Welcome to The Blind Cafe Experience!
We create award-winning positive social impact experiences held in 100% darkness, no blindfolds!
For both public & private/corporate audiences worldwide.
The Blind Cafe Experience is an award winning positive social change dinner, discussion & intimate music experience held in 100% darkness, no blindfolds! You will will break bread in community over a vegan & gluten-free dinner, engage in a social impact Q&A with legally Blind Ambassadors, and lose yourself to an intimate music experience… all held in 100% pure, certified organic darkness!
The Blind Cafe was started by Rosh, an American singer-songwriter, who attended a dark cafe in Reykjavik, Iceland while on tour in 2007. After engaging socially in the dark, he designed an intimate live music listening and dinner experience held in 100% darkness. The experience is designed to help break down social barriers through the act of ‘breaking bread' in community. The music performed by his band 'Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra' & other featured musical guests is a ‘music listening’ experience, designed to allow guests to open up and experience music in a way they never have before.
In 2010, Rosh met Rick Hammond, a legally blind poet, and Richie Flores, a legally blind singer-songwriter. He invited them to contribute to the experience, and thus the social impact/Q&A portion of the program was born. Facilitated by our legally Blind Staff… The Blind Cafe Experience is compose of three parts… the social impact discussion, the community dinner, and the music listening experience.
The Blind Cafe is fiscally 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. With BCAA as the fiscal sponsor, The Blind Cafe can apply for grants from foundations and such, as well as receive tax deductible donations to help support the growing costs of this most epic and heart-connected experience.
By supporting The Blind Cafe (via purchasing tickets to our shows, hiring us for a private event or making a donation), we are able to create meaningful work opportunities for both our blind and sighted staff and support our growing roster of Performing Artists.
For most arts organizations, theater groups and musical acts, tickets sales only cover a small percentage of the costs of bringing you the arts, education & entertainment you love! We appreciate your support in helping us pay our production and operating costs!
Your support also helps us innovate new and powerful social impact in the dark experiences that can provide value, connection, and a better understanding of ourselves and others. One of these programs is our Dismantling Racism program currently being piloted in Boulder, CO.
~ CommuniTea Kombucha~
Very simple, very real!
This is a very special kombucha ~ nothing added, nothing taken away! No added fruit juices or sugar, and the naturally occurring alcohol remains. Cultured from organic green tea, it brightens the spirit… and pairs well with meals in the dark!
You must be 21+ to consume this kombucha.
For 2018, The Blind Cafe will be contributing a portion of proceeds from our public and private Blind Cafe Experiences to METAS! The Blind Cafe supports the METAS program to help educate and empower blind students in Mexico!