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Lots of AMAZING music!

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

For details call Moondogs Wed. after 7pm or Thurs., Fri. (only) after 3pm Call Moondogs: 412-828-2040


Thursday, June 14th

Showtime 7:30 PM – Doors Open 6:30 PM

Tickets: $20 at Door – $17.50 in Advance on Showclix

In addition to his Indigenous ‘day job’, Mato Nanji has been a member of the critically acclaimed Experience Hendrix Tour since 2002.  Playing alongside original Jimi Hendrix band members Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell, the tour roster includes some of today’s blues greats including Buddy Guy, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Robert Randolph. 


The Bail Jumpers

Friday, June 15th

Show 8:30 PM – Doors 7 PM – $5 Cover

The Bail Jumpers began as 4 people tired of the same old pop, and rock music scene. We all have a deep respect for blues music, and the musicians that lived the life. We tried to express these feelings the best way we could, through our hearts, and soul.


Norman Nardini’s Surprise Birthday Party!

Also Friday, June 15th next door at Starlite Lounge

Show 7 PM – 11 PM – No Cover

Moondogs and Starlite Lounge is having a Surprise Birthday Party for Norman Nardini, this Friday, June 15th, 2018 at The Starlite Lounge next to Moondogs from 7-11 PM. Don’t worry about Norman finding out about the surprise party. He’s so old, he doesn’t own a cell phone and thinks the Internet is something you catch fish with! Get ready to rock and celebrate Pitsfield, Pennsyltucky style with Pittsburgh’s Uncrowned King of Rock n Roll!


Six Demon Bag/Matt King and the Dukes of St. Clair/CVG

Friday, June 22nd

Show 8 PM – Doors 7 PM – $5 Cover

A night of original music from three Pittsburgh area groups at local institution Moondogs Pub. Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm. C’mon out and support three totally unique acts and down some brews with us! 

Six Demon Bag:

Matt King and The Dukes of Saint Clair:

Clinton Van Gemert:


Friday, June 29th, 2018

Show 8 PM – Doors 7 PM – $6 Cover

River City Blues Band

When people say, “Blues ain’t what it used to be,” They haven’t heard the River City Blues Band. Featuring four musicians from the Pittsburgh area with over a century of combined music experience between them and a common love of the Blues!  Chuck Carner – Harmonica, Vocals, Andy Widger – Bass Guitar, Vocals, Brad Doczkat – Guitar,  Dave Resto – Drums, Precussion

Jukehouse Bombers

Down and Dirty Rock-n-Blues! Featuring Jimmy and Joe Roach on Guitar/Vocals, Kirsch on Guitar, Troy Laney on Bass/Vocals and Josh Williams on drums.


Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations

Doors 6 PM – Tickets $10 at Showclix and at Door. 

As a founding member of the critically acclaimed progressive roots outfit Moreland and Arbuckle, vocalist/harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle has been working hard on the road for over a decade. After 15 years, 7 albums, and hundreds of shows across 23 countries, Moreland & Arbuckle have chosen to amicably go their separate ways.

As one door closes, another opens, and Arbuckle is now ready to explore a wide range of music with his new project, Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations. A musician of vast appetites, he’s long held an appreciation for traditional American music in the vein of Charley Patton as well as the cross-pollinated sounds of The Band or Stax-style soul.

The Kansas native marks hearing the Leadbelly classic “Gallows Pole” as his earliest music memory, becoming an astute devotee of the blues by the time he’d reached his teens. “That turned out to be a jumping off point, though,” he says. “I always loved Howlin’ Wolf, but as I got older and started opening my mind to a wider range of music, I’d turn around and listen to the Allman Brothers Band, then Johnny Cash, Sam & Dave,  or Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I hope you’ll hear some of that reach with The Damnations.”

Arbuckle is eager to take to stages with The Damnations. “This is a time to shake things up a bit and see what comes out,” he says. “The direction the music will go in isn’t set in stone and that’s a cool place to be at the moment.” He adds that he hopes to record with a version of the group in the near future. “I think this will open new possibilities for songwriting too,” he says. “It feels like anything could happen.”


Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Doors Open 7 PM – Advance tickets available on Showclix for $15. Also $15 at the Door. 

Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Blues Music Magazine’s editor recently declared that, “Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues.” This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. Gomes has headlined concerts in 17 countries and has had the honor of sharing the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.


Samantha Fish

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Ticket Price $25 Show 7:30 PM – Doors Open 6 PM Get tickets here on Showclix

Blues guitarist Samantha fish returns to Moondogs once again!

After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.  Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” and “one of the genre’s most promising young talents.”  Her hometown paper The Kansas City Star noted, “Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club” and observed that the young artist “displays more imagination and creativity than some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.”


Acoustic Open Stage Every Wednesday!!

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

Electric Open Stage Every Thursday!!

Open Stage 8-? No Cover!!
Pick a time slot, bring your band and jam!

No Band? It’s all about the music!

All Styles Welcome!

Bluegrass Open Jam 8-? Every Tuesday – Starlite Lounge (Two Doors Away)!!
Norman Nardini – Happy Hour 6 PM – 9ish Every Friday – Starlite Lounge (2 Doors Away – No Cover)!!

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,” He continued.. “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.”


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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.