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

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –30+ things to do this weekend: August 25 – 27

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


Friday, August 25th

  • Buskers: Pat Cottrellat 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 (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: Wind River at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Landing: Sean Rivers at 1 pm, DJ & Dancing upstairs at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The Nasties at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sugar at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Jason Cardinal at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Queensboro Hustlers at 8:30 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction 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): Straight Outta Providence at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: The Danny Roaman Experience/Z Boys/Melissa Chaplin at 9 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 6 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm

Saturday, August 26th

  • 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: Big Me at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Lisa Couto & Ray Cooke at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Jay Friese @ 2, Million Dollar Bash @ 6
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Wind River at 2pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm 
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Papa Joe Show at 5 pm, ICE GIANT / IONEYE / Screams of Hockomock 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: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Pulse at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Rumors, Kashmir at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Briana White from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Laureate at 8 pm, DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Love Handle at 9 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): Triple Threat at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Delly Ranx at 9 pm
  • The Port: The Blenders at 2 pm, John Erikson at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm

Sunday, August 27th

  • Atlantic Resort: The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Sean Riley 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: Fran Curley & Friends from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Keiko Gammel & Shea Vaccaro at 2 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Dave Manuel at 4 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: DJ Nook @ 2, C Note Missionaries @ 6
  • Hibernian Hall:D’Vottes at 5 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Wind River at 2pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm 
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Troy Ramey & Todd Michaelsen at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Alan Bernstein & Friends 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: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Neal McCarthy & Friends at 4 pm
  • Newport Sportsman Club: Ben O’Connor at 3:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards:  Brian Scott 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: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: James Grande at 6 pm
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