Here’s where to find your most complete listings for live music, comedy, karaoke and dancing this weekend in and around Newport, RI.

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Friday, May 12

Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Northeast wind around 9 mph.

  • 4 pm & 7 pm – Their Finest at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – The C-Note Missionaries at The Landing
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Tim Smith at One Pelham East
  • 6 pm – The Foursome at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
  • 7 pm– Betsy Listenfelt in the One Bellevue Lounge at Hotel Viking
  • 7 pm– John & Joanne at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 8 pm– The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm– The Z-Boys at The Wharf Pub
  • 9 pm– Live music at Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 9 pm– Dynamite Shack at Pour Judgement
  • 9 pm– Dark City Agent & The Cosmic Wizard at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 9 pm – John Brazile at Buskers
  • 9 pm – Live music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 pm – DJ & Dancing at the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 9 pm – Damaged Goods at Newport Grand
  • 10 pm – Sean Rivers at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 pm– Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 pm– DJ Remedy at O’Brien’sPub
  • 10 pm– The Kulprits at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm– Sugar Babies  at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm– Chopville at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm– Live music at Tavern on Broadway

Saturday, May 13

Weather Forecast: A chance of rain, mainly after 9 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. East wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

  • 11 am & 6 pm – The Foursome at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
  • 12:30 pm & 8:15 pm – Their Finest at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 1 pm – Weekend Music Series: Yacht Club Rejects at Newport Vineyards
  • 1 pm to 4 pm – The C-Note Missionaries/The HonkyTonk Knights at The Landing
  • 3:30 pm – The Golden Bowl with Director James Ivory in person at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Tim Smith at One Pelham East
  • 7 pm – 11 pm – Travis Colby at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
  • 7 pm – Anamcara at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel
  • 7 pm –SIEGE/Scapegoat/V-Sect/Hardware/Brother at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 7:30 pm – On The Verge: An Evening at The Casinos at Casino Theater
  • 8 pm – The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm – Sean Rivers at The Wharf Pub
  • 8 pm – Brian Twohey at Buskers
  • 8 pm – Dueling Pianos at Studio 3
  • 8:30 pm – Mr. Chubb at Newport Sportsman Club
  • 9 pm – Sadat X at Jimmy’s
  • 9 pm – Squelch at The Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 9 pm – The Z-Boys at Pour Judgement
  • 9 pm – Bar Fly & Women Behind Barz at Newport Grand 
  • 9 pm – DJ & Dancing at the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 pm – Evan Goodrow at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 pm – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 pm – Straight Outta Rehab at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm – DJ C Gray at O’Brien’sPub
  • 10 pm – Rick Express at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm – Blue Light Bandits at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm – Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 pm – Live music at Tavern on Broadway

Sunday, May 14

Weather Forecast: Rain, mainly before 9 am. High near 57. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

  • 12 pm – 3 pm – Lois Vaughan & Friends at The Fifth Element
  • 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Bobby Ferreira at Clarke Cooke House
  • 1 pm to 4 pm –The C-Note Missionaries/The HonkyTonk Knights at The Landing
  • 1 pm.– Robin Soares & Friends at Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 2 pm – Arilyn Mitchell at One Bellevue at Hotel Viking
  • 4 pm – 7 pm – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 4 pm & 7 pm – Their Finest at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5 pm – Mark Gorman at The Wharf Pub
  • 5:30 pm – Alan Bernstein & Friends at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 6 pm – 9 pm – Irish Session at Fastnet Pub
  • 7 pm – Bill Gannon at Buskers
  • 8:30 pm – Stu Sinclair at Speakeasy
  • 9 pm – Los Duderinos at Pour Judgement

This information was provided to us by the venue or musicians, it is subject to change. Did we miss something or get something wrong? E-mail Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).