Moondog’s 25 Years!

August 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!

Join “Bill Toms and Hard Rain” – August 27th
featuring The Soulville Horns in the Celebration of Phil Brontz and Tom Breiding’s Birthdays!

Advanced Tickets $10 $10 at the Door

Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7Pm

Opening – Aris Paul & The Damned

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Indigenous – Sept 15
Cover $15 Advance – $18 Door
Doors Open 6pm – Showtime 7:30

Advance Tickets Sales


Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.

Sept 16th – Ron Yarosz CD RELEASE!
Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7p
Cover $8

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The Vehicle is a time tested Blues/Rock band that also steers into the jamband genre from time to time. The band is fronted by Ron Yarosz who was referred to by the Internationally syndicated radio program Beale Street Caravan as a ”Harmonica and B3 maestro” (October 2010).. He either drives the Vehicle from the front of the stage while playing harmonica or steers it from behind the Hammond B3 organ. On guitar…The Super-Charger of the Vehicle…Eric Brewer. He was a finalist at Guitar Player Magazine’s Superstar competition and has won several awards for his playing ability. The Drive Train of the band is made up of Jassen Wilber on Bass (who has toured the world with his bass) and Norbbie Gavin on drums. They all call Erie, PA home. The band has a deep well of original material to draw from and does their own versions of some of their favorite classic blues songs. The band is the winner of the 2011 Cleveland Blues Challenge and a two time winner of the Pittsburgh Blues Challenge (2008 and 2010). The band has collectively won 13 REMA music awards including Favorite: Blues Band, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Essential Player (Harmonica), and Keyboard Player.

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8th Street Rox – September 17th
Showtime 8:30 – Doors Open 7p
Cover $6

8thStreetRox-Event8th Street Rox has been rocking Pittsburgh since 1981. The group’s incredible staying power is a testament to the band’s great sound, energy, & enthusiasm. 8th Street Rox plays a great blend of originals & covers (Hiatt, Jukes, Stones, Springsteen)

Showtime 9:30 – Doors Open 7p
Cover $7 Advance – $10 at the Door

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theCAUSEeventtheCAUSE is a band consisting of 5 Pittsburgh musicians who have all been around the proverbial block.  Playing tunes from Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylanand MORE, including some very tasty originals, theCAUSE packs a punch while still paying close attention to the delicate touch. The players are Eric “Pappy” Weingrad on guitar and vocals (Double Dose, Pappy’s Blues Junction), David Tauberg on bass and vocals (Powers Run Band, Hard to Handle, Cherylann Hawk), Mike “Tour Pro” Tony on keyboards (Left for Dead, Fungus) and Mike South on drums (Left for Dead, Sticky, Russ Lauf Band) . Joining us in 2008, Pittsburgh blues veteran Jill Paone Simmons brings a whole new dimension to theCAUSE on vocals and continues to rock with us today.

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.

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