Puddles Pity Party to Headline Chalk the Block

Puddles Pity Party will make his El Paso debut at Chalk the Block 9 when he takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

Originally from River City before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, the sulking serenader gained momentum after hitting the road as guest performer on the 2010 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live tour and 2013 Eels tour and making special appearances at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni and NYC’s Sleep No More.

Puddles has performed internationally to rave reviews at festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Fest and Belgium’s Gent Fest. He was a feature performer in La Soiree’s 2014 Southbank show in London, which won the Olivier Award.

He was handpicked by Neil Patrick Harris to perform Just for Laugh’s “Circus Awesomeus,” gala filmed for HBO Canada. And Jack Black selected Puddles to perform at the 2015 Festival Supreme.

Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people.

The Transtelco stage will host live performances throughout the day on Saturday.

Saturday Performers are:

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – The Other Half

11 -1 p.m. – Stan Z

1 – 2 p.m. – Papaya Riot

2 – 4 p.m. – Sha’Vonne

4 – 6 p.m. –Villains Kiss

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Kikimora

8 – 10 p.m. – Puddles Pity Party


Each year CTB brings more than 40,000 people to downtown El Paso to enjoy a sidewalk chalk art competition, temporary art installations, street performances, live music stage, local art and food vendors, free art activities at the El Paso Museums of Art and History, a kids zone and more. This festival creates a significant economic impact, with a projected $1 million pumped into the local economy over the CTB weekend.

Admission to the festival is free, but there will be a charge for some activities.