Newport Folk Festival has come to a close and now it’s time for Newport BridgeFest before we welcome Newport Jazz Festival.

Monday, July 25th

Throughout The Day – Newport BridgeFest (schedule below)

6:35 p.m. – Newport Gulls Home Game at Cardines Field

8 p.m. – Laughter For Locals at Firehouse Theater

Entertainment

  • 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.

Tuesday, July 26th

Throughout The Day – Newport BridgeFest (schedule below)

6 p.m. – Nickel Jukebox motown at Easton’s Beach Free Concert Series

6 p.m. – Live & Let Liv Duo at Sweet Berry Farm’s Free Concert Series

Entertainment

  • O’brien’s: Trivia at 9:30pm
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 8pm.

Wednesday, July 27th

Throughout The Day – Newport BridgeFest (schedule below)

6:35 p.m. – Newport Gulls Home Game at Cardines Field

7 p.m. – Family Friendly Funnies at The Firehouse Theater

7:30 p.m. – What’sUpNewp Presents Jaws at The Jane Pickens Theater

Entertainment

  • Buskers: Open mic night with Mike Warner from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Fastnet: Pub Trivia at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Live music at 7pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live music at 9pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado: Live music with The Throttles from 10pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Sardella’s: Live Jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.

Thursday, July 28th

Throughout The Day – Newport BridgeFest (schedule below)

6 p.m. – Luna Goes To Mars play at Easton’s Beach Children’s Concert Series

8:25 p.m. – newportFILM presents Jim: The James Foley Story at Redwood Library

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Trivia at 9pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open mic at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Live music at 7pm. No cover.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 9pm.
  • Norey’s Star Restaurant: Live jazz music at 7:30pm. No cover.
  • Perro Salado:  Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 9pm to 1am. No cover.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Justin Pomfret at 9pm.

Friday, July 29th

Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park and International Tennis Hall Of Fame.

6:35 p.m. – Newport Gulls Home Game at Cardines Field

4 p.m. – Hellenic Fest at St. Spyridon Church

8 p.m. – Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players

Full live music listings and a look at what’s coming up this weekend will be published on Thursday! 


Here’s a look at what’s happening during Newport BridgeFestival;

Monday, July 25th

ACOUSTIC JAZZ BY STEVE DECONTI
1:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE
at The OceanCliff Hotel / Safari Room
Lunch and cocktails on the patio – featuring Steve DeConti (guitar, vocals)
(401) 849-4873
www.newportexperience.com

THE NEWPORT GROOVE MERCHANTS
7:00 – 10:00 pm | FREE
at The Fifth Element Bar Meets Grill
Dinner or drinks with live funk/groove/jazz – featuring Doug Woolverton (trumpet), John Sippell (bass), Jhony Keys (keys), Alex Chapman (drums)
(401) 619-2552
www.thefifthri.com

BUSKING AT BOWENS
6:00 – 9:00 pm | FREE
at Bowen’s Wharf
Outdoor live music on the waterfront – featuring Panoramic View
(401) 849-3478
www.bowenswharf.com

What’sUpNewp’s 2016 Newport BridgeFest Coverage is brought to you by Midtown Oyster Bar

Tuesday, July 26th 

PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY AT THE ARTFUL LODGER INN
3:00 – 5:00 pm | FREE
at The Artful Lodger Inn
Upbeat live music with an educational element and audience participation (refreshments included) – featuring Rory and Ric
(401) 847-3132
www.artfullodger.com
www.rrentband.com

MATTHEWFEST
4:00 – 7:00pm | donations gratefully accepted, $12 for wine tasting
at Greenvale Vineyards
Live jazz and wine tasting fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Matt Quinn Music Scholarship Fund at Rogers High School – featuring Dick Lupino & Friends
(401) 847-3777
www.greenvale.com 

JAZZ SUPPER CLUB AT THE CANFIELD HO– USE WITH THE LOIS VAUGHAN QUINTET
6:30 – 10:00pm | $95 (plus tax), cash bar – call for reservations
Presented by Blackstone Caterers and International Tennis Hall of Fame
at Canfield House
Upscale dinner, dancing and wine pairings in an elegant setting – featuring Lois Vaughan (keys), Leland Brown (vocals), Art Manchester (horns), Bryan Rizzuto (bass), Mark Teixeira (drums)
(401) 848-2030

AN EVENING OF LIVE JAZZ
7:00 – 10:00 pm | FREE
at Jo’s American Bistro
Dinner or drinks in a casual setting – featuring John Monllos (guitar), Joanne Rodino (vocals), Tom Pasquarelli (upright bass), Mike Coffey (drums)
(401) 847-5506
josamericanbistro.com
johnmonollos.com

A RETRO-COUNTRY EXPERIENCE
8:00 pm | $10
at Jane Pickens Theater
Live folk/country music inspired by legends such as George Strait and Patsy Cline – featuring Lorri Shankar, Mack Johnson, Joann Svendsen
(401) 846-5252
janepickens.com

BUSKING AT BOWENS
6:00 – 9:00 pm | FREE
at Bowen’s Wharf
Outdoor live music on the waterfront – featuring Ilana Katz Katz
(401) 849-3478
bowenswharf.com

Wednesday, July 27th

MUSIC FROM THE GOLDEN BANTAMS
2:00 – 6:00 pm | FREE
at Aquidneck Growers Market outdoors on Memorial Boulevard, Newport
Enjoy a lively folk fiddle duo while exploring the farmers market
(401) 932-9007
aquidneckgrowersmarket.org

WINDMILL WEDNESDAY AT PRESCOTT FARM
3:30 – 5:30 pm | $5 suggested donation
Presented by Newport Restoration Foundation
at Prescott Farm
Explore the windmill, johnnycake tasting, hands on activities and live folk music – featuring Rory and Ric
(401) 846-4152, ext. 122
newportrestoration.org
rrentband.com

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SHANGRI-LA
5:00 – 7:30 pm | adults: $10; 18 and under free
Presented by Newport Restoration Foundation
at Doris Duke’s Rough Point Estate
Enjoy activities for all ages that celebrate the Hawaiian culture of Doris’ second home – featuring Narragansett Ukulele Strummers & Napua O’ Polynesia Tropical Island Dancers
(401) 846-4152 ext. 122
newportrestoration.org

FAMILY CONCERT
6:00 – 7:30 pm | FREE
Presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.
at Fort Adams State Park
Family friendly concert featuring folk and jazz music – featuring Alastair Moock; Newport Jazz Assembly with Ben Marcoux (sax/clarinet), Joshua Bruneau (trumpet), Jimmy O’Connell (trombone), Tony Davis (guitar), Noah Barker (piano), Alex Tremblay (bass), Mike Camacho (drums)
(401) 848-5055
newportfestivalsfoundation.org

PERFORMANCE BY ANAMCARA
10:00 pm – 1:00 am | FREE
at One Pelham East
Great acoustic music, great vibes and great fun in a casual setting – featuring Katrina Fortier (vocals), Collin Van Pelt (guitar, vocals)
(401) 847-9460
thepelham.com
anamcaramusic.com

BUSKING AT BOWENS
6:00 – 9:00 pm | FREE
at Bowen’s Wharf
Outdoor live music on the waterfront – featuring Thatcher Harrison
(401) 849-3478
bowenswharf.com

 Thursday, July 28th

JAZZ & WINE CLAMBAKE
6:30 pm, dinner at 7:15 pm } $90 per person + tax (w/lobster), $80 + tax (w/o lobster), cash bar (discounts available to Case Club members)
at Newport Vineyards
A New England clambake prepared by McGrath Clambakes with Newport Vineyards wine and lively jazz – Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio
(401) 848-5161
newportvineyards.com 

A TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm) | $25
at Jane Pickens Theater
Doug Woolverton Sextet performing Miles Davis’ landmark set from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.
(401) 846-5252
janepickens.com
dougwoolverton.com

BUSKING AT BOWENS
6:00 – 9:00 pm | FREE
at Bowen’s Wharf
Outdoor live music on the waterfront – featuring Clay Nordhill & Sam Zurzontkowski
(401) 849-3478
bowenswharf.com

For more information and updates, visit www.newportbridgefest.com.

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