Silent Frisco

MISSION: 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.

ABOUT: 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, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Euforia, Earthdance,  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 over 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.