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 26

  • 1 pm – 4 pm – Justin Pomfret at The Landing (cancelled due to rain)
  • 4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – The C-Note Missionaries at The Landing
  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – John Erickson on the patio of O’brien’s Pub
  • 5 pm to 8 pm – Live Reggae Music at The Pineapple Club at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina
  • 5 pm – Four Bridges Bluegrass Band at Greenvale Vineyards
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Tim Smith at One Pelham East
  • 6 pm – James Grande at @ The Deck
  • 6 pm – In Tandem at Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth)
  • 6 pm – Lunch with Mrs. Baskin at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Steve Mortrude at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel
  • 7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 7 pm– John & Joanne at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 7 pm to 11 pm – Betsy Listenfelt at Top Of Newport at Hotel Viking
  • 7:30 pm – Wasted Talent Show at Studio 3
  • 8 pm to 12 am – Straight Outta Rehab at The Landing
  • 8 pm– The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm– Kevin Hershin at The Wharf Pub
  • 9 pm– The New Nasty at Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 9 pm– The Quahogs at Pour Judgement
  • 9 pm– Stars & Stripes – Reason To Fight at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 9 pm – Grace Morrison at Buskers
  • 9 pm – K.y. The Movement, D-Napp & special guests at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 pm – DJ & Dancing at the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 9 pm – Triad at Newport Grand
  • 10 pm – Sean Rivers at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 pm – DJ & Dancing upstairs at The Landing
  • 10 pm– Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 pm– DJ Remedy at O’Brien’sPub
  • 10 pm– Take It To The Bridge at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm– Them Apples at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm– Chopville at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm– Live music at Tavern on Broadway

Saturday, May 27

  • 1 pm – Weekend Music Series: Orange Whip at Newport Vineyards
  • 1 pm to 4 pm – The C-Note Missionaries/The HonkyTonk Knights at The Landing
  • 1 pm to 4 pm – Dick Lupino and friends at Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth)
  • 1 pm to 5 pm – The New 40 at the Shops at Long Wharf
  • 2pm to 6 pm – Terry Bradley at The Port
  • 4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Jim Devlin at The Landing
  • 5 pm to 9 pm – Tim Smith at One Pelham East
  • 6 pm – Lisa Couto at Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth)
  • 6 pm – Lunch with Mrs. Baskin at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Anamcara at Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel
  • 7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 7 pm – Live music at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 7 pm to 11 pm – The Naticks at Top Of Newport at Hotel Viking
  • 7 pm to 11 pm – The McMurphy’s at The Port
  • 8 pm– The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm – Straight Outta Rehab at The Landing
  • 8 pm – John Erikson at The Wharf Pub
  • 8 pm – Brian Twohey at Buskers
  • 8 pm – Dueling Pianos at Studio 3
  • 9 pm – The Ravers at The Cafe at Parlor Newport
  • 9 pm – Chopville/Never In Vegas at Dockside
  • 9 pm – 3 Legged Dog at Rusty’s (Middletown)
  • 9 pm – Signals of Bedlam, Subutai, Mecha at Jimmy’s
  • 9 pm – Take It To The Bridge at The Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 9 pm – The Water Project at Pour Judgement
  • 9 pm – Mondo Soul/The Corvettes (Doo Wop Revue) at Newport Grand 
  • 9 pm – DJ & Dancing at the Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 pm – Live music at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 pm – The Teledyne’s at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 pm – James Grande at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm – DJ & Dancing upstairs at The Landing
  • 10 pm – DJ C Gray at O’Brien’sPub
  • 10 pm – World Premiere Band at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm – Love Sounds at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm – Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 pm – Live music at Tavern on Broadway
  • 10 pm – After School Special at Gas Lamp Grille

Sunday, May 28

  • 12 pm – 3 pm – Alan Bernstein & 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.– Witzend at Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown)
  • 2 pm to 6 pm – John Erikson at The Port
  • 2 pm – Newport String Project Season Finale at Newport Art Museum
  • 2 pm – Brian Twohey at Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth)
  • 3 pm to 6 pm – Steel Drums on the patio of O’Brien’s
  • 4 pm – A Quiet Passion at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4 pm – 7 pm – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Sean Rivers at The Landing
  • 5 pm – Brian Scott at The Wharf Pub
  • 5:30 pm – Alan Bernstein & Friendsat Jo’s American Bistro
  • 6 pm – Chopville at One Pelham East
  • 6 pm – 9 pm – Irish Session at Fastnet Pub
  • 7 pm – NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 7 pm to 11 pm – ZanRicky at The Port
  • 7 pm to 8:30 pm – ALIVE, a moving musical variety show at Salvation Army Main Hall
  • 7 pm – Bill Gannon at Buskers
  • 9 pm – Los Duderinos at Pour Judgement
  • 9:30 pm – Party Girl Rocks at Dockside
  • 10 pm – Straight Outta Rehab at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm – DJ & Dancing upstairs at The Landing

Monday, May 29

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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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).