Saturday, October 26, 2019 |  Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall, 8-11PM (Doors open at 7:00PM)

Pre-Sale General Admission: $20/ At-The-Door: $25 / VIP SOLD OUT)


Come early and see WYEP's Singer-Songwriter Competition winner, Cody Piper perform on Thunderbird's Front Porch Stage, starting at 5:30pm.  Costumes Strongly Encouraged! Restrictions below

It's the can't-miss live music costume party of the season! See your favorite Pittsburgh artists transform into popular acts in music. Dance the night away to tunes from Beyonce, Madonna and more!



Donora as Madonna, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors as Bruce Springsteen, Bindley Hardware Co. as Elvis Presley, Sierra Sellers as Beyonce and Cisco Kid as Elton John.

Join us for the Hellbender Ball, named after the Eastern Hellbender, a nocturnal salamander that was recently designated as Pennsylvania's state amphibian. Like Halloween partygoers, hellbenders become active after dark to seek refreshment and companionship. 

Enjoy music, dancing, drinks, costume contests and so much more!

Learn more about WYEP's Hellbender Ball Costume Contest:

VIP Tickets Include: 2 drink tickets, food, signed event poster, DJ meet & greet, exclusive bar and bathrooms. 

Please note, the VIP space is not yet handicap accessible. We sincerely apologize for the limitation and any inconvenience. 

Cisco Kid- 8pm, Sierra Sellers- 8:35pm, Bindley Hardware Co.- 9:10pm, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors- 9:45pm, Donora- 10:20pm




Artwork by @PierceMarratto -

Costume restrictions:

 No over-the-head masks
• No weaponized props
• Nothing with projectiles including water, or blunt weapons (bats, hockey sticks, golf clubs, mallets, whips, etc.)
• Any “uniform” costumes such as military or policy must be clearly distinguishable as a costume and not a current military, police, emergency responder, etc.
• Any non-weapon props must be a soft plastic, cardboard or foam. 
• “String” masks and face paint can be worn, but if you cannot be distinguished from your photo ID you will not be served alcohol.