The Blind Cafe ~ Music & Dinner In The Dark Experience @ eTown
- When: March 17, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $75 Plus Applicable Service Fees
Doors at 6:30 pm
Experience Live Music In 100% Darkness...without the distraction of your visual-conditioning, social etiquette & cell phones!
Location of this pop-up experience: eTown Hall, Boulder, CO
Music In The Dark Experience performed by
- Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra
- Dango Rose (founding member of Colorado’s Elephant Revival) + musical guests
- Spoken Word by Rick Hammond
- Pedro Silva -- Dismantling Racism workshop
“The Blind Cafe Music In The Dark Experience is something that gives music freaks a completely new way to enjoy and appreciate live music, kind of the same way that MTVs Unplugged did back in the day…but Concerts in the Dark, makes Unplugged seem like child’s play."
— The Marquee, Colorado's Best Live Music Magazine
“There is something about engaging in organic conversation in a room full of strangers who can’t see each that instills a sense of community along the group. At the end, a candle is lit and it feels as if your waking up from a collective dream, that you somehow shared with everyone around you."
— Hayley Besecker | 7 x 7 Magazine SF
Who are we? The Blind Café is a social impact organization that uses the concept of social engagement in 100% darkness to create innovative and imaginative pop-up experiences that profoundly impact people's social perspective. We're sponsored under the 501(c)3 of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, which is dedicated to providing professional development to the arts community through its programming and services.
Why Blind Cafe? You will be challenged to socially engage as you literally break bread at large tables, participate in a social impact discussion with legally blind staff, and experience an intimate music concert in 100% darkness. There will be no distraction of your visual conditioning, social etiquette, and cell phones. The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness. Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience music and community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, and no distinction between the sighted and the blind.