Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week.

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Tuesday, August 24

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

City & Government


Wednesday, August 25

On This Day in Newport History: Van Johnson, Actor and Dancer, Was Born in Newport on August 25, 1916

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

City & Government


Thursday, August 26

PHOTOS: President John F. Kennedy Sailing In Newport on August 26, 1962

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  Never Gonna Snow Again, CharlatanOf Animals And Men
  • Landing –Justin Pomfret at 1 pm, Cara Brindisi at 4:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Dragonfly Marie at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Inside Out at 9 pm
  • Norey’s – The High Tidals at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Live music at 9:30 pm
  • Ragged Island Brewing – Trivia Night from 6 pm to 8 pm

City & Government


Friday, August 27

On This Day In Newport History – August 27, 1995: Tiger Woods Wins 1995 U.S. Amateur Championship in Newport

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • @ The Deck – Felix Brown Duo at 8 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Spiffy Entertainment at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Neal McCarthy Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
  • Landing – James Weinstok at 1pm, The Naticks at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Take It To The Bridge at 9 pm
  • Newport Playhouse – Cabaret Comedy Club presents Stephanie Peters  at 6:30 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson at 4:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – Stu Sinclair at 8 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

Saturday, August 28

Living History Cultural Celebration to be held at Patriots Park on August 28

Monster Jam coming to Gillette Stadium for a weekend of family fun August 28

On This Day – August 28, 1987: Actor John Huston dies in Middletown

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside – Chopville and Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards – Dick Lupino’s Jazz Trio with Tish Adams from 1 pm to 4 pm, Bay Spring Gypsy Caravan from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille –Darren Beaupre from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
  • Landing – Timmy Smith at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Catching Blue at 8 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Blockhead at 9 pm
  • Nomi Park – Mel at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Adam Go at 9:30 pm, Live DJ at 11:30 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • Top of Pelham – Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.

  • Sunday, August 29

    This Day In Newport History – August 29, 1778: Battle of Rhode Island

    Things To Do

    Live Music & Entertainment

    • @ The Deck – Stu & Dave from 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
    • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille – Alexus Lee from 5 pm to 8 pm
    • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) – To be announced
    • King Park – Eddy’s Shoe, Barfly from 3 pm to 6 pm
    • Landing – Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, Justin Pomfret at 4:30 pm, Sean Rivers at 8 pm
    • Newport Playhouse – Murder at Howard Johnson’s at 11 am
    • One Pelham East – Live Acoustic from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, Ryan McHugh at 9 pm
    • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

    City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.
  • Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).