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, Karaoke every Friday and a Sunday Service Jam with Billy the Kid and the Regulators. 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, May 27, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
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
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 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 10, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Tina Daniels High Road Easy
Tina Daniels High Road Easy is a 5 piece band from the Pittsburgh area who take to the stage with their high energy blues rock edge.
Tina Melisko, with her powerful, raw, gritty, lead vocals and dynamic stage presence have played a major role in her success to entertain any audience. Tina is joined on stage with top notch musicians Randall Troy on lead guitar, along with Keith Gamble, a bassist who knows how to communicate the musical moment and when to fill the musical space, while at the same time Eric Storer is holding down the rhythm on drums.
Many, but not all of the bands influences include; Danielle Nicole, Beth Hart, Sass Jordan, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tommy Castro, Arc-Angles, and Keb Mo
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Dave Iglar Band
Dave Iglar has built a notable regional reputation as a powerhouse talent of rock n roll over the years with thousands of exciting performances at clubs, festivals, colleges, special events, on radio & TV. His daughter Andrea on sax is a force of nature with Mark on rhytm guitar and bass.
Dave has appeared with a variety of artists, including Roy Buchanan, Dickey Betts (of the Allman Bros), Susan Tedeschi, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Robin Trower, Leon Russell, Jefferson Starship, Taj Mahal, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy & others …
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 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.
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 & The Regulators 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 & 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!