Newport, R.I. – Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing and entertainment this Newport Folk Festival weekend in and around Newport!

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE – Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (July 28 – 30)

*Unless otherwise noted, venue is located in Newport.

Friday, July 28th

  • Belle Mer: Spirit of ’67 – Presented by Newport Folk Fest & Wildwood Revival
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey 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
  • Fort Adams State Park: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7:30 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth):  Little Compton Band at 6 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Folsom at 6:30 pm
  • Hotel Viking: James Grande at 5:30 pm (Top of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: NEWPORT FOLK PRESENTS THE AQUIDNECK BAIT BALL (SOLD OUT)
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Z-Boys, Dan Blakeslee, Hayley Thompson-King, The Horse-Eyed Men and friends 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 C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Deer Tick & Friends at 10 pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Newport Contemporary Music Series: An Evening with Howard Shore at Rogers High School at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Fevah Dream at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Teledynes at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Wasted Talent Show! Live Stand Up Comedy! at 7:30 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Country night at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Quiet Life at 9 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 6 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Randy Robbins at 9 pm

Saturday, July 29th

  • 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
  • Fort Adams State Park: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7:30 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Lisa Couto & Ray Cooke at 6:30 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: NEWPORT FOLK PRESENTS CLUSTERFOLK FEATURING DEER TICK & FRIENDS (SOLD OUT)
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The National Reserve, Tigerman WOAH, Oldjack, Town Meeting and friends at 9 pm
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing upstairs at 10 pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: ZanRicky from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Luna-C at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): RugBurn at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Deer Tick & Friends at 10 pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Newport Grand: Smokin’ Toads, Dirty Deeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Weekend Music Series: Briana White from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: The Beat Drops at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Silks at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: AnamCara & The Soul Keepers at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: James Grande at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Newport Folk Presents ®: The Texas Gentlemen & Friends plus Spirit Family Reunion at 9 pm
  • The Port: Diesel at 2 pm, John Erikson at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: The Z-Boys at 9 pm

Sunday, July 30th

  • Atlantic Resort: The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Sean Riley 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: Fran Curley and friends at 12 pm
  • Fort Adams State Park: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7:30 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Dave Manuel at 4 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Big Sick at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Littlefoot, Paleface, Melissa Chaplin
  • Jo’s American Bistro: AnamCara at 5:30 pm
  • King Park: Joyce Katzberg, Thea Hopkins, The Gnomes at 3 pm
  • Landing:  Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Joe Moss Blues Band at 1 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Deer Tick & Friends at 10 pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Newport Vineyards:  Weekend Music Series: Grayson Ty from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Steel Drums at 3 pm
  • One Pelham East:  Dueling Pianos at 6:30 pm, Ryan & Linay’s acoustic duo at 10:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Cherry & Webb at 9 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 6 pm

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE – Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (July 28 – 30)

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