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, September 2, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Stevee Wellons Band
Each of the musicians in this group have spent years playing blues, soul, jazz and rock music around the country. The band members have known each other forever and talked off-and-on about how much fun it would be working together – some day. Finally, the time was right and The Stevee Wellons Band (SWB) came to life. Working together has led the group in some unexpected directions. The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania gave SWB the honor of representing the region for the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. That experience provided encouragement and inspiration for the group to work on creating their own mix of blues and soul music. The band is taking their music out on the club and concert circuit in Pennsylvania, and working toward their first full-length CD. We’re in the studio in January. So, stay tuned for more on the recording and release ! Stay tuned …
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Hybrid Vigor Band
In 1988 Jason and Tom helped form local thrash band Insanity. After a successful run they began looking for a new endeavor. It wasn’t until the fall of 1991 that they heard about an interesting guitarist who was also looking for a new project. They went to see this guy at a local Earth Day concert . From that point Jason and Tom immediately knew he is was the missing piece. Enter Jeff. After a brief meeting the foundation was set for the band Zero Hour. For two and a half years they played the local music scene non-stop. Disbanding in late 1994, the members went on to other musical ventures such as Say’s Phoebe, Oakland 11, The Cold Sweats,The September Project, The Chuck Ramsey Band , Fynal Tyme 2 and Abacus Jones just to name a few. After 20 years, a chance encounter with Tom and an impromptu performance with Jason’s current band, a new chapter unfolded. After a cold February evening of drinks, laughs and good conversation, came the dawn of Hybrid Vigor.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Teresa Hawthorne Band
Professionally, Teresa has served as the opening act for legendary national recording artists such as The Whispers, Teena Marie, The Bobby “Blues” Band, Midnight Star, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, KEM, and the Delfonics. Additionally, she served as a back-up vocalist for national recording artist Al B. Sure. Her accomplishments are many, which include being one of six finalists out of thousands of contestants on the televised tri-state singing competition, “Gimme the Mic.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Chrome Moses Band
Chrome Moses is a three piece rock and roll band with roots in blues and gospel. They are a modern take on the great power trios of the sixties and seventies. A Chrome Moses set consists of a tight, rhythmic engine that drives fiery lead guitar. Together these elements comprise original rock and roll that is as refreshing as it is exhilarating. From rock clubs to festival stages Chrome Moses has been gaining notoriety as a must see act, with fans marveling at the enormity of a unique sound that comes from only three playersj.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Angel Blue and the Prophets
VOTED NUMBER ONE BLUES BAND IN PITTSBURGH BY IRON CITY ROCKS
Angel Blue Band hails out of the steel town of Pgh PA..A high energy groove with rockin soul. Angels vocals are powerful with a range from gritty to smooth and the bands lead guitarist Mojo Mike is a force to b reckoned with.read more press at .www.angelblueband.com
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Ron and the Rumpshakers
The Rumpshakers are made up of some of the most talented musicians in town, each with more than 25 years experience and a combined musical experience of close to 150 years. Most of the members have played with many of the well known artists in the area.
Saturday, October 14, 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, October 21, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Johnny Holiday Band
R BAR HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!! Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
PRIZES AWARDED FOR BEST COSTUMES, DRINK SPECIALS…ALWAYS A MONSTER MASH HOOT!!!
In addition to being a tavern mogul, Gary is also the lead singer and guitar player in Pittsburgh’s most fun classic rock band called “Rock-It”.
His band mates are: Dan Wilt – Bass ~ Pat Rush – Drums and vocals Craig Stolar – Lead guitar, vocals and keyboard. The band appears at the R Bar from time to time so keep checking the R Bar’s band schedule page on this website, or visit the Rock-It website at rock-itband.com
Wednesday Open Jam & Sunday Service Jam
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!