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  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 with Barfly at 10pm. No cover.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge): Live music with The Playboys at 7pm. 
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Landing: Live music with Justin Pomfret from 5pm to 8pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights at 10pm. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Rugburn at 9pm.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Fastimes at 9pm.
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remdy from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Bearfight at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • Saltwater: Live music with Steve Mortrude from 7pm to 10pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music 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.

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.
  • 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) Star Wars The Force Awakens Buffet Dinner & Movie at 6pm. Live Music from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with The Stupid Robots, Northeast Traffic, The Dead L.A., The Naticks at 8pm.
  • Landing: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 1pm to 4pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with The Senders at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Velvet Skies at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music with Tusk at 9pm.
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music with Colby & Keila at Newport Vineyards at 1pm.
  • 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 Never In Vegas at 9pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music with Anamcara from 7pm-10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music 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

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 with The Playboys 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 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 from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

Did we miss something? Let us know by shooting an e-mail to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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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