Here’s what’s happening in and around Newport, RI this weekend for live music, comedy, theater and entertainment.

Wondering what else is happening this weekend in and around Newport? Here’s a few Great Things To Do In Newport This Weekend.

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Friday, October 14:

  • Buskers: Live music with John Brazile from 9pm to 1am.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm.
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room from 10pm to 1am.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm.
  • Hotel Viking (Lounge): Live music with The Playboys from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4 p.m. – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, 7:30 p.m. –  The Dressmaker at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music  at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10pm. 
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9pm.
  • O’Brien’s: DJ Remedy at 9pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am.
  • Studio 3 – Dueling Pianos from 7:30pm – 10pm, followed by DJ and Dancing
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music from 10pm to 1am.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with John Erikson from 9pm – 12am. 

Saturday, October 15:


Newport Seafood Festival


  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey from 8pm to 1am.
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10pm.
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights from 10pm to 1am.
  • Fifth Element: Live music at 10pm.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm and 10pm.
  • Genie’s Hookah Lounge: DJ & Dancing at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking (Lounge): Live Music with Phenix Avenue from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4 p.m. – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, 7:30 p.m. – The Dressmaker at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9:30 pm.
  • Lobster Bar: Live music with Chopville at 4pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: Live music from 1pm to 5pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music from 9pm to 1am. 
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 9:30pm.
  • O’Brien’s Pub – DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Pelham East: Live music from 10pm to 1am.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10pm.
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Live music with Lighthouse.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music from 7pm-10pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Chopville from 10pm to 1am.
  • Studio 3 – Dueling Pianos from 7:30pm – 10pm, followed by DJ and Dancing
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10pm.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with James Grand at 8pm.

Sunday, October 16:


Newport Seafood Festival


  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music with Bobby Ferreira from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • Fastnet Pub: Live traditional Irish Music from 6pm to 9pm.
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12pm to 3pm .
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 12:55 p.m. – Bolshoi Ballet Live: The Golden Age, 4 p.m. – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, 7:30 p.m. – The Dressmaker at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music with Anamcara from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4pm – 7pm.
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music  from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Parlor: Live music at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Los Duderinos from 10pm to 1am.
  • Speakeasy: Live music with Stu Sinclair at 8:30pm.
  • Studio 3 – Dueling Pianos from 6:30pm – 10pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music with Johnny Botelho at 8pm. 

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