Here’s what’s happening for live music, comedy, entertainment, theater, and movies this weekend in Newport County!

Friday, June 22nd

  • Atlantic Resort: Sean Rivers at 4 pm
  • 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: The Wasted Talent Show at 9 pm and 11 pm
  • Dockside: DJs Twalle and DJ 4Hundo at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Pat Cottrell from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The HonkyTonk Knights from 5 pm to 8 pm at The Pineapple’s Club
  • Hotel Viking: Chris Vaillancourt from 7 pm to 10 pm on Top of Newport
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Won’t You Be My Neighbor at 3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 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: The Rumliners at 1:30 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Sam James at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Down City Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Art Museum: Film Screening: “Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein” at 6:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Good Will & Them Apples at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Teldynes at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steven Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor Newport: Sun Dried Vibes at 9 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 23rd

  • @ 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: Live music at 9 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grand Bellevue Dinner Train: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Luis Mateos from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Flying Ivories from 5 pm to 8 pm at The Pineapple’s Club
  • Hotel Viking: Matt Kearns from 7 pm to 10 pm at Top of Newport
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Won’t You Be My Neighbor at 3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 8 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The Senders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Newport Dinner Train: The Playboys at 6 pm
  • Newport Grand: Jammin’ “A Tribute to Bob Marley” at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 6 pm
  • Newport Sportsman’s Club: Dirty 5 at 8:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards: Live music with Colby & Keila from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Alec MacGillivary at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steven Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf Mall: Chelley, Bill, and Dyl from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Royal Furs at 10 pm
  • Tavern on Broadway: Pride Weekend 80’s Dance Party at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Julie Rhodes • The Quahogs • Melissa Chaplin at Parlor Newport at 9 pm
  • The Pier: Outcry at 6 pm
  • The Port: Zan Ricky from 2 pm to 6 pm, Brian Scott from 7 pm to 11 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

  • Sunday, June 24th

    • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
    • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
    • Edward King House: Allan Marks Live and In Concert at 2:30 pm
    • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
    • Fifth Element: Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
    • Gulf Stream Grille: Mark Gorman from 4 pm to 7 pm
    • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Brian Scott Band from 5 pm to 8 pm at The Pineapples Club
    • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm, James Grande at 5 pm
    • Jane Pickens Theater: Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat at 1 pm, Won’t You Be My Neighbor at 3 pm, 5:30 pm, & 8 pm
    • Jo’s American Bistro: Jazz Candy at 5:30 pm
    • Jimmy’s: Live music at 9 pm
    • Landing: Sam James at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
    • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 4 pm
    • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Neal & The Vipers from 4 pm to 7 pm
    • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: Remember Me at 11 am
    • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): ZanRicky from 1 pm to 4 pm
    • One Pelham East: Ry & Christine Duo at 9:30 pm
    • Parlor Newport: Pride Weekend Closer – Midnight Honey & FINE at 8 pm
    • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
    • Speakeasy: Live music at 8:30 pm
    • Surf Club’s Surf Shack: David Soltz from 4 pm to 7 pm
    • The Pier: Side Effects at 6 pm
    • The Port: John Erikson from 3 pm to 7 pm

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