UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution and with new guidelines provided by RIDOH and the Governor in mind, What’s Up Newp, Midtown Oyster Bar, AOH Pipes & Drums, and the AOH Men’s Singers have canceled their annual Parade Day Eve Celebration at Surf Club and Midtown Oyster Bar. We look forward to seeing you next year!


Join What’s Up Newp and friends on Friday, March 13th, the eve of the 2020 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, at Midtown Oyster Bar and Surf Club for our 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

This year we are “dublin'” the fun (and room for people to enjoy) and will have the Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums and AOH Men’s Singers perform at Midtown Oyster and next door at Surf Club.

Stop by for some great food, live music from Newport RI Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums, AOH Men’s Singers, and more (to be announced).

Tentative Schedule Of Events:

~ Between 5 pm – 8 pm, AOH Pipes & Drums and Men’s Singers will visit each restaurant for a performance (schedule to be announced).

~ 8 pm to 12:30 am – Live music with Sean Rivers Music (Midtown Oyster Bar).

~ 8 pm to 12:30 am – Live music with Justin Pomfret (Surf Club).

~ More details to be announced.

No cover. First-come-first served. Family friendly.

If you’d like to get involved as a sponsor, musician or organization; e-mail ryan@whatsupnewp.com or call 401-662-1653.

Facebook Event – What’s Up Newp’s 5th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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.