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.

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