Discover the best entertainment, comedy and live music happening around Newport, RI this weekend.

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Friday

  • Buskers: Live music from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Casino Theater: WINNING (Opening Night Film) & Party – newportFILM SPORTS hosted by International Tennis Hall of Fame at 6:30pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge): Live music with Travis Colby Band at 7pm. 
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with ShitKill, Three Points Of Madness, Muttering Bastard at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Sean Rivers at 10pm. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with The Mistics at 9pm.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Dr. Slick at 9pm.
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remdy from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Bellevue Lounge (Hotel Viking): Live music from 7pm – 11pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Alec MacGillivray at One Pelham East at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with Hawkins Teague at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Live music with Triple Threat at 9pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with Tim Smith from 8pm – 11pm No cover.

Saturday

  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights  from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Dockside: Rockin’ Rodeo Round-Up – Live music with Ten-8 at 8pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music with Neil McCarthy & Friends at 10pm. No cover.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm and 10pm.
  • Genie’s Hookah Lounge: DJ & Dancing at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Popup Movie Night featuring Breakfast at Tiffanys at 7pm
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge) Live Music with Arilyn Mitchell from 2pm to 4pm and live music with The Playboys from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon:Live music Arketype, Hadean, My Missing Half at 8pm.
  • Landing: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 2pm to 5pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Big Cat Blues Band at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Felix Brown at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music with Kashmir and Los Gatos at 9pm.
  • Newport Sportsman Club: Live music at 8pm.
  • O’brien’s Pub – DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Party Girl at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with The Ravers at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music with Steve Mortrude from 7pm-10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music with The Copacetics at 10pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with John Erikson from 8pm – 11pm. No cover

Sunday

  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with Bobby Ferreira from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. No cover.
  • Fastnet Pub: Live traditional Irish Music from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12pm to 3pm . No cover.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue): Live music with Arilyn Mitchell from 2pm to 4pm. No cover.
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music with Mark Gorman at 5:30pm
  • Landing: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 2pm to 5pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4pm to 7pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music from 4pm to 8pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with Sara and Chris from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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