Silent Frisco is a production company dedicated to enabling unique music experiences in public settings. We specialize in performances in public spaces where "noise" has previously made such performances impractical or illegal. We are dedicated to protecting the right of human beings to express themselves artistically in public. By using technology, most frequently "silent" wireless headphones, our productions can be achieved in a manner that is respectful of our neighbors desire for peace and quiet.
For the bulk of our work, Silent Frisco uses custom cutting-edge wireless "Silent Frisco" headphones. The Silent Disco concept was developed in the 1980's at the Glastonbury Festival in England and has been pushed vigorously by hardworking folks in England, Australia and Holland. In the United States, silent disco made its first appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival in 2005, where Silent Frisco director Robbie "Motion Potion" Kowal is a resident DJ and was the first American DJ to perform on Silent Disco. Since then, Kowal, and Silent Frisco have been pushing this unique concept throughout the United States.
We are based in San Francisco but have traveled far and wide to bring this unique performance technology to happy listeners. Among the events that either Silent Frisco, or Motion Potion have performed at are Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Sea of Dreams NYE, and Ghost Ship Halloween. Among the unique events that Silent Frisco itself has conceived and produced are "Silent Soundclash Tour" the nation's first Silent Disco club tour, which hit 15 events in 13 cities in the Spring of 2010. We also have produced "Silent Frisco" events in magical settings like Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and at Enchanted Forest in Austin Texas.
We are owners of 1000 unique Silent Frisco headphones have 15 years of experience producing concerts and festivals (including SF's famed North Beach Jazz, SF Funk, All Shook Down and Sea of Dreams). As Sunset Promotions, we produce 50+ unique events a year and thus have relationships with all of the agencies and artist management companies. Reach out to us and let us know what we can do to help you make your event a success.
The Hall of Fame consists of all artists that have worked with Sunset Promotions.
Sunset Promotions produces inventive experiences that incubate sustainable artistic communities. Ours is an unadulterated independent perspective, which embodies the progressive ideals of our San Francisco home. A 15-year old boutique success story, Sunset tirelessly promotes quality niche music, and art co through concerts, parties, exhibitions and festivals. We are committed to building progressive urban events in a manner that is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. Follow us at www.facebook.com/sunsetsf, www.twitter.com/sunsetpromotion or join our list at www.sunsetpromotions.net
Among the magic we have helped to conjure are Sea of Dreams NYE, Ghost Ship Halloween, All Shook Down Music Festival, SF Funk Fest, North Beach Jazz Fest, SF Mardi Gras Ball, Freqo de Mayo, Icebreakers Ball, Black Valentines, and the Silent Frisco series of Silent Disco events around the United States. We are also responsible for the production of more than a thousand other club shows in the Bay Area and beyond and are the owners of Mojito Café in San Francisco.
Among the artists with whom we have been honored to work are James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, Janelle Monae, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Rusko, Trentemoller, Grupo Fantasma, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Kinky, Rebirth Brass Band, Z-Trip, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jurassic 5, Blackalicious, Dr John, Brian Setzer, The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Headhunters, DJ Icey, Tipper, Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Chase & Status, Planet of the Drums and so many more.