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, April 6

  • 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: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Isle of Dogs at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • 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: Full Circle at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: World Premiere Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant –  Exit Laughing at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Silverteeth at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Billy Leech at 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 7

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Channing Memorial Church: Channing Coffee House at 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm, Caribbean Party at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Isle of Dogs at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Smokin’ Toads at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fever at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Ace Aceto’s Royal Flesh Comedy Show at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant –  Exit Laughing at 6 pm
  • Newport Sportsman Club: Dirty 5 at 8 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Tom Buress from 1 pm to 4 pm, Barrel of Laughs Comedy Show: Adrienne Iapalucci at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Pop Disaster at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music from 7 pm to 11:30 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, April 8

  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element:  MSD Quintet from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Isle of Dogs at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Jazz Candy at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Detroit Breakdown from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant –  Exit Laughing at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards: Victor Sandman from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Cherry ‘n’ Webb at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm
  • Redwood Library: Piano Concert with Itay Goren at 3 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Small Talk at 8 pm

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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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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