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, December 22nd

  • 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
  • Gurney’s: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater:2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Darkest Hour
  • Jimmy’s Saloon:Live music at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John and Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Keturah’s Dream at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Down City Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Dashing Through The Snow at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ryan & Jillian at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Mark Millof at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Chris Vaillancourt at 8:30 pm

Saturday, December 23rd

  • 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
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Phenex Ave at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Darkest Hour
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Kings Lens & Friends: Merry Zigmas from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Wayz & Means at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul & Bon Jersey at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: Mark Gorman from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Dashing Through The Snow at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead from 10 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: Queensboro Hustler 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: Neapolitan with Special Guest Silverteeth at 8 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Holiday Singe Along from 2 pm – 4 pm, Mike Baez at 8 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, December 24th

  • 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
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 2 pm – Darkest Hour
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm

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