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: August 4 – 6

*Unless otherwise noted, venue is located in Newport.

Friday, August 4th

  • Buskers: Tim Taylor 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
  • Fluke Newport: Live jazz music at 9 pm
  • Fort Adams State Park: Newport Jazz Festival from 11 am to 6:15 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Julio Amaro at 6:30 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Live music  at 5:30 pm (Top of Newport)
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame: Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Concert  at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power 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, The HonkyTonk Knights at 4:30 pm, Yacht Club Rejects at 8 pm, DJ & Dancing at 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar:  The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Mother Bogart at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Big Me at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Party Girl at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Dynamite Shack at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Dig’m at 8:30 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): Straight Outta Providence at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: The Ravers at 9 pm
  • The Pineapple Club: Live music starting at 6 pm
  • The Port: Brian Scott at 8 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm

Saturday, August 5th

  • 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
  • Fluke Newport: Live jazz music at 9 pm
  • Fort Adams State Park: Newport Jazz Festival from 11 am to 6:40 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Alan Bernstein Trio at 6:30 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Tommy and Captain Jack Sparrow at 5 pm. Dillon Stankowtiz, Melissa Chaplin & friends at 9 pm
  • Landing: The 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: Luna-C at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The Senders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Hazard Country at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Hard Candy, Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Yacht Club Rejects 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 Z-Boys at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction 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 Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Nuvo Duo & Friends
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pineapple Club: Live music starting at 6 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mike Baez at 9 pm

Sunday, August 6th

  • 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: Live music at 12 pm
  • Fort Adams State Park:  Newport Jazz Festival from 11 am to 6:30 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille: Shake at 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Brian Twohey at 4 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Rose Monarch at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • King Park: NIMFest Concert Series Presents Alan Bernstein All-Star Jazz Ensemble  from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing:  The C-Note Missionaries at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Mike Crandall Band at 4 pm
  • Newport Sportsman Club: Ben O’Connor at 3:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards:  Leslie Grimes and Matt Bruneau 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
  • St. Michael’s Country Day School: Newport Opera House to Host Free Public Performance for Children and Families from 4 pm to 6 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Cherry & Webb & The Copacetics at 9 pm
  • The Pineapple Club: Live music starting at 6 pm, Questlove will DJ at 8 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Kyle Nickolas at 6 pm

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