Discover what’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport, RI!

Scroll down for the most thorough, complete and correct live music, comedy and entertainment listings you can find in Newport

Friday, October 21

1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Gilded Metropolis Study Day: Newporters at Home in New York at The Breakers Carriage House

4:45 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fortress Of Nightmares at Fort Adams

7:30 p.m. – PARt: An evening-length dance/theater piece at Jamestown Arts Center

7:30 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater

8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

9 p.m. – Alumni Homecoming Welcome Event at O’brien’s Pub

Saturday, October 22

7 a.m. – Water Brothers Pro 2016 at Second Beach

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Be Green Kids Consignment Sale Fall 2016 event at The Pennfield School

9 a.m. – 2016 ovarian cycle Newport at Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals at Fort Adams

10 a.m. – 11 p.m. – The ABC’s of Dahlias at Green Animals Topiary Garden

11 a.m. – Historic Grave Stone Reset iCeremony at Common Burying Ground

4:45 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater

6 p.m. – FundHER DownUnder at The Lobster Bar

6 p.m. – Newport Gulls 2016 Hall of Fame Dinner at Hyatt Regency Newport

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fortress Of Nightmares at Fort Adams

7:30 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater

8 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

8 p.m. – Live music with Laura Cantrell at Salvation Cafe

10 p.m. – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Sunday, October 23

7:15 a.m. – 6th annual Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run

7:30 a.m. – Post-Pell Bridge Run Party at the Pub! at Brick Alley Pub

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Be Green Kids Consignment Sale Fall 2016 event at The Pennfield School

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals at Fort Adams

12 p.m. – Project 3.8 at Newport Vineyards

2:30 p.m. – Rose Island Dogtober Fest Dog Romp 

4:45 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater

5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Hotel Viking presents James L. Maher Center Cocktail Party

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fortress Of Nightmares at Fort Adams

7:30 p.m. – Denial at Jane Pickens Theater


Live Music & Entertainment Listings

Here’s what’s happening in and around Newport, RI this weekend for live music, comedy, theater and entertainment. If you find value in these listings, please consider supporting the venues in bold. These are the businesses who make what we do on a daily basis possible!

Friday, October 21

  • Buskers: Live music with Brian Twohey 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  from 7pm – 11pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  4:45 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Denial
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music  at 9pm
  • Jo’s Bistro: Live music with John & Joanne from 7pm to 10pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with The HonkyTonk Knights at 10pm. 
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with World Premier Band at 9pm.
  • O’Brien’s: DJ Remedy at 9pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music with Party Girl at 10pm.
  • Parlor Bar & Kitchen: Live music at 9pm.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with Brian Scott at 9:30pm.
  • Speakeasy: Live music from 10pm to 1am.
  • Studio 3 – Dueling Pianos from 7:30pm – 10pm, followed by DJ and Dancing
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music with Natural Reaction from 10pm to 1am.
  • Wharf Pub: Live music Mike Baez from 9pm – 12am. 

Saturday, October 22

  • 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 with Tool Box at 10pm.
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8pm and 10pm.
  • Gas Lamp Grille. Big Me at 10 p.m.
  • Genie’s Hookah Lounge: DJ & Dancing at 9pm.
  • Hotel Viking (Lounge): Live Music with The Playboys from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Denial
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9:30 pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music with Justin Pomfret from 9pm to 1am. 
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music with Hazard Country at 9:30pm.
  • O’Brien’s Pub – DJ C-Gray from 10pm to 1am.
  • One Pelham East: Live music with The Kulprits from 10pm to 1am.
  • Pour Judgement: Live music with The Z Boys at 10pm.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music from 7pm-10pm.
  • Salvation Cafe – Live music with Laura Cantrell at 8pm.
  • 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 Tim Smith at 8pm.

Sunday, October 23

  • 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 with MSD Trio from 12pm to 3pm .
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Denial
  • Jimmy’s: Live Music at 9pm.
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music with Alan Bernstein and Friends from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music with Justin Pomfret 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

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