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

Bill Toms/Steve Binsberger Birthday Celebration and Hard Rain (featuring The Soulville Horns) & Guests The Borstal Boys

Winter Storm Tomorrow – Bill Toms Rescheduled to Feb 9th, 2019

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Tickets $12 in Advance here at Showclix or $15 at the Door – Showtime 8 PM – Doors open 7 PM

“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n’ soul band!” – Will Kimbrough/

 While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any. The Pittsburgh native, along with his band Hard Rain, delivers a sound that takes the greatest of America’s most beloved genres and melds them into a poetic representation of the best the country has to offer.



The Billy Price Band

Friday, January 25, 2018

Showtime 8:30 PM – Doors Open 7PM
$13 in Advance – $15 at the Door – Get Tickets here

Billy Price has been entertaining audiences since first performing in Pittsburgh, Pa. with the Rhythm Kings in the early 1970s. In April 2016, he was officially recognized and inducted as a Pittsburgh Rock ’n Roll Legend at an award ceremony sponsored by the Cancer Caring Center of Pittsburgh.



The Nicole Belli  Band with Special Guests

Saturday, January 26, 2018

Doors 7 PM – Show 8:30 PM – $6 Cover

The Nicole Belli Band was formed in 2008 and consists of Pghs Premiere Players: Damian Buccigrossi on drums, Victor Garzotto on keys, Arnold Stagger on bass, Enzo Belli on guitar, Maria Castellon on Bass, Mike Finch on drums with Nicole behind the microphone. Belting out tunes such as Ruth Browns -5.10.15, Eric Clapton-Change the World.. etc. What sets us apart from other bands is our carefully selected song list. Each tune is artfully re-arranged and masterfully done in our very own blues,funk style. Our genre includes such artists as Dinah Washington to Maroon 5. What drives our band and keeps us together is simple… Passion



River City Blues

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Show: 8:30 PM – Doors 7 PM – Cover $5

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, Percussion



Stanley Jordan LIVE w/ sg Brian Genovesi

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Doors 7 PM – $20 Get Tickets Here

Innovative Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan LIVE at Moondogs for his 1st appearance in Pittsburgh in over 5 years! Get your tickets NOW before this sells out! With special guest, Brian Genovesi



Down Home Blues Night with Miss Freddye and Rodger Montgomery

Friday, February 15th, 2019

$10 Cover or Get Tickets here – Show 8:30 PM – Doors Open 7 PM

Singing the Chicago style blues since 1996, I have become known as “Pittsburgh’s Lady of the Blues!” My influences are Delta and Chicago style blues, from artists of yester-year like Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Denise Lasalle, and Memphis Minnie.

 I started singing with BMW (Blues music works) headed by Al “Big Al” Leavitt. In 2002, I formed my own band, “Blue Faze.” The next several years the name changed to “Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.”
In addition to my 5-piece electric band, I started Miss Freddye’s Homecookin Trio in 2010. An acoustic side of blues! I  perform with both bands around western and central PA, West Virginia &eastern Ohio.

In 2008, my band competed in the West Virginia blues competition, won for the state, and went to the 2009 International blues competition representing the WVBS!

In 2012, I competed in the Blues society of western PA as a duo act with my band mate and guitarist Greg “G-man” Casile, and won! In 2013, we went to Memphis for the IBCs representing BSWPA.


John Nemeth

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

$15 Cover – $15 Doors based on availability. Show: 8:30 PM – Doors 7 PM.  Get tickets Here.

john-nemeth“It’s a real tribute to his talent that he’s not just imitating a genre, but that he’s re-creating it, complete with its original style and feeling, but re-creating it in his own image.”
Jim White, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2010

“Classic soul and R&B styles have been revitalized in recent years by a cadre of young and relatively young artists such as James Hunter, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, and Sharon Jones. You can include John Németh on any list of the best of them.”
Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 2009 


Jimmy and the Frogmen

Friday, February 22, 2019

$5 Cover –  7 PM Doors – Show: 8 PM


Consisting of Pittsburgh Guitarist Tim Hadley, Bass Player and Sax of JC Collins, the popular percussion and drum sound of Derrick Edwards and Pittsburgh Singer/Songwriter Jimmy Buckley. Putting together a combination of historic rock and roll tunes that have become part of our culture, the Frogmen combine the total rock and roll entertainment package. Great traditional ballads, absolutely rockin’ dance songs and memorable jams of the past, these guys are covering favorites to suit everyone on land and sea. They are amphibious!


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.