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

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –35+ things to do this weekend in and around Newport: Oct. 6 – 9

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

Friday, October 6th

  • Brick Alley Pub:  Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 10 pm
  • Buskers: Fiddlers Rock 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): The New 40 at 5 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Julio Amaro at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Battle Of The Sexes at 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: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The Senders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sugar at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Hard Candy at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Dynamite Shack at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 7 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Pat Halpin and the 351’s at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater:  Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 10 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Saturday, October 7th

  • Broadway:  5 stages during Broadway Street Fair from 12 pm to 6 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • Empire Tea & Coffee – Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 4 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm, Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 10 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille: The New 40 at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards (Portsmouth): Krisanthi Pappas, Kent Hewitt, Rick Wells at 1 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): John & Joanne at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Battle Of The Sexes at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Essays/Sweet Babylon/Karis Owen at 9 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The Teledynes at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Darik & The Funbags at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Triple Threat, Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C-Gray at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: The Pogs at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Silverteeth at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steve Mortrude at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Chopville at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Rogue Island Comedy Festival at 7 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): The Big Me at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: The Ravers at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Sunday, October 8th

  • 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
  • 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: Fran Curley 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: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm (inside)
  • Hibernian Hall: D’vettes at 4 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Battle Of The Sexes at 12:30 pm & 3 pm,  Rogue Island Comedy Festival presents TJ Miller at 7 pm & 9:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Jazz Candy 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): Detroit Breakdown at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Self-Help at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown):   Weekend Music Series presents Yacht Club Rejects 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: Wayne Hancock w/ Sasquatch at 9 pm
  • The Pier:  Tribute to Dean Martin: Steven Palumbo at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mark Gorman at 6 pm

Monday, October 9th

  • Jane Pickens Theater – Battle Of The Sexes at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado – Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

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