Silent Disco

Silent Disco event producer Silent Events® is more than just a wireless headphone rental company. Silent Events will provide you with full-scale event production. From sound engineers, DJs, and distribution specialists to lighting, staging and tenting, Silent Events delivers it all!

American owned and operated, Silent Events is the company that first brought the silent disco experience to the United States. Silent Events has been setting the standard for silent discos in America for over ten years. With a continuous increase in the number of events produced annually, including more than 150 in 2012 alone, we truly are America’s first, largest, and most experienced silent disco providerSM.

Sometimes sending a box of headphones and wishing you good luck is just not enough. Rather than just send you a box of headphones, we feel that it really pays to have a trained sound engineer on site to install the transmitters, ensure all equipment is working properly, and resolve any transmitter interference issues. Our crew will mix the sound and microphone mixes live, work with the DJ’s inputs/outputs, run cabling, and help manage the event with you. It’s also important to have a distribution specialist at the entrance greeting your guests, fitting them with headphones, demonstrating how to operate the headphones, and servicing and sanitizing the headphones between every use. After your event, Silent Events’ experienced crew members will package and ship out all of the headphones and sound equipment. Having the Silent Events team on site ensures your event will run smoothly, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the event to its fullest.

Ryan Dowd, creator and owner of Silent Events Inc., was the first person in America to bring this wireless technology and concept to festivals such as: Bonnaroo, ESPN X Games, Vans Warped Tour, Camp Bisco, Bamboozle, Essence Music Festival, Treasure Island, South by Southwest, Bear Creek, Wakarusa, North Coast Music Festival, The Great GoogaMooga, and Jam Cruise. Click here for a complete list of past events.

What is a Silent Event?

At a Silent Event, rather than using a traditional speaker system, live music is broadcasted and picked up by our specially designed wireless three-channel headphones worn by the attendees.

A Silent Event can take on many forms, from silent discos to silent concertsSM, silent ravesSM, silent movie screenings, conferences, silent comedy shows, bilingual events, and more. Silent Events is best known for its silent discos where two or three DJs perform at the same time. During the show, the audience can switch between the DJ channels and listen to the music they like best. Attendees without headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to silence. Whether you are dancing and singing with headphones on or watching the crowd from afar, a Silent Event is a truly one of a kind experience.

This concept first appeared in America in 2005 at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival when Ryan Dowd, creator and owner of Silent Events, was put in charge of running the Silent Disco. Thanks to Dowd’s resounding success, we have been brought back year after year to produce what is being called “the most exciting attraction of Bonnaroo” and tabbed by USA Today as one of “seven reasons why you’ll wish you were there.” Click here to see our Bonnaroo Silent Disco video.

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University of Silent Disco - About Us
Silent Events is the exclusive Silent Disco provider for universities and colleges across America. Dowd founded the University of Silent Disco to specialize in producing on-campus silent discos. Silent Events is a fully-insured production company and has a multitude of experience working with university, students, and administrators. We have produced silent discos on amazing college campuses such as: USC, Vanderbilt University, LSU, University of Miami, UCLA, University of Florida, North Carolina State, University of Houston, Cornell University and TCU. For a complete list of the universities we’ve worked with, please visit

University of Silent Disco at Vanderbilt University

Places We’ve Been

Throughout our journey of over nine years serving as the American innovators of the silent disco, we have produced events in the most amazing locations across America. These locations include the unique spaces of: the beaches of Hawaii, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, rooftops in New York City, the Denver Zoo, JFK airport, Miami’s South Beach, a Trans-Atlantic DJ Battle between Chicago and Berlin, ice skating rinks in Tahoe, and the VIP backstage area of a live rock show. We even produced a USA Network television premiere party for the show “Necessary Roughness” in the middle of Times Square. Think of the power and range our transmitters had to have to broadcast in Times Square!
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The Company Brands and Artists Trust

Silent Events has been called upon by some of the biggest names in both the corporate and music worlds to produce silent discos, silent ravesSM, silent concertsSM, and more. We are proud to have partnered with Coca-Cola, Beats Audio, Nike, Red Bull, Visa, Live Nation, Budweiser, Philips, Vitamin Water, Jack Daniels, Heineken, Tostito’s, PowerAde, USA Network, Groupon, Nationwide Insurance, Delta Airlines, and Coke Zero. Click here for a complete roster of clients we’ve worked with.

When DJ Jazzy Jeff wanted to film and perform a silent disco, we were the provider he trusted! When Passion Pit and Mark Foster of Foster the People wanted to do a rarely seen DJ set, we were the company they used! When John Popper from Blues Traveler and DJ Logic wanted to do a silent concert, we were there! Other well-known DJs we’ve worked with include: Tone Loc, DJ Kool, Nick Cannon, Cash Cash, Samantha Ronson, Gramatik, Wick-it the Instigator, Robert DeLong, Jared Dietch, Quickie Mart, DJ Equal, Jonathan Toubin, Classixx, Orion, and Le Chev.

The Gear Behind Silent Events

Silent Events’ customized state of the art, wireless three-channel headphones and in-house custom-made transmitters are what set us apart. Silent Events’ equipment is extremely durable, has long-range reception, and produces crystal clear sound. Our transmitters have been designed to be the very best in the industry. We are pleased to offer our next generation of headphones, the Silent Discglow Light-Up HeadphonesSM. These headphones glow a certain color depending on what channel you’re listening to, making the crowd a part of the light show! They are so comfortable you’ll forget you’re wearing headphones! All of our party headphones contain three separate channels, giving participants the option of choosing between three DJs or bands playing simultaneously. This ability to provide various types of music can greatly increase the demographic and success of your event.

Since we were the very first company in the America to use this technology, we’ve taken the time to make our equipment look, feel, and sound the very best.

The Man Behind Silent Events

Ryan Dowd, creator and owner of Silent Events, has been working in the music industry for over two decades. He has worked professionally in the fields of audio engineering, lighting design, artist management, and event production. The experience he gained working for acts like Widespread Panic, American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, the Black Crowes, Drive-By Truckers, North Mississippi All Stars and agencies such as APA, Madison House, PGA, and Red Light Management has been instrumental in shaping the superior production behind Silent Events. Dowd takes a lot of pride in his hands-on approach and always strives to provide his clients with the highest quality Silent Event possible. This is what sets Silent Events apart from other companies.

Since the conception of Silent Events, we have been bringing the silent revolution to the people. Locations and uses of our technology are hindered only by your creativity. Choose Silent Events and let us help you build your event from the ground up. Make your next event truly memorable with Silent Events Inc.


Things to Consider When Choosing a Silent Disco Provider

Do they offer staff? DJs? Lights and trussing?
Are they fully insured?
How do they deal with transmitter interference issues?
What sound and lighting production experience do they have?
Do they make any of their own gear?
How do they amplify the sound to the headphones?

Get in touch with Silent Events today to ask us these important questions, and let us begin planning your next wireless headphone event.

Silent Events

call toll free: 855-474-5368 (855-4-SILENT)