Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area.

Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this weekend.


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Friday, December 1st

  • Buskers: Live music 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
  • Gurney’s: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Loving Vincent at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Metal w/ ICE GIANT / Episodes  at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John and Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Juice Box at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Dashing Through The Snow at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Holiday Fireside Live Music Friday: Grayson Ty from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: The Z-Boys, Crooked Coast, Analog at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Anamcara at 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 2nd

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Brian Scott in The Candy Store at 10 pm, DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Loving Vincent at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: John Erickson at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fever at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Big Me at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: Mark Gorman from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Dashing Through The Snow at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards:  Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Brian Beaudoin at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Good Will & Them Apples from 10 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: The Lost Arts at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Bob-A-Palooza from 7 pm to 11:30 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Mike Baez at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, December 3rd

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • 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
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Exhibition On The Screen: Canaletto & The Art of Venice at 1 pm,  Three Billboards at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Dashing Through The Snow  at 11 am
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Sean Rivers at 10 pm

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