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The Napa Valley Blind Cafe Experience

September Shows Have Been Rescheduled

Dates Coming Soon For Napa Valley Winter-Spring 2017

A Merryvale Members Only Show

Performing Artists: Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra | Richie Flores

In a culture addicted to multi-tasking, with images and stimuli flashing in our faces non-stop, this one-of-a-kind sensory experience forces attendees to be fully present. They’re forced to connect with those around them, despite the darkness, in an unfamiliar, emotionally powerful way.

— Austinot Magezine, Austin TX

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The Napa Valley Blind Cafe |

September Shows Have Been Rescheduled

Dates Coming Soon For Napa Valley Winter-Spring 2017

A Merryvale Vineyards Members Only Show | Saturday 8:30PM                               | Merryvale Vineyards 1000 Main Street St. Helena 94574

with Blind Cafe Performing Artists: Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra | Richie Flores

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

Watch This Video To Start

*Video shot in Austin, TX at one of community out-reach events.


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What happens in the dark at The Blind Cafe?

The Blind Cafe Experience, is a 'pop-up dinner, blind awareness experience and a music concert', a mind bending / heart opening experience where the audience indulges in a Sensory Tasting Experience' prepared by a local Chef. The audience participates in a Q & A with legally blind wait staff and enjoy a concert of original music by Blind Cafe Performing Artists, Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra & Richie Flores ...all in the 100% pitch dark. You will dine over a three-course dinner paired with Merryvale Vineyards wine. This is NOT just another dinner in the dark…it’s a community experience where people connect, learn and break bread together without their visual conditioning, social etiquette and cell phones.

 

 

What is The Blind Cafe? 

The Blind Cafe is a fiscally sponsored positive social change organization, that uses the concept of darkness to create innovative and imaginative ( pop-up ) events held entirely in the pitch dark ( no blindfolds ). Our events are facilitated by professional trained 'legally blind staff'' and designed to change the way you 'see' the world. Since 2010, The Blind Cafe has had over 15000 people through the darkness at their public and private events.

The Blind Cafe is available for corporate, private parties and can be the most epic 'fundraising dinner' event your non-profit organization. 

there are three components to the blind cafe experience

A Social Wine & Food Pairing In The Dark

What's on the menu? Community...a three course sensory tasting wine & food pairing experience, dark chocolate, good friends, inspiring stories, live music and meaningful conversation all in the dark. We hire a local professional Chef in to design an outstanding sensory tasting experience, encouraging them to connect with local farms, locals business’s and build relationships in the community. We source, as much as possible, the food we serve from local farms and business. 

Menu To Be Announced


A Discussion In The Dark

In our award winning community awareness discussion, you will participate in a group discussion Q & A,  between the audience ( you ) and our amazing warm heart felt legally blind keynote speakers & ambassadors. They will share their personal stories with you and you will have the chance to learn,  ask questions, and discuss blindness in the dark with the entire room all paying attention.

 

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

A Music Performance In The Dark

Ever wonder what it like to experience a live music performance in complete pitch darkness? Blind Cafe Performing Artists, Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra and Richie Flores bring you one of the most emotionally powerful music listening experiences possible.  These unique and intimate performances bridge the gap between the artist and their audience as they're empowered to participate in an active music listening experience, in the complete and total pitch dark! Learn what it was like to experience live music without the distraction of your visual conditioning, social etiquette and cells phones.

'See' the music you will hear in the dark at The Blind Cafe Experience! *Video filmed the dark with inferred camera.


Show Schedule:

September Shows Have Been Rescheduled

Dates Coming Soon For Napa Valley Winter-Spring 2017

Saturday night shows starts at 8:30PM

*Please note the Thursday & Friday night shows at 7PM as well as the Saturday night 5:30PM show advertise elsewhere on our website  is NOT a members only show. 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Your Ticket Price Includes:

A Three-Course Sensory Tasting Dinner prepared by a local Chef ( Menu to be announced )
A wine & food pairing with Merryvale Vineyards wines ( Wines to be announced )
A heart-warming unique Question and Answer discussion in the dark with legally blind Keynote Blind Speakers & Waiters
A Set of Live Music performed by Blind Cafe Performing Artists: Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra + Richie Flores
2 Hours in total complete pitch darknesswith your friends & community!
An Experience you will never forget or SEE!
A contribution to furthering the Blind Cafe's social impact in the world. 

 *Dietary Issues? Contact Us

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Choose Your Contribution $195 - $500

All tickets prices get you the same experience, except you can support The Blind Cafe's social impact in the world by choosing a higher ticket price. The Blind Cafe is dedicated to bringing the magic of our event to all types of communities. We have a very cool sliding scale pricing system that allows you to contribute more to help us make the magic in the dark. So please contribute at the price you feel inspired between $195 - $500. 

By paying more than the suggested cost per person of $195, you are actually helping The Blind Cafe continue this wonderful work. You help us bring the event to more communities, to hire more blind persons nationwide and provide an experience where while in the dark, it does not matter if you black, white, tall, short, blind or in a wheel chair. In the dark, we are judged solely on personalities rather than what clothes we adore or whether we have a cane. So it’s a cool experience and cool pricing system. Thanks for being part of this epic journey in the dark!

~ Executive Director, Rosh

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

 

Contact Us

Have questions? Want to get involved deeper with The Blind Cafe Experience and / or the growth of our organization? 

Call me personally and let's talk! Phone ( Rosh ): 720 - 495 - 7797 |    Or Write us a message below! 


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