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

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –40 things to do this weekend in and around Newport: Oct. 13 – 15

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

Friday, October 13th

  • Buskers: John Brazile 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
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Mark Gorman at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Victoria & Abdul at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Squelch at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Rhythm & Thunder at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Devilfish at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s (Middletown): Queensboro Hustlers at 8:30 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Chopville at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): DJ Cory at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Randy Robbins at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Saturday, October 14th

  • Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival: 11am1 pm: The New40  | 1 pm3 pm: Cee Cee & the Riders | 3 pm – 6 pm: Chelley, Bill & Dyl 
  • 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): Live music at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Lisa Couto at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Victoria & Abdul at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Mad Clatter at 9 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Stillburnin’ at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Smokin’ Toads Band, Mullett at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time  at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Briana White from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Tim Smith at 5 pm, Dueling Pianos at Studio 3 at 8 pm, Keith Manville at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Thug Funny 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 8 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Toad & The Stooligans / Sun Of Sound  at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Sunday, October 15th

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Bowen’s WharfSeafood Festival: 11 am – 1 pm:  The TeleDynes | 1pm3 pm: Panoramic View  | 3 pm – 5 pm: The Copacetics
  • 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: The Playboys from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Brian Twohey at 4 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Victoria & Abdul at 2 pm & 4:30 pm, John Le Carré : An Evening with George Smiley  at 7 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Diane Blue at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time  at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Colby & Keila 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: Stu Sinclair at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 6 pm

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