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Recurring Event Sound Series: Block Party

Graphic with The Warhol: Sound Series: Block Party on the left and with Ethel Cain, Oct 7, 2023 on the right overtop of a photo of Ethel Cain standing on bleachers outside with her hands up in the air.

Please note: The Sound Series: Block Party is sold out and there will not be any tickets sold at the door.

We are pleased to present the third annual Sound Series: Block Party featuring an autumn evening of live music in a relaxed and festive environment outdoors, as part of The Pop District. Even more food and beverages will be available for purchase on site, along with hands-on t-shirt, tote bag, or poster making. Presented by The Warhol’s Sound Series, a varied roster of internationally touring artists will perform on a stage adjacent to the museum, featuring Zenizen, Helado Negro, and headlined by Ethel Cain.


5:30 p.m. Zenizen

Singer, songwriter, and producer Zenizen (aka Opal Hoyt) opens the Block Party with a solo performance. Her music explores the fringes of experimental pop, soul, and funk, layered with her rich alto voice. Outside of her work as Zenizen, Hoyt boasts a sprawling resume that includes performance credits with Helado Negro, Jordan Rakei, and Okay Kaya.

7 p.m. Helado Negro

We welcome back Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) in a trio format for the middle set at the Block Party. A South Florida native born to Ecuadorian immigrants, Lange explores Latinx identity and pluralistic sensibilities in his personal and political avant pop music. His latest critically lauded album Far In, and seventh-full length record, is his first release on 4AD and features special guests Jen Wasner (Flock of Dimes) and Opal Hoyt’s (Zenizen).

8:30 p.m. Ethel Cain

Singer/songwriter Ethel Cain and her band headline the Block Party. Originally from Tallahassee, FL, Cain (aka Hayden Anhedonia) moved to Indiana in 2020, where she recorded her EP Inbred, and following the release her full-length debut, Preacher’s Daughter last year. Cain now resides in Pittsburgh. Her unique sound and sensibility combine elements of rock and country with ethereal vocals and raw lyrics. And her collaborators include Lil Aaron, who was featured on her single Michelle Pfeiffer and Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, who recorded a live version duet with Cain of Morning Elvis last year from the band’s Dance Fever album. Preacher’s Daughter has received several “best of” list mentions, including the single American Teenager at No. 11 on Pitchfork’s “The 100 Best Songs of 2022”, as well as being included on Barack Obama’s end of the year playlist.

  • Doors open at 5 p.m. Entrance at Sandusky and Isabella Streets.
  • The Sound Series: Block Party is rain or shine. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • All bags subject to security search.
  • Alcohol, coolers, and pets prohibited (with the exception of service dogs).
  • No outside food or beverage allowed, except sealed bottles of water.
  • Please note the Sound Series: Block Party is primarily standing room only. We are committed to offering inclusive, engaging experiences for people of all abilities. To request accommodations to enhance your visit, please contact or call 412.237.8354.


Co-presented with 91.3 WYEP Presents

91.3 WYEP


Support is provided in part by Penn Brewing, the official beer sponsor of the Sound Series: Block Party.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.

Ethel Cain - American Teenager (Official Video)

Ethel Cain - A House in Nebraska - Live at Coachella 2023

Helado Negro - Gemini and Leo (Live at Sear Sound)

"Aja" by Zenizen (official video)


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