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
412-942-0882

R Bar Dormont, Pittsburgh’s Friendliest Rock & Blues Bar

Saturday Band Schedule

Felix & the Hurricanes

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 9:30 PM!

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.

The Cosmic Attack Blues Band

Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 9:30 PM!

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…..

The Dave Iglar Band

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 – 9:30 PM!

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 …

Norman Nardini

Saturday, December 8, 2018 – 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.”

Rock-it Band

Saturday, December 15, 2018 – 9:30 PM!

rockit band schedule
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

The Three Car Garage Band

Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 – 9:30 PM!


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 personel 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.

The Dave Iglar Band New Years Eve Party!!

Monday, Dec. 31, 2016 – 9:30 PM!

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 …

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 Thursday – 7:30 PM!

Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Matthew Parsons


It’s comedy night at the R Bar! Open Stage….and It’s not as easy as you think….fun starts at 7:30, come on down and join us for a few laughs!

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!