Live Music In Newport

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

Editor’s Note – This information was provided to us by the venue or musicians, it is subject to change.

Friday

  • @ The Deck: DJ Face at 9pm.
  • Buskers: Live Music with Mike Warner 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 (Top of Newport): Live music at 7pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music with HARD NIPS, Beta Motel, The Viennagram, Baylies Band at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm. No cover.
  • Landing: Live music with Justin Pomfret from 1pm to 4pm, The HonkyTonk Knights at 8pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10pm. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Lazy Dog at 9pm.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with 7 Day Weekend at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music at 8pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Barrel of Laughs Comedy Night at 6:30pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: Live music with John Erikson from 4:30pm to 7:30pm,  DJ J-Remedy from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Brick Park at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with H20 at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • Rusty’s Bar & Grille: Live music with Folsom at 9pm
  • Saltwater: Live music 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.

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 with Tool Box 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 (Top Of Newport): Live Music from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge): Live music from 2pm – 4pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music 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 from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music with Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9pm. No cover.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with The Kulprits at 9pm.
  • Newport Grand: Live music 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 Brian Scott from 4pm to 8pm and Blockhead from 10pm to 1am.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music with Mighty Mystic  at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9pm
  • Rusty’s Bar & Grille: Live music with Lois Greco at 9pm.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music with Roots Reaction from 7pm-10pm. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Justin Pomfret 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

  • @ The Deck: Live music with Frank Romanelli from 11am to 2pm. Sean Rivers at 6pm. No cover.
  • Buskers: Live music at 7pm. No cover.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with Bobby Ferreira from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. No cover.
  • Dockside: Live music at 9pm.
  • Fastnet Pub: Live traditional Irish Music from 6pm to 9pm. No cover.
  • Fifth Element: Live music with Lois Vaughan Trio from 12pm to 3pm . No cover.
  • Hotel Viking (One Bellevue Lounge): Live music with Arilyn Mitchell on harp from 2pm – 4pm.
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Mark Gorman solo at Jo’s Bistro at 5:30pm. No cover.
  • 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 Ryan Hart & The Blue Hearts from 4pm to 7pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Pat Cottrell from 4pm to 8pm.
  • Pier: Live music with ZanRicky at 5pm. No cover.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Port: Live music from 2pm to 6pm and 7pm to 11pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm. No cover.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music from 2pm to 5pm. No cover

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