This Week: Live music and entertainment listings

Discover all that’s happening for live music, arts, entertainment, and theater this week across Newport County!

Unless otherwise indicated, the venue is located in Newport.

Bridgefest, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community, returns to Newport Monday through Thursday and will feature local artists performing at 19 events at 14 venues over four days (scroll down for full schedule).

Monday, July 30

  • Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Leave No Trace at 4:30 pm, Heal at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport (scroll down for schedule)
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Safari Room at OceanCliff: Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm

Tuesday, July 31

  • Easton’s Beach: Down City Band at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Outdoor Movie Screening The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Leave No Trace at 4:30 pm, Beatles Yellow Submarine Sing-Along at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Sam James at 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport (scroll down for schedule)
  • Newport Grand: Karaoke at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Retro Country Experience at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9:30 pm


Wednesday, August 1

  • Ballard Park: Jenkins Construction presents The Ravers at 7 pm
  • Buskers Irish Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina: Turbo AC’s and Skinny Millionaires at 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Fort Adams: NFF Presents “Local Bridges” ft. The Copacetics and friends at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Leave No Trace at 4:30 pm, Bridgefest Captain Blood Movie Party feat. Little Compton Band at 6:30 pm
  • Landing: Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The C-Note Missionaries at 8:30 pm
  • Mission: Nico Franc at 7 pm
  • Norey’s: Live music at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: WheelHowes Trio at 8:30 pm
  • Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport (scroll down for schedule)
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards: Mosa from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: DJ Nook at 9:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Open Mic at 8 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z Boys at 10 pm
  • Sardella’s: Live jazz music at 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Antonio’s Pizza: Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina: Talking All That Jazz;  A hip hop tribute to jazz music fest sun of sound, The Funk Underground, Freddie Black and Spliftout, and Tang Sauce at 10 pm
  • Easton’s Beach: Children’s Night Concert with Johnny The K at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Leave No Trace at 3 pm, Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me at 5:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Landing: Sam James at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Harsh Armadillo at 10 pm
  • Newport Bridgefest Throughout Newport (scroll down for schedule)
  • newportFILM: Studio 54 – newportFILM Outdoors 8/2 at 8:10 pm at Rosecliff
  • Newport Grand: Trivia Night at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse: WUN Live: The Greg Abate Uptown Jazz Quintet at 7:30 pm
  • Norey’s: Alan Bernstein Jazz Quartet at 7:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Live Local PreJam W/ Los Duderinos, Ziggy Coffee, Silverteeth at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Salty Dogs at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Port: Brian Scott from 5 pm to 9 pm

Friday, August 3rd

  • Atlantic Resort: Sean Rivers at 4 pm
  • Buskers: Live music at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina (Middletown): The Devil Fish at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Jazz Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: The Little Compton Band at 5:30 pm
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame: Newport Jazz Friday Night Concert at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Three Identical Strangers at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 1 at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: Ricky Duran at 4:30 pm, Sam James at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Evan Goodrow Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Glorietta & Friends at 8 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steven Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • The Port: Brian Scott from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Lacey Cheryl at 9 pm

Saturday, August 4th

  • @ The Deck: James Grande at 1:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina (Middletown): Gumption and Glory at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Jazz Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Three Identical Strangers at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 2 at 8 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Fire & Knives at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Half Star Hotel at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Hazzard County at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Dirty Deeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Live music with Yacht Club Rejects from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Wolff Sisters / K.C. Harris at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: Outcry at 6 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: James Grande at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Have something that should be included or you’d like included on this list? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com with the information.


The 2018 Bridgefest schedule includes:

Monday, July 30
Presenter: Empire Coffee
Venue: Seamen’s Church Institute
Sea Shanties with Mike Goddard
2:00 – 3:00 pm
FREE
401-847-4260 |www.seamensnewport.org

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Panoramic View (Steel Drumming)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: The Mermaid Star at 26 Waites Wharf
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Mike Fischman Bluegrass Duo
6:30-8:00 pm
$50.00

Presenter: DeBlois Gallery
Venue: DeBlois Gallery
Live Music with Tim May (Guitar, Vocals)
7:00 – 8:30 pm
FREE (Donations Appreciated)
401-529-2617 | www.debloisgallery.com

 

Tuesday, July 31
Presenter: Rory and Ric
Venue: Artful Lodger Inn
Live Music with Rory & Ric & Friends
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: A pizza to share (BYOB, some refreshments provided by Artful Lodger Inn)
954-815-3175 | www.artfullodger.com

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Daisy Briggs (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: La Forge Casino Restaurant
Venue: La Forge Casino Restaurant
Live Music with Dave Manuel and the La Forge All-Stars
FREE
6:00 -10:00 pm
401-847-0418 | www.laforgenewport.com

Presenter: Channing Memorial Church
Venue: Channing Church Parish Hall
Live Music with Farm Dog and The Geezers (Folk Music)
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$10.00

Presenter: Lorri Shankar Music Productions
Venue: Newport Playhouse
Newport to Nashville Songwriters Showcase featuring Retro Country Experience with Bill Bartholomew (Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals), JoAnn Svendsen (Lead Vocals)
8:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:30 pm)
$10.00
401-848-7529 | www.newportplayhouse.com

 
Wednesday, August 1
Presenter: Trinity Memorial Church Inc.
Venue: Trinity Memorial Church
Music, Movement, and More featuring Christopher Kavi Carbone
10:00 -11:00 am
FREE (Family event)
401-846-0660 | www.trinitynewport.org

Presenter: Aquidneck Growers’ Market
Venue: Aquidneck Growers’ Market
Music from The Newport String Project
2:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE

Presenter: Friends of the Waterfront and City of Newport
Venue: King Park Gazebo at Wellington Avenue
Alan Bernstein Jazz with Alan Bernstein (Bass) Nicolas King (Vocalist), Mike Renzi (Piano) and Mike Coffey (Drums)
4:00 – 6:00 pm
FREE
401-845-5800 | newportwaterfront.org

Presenter: Newport Festivals Foundation
Venue: Fort Adams State Park
Local Bridges: A Celebration of Rhode Island’s Music Community featuring Girls Rock! RI and The Copacetics and Special Guests
6:00 – 8:00 pm (Gate opens at 5:30 pm)
FREE
401-848-5055 | www.newportfestivals.org

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Aidan Keating (Guitar, Vocals)
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: Jane Pickens Theater and Event Company
Venue: Jane Pickens Theater
Captain Blood Party with Live Music from The Little Compton Band
6:30 pm – Live music with The Little Compton Band
7:30 pm – Screening of the classic pirate film, Captain Blood
$12.00

Presenter: Jo’s American Bistro
Venue: Jo’s Bistro
An Evening of Jazz featuring Joanne Rodino (Vocals), John Monllos(Guitar), Steve Johnson (Bass) and Stefan Griffin (Drums)
7:00 – 10:00 pm
FREE
401-862-0362 | www.josamericanbistro.com

 
Thursday, August 2
 
Presenter: Newport Dinner Cruise
Venue: Mermaid Star
Bridgefest Hors d’oeuvres Cruise featuring Lois Vaughan Jazz Duo with Bryan Rizzuto
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$50.00

Presenter: Bowen’s Wharf Co.
Venue: Bowen’s Wharf Pilot House
Busking at Bowen’s featuring Dan Pelletier & Matt Fehr
6:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
401-849-3478 | www.bowenswharf.com

Presenter: What’sUpNewp
Venue: Newport Playhouse
The Greg Abate Uptown Jazz Quintet featuring Greg Abate (Saxophone), Phil Grenadier (Trumpet), Matt DeChamplain (Piano), Paul Del Nero (Bass) and Luther Gray (Drums)
8:00 pm
$20.00 in advance; $25.00 at the door
401-662-1653 | www.whatsupnewp.com

Schedule Subject to Change
More information on the four-day celebration is available atwww.newportbridgefest.com.
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