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

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Friday

  • @ The Deck: DJ Face at 9pm.
  • Buskers: Live Music with Tim Taylor from 9pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music at 10pm. 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 Chronovore, Forevers Fallen Grace, Abstract By Design at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Landing: Live music from 5pm to 8pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Sean Rivers at 10pm. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Mr. Chubb at 9pm.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with 7 Day Weekend at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music with Damaged Goods Band at 8pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remdy from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Nate Bash Band at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with ROZ AND THE RICE CAKES // THE Z BOYS // TINY DIAMOND @ the parlor (NEWPORT) at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • Rusty’s Bar & Grille: Live music with Lois Greco at 9pm
  • Saltwater: Live music with Squelch from 7pm to 10pm
  • 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 from 8pm – 11pm No cover.

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Saturday

  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am. No Cover.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Dockside: Live music with Sean Rivers and Never In Vegas from 10pm to 1am.
  • Fifth Element: Live music 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 (One Bellevue Lounge): Live Music with Half Step Down from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with The Strattones, Cole Davidson, Clear Skies By The Devil’s Hand, Izzy Bradburn at 8pm.
  • Landing: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 1pm to 4pm. Chopville from 4pm to 7pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music with Justin Pomfret from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Detroit Breakdown at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Darik & The Funbags at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music with The Corvettes and Mono Soul 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 at 9pm.
  • Rusty’s Bar & Grille: Live music with Tequila Jim at 9pm.
  • 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.
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 9pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music from 8pm – 11pm. No cover

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Sunday

  • @ The Deck: Live music with Sean Rivers at 6pm. No cover.
  • Buskers: Live music with Pat Cottrell at 7pm. No cover.
  • 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 with Neil McCarthy Band from 12pm to 3pm . No cover.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue): Live music from 2pm to 4pm. No cover.
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music at 5:30pm
  • Landing: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 1pm to 4pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4pm to 7pm.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Travis Colby Band from 4pm to 7pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Pop City at 9pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music from 4pm to 8pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Saltwater: Live music with Anamcara from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

Monday

  • @ The Deck: Live music with Justin Pomfret from 5pm to 8pm. No cover.
  • Diegos: Trivia at 9pm
  • Fastnet: Live music with The Ubiquitones from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music with The Groove Merchants from 7pm to 10pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Yacht Club Rejects from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with Julio Amaro from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.

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