Norman Bird Sanctuary's 45th Annual Harvest Fair returns October 5 - 6). (Photo: Bob Kendall performing with Nerve Pill at Harvest Fair 2018)

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport, Rhode Island this first weekend of October, enjoy!

Friday, October 4th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Atlantic Beach Resort – Phenix Ave at 5 pm
  • 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 – Downton Abbey at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – The Honky Tonk Knights at 9:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Heavy Rescue at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Groovin’ You at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 6 pm
  • One Pelham East – Clique at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport –Live music at 8 pm
  • Pour Judgement – Paula Clare Band at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grill – Chopville at 9 pm
  • Surf Club: Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – Poof & The Butterfly at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s Newport –Live music at 9 pm

Saturday, October 5th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 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
  • Common Fence Music – Radio Jarocho at 8 pm
  • 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 – Chelley Knight from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Downton Abbey at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge Restaurant – Dave Manuel at 7 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar –Live music at 9 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Trouble Makers at 9 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe –Those Guys at 10 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 6 pm
  • Newport Sportsmans Club – DJ Mike Nasiff at 8:30 pm
  • One Pelham East –The Jeff Rosen Band at 10 pm
  • Parlor Newport – Live musicat 9 pm
  • Pour Judgement – The Killdevils at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille – Straight Outta Rehab at 9 pm
  • Surf Club – Live music at 9 pm
  • Tiverton Casino Hotel – On The Hop at 6 pm, DJ at 9 pm
  • Zelda’s –Sean Rivers from 9 pm to 12 am

Sunday, October 6th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • 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 from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – Julio Amaro from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Jane Pickens Theater –  Downton Abbey at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:30 pm
  • Jo’s Bistro –The Playboys at 5:30 pm
  • Midtown Oyster Bar – Justin Pomfret from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thing from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Bingo at 11 am
  • Newport Vineyards –Live Music Series ft. Chris Vaillancourt from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Pour Judgment – Los Duderinos at 9 pm
  • Speakeasy Bar & Grille: Live music at 9 pm
  • The Reef – The Ravers from 5 pm to 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.