Today we’d like to introduce you to Robbie Kowal. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Robbie was an entertainment writer and DJ who began to build a following around his classic funk revival party and email newsletter Whatdafunk. In 1998, he met John Miles, and they realized a shared passion for New Orleans music and culture and shortly launched the SF Mardi Gras Ball. The success of the Ball led to more events and the name Sunset Promotions, a shout out to the ocean-view Sunset District apartment that each would share for the better part of the next 15 years.

After approximately ten years of hosting events and concerts across the Bay Area, Sunset Promotions encountered backlash associated with the noise from their events. This led to the development of a solution—silent discos and eventually HUSHconcerts.

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