Live music in newport

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 20th

  • Buskers: Live music at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina: Sean DJ at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Hotel Viking: John Erikson at 7 pm, Girls’ Movie Night at 9 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
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Steve Smith & The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Exit Laughing at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Fireside Live Music Friday: Grayson Ty from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kohaug Allstars at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub: James Grande at 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 21st

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Emmanuel Church: The Rewind: Her Stories at 7:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm and 10 pm
  • Hotel Viking: James Grande at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Isle of Dogs at 2:30, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Zoink Zulag and the Galactic Shag w/ Bochek at 9 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Still Burnin’ at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Velvet Skies at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Java Jive and Draw The Line – A Tribute to Aerosmith at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: David Alves at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Exit Laughing at 6 pm
  • Newport Public Library: Mychal Gendron at 2 pm
  • Newport Sportsman’s Club: Fabolous Toads at 8:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Weekend Music Series: Leslie + Matt from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Tim Smith from 5 pm to 9 pm, Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Lee Ross at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara at 6:30 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: DJ 4Hundo at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, April 22nd

  • Atlantic Beach Resort: Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions 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 Theater: Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy at 1:30 pm,  Isle of Dogs at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Anamcara at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant –  Exit Laughing at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards: Briana White from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson a 4:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Cherry ‘n’ Webb at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy: David Alves at 8:30 pm

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