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Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this weekend for live music, movies, and entertainment.

Friday, August 10

  • 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 Innkeepers at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Mark Gorman from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Dave Alves at 5:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater:  Blackkklansman at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Consuelo’s Revenge / Rooftop Garden / Doctor Finnegan’s Circus at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: Ricky Duran at 4:30 pm, John Erikson Band at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Steve Smith &The Nakeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Groovin’ You 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: Clique at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Live music at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • The Port: Brian Scott from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Jason Cardinal at 9 pm

Saturday, August 11

  • @ The Deck: James Grande at 1:30 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): Half Street 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 Train: ZanRicky 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
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 10 pm
  • King Park: Waterfront Concerts at King Park present Dynamic Duos from 3 pm to 6 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
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Dirty 5 Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Pulse at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Jave Jive Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Live music with The Bucks Band from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: The Agents w/ The Indestructables at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: The Playboys from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Selfish Switches It Up at 10 pm
  • Tavern On Broadway: Newport Out Saturday’s at 10 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: Outcry at 6 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Billy Leetch at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm


  • Sunday, August 12th

    • 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: Brian Scott at 2 pm
    • Dockside: Entrain at 8 pm
    • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
    • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet  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: Greg Abate at 6:30 pm at East Ferry Memorial Square
    • Jane Pickens Theater: Blackkklansman at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
    • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
    • Landing: Sam James at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
    • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 4 pm
    • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Robin Soares Hathaway & Friends from 4 pm to 7 pm
    • Newport Blues Cafe: The Pogs at 7:30 pm
    • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am,  A Tribute to Sinatra & Peggy Lee by The Hal McIntyre Orchestra  at 6 pm
    • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Briana White from 1 pm to 4 pm
    • NIMFest: Joe Colpitt, The Playboys from 3 pm to 6 pm at King Park
    • 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: Dave Alves 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

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Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.