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

Friday, June 8th

  • Buskers: Sean Connell 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 from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 5 pm to 8 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
  • Landing: Ricky Duran at 4:30 pm, Sam James at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The Unbiquitones 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
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara from 7 pm to 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: Brian Scott 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
  • Gas Lamp Grille: Inside Out at 9:45 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Brian Scott Band from 5 pm to 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 at 1 pm, Tim Smith at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab from 8 pm to 1 am
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Outcry at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Steve Smith & The Nakeds 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
  • Saltwater: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 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: DJ 4Hundo from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • The Pier: Stu Kraus at 1 pm, J-Krak & Kairo at 6 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley at 2 pm, ZanRicky at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Matt Kearns at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, June 10th

  • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina (Middletown): Bobby T from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element:  Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Felix Brown Band from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm, James Grande at 5 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: RBG at 2:30 pm and 4:45 pm.  Disobedience at 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music at 5:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s: Suede Cigarettes at 9 pm
  • Landing: Sam James at 1 pm, Ricky Duran at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Duke Robillard Band from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): The Royal Furs from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ry & Christine at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy: Dave Alves at 8:30 pm
  • The Pier: J-Krak & Kairo at 1 pm, Snowbirds at 6 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson at 2 pm

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