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.

Friday, November 17th

  • 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
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Vincent at 2:15 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): Cee Cee & The Riders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: The Kulprits at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Big Me at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Fireside live music series presents Chris Vaillancourt and Brooke Annibale from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Horse-Eyed Men at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Chopville at 9 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): The Retrobates at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Saturday, November 18th

  • 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 from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Green Valley Country Club (Portsmouth) Michelle Siegal from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille (Portsmouth): Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Vincent at 2:15 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Erika VanPelt at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Toads, The Great Escape at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time  at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Weekend Music Series presents Silverteeth from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Fucko, Rick Rude, and Kal Marks at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Cannibal Ramblers at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steve Mortrude at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Crushed Velvet at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: The Stupid Robots / Rat Ruckus / Bochek at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: John Erickson at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

 Sunday, November 19th

  • 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: Lois Vaughan and friends 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
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Vincent at 2:15 pm, 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 after the Patriots game
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Jeff Pitchell from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: The Crazy Time  at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Weekend Music Series presents Victor Sandman from 1 pm to 4 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: Cherry & Webb at 8 pm

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