The touring Blind Cafe is making its way to our great state of Vermont next month. The Blind Cafe was first inspired when Rosh, a songwriter from Boulder, CO, experienced one such cafe in the dark in Reykjavik, Iceland. Rosh wanted to recreate this experience when he returned home to Colorado – and so the Blind Cafe was born – a group of inspired artists, musicians & entrepreneurs, both sighted and blind, working together to strengthen community and create positive social change via the Arts & Business.
In just a few weeks in Burlington, Vermont, concert goers will indulge in a vegetarian “Sensory Tasting Experience”, participate in an inspiring Q & A forum where the blind and sighted community will discuss blindness all while in the dark, AND listen to original music…all in the complete pitch dark (and without the distraction of cell phones). I’ve been to several concerts this summer and I can’t remember ever seeing so many people attend a concert and be there but not really there –all busy tapping away, updating their Facebook page, and not actually enjoying, or even paying attention to, the great music that surrounds them.
The Burlington Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present, and connected to your world. As they say on their website, you’ll be “building friendship and community on a night you will never forget or SEE!”
And the Blind Cafe is not just limited to Vermont – there are seven locations already set up and many more coming soon. Check to see if they tour in your city!