What’s up in Newport this week: Things to do, live music and entertainment (August 12 – 19)

Music At The Fort returns to Fort Adams this week

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this week and weekend!


Cruise Ship Schedule – This Week

  • Tuesday – American Constitution (Capacity: 100 passengers)
  • Thursday – American Star (Capacity: 100 passengers)

City Government Calendar – This Week

  • Tuesday – Family Night Concert at Easton’s Beach at 6 pm
  • Tuesday – Newport School Committee Special Meeting at 5 pm
  • Tuesday – Newport School Committee Regular Meeting at 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday – City Council Meeting at City Hall at 6:30 pm
  • Thursday – City Council & School Committee Workshop at City Hall at 6 pm
  • Sunday – NIMFEST Concert at King Park at 3 pm

Fireworks Schedule – This Week

  • Friday, August 16th: An application has been filed for a private fireworks display for a wedding at Belle Mer. City Council will vote on the application on August 14th. The barge for the fireworks will be off of Belle Mer and will be a six minute display beginning at 9:15 pm. (This story will be updated after the City Council meeting).
  • Saturday, August 17th: A private fireworks event at Hammersmith Farm. The 14-minute display will take place from 9:45 pm – 9:59 pm (approved by Newport City Council on July 10th) .

Monday, August 12th

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Phase II of Newport Pell Bridge Road Deck Project begins today

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Elks Lodge – Open Mic from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Laughter For Locals presented by What’sUpNewp at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • One Pelham East – Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Safari Room at Ocean Cliff – Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm

Tuesday, August 13th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Gas Lamp Grille- Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, John Erikson at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Trivia at 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Groovin’ You at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • O’brien’s Pub – Trivia at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair at 10 pm

Wednesday, August 14th

Preview: Agenda for Newport City Council’s Regular Council Meeting on August 14th

Things To Do

Entertainment & Live Music

  • Buskers Irish Pub – Open Mic at 9 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Family Friendly Funnies with The Bit Players at 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing –Jordan Snow at 4:30 pm, Jim Devlin at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The C-Note Missionaries at 9:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – WheelHowes Trio at 8 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards– Le Mechante et le Connard 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
  • Sardella’s – Dick Lupino and friends at 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 15th

Music At The Fort: The Ravers, Ben O’Connor performing at Fort Adams this month

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Antonio’s Pizza – Trivia at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Trivia at 9 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Noah Paon Presents: F L O A T (with Kid Rizzy & Aristides) at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina –Julio Amaro Duo at Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Farewell at 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Landing – Adam Hanna at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Felix Brown Band at 10 pm
  • Norey’s – Jazz Night at 7:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Clique at 10 pm
  • Parlor – DJ Abby Duren at 9 pm
  • Perro Salado – The C-Note Missionaries at 10 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Bartholomew & Flammand at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill– Live muisc at 9 pm
  • Valley Inn Restaurant – Open Mic from 7 pm to 10 pm

Friday, August 16th

15th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday off Fort Adams

Things To Do

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
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina– Yacht Club Rejects at Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hotel Viking – Back to the 80’s Night at Top of Newport at 7:30 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater – Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 6 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro – John & Joanne from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – J at 1 pm, Sean Rivers at 4:30 pm, DJ Roux at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Sean Rivers at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Bar Fly at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Get Lucky at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 6 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson from 4 pm – 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Clique at 10 pm, Dueling Pianos at Top Of Pelham at 9 pm
  • Parlor Newport – The Naticks at 9:30 pm
  • Pour Judgement – DJ J-wall at 9 pm
  • Rusty’s – Parts Unknown Band at 8 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Roots Reaction from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Straight Outta Rehab at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Outcry at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel –Billy Harpin Band at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 9 pm
  • Wharf Pub – Live music at 8:30 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport – Dave Alves at 9 pm

Saturday, August 17th

Clear The Shelters: Potter League For Animals to host pet adoption drive on August 17th

Paddle For Access: Clean Ocean Access will host annual stand-up paddle board event on Saturday

Today In Newport History: August 17, 1790 – George Washington Arrives In Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 3 pm
  • Atlantic Resort – Phenix Ave at 4 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
  • Dockside – Live music with Chopville and Never In Vegas at 10 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Grace Vanderbilt – Kristine on piano at 6 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – The C-Note Missionaries at The Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 1:30 pm & 6 pm
  • King Park – Waterfront Concert Series- Cajun and Swing from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Landing – The Honky Tonk 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 – Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits – Newport at 1 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Senders at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards – Live Music Series ft. The Stupid Robots from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – The Jeff Rosen Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –Live music at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Pickin Pear at 9 pm
  • Saltwater at Newport Harbor Hotel – Anamcara from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club – Sean Rivers at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Wicked Acoustic at 7 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s – Live music from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, August 18th

The Great Gatsby Movie Experience returns to Jane Pickens Theater on August 4th and 18th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Sean Rivers at 12 pm
  • 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
  • Fastnet Pub – Irish Sessions at 6 pm
  • Fifth Element – Live music at 12 pm
  • Gas Lamp Grille – Rick Hamel at 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – DJ Nook at Pineapple Club from 1 pm to 6 pm, Badfish at the Pineapple Club from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Hibernian Hall – Spare Change at 6 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  The Great Gatsby Movie Experience at 10:30 am, Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 1:30 pm & 6 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • King Park – NIMFest Presents the Felix Brown Band from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Landing – Nick Sprovoiero from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Dave Alves at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Stand-Up Sunday at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am, Bring Your Own Improv at 6 pm
  • Newport Vineyards –Live Music Series ft. Dan Blakeslee from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • One Pelham East – Hit Play Band at 9 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Safari Room – Live Music at Safari Room w/ Mel at 1 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Dave Alves at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Rick Hamel outside at 4 pm
  • The Port – John Erikson from 3 pm to 7 pm

Monday, August 19th

Today In Newport History: August 19, 1991 – Hurricane Bob Makes Landfall Over Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Elks Lodge – Open Mic from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm
  • Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants at 7 pm
  • Firehouse Theater – Laughter For Locals presented by What’sUpNewp at 8 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Where Did You Go Bernadette at 3:45 pm & 8:15 pm, Maiden at 6 pm
  • Landing – Sam James at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Funny Money at 11 am
  • One Pelham East – Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • Perro Salado- Julio Amaro from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Safari Room at Ocean Cliff – Live music from 1 pm to 4 pm
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