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 glad we get to share the best Pittsburgh blues bar music the area has to offer.  (Please see our schedule).

We have weekly blues and rock bands, an Open Stage on Wednesdays and even a Karaoke night,  where 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

Upcoming & Regularly Scheduled Events

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 9:30 PM!

King’s Ransom Band

Craig King, the band’s leader is a Pittsburgh Blues-Rock Legend, with ripping guitar solos and a soulful voice. From Soul to Blues to Classic Rock; Craig does it all. Craig has a very “Benson like” voice and Scat Technique mixed with a tasteful blend of Hendrix style riffs.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 9:30 PM!

Eric Sommer

“If there’s a place for musical perfection, it’s wherever you’ll find Eric Sommer – A blistering acoustic style plus a variety of slide and open tuning formats will knock you for a loop…” wrote Studdie Burns, Melody Hut UK in 2013. ”

How one guy can do this so well is remarkable, but if you look a little deeper there’s a batch of road miles around this lad… and it all makes sense.” He has been on the road, in the studio, on stage, in front of or behind Jerry Douglas, Leon Redbone, John Mayall, Dr. John, David Bromberg, Andy McKee, John Hammond Jr., too many to name…

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 9:30 PM!

Nicole Belli Band

The Nicole Belli Band was formed in 2008 and consists of Pghs Premiere Players: Damian Buccigrossi on drums, Victor Garzotto on keys, Arnold Stagger on bass, Enzo Belli on guitar and Nicole behind the microphone. Belting out tunes such as Ruth Browns -5.10.15, Eric Clapton-Change the World.. etc. What sets us apart from other bands is our carefully selected song list. Each tune is artfully re-arranged and masterfully done in our very own blues,funk style. Our genre includes such artists as Dinah Washington to Maroon 5. What drives our band and keeps us together is simple… Passion

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 9:30 PM!

The Flow Band

Be sure & treat yourself to some original most positive vibes generating from the island of Pittsburgh. The Flow Band is the burg’s premiere reggae dance band formed in the 1980’s has a legendary history of fusing neo soul rhythms over tropical world beats pioneering and is an uplifting celebration for the future of reggae influenced music. The Flow Band has been the audience appetizer for some of the greatest names in reggae & african music from third world Dennis Brown, Ziggy Marley, Lady Smith, Black Mambazo & opened twice for Jimmy Buffet. Their homegrown sound stage show swagger & timeless message of love peace & unity has earned them over 15 awards including best local reggae artists & performance band of the year to name a few. For a way cool evening of hot hot hot tropical soul music for your listening & dancing pleasure go with the flow.

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 – 6 PM – 9 PM!

Billy the Kid & The Regulators Sunday Service Jam with Special Guest Every Week
See schedule for dates

R Bar is pleased to announce a new addition to our weekly band lineup of talented blues and rock music performances!

Billy The Kid & The Regulators 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 & The Regulators 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!

Every Other Tuesday – 8:30 PM!

Tom & Katie Acoustic Show – 8:30 PM!
See schedule for dates

Live Acoustic Open Stage filled with Classic Rock & Blues tunes…hope to see y’all there!

Every First Friday of the Month – 9 PM!

Karaoke Night!!!
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Loads of fun! You too can be an R Bar Star!
What Happens at Karaoke Stays at Karaoke… 🙂