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

Friday, September 14

  • Buskers: Cowpie Poachers 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): Live music at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Wife 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
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Sean Rivers at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): DudeManBro at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: There’s A Burglar In My Bed at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 9:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Steve Mortrude from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy: Chopville at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Pier: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm

Saturday, September 15

  • Atlantic Resort: Phenix Ave at 4 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): The Innkeepers at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grand Bellevue Train: ZanRicky at 5 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: Chopville from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Wife at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jimmy’s Saloon: Live music at 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant: Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: Out Cry at 10 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Troublemakers at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Those Guys at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: There’s A Burglar In My Bed at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Orange Whip from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ C Gray at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel: Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 10 pm
  • Studio 3: Dueling Pianos at 8:30 pm
  • The Cafe at Parlor: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Pier: The Playboys from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • The Wharf Pub: Live music at 9 pm
  • Vanderbilt Grace: Kristine on piano at 6 pm

Sunday, September 16

  • Atlantic Beach Resort (Middletown): Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub: Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: The HonkyTonk Knights at 5 pm
  • Hotel Viking: Jazz Brunch with Chris Vaillancourt from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater: The Wife at 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s American Bistro: The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar: AM Station at 4 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe (Jamestown): Diane Blue from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Art Museum: Newport String Project’s Season Opening Concert at 2 pm
  • Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant: There’s A Burglar In My Bed at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards (Middletown): Silverteeth from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Parlor Newport: Beats & Brunch at 10 am
  • Pour Judgement: The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Redwood Library” A Piano Journey with I-Heung Lee at 3 pm
  • Speakeasy: Dave Alves at 9 pm
  • Surf Club’s Surf Shack: David Soltz from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • The Pier: Side Effects at 1 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.