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, November 4, 2017 – 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, November 11, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Randall Troy Band
What can be said about Randall Troy except that he’s one of the greatest Blues Guitarists in Pittsburgh or anywhere else for that matter, playing some of the most tasteful blues licks you’re likely to ever hear. It’s always a true blues experience to see Randall and his band play.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Felix & the Hurricanes
Storming onto the local music scene 20 years ago, the three-member southern-style blues rock outfit has exemplified what it means to endure as a musical force – and what it means to be a working band.
“Work and play are one and the same in this band,” he said. “They maintain their busy schedule because they love what they do. It’s easy to be a workaholic in an endeavor if you are passionate about and enjoy doing that endeavor.”
And passionate they are. The band’s founding member and namesake, Felix Kos (guitar and vocals), Bobby Watters (drums and vocals) and Jeff Clapper (bass and vocals) – the band’s lineup since 1998 – have thrived not only on a fierce playing schedule, but also on expert musicianship, spontaneity and the fine art of showing audiences a good time.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 – 9:30 PM
Tina Daniels & Company
Tina Daniels & Company is a 5 piece band from the Pittsburgh area who take to the stage with their high energy blues rock edge.
Tina Daniels, 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, December 2, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Mr. B. & The Bad Boyz Xmas Party!
Mr. B. “The Blues Man” and the Bad Boyz Band delivers high energy Chicago style blues regularly to a loyal following blues fans all around Pittsburgh.
He is well loved by R Bar and shows up occasionally (always impeccably dressed) for special events, open stages and bands to add a whole new level of class and strong blues performance that will have your big toe shooting up through your shoe if you don’t start dancing first!
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Norman Nardini & Debi’s Birthday Celebration!
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, December 17, 2017 – 9:30 PM!
Rock-it Band – Gary’ Birthday Party!
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!