(Photo: The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theatre)

Here’s what’s up for live music, comedy and entertainment in and around Newport, RI this weekend…

Looking for more to do this weekend? Check this out – 10 Best Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (Dec. 11 – Dec. 13)

Newport, RI Live Music & Entertainment Listings

December 11 – 13, 2015

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

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

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: Live music with Evan Goodrow 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 Professor Harp from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sunday: Live music with Fran Curley Jazz 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 Lois Vaughan Music 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 (One Bellevue) | 1 Bellevue Ave | Phone: 401-847-3300

  • Friday: Live music with The Playboys from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Saturday: Live Music with Phenix Avenue from 7pm – 11pm.

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

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

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

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

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 with Justin Pomfret from 4pm to 7pm. No cover.

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

  • Friday: Live music with Felix Brown from 10pm to 1am. Cover.
  • Saturday: Live music with Fast Times at 10pm.

Newport Grand | 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road

  • Saturday: Live music at 9pm. No cover.

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 Blockhead from 10pm to 1am & DJ Blacklist
  • Saturday: Live music with The Kulprits from 10pm to 1am & DJ Blacklist

Parlor Bar & Kitchen | 200 Broadway

  • Friday: Live music with Whiskey Fyre Chronovore at 9pm.
  • Saturday: Live music with and the kids at 9pm.

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

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

Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel | 49 America’s Cup Avenue

  • Sunday: Dinner and a movie at 7pm

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

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

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

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.

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.

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