Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this week.

Monday, May 14th

  • Diego’s: Trivia at 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Tully at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado: Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, May 15th

  • Jane Pickens Theater:Tully at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Newport Grand: Karaoke at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9:30 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm

Wednesday, May 16th

  • Buskers Irish Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Tully at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Norey’s: The Little Compton Band at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: DJ Nook at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z Boys at 10 pm
  • Sardella’s: Live jazz music at 7:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Swinglane at 8 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Bingo at 8 pm


Thursday, May 17th

  • Antonio’s Pizza: Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: 1945 at 2 pm, Tully at 4:15 pm, Bike Love Film Party at 6:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Dave Alves at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: The Z-Boys with Slurp at 9 pm
  • Newport Grand: Trivia Night at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 11 am
  • Norey’s: Live Jazz music at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Salty Dogs at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm


Friday, May 18th

  • 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: Live music at 8 pm
  • Elks Club: Frankie Lee & Bob Marks at 8 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG 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 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique 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
  • The Pier: The Playboys from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover: Paula Clare Blues at 4 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 19th

  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: DJ & Dancing in the Boom Boom Room at 10 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina: Live music at 9 pm
  • Elks Club: James Montgomery Band, with Duke Robillard & Muddy Ruckus at 7:30 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The HonkyTonk Knights from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Royal Wedding Breakfast at 6 am, RBG at 2:30, 4:45, & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: On My Six; Barefoot In Boston Tour at 8 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Outcry at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Big Eyed Phish- “A Tribute to Dave Matthews” at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Tim Smith from 5 pm to 9 pm, The Network Band 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 at 9 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

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