Discover where to find live music, entertainment, comedy, trivia, karaoke, movies and more in and around Newport this week.

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Newport Bridgefest, a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community, takes place Monday through Thursday of this week. CLICK HERE for full schedule.

Monday, July 31

  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Big Sick at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 6 pm to 9 pm – Julio Amaro at Perro Salado
  • 7 pm to 10 pm – The Groove Merchants at Fifth Element
  • 7 pm – John Erickson at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 9 pm – Bruce Jacques at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm – The Ubiquitones at Fastnet Pub

Tuesday, August 1

  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Big Sick at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – John & Joanne at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s Beach
  • 8 pm – John Erikson at The Landing
  • 9 pm – Open mic at The Wharf Pub
  • 9 pm – Stu Sinclair at One Pelham East
  • 9 pm – Felix Brown at Newport Blues Cafe

Wednesday, August 2nd

  • 1 pm & 3:45 pm- The Big Sick at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 5 pm –  Fireside Evening Music Series: Wind in Sails
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – The Naticks at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – James Grande at The Deck
  • 7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 7 pm – Chasing Trane: John Coltrane Documentary and Live Music at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 7:30 pm – Live jazz music at Sardella’s
  • 8 pm – Jim Devlin at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Open mic at  Parlor Newport
  • 8:15 pm – Finding Dory – Movies on the Rocks at Ballard Park
  • 8:30 pm – Live music at Norey’s
  • 9 pm – Trivia at Fastnet Pub
  • 9 pm – Open mic at Buskers Irish Pub
  • 9 pm – The C-Note Missionaries at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 9 pm – DJ Abby Duren at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 9:30 pm – Karaoke at O’Brien’s Pub
  • 10 pm – DJ Nook at One Pelham East
  • 10 pm – The Z-Boys at Perro Salado
  • 10 pm – DJ & Dancing at The Landing

Thursday, August 3rd


Friday, August 4th

Check back on Wednesday for a detailed list for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, until then here’s an idea of what’s happening…

  • 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm – The C-Note Missionaries at The Landing
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Live music at Hotel Viking
  • 7 pm to 10 pm – John & Joanne at Jo’s American Bistro
  • 8 pm –Yacht Club Rejects at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Wharf Pub
  • 9 pm –Live Music at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 pm – Live music at Buskers
  • 9 pm – Live music at The Cafe at Parlor Bar & Kitchen
  • 9:30 pm – Live music at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm – Karaoke at Celtica
  • 10 pm – DJ & dancing at Boom Boom Room at Clarke Cooke House
  • 10 pm – Live music at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 10 pm – Felix Brown at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm – Live music at Dockside
  • 10 pm – Part Girl Band at One Pelham East

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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