R Bar Dormont – “On the Corner of Blues & Rock n’ Roll!”
(No Cover Charge Ever!)
Thanks for visiting R Bar Dormont! Pittsburgh’s “coolest and friendliest live rock and blues music bar”. As music lovers, we’re thrilled we get to share Pittsburgh best live rock and blues bands the area has to offer!
We have weekly blues and rock bands on Saturdays, an Open Stage on Wednesdays with Craig King hosting and a Sunday Service Jam with Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars. All are welcome to stop on by and join in on the fun! We’re open 365 days a year and hoping to see you soon!
Gary, Debi & Rachel Hodill
R Bar Dormont, Pittsburgh’s Friendliest Rock & Blues Bar
Saturday Band Schedule
Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars
Billy the Kid won over the Blues Society of Western Pa taking first place honors among the acts at the Blues Challenge in Pittsburgh in 2013 earning them a spot at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Band competed with acts from all over the world in Memphis January 22-25, 2014, earning them the 3rd Place Win among the best blues bands in the world!
Saturday, July 8, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Pittsburgh Rock Legend Norman Nardini has been performing virtually every week since 1965, not only rocks on, but continues, in his words, “in search of the highest level of music.”
Bon Jovi said that, even with all of his (Bon’s Jovi’s) success, he could have been happy being Norm Nardini. “The motivating factor when you’re a kid is not to sell 100 million records, but just to learn how to write songs and perform them,” Bon Jovi said. “I wouldn’t have known what success of this extent was. I could have been very content to be Norman, play music at his level and Southside Johnny’s level. That’s all we knew existed. I didn’t want to be Zeppelin.”
Bon Jovi refers to his friend as “the epitome of rock ‘n’ roll.”
“Norman lives it and breathes it. The greatest compliment anybody can pay a player is that he lives it. God bless him for it,” he said.
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Bo’Hog Brothers band
From roots rock ‘n’ roll to rock-a-billy, with a little country and Texas swing mixed in, the Bo’hog Brothers play with an intensity that can’t be beat. Their show consists of not only incredible musicianship, but the energy and comedy to keep the crowd dancing and laughing. Never ones to take themselves too seriously, the boys are a joy to watch and interact with. You can catch their act all around the Pittsburgh area.
Winners of the 2014 Pittsburgh Blues Challenge, the Bo’Hog Brothers have won a local blues challenge and competed in Memphis a total of 5 times, with two different bands. They were members of the 2007 third place winners in Memphis.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Wil E Tri & the Bluescasters Blues
What’s Up My Man?
Wil E. Tri has been steadily laying down the blues as a leader and sideman since the 1970s. When he wasn’t doing that, he ran (and still runs) the stage crew for the majority of shows that passed through Pittsburgh, and these days, through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. He has also been credited in several Hollywood movies, most notably, The Mothman Prophecies (2002). All that aside, my man just loves to play the blues!
Bluesman Wil E. Tri is the premiere blues player in the Pittsburgh Area.
Heavily steeped in the tradition of Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf and Big Golden Wheeler, Wil delivers razor sharp blues harmonica over one of the hardest driving bands in the industry.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Bill Ali band
Pittsburgh’s Premier Classic Rock Cover band. Longevity might be an understatement to explain the life of one of Pittsburgh’s oldest performing rock legends. For over a period of Forty Four years Mr. Bill Ali (pronounced Bill AL-EYE) has been capturing the hearts and souls of many unsuspecting nightclub owners and fans! Former front man of the ever popular Toast Band one of Pittsburgh’s longest running great rock bands for over 36 years. Bill teamed up with Matt Barranti vocals/ electric guitar one of only ten guitarists in the entire U.S.A to be invited to perform at The Sliders Ball in Macon Georgia, Matt’s work on the bottle neck is a sight to be seen and heard!
Open Jams and Karaoke
Every Wednesday – 8 PM!
Open Stage Night with Craig King’s Hump Day Band
Featuring Pittsburgh’s talented masters of pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz ready to jam with one and all! Bring your instruments or your voice to get down with us, or just listen and have an incredibly good time with old friends and new.
Our jam sessions keep music lovers, aspiring and accomplished musicians from all around coming back week after week to join in on the fun and we hope to see you too!
You never know what other Pittsburgh blues bar legend may show up to add their talents to the mix to make each Open Stage a unique experience to remember on Hump Day!
Every Sunday – 7 – 10:30 PM!
Billy the Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars Sunday Service Jam with Special Guest Every Week!!!
R Bar is pleased to announce a new addition to our weekly band lineup of talented blues and rock music performances!
Billy The Kid’s Steel Town All-Stars will be appearing every Sunday evening with a Special Guest Artist of the week. Spread the word and bring some friends, or make some new ones ready to face the week with a smile on your face!!!
Bio: Billy the Kid won over the Blues Society of Western Pa taking first place honors among the acts at the Blues Challenge in Pittsburgh in 2013 earning them a spot at the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Band competed with acts from all over the world in Memphis January 22-25, 2014, earning them the 3rd Place Win among the best blues bands in the world!