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, January 26th

  • Buskers: Sean Reilly at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Phantom Thread at 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Face Melt Friday! w/ Ioneye, Dark Ritual, and Led to Believe 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 (Jamestown): Cartune Heroes at 9 pm
  • Newport Art Museum: Newport Music Festival presents Sirena Huang and Robert Koenig at 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Groovin’ You at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Triad at 9 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Good Will & Them Apples at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Cee Cee & The Riders at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 10 pm
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Happy Hour Band at 5:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Mike Baez at 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 27th

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm, live music with Brian Scott at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Hotel Viking: James Grande at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Phantom Thread at 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Rugburn at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Damaged Goods, Shot of Poison at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Never In Vegas from 10 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: Chris Monti Trio at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Beachcomber (Portsmouth): Acoustic Dynamite at 9 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Bobby T at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, January 28th

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Bay Voyage (Jamestown): Lois Vaughan from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Session at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Alan Bernstein & Friends from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens TheaterExhibition On Screen: David Hockney at Royal Academy Of Arts at 1 pm, Phantom Thread at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Anamcara from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Superchief Trio from 4 pm to 7 pm’
  • O’brien’s Pub: St. Practice Day Fundraiser from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Redwood Library: Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Schoenfeld at 3 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 9 pm

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