Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport for arts, live music, theater, and entertainment.

Friday, August 17

  • 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 Z-Boys at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Blackkklansman at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 1 at 9 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: Sam James at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Velvet Skies at 10 pm
  • Newport Elks Lodge: The Playboys from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 5 pm
  • One Pelham East: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies at 9:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: The Ravers at 9 pm
  • 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
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Port: Brian Scott from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Pub: The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm

Saturday, August 18

  • @ 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 (Middletown): DJ Blacklist at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Flo’s Clam Shack (Middletown): Java Jive at 7 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille: The Naticks at 10 pm
  • Gulf Stream Grill (Portsmouth): Mark Gorman from 6:30 pm to 9:30 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, Timmy Smith at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: OutCry at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): The New Nasties at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Those Guys at 10 pm
  • Newport Dinner Train: John & Joanne at 6 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): The Royal Furs 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): Neal & The Vipers at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Royal Furs at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • The Port: The McMurphy’s at 2 pm, Brian Scott at 7 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Matt Walker at 10 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, August 19

  • 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: Lacey Cheryl at 2 pm
  • Dockside: Stu & Dave at 8 pm, 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: South County Rounders 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: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: Sam James at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Long Wharf Mall: The New 40 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Doug Woolverton Blues Band & Friends from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Big Me at 7:30 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Grayson Ty from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • NIMFest: Down City Band 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: Live music at 9 pm
  • Surf Club’s Surf Shack: David Soltz from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • The Pier: The Side Effects at 6 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 Owner and 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/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.