Discover all that’s happening for live music, arts, entertainment, and theater this week across Newport County!

Unless otherwise indicated, the venue is located in Newport.

Friday, July 27

  • 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 (Middletown): The Teledyne’s at 8 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Hotel Viking: The Little Compton Band at 5:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Newport Folk Presents The Cook Brothers (Sold Out)
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 1 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 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Neal & The Vipers at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Deer Tick & Friends (Sold Out)
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Hit Play Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Glorietta & Friends at 8 pm (Sold out)
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: GQ & The Lady from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Port: Terry Bradley from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Chris Vaillancourt at 9 pm

Saturday, July 28

  • @ The Deck: Sean Rivers at 3 pm, Selfish at 6 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 (Middletown): Blue Dream at 9:30 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Newport Folk Presents Father John Misty (Sold Out)
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 2 at 8 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: Ricky Duran from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Rugburn at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Deer Tick & Friends (Sold Out)
  • Newport Grand: Dirty Deeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Live music with Yacht Club Rejects from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: The Beat Drops at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Glorietta & Friends at 8 pm (sold out)
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Zan Ricky from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: The Playboys at 1 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Brian Scott at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, July 29

  • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Dockside: Entrain at 8 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Folk Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: DJ Nook from 1 pm to 6 pm, Felix Brown Band from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jamestown Summer Music Series: Gemini at 6:30 pm at East Ferry Memorial Square
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Hair at 8 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: Sean Rivers at 1 pm, Ricky Duran at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Blue Roots from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Troy Ramey w/s/g Dillon Stankowitz (from Love Handle) at 1 pm, Deer Tick at 9 pm (sold out)
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): La Méchante et le Connard from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • NIMFest: Otis Read Trio, Joyce Katzberg, and The Gnomes from 3 pm to 6 pm at King Park
  • OceanCliff: Mark Gorman in the Safari Room from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ry & Christine Duo at 9:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Beats & Brunch at 10 am
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 9 pm
  • Surf Club’s Surf Shack: David Soltz from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • The Pier: The Side Effects at 1 pm
  • The Port: John Erikson from 3 pm to 7 pm

Have something that should be included or you’d like included on this list? Email Ryan@whatsupnewp.com with the information.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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