Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing and entertainment this weekend in and around Newport!

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –25+ things to do this weekend in Newport: Aug. 18 – 20

*Unless otherwise noted, the venue is located in Newport.


Friday, August 18th

  • Buskers: Dave & Neal 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
  • Emmanuel Church:  Movie night – featuring Maltese Falcon! at 6:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Gumption & Glory with Haunt The House at 6 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music at 6 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Live music at 5:30 pm (Top of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: MAUDIE  at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Wild Life, Love Vain 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 upstairs at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Mr. Chubb at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Erik Narwhal & Manatees at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: 12X at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: La Mechante et le Connard s at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Dig’m at 8:30 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Garage Project at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Port: Live music at 6 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Dave at 9 pm

Saturday, August 19th

  • 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: The New 40 at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): In Tandem at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: DJ Nook at 2pm, Brian Scott & The WaitThe Ravers at 6 pm
  • Hotel Viking: The Naticks at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: MAUDIE  at 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Punk Rock is Hip Hop at 9 pm
  • Landing: Live music at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing upstairs at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The Complaints at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Witzend at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Blurred Vision Band, Back In The Day at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Silverteeth from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Laureate at 8 pm, DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Fevah Dream at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Big Biscuit at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music at 7 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Colby and Keila at 1 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 Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Look N’Back at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: What Cheer? Brigade at 9 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, John Erikson at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: The Z-Boys at 9 pm

Sunday, August 20th

  • Atlantic Resort: The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Live music at 7 pm
  • Christie’s: Steel Drum Brunch at 11 am
  • 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: MSD Trio from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Brian Twohey at 4 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: DJ Vikas at 2 pm,  The Ravers at 6 pm
  • Hibernian Hall: Wild Nites at 4 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: MAUDIE  at 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: 15th Anniversary of Zulu Nation New England at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Anamcara at 5:30 pm
  • King Park: NIMFest Concert Series presents Debra Mann Trio, Jon Monllos Band from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing:  The Honky Tonk Knights at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: AM Station from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Robin Soares & Friends at 4 pm
  • Newport Sportsman Club: Ben O’Connor at 3:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards:  Tom Burgess 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: Brian Scott at 6 pm

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