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 (September 8 – 10)

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

Friday, September 8
  • Buskers: Grace Morrison 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: Bob Kendall, Allysen Callery, Malerie Day at 5 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Diane Schneider at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Sun Gangs, Bochek and The Night Ocean at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The C-Note Missionaries/The Honky Tonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: World Premier Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Triple Threat at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self Help at 6 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: Crooked Coast at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): DJ Norm at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: The Z-Boys at 10 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Patrick Duffy at 9 pm

 Saturday, September 9

  • 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): Dick Lupino and friends at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): John & Joanne at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Hotel Viking: Live music at 5:30 pm (Top Of Newport)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Psychotropics, Neapolitan and SEnsitive Ferns at 9 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: The New 40 at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Take It To The Bridge at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Smokin’ Toads & Robert McArthur at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self Help at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Weekend Music Series featuring Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub:DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Teledynes at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Ian Biggs at 7 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: The Playboys at 1 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Chopville at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Damaged Goods at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: The Little Compton Band at 7 pm, The Ravers at 9 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: The Z-Boys at 9 pm

 Sunday, September 10

  • Atlantic Resort: The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Buskers: Sean Reilly 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: MSDQ Jazz Trio from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Live music with Johnny Keys at 2 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Brian Twohey at 4 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Wind River at Jane Pickens Theater
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Anamcara at 5:30 pm
  • Landing:  The C-Note Missionaries at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self Help at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards:  Weekend Music Series featuring Mike Baez from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Steel Drums at 3 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Cherry & Webb at 9 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 3 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mark Gorman at 6 pm

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