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 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, March 25, 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 rhythm 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, April 1, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Cosmic Attack Blues Band
The Cosmic Attack Blues Band likes their Blues Heavy!!! Hendrix, Cream, Allmans, The Faces, Traffic, The Stones, Black Crowes, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa
Influences include heavy blues like Hendrix, Cream, Faces, Allmans, Traffic, Derek and the Dominos, Jeff Beck, The Band, Black Crowes, Johnny Winter…..
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
The Three Car Garage Band
Three Car Garage is a guitar driven rock band based in Pittsburgh. It was founded by Tom Lagi in the mid ’90s. There were a few personnel changes early on, the first of which brought drummer Eric Storer into the mix. Then the final change was bringing in bassist Bill Weigand. Both Eric & Bill had worked with Lagi in a former band so they were very familiar with each others playing. This happened in the summer of 1998, and it completed the lineup as it currently stands.
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Jason Born is a guitarist, singer/songwriter and harmonica player from Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in blues, rock and soul. He is currently located in Pittsburgh, PA mainly playing blues, rock, and soul through means of his guitar, voice, and harmonica. He plays at several local venues such as The R Bar, Moondogs Pub, Hartwood Acres for The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Jergels Rhythm Grill, etc. Born was chosen as the Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Youth Representative in which he was featured in Memphis, TN during the International Blues Challenge held in January 2015.
Saturday, April 22, 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, April 28, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Dormont Bar Crawl!!!
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!
Every Friday Night – 9 PM!
Karaoke Night!!! Come and be a Star!!!
Loads of fun! You too can be an R Bar Star!
What Happens at Karaoke Stays at Karaoke… 🙂