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 5th

  • Buskers: Live music at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Elks Lodge Newport: John Erikson at 6:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Shape of Water at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Bowie Show at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John and Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Mark Cutler & Men Of Great Courage at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Batteries Not Included at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Live music at 9 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Party Girl at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: The C-Note Missionaries at 8:30 pm

Saturday, January 6th

  • 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
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Shape of Water at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: The Hemlocks / Leiko / Sweetpea Pumpkin at Jimmy’s Saloon at 9 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: The Publican’s at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Down City Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sugar at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Sportsman’s Club: The New 40 at 8:30 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Keith Manville from 10 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: Queensboro Hustlers at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Live music at 10 pm.
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Chris Vaillancourt at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, January 7th

  • Atlantic Resort (Middletown): The Mac Chrupcala Jazz Trio from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Bay Voyage Inn: Lois Vaughan from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Chris Vaillacourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Shape of Water at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Professor Harp from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Sean Rivers at 9 pm

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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