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, February 23rd

  • Buskers: Grace Morrison 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
  • Gurney’s Resort & Marina – 8:30 pm – Winter Festival Comedy Show
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 4 pm & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John and Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Idyll Minds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe:  7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Triad at 9 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: DJ J-Remedy at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Brian Scott at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Billy Leech at 8:30 pm

Saturday, February 24th

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Casino Theater: The House of Blue Leaves at 2 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm, The C-Note Missionaries in the Candy Store at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm – Call Me By Your Name
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Gumption & Glory, 33 Camden, Ben Shaw at Jimmy’s Saloon at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret Duo at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Sugar at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Mondo Soul, The Great Escape at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: 8:30 pm – The Eagles Experience at Newport Marriott
  • Newport Vineyards: 8 pm – Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show 
  • 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 Low Cards at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Live music at 7 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: James Grande at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, February 25th

  • 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 Jazz Quartet from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 2 pm & 4:45 pm – Call Me By Your Name | 7:30 pm – Concert For George 
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Anamcara from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Erika Van Pelt from 1 pm to 4 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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