Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport this weekend.

Friday, August 3rd

  • 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 Devil Fish at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Jazz Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking: The Little Compton Band at 5:30 pm
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame: Newport Jazz Friday Night Concert at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Three Identical Strangers at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Old Jack’s Night 1 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, Sam James at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: The HonkyTonk Knights at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Evan Goodrow Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band 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 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Glorietta & Friends at 8 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steven Mortrude 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: Lacey Cheryl at 9 pm

Saturday, August 4th

  • @ The Deck: James Grande at 1:30 pm
  • Atlantic Beach Resort: PhenixAve at 4pm
  • 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): Gumption and Glory at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Fluke Newport: Jazz Jam Session at 10:30 pm
  • Fort Adams: Newport Jazz Festival from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Live music from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: Three Identical Strangers at 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Elite Jazz Rhythm & Rhymes Fest 2018 at 6 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing: The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Fire & Knives at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Live music at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Half Star Hotel at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Hazzard County at 10 pm
  • Newport Grand: Dirty Deeds at 9 pm
  • Newport Marriott: James Grande at 8 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: Blockhead at 10 pm
  • Park Ave Pub (Portsmouth): Crushed Velvet Rocks at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: The Wolff Sisters / K.C. Harris at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves 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: James Grande at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, August 5th

  • 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: Matt Kearns at 2 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 Jazz 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: Three Identical Strangers at 2:30 pm, 4:45 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): Rockin’ Johnny Burgin from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: No Tell Motel at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Alex2E from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • NIMFest: 50s/60s/Bluegrass with Kane Brothers, Lizzie James & the Greystone Rail from 3 pm to 6 pm at King Park
  • One Pelham East: Ry & Christine Duo at 9:30 pm
  • Park Ave Pub (Portsmouth): Joe Moss Band at 4 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Beats & Brunch at 10 am
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy: Royal Furs 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.

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