Here’s a look at what’s happening in Newport for live music and entertainment this week, enjoy!

A look at what to do this week – Best Things To Do in Newport This Week (Dec. 14 – 17)

Buskers Irish Pub & Restaurant | 178 Thames Street

  • Wednesday: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.

Celtica | 95 Long Wharf

  • Thursday: Trivia at 9pm

Diego’s | Bowen’s Wharf

  • Monday: Trivia at 9pm

Empire Tea & Coffee | 22 Broadway

  • Tuesday: Acoustic folk jam at 7:30pm.

Fastnet Irish Pub | 1 Broadway 

  • Monday: Live music with The Ubiquitones from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wednesday: Pub Trivia at 9pm.

Fifth Element | 111 Broadway 

  • Monday: Live music with The Groove Merchants from 7pm-10pm.

HOPE | 10 Broadway

  • Thursday: DJ & Dancing starting at 9pm

Hotel Viking | One Bellevue

  • Tuesday: Live music with Betsey Listenfelt from 6pm – 9pm.
  • Wednesday: Live music with Paul Caraher from 6pm – 9pm
  • Thursday: Live music with Travis Colby Band from 6pm – 9pm.

Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center | 49 Touro Street 

Jimmy’s Saloon | 37 Memorial Boulevard 

  • Wednesday: Live music at 9pm.
  • Thursday: Open mic at 9pm.

Midtown Oyster Bar  | 345 Thames Street 

  • Monday: Live music with Yacht Club Rejects from 8pm – 11pm. No Cover.
  • Thursday: Live music at 9pm. No cover.

O’brien’s Pub | 501 Thames Street 

  • Wednesday: Karaoke at 9:30pm

One Pelham East | 270 Thames Street 

Parlor Kitchen & Bar | 200 Broadway

Perro Salado | 19 Charles Street

  • Monday: Live music with Julio Amaro from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.
  • Wednesday: Live music with The Throttles from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Thursday: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 9pm to 1am. No cover.

Sardella’s Italian Restaurant | 30 Memorial Boulevard | Phone: (401) 849-6312

  • Wednesday: Live jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.

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

  • Thursday: Live music with Justin Pomfret at 9pm.

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

  • Tuesday: Open Mic at 8pm.
  • Thursday: Bingo at 8pm

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