Here’s what’s up for live music, comedy, entertainment and fun this weekend…

Don’t Miss This -> Top 5 Things To Do In & Around Newport This Weekend 

Newport, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings

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Buskers Irish Pub & Restaurant | 178 Thames Street | Phone: 401-846-5856

  • Friday: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Saturday: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am. No Cover.

Bowen’s Wharf

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival 

Saturday, October 17th 2015

  • 11am – 1pm: Atwater-Donnelly Duo Traditional American Folk
  • 1pm – 3pm: Abbey Rhode Best of the Beatles
  • 3pm – 5pm: Chelley, Bill & Dyl Cool Jazz, Soulful R&B, with a Touch of Country!
  • Special EXTENSION with ZBoys closing out the night at 6pm.

Sunday, October 18th 2015

  • 11am – 1pm: Throwback to the 60s Boston’s 60s Tribute band
  • 1pm – 3pm: Abbey Rhode Best of the Beatles
  • 3pm – 5pm: Big Cat Blues Band West Coast and Chicago Blues, Soulful, Powerful, Solid Rhythm

Celtica | 95 Long Wharf | Phone: 401-847-4770

  • Friday: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Saturday: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.

Chanler At Cliff Walk | 117 Memorial Boulevard | Phone: (866) 793-5664

  • Friday: Live music with Dick Lupino & friends from 6pm to 10pm. No cover.

Clarke Cooke House Restaurant | Bannister’s Wharf | Phone: 401-849-2900

  • Friday: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saturday: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music with Bobby Ferreira from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. No cover.

Fastnet Irish Pub | 1 Broadway | Phone: 401-845-9311

  • Sunday: Live traditional Irish Music from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.

Fifth Element | 111 Broadway | Phone: 41-619-2552

  • Saturday: Live music with The Repercussions from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music with Tom Lanigan Band from 12pm – 3pm. No cover.

Firehouse Theater | 4 Equality Park Place

  • Friday: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Saturday: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm and 10pm.

Genie’s Hookah Lounge | 94 William Street | Phone: 401-619-3770

  • Saturday: DJ & Dancing at 9pm.

HOPE | 10 Broadway | Phone: 401-849-6676

  • Friday: DJ & Dancing from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saturday: DJ & Dancing from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Latin Night from 10pm to 1am. No cover.

Hotel Viking | 1 Bellevue Ave | Phone: 401-847-3300

  • Friday: Live music Travis Colby Band at 7pm. No cover
  • Saturday: Live Music with Phenix Avenue at 7pm. No cover.

Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center | 49 Touro Street | Phone: (401) 846-5252

Jimmy’s Saloon | 37 Memorial Boulevard | Phone: 401-846-5121

  • Friday: Live music with TOWNMAN CHARGED // MUDDY RUCKUS // MICHAEL GRAHAM & the LEWD WAITERS // HIKES – presented by tweed leisure at 9pm
  • Saturday: Live music with Daryl Hance Powermuse, Evan Brum & The Royal High, Mike Hubbard – 10/17/15 at 9pm.

Jo’s Bistro | 24 Memorial Boulevard | Phone: 401-847-5506

  • Friday: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.

Landing | Bowen’s Wharf

  • Saturday: Live music with Chopville from 1pm – 4pm.
  • Sunday: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights outside the Lobster Bar from 2pm – 5pm

Midtown Oyster Bar  | 345 Thames Street | Phone: 401-619-4100

  • Friday: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music from 4pm to 7pm. No cover.


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Newport Blues Cafe | 286 Thames Street | Phone: 401-841-5510

  • Friday: Live music from 10pm to 1am. Cover.
  • Saturday: Live music from Fast Times at 10pm.
  • Saturday: Live music with Two For The Show from 6pm to 9pm.

O’brien’s Pub | 501 Thames Street | Phone: 401-849-6623

  • Saturday: DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Karaoke at 9:30pm

One Pelham East | 270 Thames Street | Phone: (401) 847-9460

  • Friday: Live music with Ryan McHugh from 10pm to 1am. Cover | Studio 3: DJ Blacklist at 9pm. Cover.
  • Saturday: Live music from 10pm to 1am. Cover. | Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8pm. Cover.

Parlor Bar & Kitchen | 200 Broadway

  • Friday: Live music with SCOTTY DON’T (MEMBERS OF BADFISH) // GUMPTION AND GLORY (MEMBERS OF THE RAVERS) at THE CAFE AT PARLOR at 10pm.
  • Saturday: Live music with CONGO SANCHEZ ( THIEVERY CORPORATION) at 9pm.

Pour Judgement | 32 Broadway | Phone: 401-619-2115

  • Sunday: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.

SaltWater | 49 America’s Cup | Phone: 401-848-3303

  • Friday: Live music with Anam Cara from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music with Squelch from 11am to 2pm and Live music with Steve Mortrude from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.

Speakeasy Bar & Grill| 250 Thames Street | Phone: 401-846-0514

  • Friday: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.

Studio 3  | 270 Thames Street 

  • Friday: DJ Blacklist at 9pm. Cover.
  • Saturday: Dueling Pianos at 8pm. Cover.

Tavern On Broadway | 16 Broadway | Phone: 401-619-5675

  • Friday: Live music with The Mintones from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music with Mike Minto from 1pm to 3pm. No cover.

Wharf Pub | 37 Bowen’s Wharf | Phone: 401-619-5672

  • Friday: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music from 2pm to 5pm. No cover.

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Middletown, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings

Atlantic Beach Club | 55 Purgatory Road | Phone: 401-847-2750

  • Friday: Live music with Mac Chrupcala Jazz Quartet from 8pm – 12am. No cover.
  • Saturday: Live music with Los Gatos from 8pm – 12am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music with Mac Chrupcala Jazz Quartet from 3pm to 6pm. No cover.

Custom House Coffee | 796 Aquidneck Avenue | Phone: 401-842-0008

  • Friday: Open mic night from 6pm – 9pm.

Newport Vineyards | 909 East Main Road | Phone: 401-848-5161

  • Sunday: Live music with Kevin Greene from 1pm – 4pm.

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Jamestown, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings

Narragansett Cafe | 25 Narragansett Ave | Phone: 401-423-2150

  • Friday: Live music with The Mystics from 9:30pm – 1am.
  • Saturday: Live music with Steve Smith & The Nakeds from 9:30pm – 1am.
  • Sunday: Live music with Sugar Ray & The Bluetones from 4pm  – 7pm.

Portsmouth, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings

Greenvale Vineyards | 582 Wapping Road | Phone: 401-847-3777

  • Sunday: Live jazz in the vineyard with Dick Lupino & Friends

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