Newport, RI – Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do this weekend in and around Newport, Rhode Island, enjoy!

Weather Forecast

  • Friday –Increasing clouds, with a high near 42. North wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Friday Night – Rain. Low around 39. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Saturday – A chance of rain, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind around 7 mph becoming north after midnight.
  • Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night –Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southeast wind around 7 mph.

Friday, April 5th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Live music at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – DJ in the Boom Boom Room at 9 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina – Live music at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Brian Scott from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – The Aftermath at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Karl’s Park Ave Pub – Live music at 9 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Radio Badland at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – World Premier Band at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Chopville at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • Twin River Casino Hotel –Jim Tootell at 6 pm, Live DJ at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub – Live music at 8:30 pm

Saturday, April 6th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Atlantic Resort – Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Buskers Irish Pub – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – DJ in the Boom Boom Room at 9 pm, Sean Rivers at 10 pm in the Candy Store
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina – Live music at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Live music at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –   Aftermath at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Karl’s Park Ave Pub – Identity Crisis at 9 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music with at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Smokin’ Toads at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Rick Express at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Bob Kendall Band from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – Tim Smith at 5 pm, Keith Manville at 9:30 pm | Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 8:30 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at The Newport – Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Rick Hamel at 9 pm
  • The Pub at Two Mile Corner – Live music at 8:30 pm
  • Twin River Casino Hotel – Out Cry at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm

Sunday, April 7th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment Listings

  • Atlantic Resort – Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at 3 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina  – Karaoke at 7 pm with Erin Toppas
  • Fastnet Pub – Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element – Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet at 12 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Aftermath at 2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Karl’s Park Ave Pub – Live music at 4:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Detroit Breakdown Blues at 1 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Four Bridges from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgment – The Kane Brothers at 3 pm, Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 8 pm

Ryan Belmore is the 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.