No arguing it now, Summer 2019 is officially here! Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone! Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport during this long weekend, enjoy!

Wednesday, July 3rd

Things To Do

Fireworks

  • 9 pm – Block Island – Crescent Beach
  • 9 pm – North Kingstown – Town Beach
  • 9 pm – Bristol – Bristol Harbor
  • 9 pm – Cumberland – Tucker Field
  • 9 pm – North Providence – Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park
  • End of PawSox Game – Pawtucket – McCoy Stadium

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Dockside – Chopville and Those Guys at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille – Rick Hamel from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s – The C-Note Missionaries from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Pavarotti at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Karl’s Pub – Open Acoustic Mic from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing – Sam James at 4:30 pm, DJ Roux at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – 7 Day Weekend at 10 pm
  • Newport Vineyards– Bill & Gabi from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Norey’s – Live music at 8:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – DJ Nook at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Open mic at 8 pm
  • Pub at Two Mile Corner – Open mic at 7 pm
  • Sardella’s – Dick Lupino and friends at 8:30 pm

Thursday, July 4th

Cruise Ships In Port Today

  • Thu., July 4 – American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers, 26 crew)
  • Thu., July 4 – American Constitution (Capacity: 175 passengers)

Things To Do

Fireworks

  • 9 pm – Narragansett – Narragansett Beach
  • 9 pm – South Kingstown – Old Mountain Field
  • 9 pm – Providence – India Point Park
  • 9 pm – New Bedford – Pier Maritime Terminal
  • 9:30 pm – Portsmouth – Escobar’s Farm
  • 9:30 pm – Coventry – Johnson’s Pond

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza – Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Dockside – Those Guys at 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Pavarotti at 2 pm, 4:45 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • Karl’s Park Ave Pub – Karaoke at 8 pm
  • Landing – Mike Wendoloski at 1 pm, Timmy Smith at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Outcry at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Rugburn at 10 pm
  • Norey’s – Norey’s Jazz Night at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Chopville at 5 pm, Brick Park Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor – DJ Abby Duren at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado – The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakesy Bar & Grill– Dave Alves at 9:30 pm
  • Valley Inn Restaurant – Open Mic from 7:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Wharf Southern Kitchn & Whiskey Bar – Rick Hamel from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Zeldas – Sean Rivers at 9 pm

Friday, July 5th

Things To Do

Fireworks

  • 9 pm – Smithfield – Bryant University
  • 9 pm – East Providence – Pierce Memorial Stadium

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 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
  • Elks Lodge – Leslie Grimes & Matt Bruneau from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Ben O’Connor & Carolyn Miller from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Pavarotti at 4:45 pm, Booksmart at 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Johnny’s at Atlantic Resort – Route 37 at 4 pm
  • Karl’s Pub –Live music at 9:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – Rick Hamel at 1 pm, Sam James at 4:30 pm, John Erikson and Band at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Sean Rivers at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Smokin’ Toads at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown Band at 10 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson at from 4 pm – 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 10 pm, Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 9 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Buddy Roach Trio at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Rick Hamel at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Billy McGoldrick at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub – Live music at 8:30 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport – Dave Alves at 9 pm

Saturday, July 6th

Cruise Ship In Port Today

  • Sat., July 6 – Queen Mary 2 (Capacity: 2,695 passengers, 1,253 crew)

Things To Do

Fireworks

  • Dusk – Portsmouth – 2nd Annual Park Avenue Picnic

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 3 pm
  • Atlantic Resort – Phenix Ave at 7 pm
  • Buskers Irish Pub – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Christie’s – Fishnets: Newport Pride Party at 8 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – DJ in the Boom Boom Room at 9 pm, The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm in the Candy Store
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina – Dopey Lopes and The Bickersins at Diego’s at 9 pm
  • Dockside – Live music with Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille – The Complaints at 9 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – John Erikson at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Eric Paslay from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Pavarotti at 2 pm & 4:45 pm, Booksmart at 7:30 pm
  • Karl’s Pub – Live music at 9 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The HonkyTonk Knights from 1 pm to 4 pm, Timmy Smith from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab from 8 pm to 12 am
  • Long Wharf Mall – Half Step Down from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Outcry at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Straight Pipes Band at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Ben O’Connor at 10 pm
  • Newport Sportsmans Club – Down City Band at 8:30 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Los Duderinos from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – The Jeff Rosen Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –The Ravers at 8 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Live music at 10 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Dave Alves at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Sean Rivers at 9 pm
  • The Pub at 2 Mile Corner – One More Time at 8 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Gary & Roger at 7 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport – Steve Cerelli from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, July 7th

Things To Do

Fireworks

  • 9 pm – Warwick – Oakland Beach

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Resort – Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at 3 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn – Seth Adam at 3:30 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm, Sunday Affairs in Boom Boom Room at 9 pm
  • Diego’s Barrio & Cantina  – Karaoke at 7 pm with Erin Toppas
  • Fastnet Pub – Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element – Lois Vaughan at 12 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – The HonkyTonk Knights from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Pavarotti at 2 pm & 4:45 pm, Booksmart at 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Karl’s Park Ave Pub – Down City Band from 4:30 pm – 8 pm
  • Landing – Nick Sproviero from 1 pm to 4 pm, Dave Alves at 4:30 pm, Sean Rivers at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Blue Roots from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Dylan Harley from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves at 8 pm
  • Surf Club – Rick Hamel outside at 4 pm
  • The Port – John Erikson from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • The Pub at 2 Mile Corner – Ben O’Connor & Copperline Shine at 1 pm

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