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A Real Joint

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 Thursday or Friday (only) after 3pm Call Moondogs: 412-828-2040

The Tina Daniels Bad – Concert For Anna

Friday, December 7, 2018

Suggested Donation: $7 Doors 7 PM – Show 8 PM


The Story: On October 23rd, young Anna Zeiss required brain surgery to remove a stage 3 cancerous tumor. She had recently brought into the world a baby girl. Although, doctors were not able to remove all of the tumor, with your prayers and donations, hope is alive that she will be able to be with her child and care for her.


Albert Castiglia – Blues Society of Western PA Annual Christmas Party 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Doors 7 PM – Showtime 8 PM

Tickets are available or $12 in advance by clicking here, or $14 at the door. $10 Blues Society members (at the door)


Albert Castiglia will be storming into town, bringing his furious, sizzling brand of Blues to Moondog’s. Fun, we will have plenty of it! Music, bundles of it wrapped up for you to celebrate the season. Opening the evening, Jack of Diamonds with Rick Proudfoot.

Donations will be collected on behalf of Project Bundle Up for the Salvation Army. New winter items, (coats, hats, gloves) will be collected to help those in our community.


Band Together Pittsburgh Christmas Party

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Doors: 1 PM – Show: 2 PM. Family friendly (all ages) – No Alcohol – Food & Drink Provided.


The Goodbye Sons Acoustic Christmas Party

Friday, December 14, 2018

$5 Cover. Doors 7 PM – Show 8:30



Saturday, December 15, 2018

Showtime 9:30 PM – Doors 8:30 PM – $7 in advance. Get Tickets here. $10 at the Door.

theCAUSE is a band consisting of 4 Pittsburgh musicians who have all been around the proverbial block.  Playing tunes from Grateful DeadPhishThe BeatlesBob Dylan and 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 South on drums (Left for Dead, Sticky, Russ Lauf Band) and, 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. 

 theCAUSE also has had the pleasure in 2012 and 2014 of having  guitarist Steve Kimock join us on stage and in 2013, 2015 ,2016  and 2017 Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra spent an evening jamming with theCAUSE! 


The Compadres

Friday, December 21, 2018

$5 Cover. Doors open at 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM


Brewer’s Row

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Showtime 8 PM – Doors 7 PM – Cover/Tickets $10 Get tickets here


Brewer’s Row takes its name from an attic practice space close by a neighboring Pittsburgh brewery. Formed in the Summer of 2005, the group then sought to showcase a collection of Nicholas Hohman’s music and to build and grow their original works. Nicholas shares the spotlight with his sister Leah for a stirring mix of raw and sultry vocals, occasionally trading lines as in the stirring duet, Stone Wall. Lending harmonies to the sibs’ soulful verses and leading on guitar, their father Mark brings a tenured skill to the group, with beaucoup years of music making. Bassist Corry Drake and drummer Nick Conti come together to form a world-class rhythm section, turning the operation into a full-fledged rock band.

Influences:Bruce Springsteen, Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, The Beatles


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.”


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.