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Friday, June 30th

  • Buskers: Mike Warner at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Dockside: DeCadence and Twalle at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Live music at 5:30 pm (Top of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Paris Can Wait at 3:15 pm, Beatriz at Dinner at 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm.
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The day Breakers, Six Fox Whiskey at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Landing: Sean Rivers at 1 pm, The C-Note Missionaries at 4:30 pm, Justin Pomfret at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Erika Van Pelt at 9pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: World Premiere Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Vere Hill at 5 pm. Hot Date at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Quahogs at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Tim Smith & Friends at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: The Wasted Talent Show at 7:30 pm.
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Sweet Heat at 9 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 6 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Chris Vaillancourt at 9 pm

Saturday, July 1st

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille: Rugburn at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Hotel Viking: The Naticks at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Beatriz at Dinner at 1:45 pm, 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm, Paris Can Wait at 3:15 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Cannibal Ramblers, The Teledynes at 9 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm,  Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing upstairs at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: AM Station at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Mark Cutler at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Darik & The Funbags at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Damaged Goods, Wine Awake in Dreamland at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Orange Whip from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Fevah Dream at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Z-Boys at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction at 7 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: The New 40 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Deck – Sam James
  • The Port: Zan Ricky at 2 pm, Brian & Alison at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Erik Sperl at 9 pm

Sunday, July 2nd

  • Buskers: Sean Riley at 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Dockside: Dave & Stu from Never In Vegas & 7 Day Weekend at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio at 12 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Exhibition On Screen: Michelangelo – Love & Death at 1 pm, Paris Can Wait at 3:15 pm, Beatriz at Dinner at 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • King Park: Los Duderinos, Lisa Martin Trio from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing:  The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Ghost Train at 4 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Badfish at 10 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: The Z-Boys from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Steel Drums at 3 pm
  • One Pelham East: Keith Manville at 6 pm, Ryan & Jillian Duo at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Ryan Charles from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Wailing Souls at 9 pm
  • The Fifth Element: Alan Bernstein & Friends at 12 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mark Gorman at 6 pm

Monday, July 3rd

  • Dockside: Chopville and Party Girl at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Paris Can Wait at 3:15 pm, Beatriz at Dinner at 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm.
  • Newport Blues Cafe: 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado: Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm, Brian Scott at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 5 pm

Tuesday, July 4th

  • Dockside: Sam James, Ben O’Conner & Kevin Herchen at 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Travis Colby at 5:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 1776 at 12:30 pm, Paris Can Wait at 3:15 pm, Beatriz at Night at 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado: 10 Year Anniversary Party – Mariachi Band at 2:30 pm, The HonkyTonk Knights at 5:30 pm.
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction at 7pm
  • The Landing: The C- Note Missionaries at 1 pm, John Erikson at 4:30 pm, Brian Scott at 8 pm
  • The Port: Pat Cotrell at 5 pm

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