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

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

Friday, September 22

  • Buskers: Pat Cottrell at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Ryan Lee Crosby Band at 5 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Chris James at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Yacht Club Rejects from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Hotel Viking: James Grande at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Menashe at 5 pm, Columbus at 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: David Liebe Hart’s Magical Newport Showcase at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights/C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Katurah’s Dream at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Erik Narwhal & The Manatees at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Good Will & Them Apples at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Teledynes at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steve Mortrude at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Chopville at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): The Retrobates at 9 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 6 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Matt Kearns at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Saturday, September 23

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Dave Burdett, Yvonne Monnett, Paul Del Nero and Rick Wells at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): The Playboys at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Columbus at 1:45 pm, Menashe at 4 pm, What’sUpNewp presents The Godfather: 45th Anniversary Screening & Celebration at 6 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The McGunks at 9 pm
  • Landing: The Honky Tonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Luna C, Chicago Total Access at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 pm
  • Newport Sportsman’s Club: The Smokin’ Toads at 9 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Weekend Music Series featuring Kevin Greene from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Pop Disaster at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Cannibal Ramblers at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 7 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Becky Chase Band at 1 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): Keats & Co at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Benny Sizzler, Scissor Fight & Subutai at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Chris Vallaincourt at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Sunday, September 24

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Bill Gannon at 7 pm
  • Christie’s: Steel Drum Brunch at 11 am
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Julia Mark, Keiko Gammel at 2 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Brian Twohey at 4 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Revolting Rhymes at 1 pm, Lucky at 2:30 pm, Menashe at 5 pm, Columbus at 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: AnamCara at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Erika Van Pelt at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown):  Weekend Music Series featuring Brian Scott from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Steel Drums at 3 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ryan & Linay’s Acoustic Duo at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Stu Sinclair at 10 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 6 pm

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