Moondog’s 25 Years!

Blawnox blues joint fulfills owner’s dream by: Rex Rutkoski Read More

Ron Esser, the name is a statement in itself. Being an ardent supporter of the blues, Ron Esser’s club, Moondog’s, was bestowed with the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.

May 2016 Moondog’s Preview!

All Weekday Shows Monday – Thursday begin at 7:30 (Open Stages as Scheduled)!
All Weekend shows, start time is 8:30 unless otherwise stated, so please double check the schedule.

For details call Moondog’s Wed. after 7pm or Thurs., Fri. (only) after 3pm
Moondog’s Contact: 412-828-2040

Acoustic Open Stage Every Wednesday!!

Acoustic Open StageRotating Guest and Host 8:00-11 NO COVER!
Come on down and show us what you can do!
Songwriters Welcome!!

Open Stage Every Thursday!!

Open Stage 8-? No Cover!!
Pick a time slot, bring your band and Jam! No Band? Bring Yourself!!

All Styles Welcome!

June 25th

Operation~Keep the “Hawk” Flying
$10 Suggested Donation
Showtime 8p – Doors Open 6:30p

Hosted by: Pappy from “theCAUSE”
Special Guest Performers TBA

Cherylann HawkEvent
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Pittsburgh’s legendary songstress, CHERYLANN HAWK is undergoing surgery to remove her cancer 4/22. Some of her friends are getting together to make music at MOONDOG’s and raise money to help her with expenses, livimg & medical.  She is one of the most beautiful souls and beautiful voices we’ve known and we want to be there for her.  Please be here for her with us!!

Nick Moss Band – May 27th
Cover $12 Advance – $14 Door
Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7p


Distinct, honest, and intense — a blend of traditional blues and progressive, jam-oriented blues rock. Face-melting guitar solos that rise above the crowded field of pretenders, and a versatile band that brilliantly delivers unparalleled improvisational jams to packed houses night after night, city after city!

Jimmy Thackery
Cover $15
Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7p


Jimmy Thackery’s double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note!

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Featuring Dennis Gruening
CD Release Party and Birthday Extravanganza!
Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7pm
$13 Advance – $15 Door

Doug Deming Dennis Gruenling Event

Eastside Detroit native DOUG DEMING, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar.

DENNIS GRUENLING On the road, Doug teams up with long time road partner, award winning harp man and VizzTone label mate, Dennis Gruenling. From Dennis’ site: “Dennis has pulled in countless fans and numerous accolades from critics & musicians around the world for his swinging, highly original harmonica sound and style. Taking equal parts from the harmonica and swing/saxophone traditions and styles, Dennis has pushed the boundaries further for the sound of blues, while in the meantime pioneering a whole new sound and direction for the harmonica.”

Please check the Events page for the complete lineup!  Check out our advanced ticket shows!