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

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Friday, July 14th

  • 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: Live music at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Tweed Leisure presents The Bob Kendall Band at 5 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Clear Blue at 5:30 pm (Top of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Big Sick
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Landing: Sean Rivers at 1 pm, Brian Scott at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sugar at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Rumors at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bearfight at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Dynamite Shack at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music 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 Port: Terry Bradley at 8 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mike Baez at 9 pm

Saturday, July 15

  • 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
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Travis Colby at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Big Sick
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights/C-Note Missionaries at 1 pm,  Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing upstairs at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Andre Arsenault at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Squelch at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Those Guys at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul, Another Tequila Sunrise
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Silverteeth from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: The Pogs  Live music at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Silverteeth at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 7 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 Port: ZanRicky at 2 pm, Terry Bradley at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: James Grande at 9 pm

Sunday, July 16

  • Atlantic Resort: The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Bill Gannon at 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Dockside: Dave & Stu from Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Greg Silva and friends at 12 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 10:30 am – The Great Gatsby Movie Experience, 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Big Sick
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Alan Bernstein & Friends at 5:30 pm
  • King Park: 3 pm – NIMFest Concert, Ladies of Blues & Soul
  • Landing:  Live music at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts at 1 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sunday Sessions
  • Newport Vineyards: Tom Burgess from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Steel Drums at 3 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ryan & Linay’s acoustic duo at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Live music from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Fifth Element: Anamcara at 12 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Guy Imoto at 6 pm

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