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

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Monday, August 21

  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Maudie 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 22

  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – John & Joanne at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – The Playboys @ First 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 23

  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 5 pm – Fireside Evening Music Series: Andi Flax at Newport Vineyards
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Live music at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – James Grande at The Deck
  • 7 pm – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at The Firehouse 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 pm – Star Wars Rogue One – 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 24

  • 4:30 pm – Yacht Club Rejects at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Maudie at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 7:45 pm – newportFILM presents Dealt at Newport International Polo Grounds
  • 8 pm – Tim Smith at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Open mic at Newport Sportsmen’s Club
  • 8 pm – “I Love…What’s His Name?” A Cabaret about Confusion in Love in the 21st Century at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm – Live music at Norey’s
  • 9 pm – Trivia at Celtica
  • 9 pm – Open mic at Jimmy’s Saloon
  • 9 pm – John Erikson at Midtown Oyster Bar
  • 9:30 pm – Clique at One Pelham East
  • 9:30 pm – The C-Note Missionaries at Perro Salado
  • 9:30 pm – Chopville at Speakeasy
  • 10 pm –Oskar Wylde at Newport Blues Cafe

Friday, August 25

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
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 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 –Live music at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8:30 pm – Live music 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 – Live music  at One Pelham East
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