting is an integral part of any performance space.  Here at Staging Concepts, we are aware of that reality and we partner with a number of industry leaders to integrate lighting products into our portable…

Dressing Up The Stage

Posted on April 19, 2016

The Staging Concepts SC90 Platform system consists of an aluminum extrusion frame with a top decking material and aluminum legs as standard. The SC90 decking can be selected in several different materials including plyron, polyvinyl,…

Introducing: The Courier™

Posted on April 14, 2016

Staging Concepts, an industry leader in custom staging solutions, announces the debut of their new platform transportation solution: The Courier™. A lightweight product weighing a total of 6 pounds, the Courier is the perfect solution…

Courier®

Posted on April 14, 2016

A lightweight product weighing a total of 6 pounds, the Courier® is the perfect solution for conveniently transporting and storing platforms. The Courier platform transport is safe and easy to maneuver, and there are no…

Uplift® Stage

Posted on March 8, 2016

Let your stage do the work with Staging Concepts’ new and improved UPLIFT Stage! UPLIFT The design of the Uplift Stage allows you to move your platforms up and down with no manual labor or…

Studio City Macau

Posted on February 16, 2016

Staging Concepts recently had the opportunity to supply staging equipment to one of the newest additions to the Cotai Strip area in Macau; the Studio City Resort and Casino. The venue offers a Hollywood-themed studio…

Museum of Modern Art

Posted on February 16, 2016

In the spring of 2015, The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City revealed a long-awaited exhibition centered around the Icelandic pop-star, Björk. Once coined the most influential museum of modern art in…

American Country Music Awards

Posted on February 10, 2016

For the first time, Staging Concepts was selected by the Academy of Country Music to provide the concert stage design and equipment for their 50th Anniversary Awards Show. To help celebrate this momentous occasion, the…

The Staging Concepts Design-Build Process

Posted on January 27, 2016

By: Alex McCallum, Regional Sales Manager As a company that specializes in custom and design-build projects, we pride ourselves in being the staging equipment provider that ensures efficient and qualified service, from start to finish….

Diving Into Custom Installations

Posted on January 7, 2016

The world of staging and performance sets is constantly evolving to exceed and surprise the audience. It’s how show business has always progressed. With the performance being a constant , sets have become more creatively complex…

Outdoor Staging: Built to Last

Posted on December 10, 2015

At Staging Concepts, we spend our days designing and manufacturing many different custom stage systems and seating risers for our valued customers.  This is what makes so many of our job opportunities challenging and fun….

Recess Day and Night Club

Posted on December 4, 2015

Staging Concepts couldn’t resist when Florida based architecture firm, Architecture by Design brought a unique challenge to the table. What was the project mission this time? To design and create additional dance floor space for…

Staging Concepts in Productions Magazine

Posted on October 30, 2015

Staging Concepts was recently featured in Productions Magazine. Click here to view the digital edition or scroll down to read the article below! Sharing the Stage With countless hours spent on practices and rehearsals, many…

LDI 2015 Recap: Another Year of Firsts

Posted on October 27, 2015

This year, 2015 marks another year of firsts for Staging Concepts, who showcased new products and interactive displays at this year’s LDI show. LDI’s annual conference and exhibition returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center from…

Investing in Portable Staging Equipment

Posted on July 21, 2015

by Blake Stromme, Regional Sales Manager The initial investment incurred in upgrading equipment can be a daunting prospect for production and rental companies, but its benefits far outweigh its costs in terms of easing a…

ACMA’s Concert Stage Design

Posted on April 14, 2015

By: Travis Raida, Sr. Design Engineer For the first time, Staging Concepts was selected by the Academy of Country Music to provide the concert stage design and equipment for their 50th Anniversary Awards Show. To…

USITT 2015- Staging Concepts Recap

Posted on March 26, 2015

A sea of enthusiastic performing arts students, professionals and fanatics crowded into the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio as the doors opened for the 2015 USITT Stage Expo. A perfect place to learn…

Rock On With Concert Stage Designs!

Posted on February 12, 2015

Freidrich Nietzche stated it best “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Music stands for all that cannot be expressed through words. Live music in particular, can leave a permanent mark on your entire life….

Design Services – Working With Budgets

Posted on January 22, 2015

By: Christina Shelton It is very common to have clients who need staging equipment, pool covers, risers, orchestra equipment or design services that are working with a tight budget. Budgets provide a unique opportunity to work…

Fostering Creativity at Staging Concepts

Posted on January 15, 2015

Walking around the Staging Concepts facility, I am often struck by photos of projects we have completed; from massive sports stadiums to ornate performing arts centers to custom hard-top pool covers. The wide range of…

Staging Concepts Products Overview

Posted on December 11, 2014

When I first started working for Staging Concepts several years ago, I knew it would be a daunting task to learn our entire list of products. Staging Concepts has countless options to suit your staging…

Rock n’ Rolling Drum Riser

Posted on October 23, 2014

Drum risers – not unlike the human metronomes perched on top of them – are a key component to delivering a complete and unforgettable concert experience.  Most drummers in a band (myself included) share a…

Stable Staging for Seismic Zones

Posted on July 14, 2014

By: Tony Barnes P.E., Senior Structural Design Engineer Staging Concepts continues to invest in R&D that delivers the most highly engineered staging systems to our customers. The engineering department at Staging Concepts represents more than…

Circo Hermanos Vazquez

Posted on June 25, 2014

In service since 1969, a small family-owned business named Circo Vazquez has since grown into a successful and iconic entertainment group now known all over the world. Since its inception, this traveling circus has expanded…

Day to Night Pool Cover Transformation

Posted on June 24, 2014

Staging Concepts couldn’t resist when Florida based architecture firm, Architecture by Design brought a unique challenge to the table. What was the project mission this time? –To design and create additional dance floor space for…

New Product : Ornamental Railing

Posted on March 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, March 18, 2014– Staging Concepts, industry leader in portable staging equipment, is pleased to announce that it is now offering a new line of ornamental railing. In addition to its standard IBC and 2-Line…

Custom Platform Options

Posted on December 17, 2013

Whether you are looking for durability or sound dampening, Staging Concepts offers a variety of custom platform options that will provide you with the best quality system. In addition to our standard line of sturdy,…

Four Seasons Hotel Macau

Posted on November 15, 2013

Illuminating under light, the transparent pool cover at the Four Seasons Hotel in Macau, China gives an effect of walking on water. Using acrylic platforms and SC90 Support Legs, Staging Concepts built the specialized cover…

Omni La Costa Resort

Posted on November 15, 2013

Overlooking a magnificent golf course, the Omni La Costa pool cover is used to host social gatherings, weddings, and large events. Made with Staging Concepts’ custom acrylic platforms and a custom bridge support structure, the…

VIP Drink Rail

Posted on November 13, 2013

Create an enhanced VIP experience with the VIP Drink Rail! Staging Concepts’ popular VIP Rail Attachment is available for use with both the 2-Line Guardrail and IBC Guardrail. The VIP Rail Attachment can be used as: A…

Club Nokia

Posted on November 7, 2013

A one-of-a-kind, high-tech performance center, Club Nokia is located in the epicenter of the entertainment capital of the world: the L.A. LIVE complex. Using Staging Concepts’ flagship product, the SC90 platforms, Club Nokia is able…

VIP Booth

Posted on November 1, 2013

Create the ultimate elite space for your fans and patrons with a VIP Booth specifically designed for your sports or hospitality venue. Promote your venue’s profile by elevating your most important guests for improved sightlines…

Rolling Drum Riser

Posted on November 1, 2013

Staging Concepts’ Rolling Drum Riser complements your performance stage set-up. Its understructure has dual-locking casters to keep the riser in place during your performance. When not in use, its understructure collapses for easy storage and transport….

SC100 Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC100 Storage Cart will store SC100 frames on either a single hanger (pictured) or double hanger cart. Carts, made of welded steel tubes, provide easy storage and mobility for the SC100 Folding Bridge Frames….

SC9600 Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC9600 Storage Cart stores all components of the SC9600 Bridge Support system – end frames, snap braces, and top plates. No more lost components! The SC9600 Storage Cart, made of welded steel tubes, permits…

Guardrail Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

For convenient transport and storage of guardrails, we offer guardrail carts. These welded steel tube carts permit guardrails to hang from integral brackets for the most compact and efficient storage possible. Material: Tubular steel with…

Stackable Platform Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Stackable Vertical Platform Cart transports up to 10 platforms per cart on edge for easy navigation through doorways and other tight spaces when not stacked. When stacked, the carts accommodate tight but tall storage…

Vertical Platform Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Vertical Platform Cart transports up to 10 platforms on edge for easy navigation through doorways and other tight spaces. These carts have removable ends and can also be ordered for a 6-, or 8-platform…

Arena Cart

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Arena Cart is a high-capacity cart that can carry up to 12 platforms as ratchet straps hold them in place. Additionally, the push bar is able to be detached for faster and easier platform…

Tensiline Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Tensiline stainless steel cable series is designed and constructed using a 3/16” diameter stainless steel cable and stainless steel fittings. The use of stainless steel cable provides minimal sightline obstruction for a sleek and…

Gridguard Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Gridguard series is available in a variety of wire mesh, perforated, and other infill materials to achieve an architecturally artistic look. Flexible mounting methods allow for use in nearly any location. The standard Gridguard…

Invisirail Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Invisirail guardrail series is a lightweight, ornamental railing option from Staging Concepts. This specific railing is designed and constructed using acrylic, lexan or glass infill panels. The Invisirail series can be mounted as an…

2-Line Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

To ensure safety of performers, Staging Concepts manufactures multiple guardrails that securely lock to your platforms. The 2-Line Guardrail is a great solution and is easy to work with. Customized sizes and styles are available…

IBC Guardrail

Posted on November 1, 2013

To ensure safety of both the performers and the public, Staging Concepts manufactures International Building Code (IBC) compliant guardrails that securely locks to your platforms with no loose parts. Customized sizes and styles are available…

Guardrails

Posted on November 1, 2013

We’ve taken safety and style to a whole new level! In addition to our standard IBC and 2-Line Guardrails, we offer decorative railing styles that serve as a safety function while adding character to any…

Stage Skirting

Posted on November 1, 2013

Add Staging Concepts’ Stage Skirting to your stage for a clean, polished look. Skirting is typically the first choice for dressing up a performance stage and provides a classic appearance.  Our stage skirting simply clips…

Adjustable Height Stair Unit

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Adjustable Height Stair Unit can be easily modified to fit stages (or platform sections) that are adjustable in height. To secure the Adjustable Height Stair Unit in place, it includes a locking mechanism to…

Fixed Height Stair Unit

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Fixed Height Stair Unit is available in a Formed Stair Unit (for lower fixed height stages) and a Raker Stair Unit (for taller fixed height stages) and can be custom manufactured to fit the…

Simple Step

Posted on November 1, 2013

The Simple Step Unit is specifically designed for use with low elevation stages.  It is an economical solution and the perfect complement to a stage constructed with SC90 platforms and low fixed height leg supports. The Simple Step Unit…

Stair Units

Posted on November 1, 2013

Staging Concepts offers the finest stage accessories, including portable stage steps, stair units, and other items to help make your event safe and successful. Here is a great example of a step unit with black…

SC2000 Seating Riser Support

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC2000 Seating Riser is perfect for facilities that have flexible seating needs. The key features of the SC2000 are its quick setup, flexible configurations, and compact storage. The understructure unfolds like an accordion and…

SC90® Adjustable Height Leg

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC90® Adjustable Leg Supports, used with the SC90 and SC97 Platforms, have bracing and leg clamps available for extra stability and rigidity at higher elevations. They can be used with the most challenging custom applications…

SC2003 Rolling Stage

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC2003 Rolling Stage has a retractable caster assembly so that it can roll across a flat floor while completely assembled. The stage consists of a support structure and three 4′x8′ SC90 Platforms, creating an…

SC100 Folding Bridge Frame

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC100 Folding Bridge Frame, also referred to as a C-Frame, is a functional frame that provides bridging between platforms. This frame, which is available in fixed and adjustable heights, folds flat and is also…

SC90® Fixed Height Leg

Posted on November 1, 2013

Our SC90® Leg Supports, used with the SC90 and SC97 Platforms, guarantee maximum durability and strength. The leg supports feature the same high quality aluminum that is used on our platforms. The leg supports are available…

SC9600 Bridge Support

Posted on November 1, 2013

The SC9600 Bridge Support System “bridges” platforms from right to left and front to back. The SC9600 Bridge Support System consists of two end frames that lock together with both horizontal and diagonal snap bracing….

Relia Beam

Posted on November 1, 2013

Staging Concepts’ Relia Beam is the latest in staging understructure systems. Constructed of 6105-T5 aluminum, this system is lightweight, offers few moving parts and is extremely durable. The Relia Beam offers flexibility in design; it…

Supports

Posted on November 1, 2013

Staging Concepts’ platform stage supports work for a variety of custom and standard performance stages and seating riser systems. Find folding, rolling, fixed, or adjustable platform supports available in multiple sizes.

Custom Staging

Posted on October 31, 2013

The ability to provide custom staging design solutions sets Staging Concepts apart. With a team of approximately 50 in-house engineers, Staging Concepts offers services that yield exceedingly successful and dependable results. On every project, we are…

Hospitality

Posted on October 31, 2013

Maximize your event space with Staging Concepts’ superior hospitality staging systems. Whether you need a pool cover, VIP booth, DJ booth or portable staging for your event facility, we can provide you with customized systems…

SC97 Platform

Posted on October 30, 2013

The SC97 Platform is an all-aluminum weather resistant deck used mainly in sports venues. It is engineered for strength and durability, but is lightweight as well. All decking and aisle steps are made of non-slip…

SC90® Platform

Posted on October 30, 2013

The SC90® Platform is the cornerstone of Staging Concepts’ equipment line. This single-sided, portable platform is well-known throughout multiple markets for its strength, versatility, and durability. SC90 platforms are constructed of structural 1, grade 1…

Platforms

Posted on October 30, 2013

Staging platforms are the cornerstone of Staging Concepts equipment line. Known for strength and durability, our staging platforms are used for a variety of events and venues. While the SC97 aluminum stage platform is reserved…