Good Morning,
Last night we wrapped up another summer season of sponsoring Laughter For Locals with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater. A big shoutout to everyone who came out and supported live local entertainment and this series this summer, look for more fun and entertaining events from us to be announced soon.
Special thanks to The Bit Players who performed last night and regularly on Monday’s this summer – Vlad, Lizzy, Frank, Tim, Rachel, Lobo, Katrina and the rest of The Bit Players and staff at The Firehouse Theater. The Bit Players have their last family friendly show of the summer this Wednesday at 7 pm before returning to their normal schedule of shows every Friday and Saturday at 8 pm.
Today’s Vitals
  • Sunrise: 6:10 pm
  • Sunset: 7:22 pm
  • Low Tide: 6:59 am & 8:22 pm
  • High Tide: 1:58 am & 2:29 pm
  • Today’s WX: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. East wind 8 to 13 mph. Marine: E winds 5 to 10 kt. Waves around 2 ft.
  • Tonight’s WX: Rain likely, mainly after 11 pm. Cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. E winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt, becoming NE 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 30 kt after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Rain likely.
  • Lunar Phase: The lunar phase will be a First Quarter Moon (moon age is 7 days, lighting is 46%)
  • Cruise Ship: American Constellation (Capacity: 175 passengers)

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Happening Today

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater

5:30 pm – Summer Concert Series present Lois Vaughan at Sweet Berry Farm

Entertainment & Live Music Listings

  • 4:30 pm – John Erikson at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – John & Joanne at Hotel Viking
  • 5:30 pm – Summer Concert Series present Lois Vaughan at Sweet Berry Farm
  • 8 pm – Brian Scott 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

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~ Ryan

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.