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

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –20+ things to do this weekend: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1

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

Friday, September 29

  • Bowen’s Wharf: Panoramic Steel Drum from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Buskers: Shawn Reilly 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): Horse-Eyed Men at 5 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Luis Mateos of Folsom at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Chris Vallincourt & Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Battle Of The Sexes at2pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Close Off The Dome, Friends of The Deli at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Cee Cee & The Riders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Gary Gramolini & The Grinders at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Z-Boys 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): Steve & Mario at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: The Blasters, The Teldynes, Flat Duo Jets at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Saturday, September 30

  • 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): Karen Frisk, Kent Hewitt, Alan Bernstein and Rick Wells at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): John & Joanne at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Brian Scott Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Battle Of The Sexes at 2pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Safes, Nymphidels, Tony Jones at 9 pm
  • Landing: Steve & Jay from The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Down City at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Witzend at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul, Live Bullet at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 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: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm, Fevah Dream  at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kohaug Allstars 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): The Urge at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mike & Dave at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Sunday, October 1

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Bowen’s Wharf: Colin Larkin Trio from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Buskers: Live music 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: Greg Silva and friends 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 Honky Tonk Knights from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Battle Of The Sexes at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Tim Taylor Blues Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown):  Weekend Music Series featuring Chris Valliancourt 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 Cafe at Parlor Newport: The Yawpers, The Low Cards and Hope Anchor at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 6 pm

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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