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

Friday, August 24

  • 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): Los Gallos Locos at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fish n’ Tales Adventures: Death at Sea: A Murder Mystery Specialty Cruise at 6:30 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Justin Marra at 6:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Blackkklansman at 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The Rumliners at 1 pm, Sam James at 4:30 pm, DJ Jason at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): He Said She Said at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Witzend at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steve Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • The Port:Live music from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Pub: The Brian Scott Duo at 9 pm

Saturday, August 25

  • @ The Deck: Sean Rivers at 3 pm
  • Atlantic Resort: Phenix Ave at 8:30 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): Dust Clouds of Mars at 10 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 Drain: The Playboys at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Blackkklansman at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: ZanRicky at 12 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The Senders at 9 pm
  • Naval Station Newport: Salute to Summer Free Concert & Fireworks Show from 4 pm to 10 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Funny 4 Fido Comedy Night at 6 pm, Fast Times at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Leslie & Matt from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10 pm
  • Park Ave Pub (Portsmouth): Big Me at 8:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Maiden New England and 3 points of Madness at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Paul Craher at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, August 26th

  • @ The Deck: James Grande at 1:30 pm
  • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn: Seth David and David Keith at 3:30 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio Cantina: Lacey Cheryl at 2 pm
  • Dockside: Stu & Dave at 8 pm, Entrain at 8 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jamestown Summer Music Series: Jamestown Community Band at 6 pm at East Ferry Memorial Square
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Blackkklansman at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: Live music at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights at 1 pm, Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: The New 40 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Justin Pomfret at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Doug Woolverton Blues Band & Friends from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Outta Control at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Feel Good Drift from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • NIMFest: Julio Amaro, The Ravers from 3 pm to 6 pm at King Park
  • Ocean Cliff: The Playboys from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • On The Docks: Chopville at 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.

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