Here’s where to find live music, entertainment, comedy and more this weekend in and around Newport.

Friday, May 11th

  • 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: Melissa Chaplin & Family at 8 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream: Mark Gorman from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina- The C-Note MIssionaries from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Tully 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
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Live music at 10 pm
  • Newport Dinner Cruse: Lois Vaughan on piano at 6 pm
  • Newport Sportsmans Club: Pop Rocks Band at 8:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover: Heineken Dock Party featuring Comanchero from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Brian Cabrera at 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 12th

  • 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: The Z Boys at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Tully at 2:30, 4:45, & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Frnemy at 6 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The Honky Tonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Outcry at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Take It To The Bridge at 10 pm
  • Newport Dinner Cruse: Lois Vaughan on piano at 6 pm
  • Newport Grand: Live Bullet – A Bob Seger Tribute at 9 pm
  • Newport Public Library: Ocean State Ramblers at 2 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music with Bill & Gabi 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: The Teledynes at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: The Ravers at 9 pm
  • The Pub at Two Mile Corner: The New 40 at 8 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Matt Kearns at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, May 6th

  • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): 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:  Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Tully at 2:30, 4:45, & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Exit Laughing at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Grayson TY from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sean Rivers from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Cherry ‘n’ Webb at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy: Sean Rivers from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

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