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 week.

Monday, June 4th

  • 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: RBG at 4:45 pm, Heal at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 9 pm

Tuesday, June 5th

  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Karaoke at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 11 am
  • One Pelham East: Stu Sinclair at 9:30 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm

Wednesday, June 6th

  • Buskers Irish Pub: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Casino Theater: newportFILM presents Love Means Zero at 6:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: James Grande at 5 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Norey’s: The Four Bridges at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The C-Note Missionaries at 8:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 11 am
  • One Pelham East: DJ Nook at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Z Boys at 10 pm
  • Redwood Library: Pub Trivia Challenge at 6 pm
  • Sardella’s: Live jazz music at 7:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Open mic at 8 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Bingo at 8 pm


Thursday, June 7th

  • Antonio’s Pizza: Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica: Trivia at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 4:45 pm, Tell Newport First Anniversary at 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: The Z-Boys at 9 pm
  • Newport Grand: Trivia Night at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina – Lei’s on the Bay Kick off Party from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Norey’s: Live Jazz music at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Salty Dogs at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Pier: The Playboys at 6 pm

Friday, June 8th

  • 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
  • Dockside: DJs Twalle and DJ 4Hundo at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Mark Gorman at 6 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Dave Alves at 5:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 4:45 pm, Disobedience at 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:  at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Get Lucky at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies 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: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 9th

  • @ The Deck: Sean Rivers at 3 pm
  • 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: Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 2:30 pm and 4:45 pm. Disobedience at 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Blood In The Water: Rhode Kill, Blackletter, Lewd, Ioneye at 8 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk 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: Those Guys at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Bon Jersey – “A Tribute to Bon Jovi ” at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Bill & Gabi from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf Mall: The Playboys from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Port: ZanRicky at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

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