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

Tuesday, August 8th

  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – John & Joanne at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s 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 9th

  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm- An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm – Brian Scott at The Landing
  • 5 pm –  Fireside Evening Music Series: Wind in Sails
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Live music at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – James Grande at The Deck
  • 6 pm – 6 pm Fireside Evening Music Series: Briana White at Newport Vineyards
  • 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
  • 8:15 pm – Movie On The Rocks – Beetlejuice 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 10th

  • 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm- An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power at Jane Pickens Theater
  • 4:30 pm – Yacht Club Rejects at The Landing
  • 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm –Live music at Hotel Viking
  • 6 pm – Newport Recreation Department Summer 2017 Performances at Easton’s Beach
  • 7 pm – Newport To Nashville Songwriter Round at Newport Playhouse
  • 8 pm – “I Love…What’s His Name?” A Cabaret about Confusion in Love in the 21st Century at The Firehouse Theater
  • 8 pm – Tim Smith at The Landing
  • 8 pm – Open mic at Newport Sportsmen’s Club
  • 8 pm – Live music at Norey’s
  • 8:05 pm – newportFILM presents Bending The Arc at Ochre Court
  • 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 11th

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
  • 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 –Yacht Club Rejects 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 – Live music at Newport Blues Cafe
  • 10 pm – Live music at Dockside
  • 10 pm – Live music at One Pelham East

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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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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