Sail for Hope entrants fly their ensigns in a show of national pride, "Billy Black/2002 Sail for Hope/Sail Newport"

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

This story may be updated as we learn about additional events or listings. Have an event you’d like to see added to this list or a future list? Add it to our event calendar.

Note: An event or performance may change at any time due to weather or COVID-19. We encourage you to check with event hosts regarding updates/status of events.


Friday, September 10

Graves of Fallen French Revolutionary Soldiers to be honored with an unveiling ceremony at Trinity Church on September 10

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille –Neal McCarthy from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual)– Searching For Mr. Rugoff, On Broadway
  • Landing – Straight Outta Rehab at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Voodoo Alley from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Rugburn at 9 pm
  • O’brien’s Pub – John Erikson at 4:30 pm
  • One Pelham East – Ryan McHugh at 8 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, September 11

Newport Polo’s Pro-Am returns on Saturday

Sail for Pride on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 will raise funds for charities

Spindle City Fest returning to Fall River September 11th

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards – Dick Lupino’s Jazz Trio from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille –Pat Cottrell from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual)– Searching For Mr. Rugoff, On Broadway
  • Landing – Mike Milazzo at 12 pm, Chelley Knight at 3:30 pm, Catching Blue at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – The Lost Hermits from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Sugarbabies at 9:30 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, September 12

On This Day In Newport History – September 12, 1953: Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy Married in Newport, RI

FirstWorks Live free Summer Concert Series returns Sunday with Trumpet Powerhouse Carlos de Leon

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual)– Searching For Mr. Rugoff, On Broadway
  • Landing – Justin Pomfret at 12 pm, Jim Devlin at 3:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Tim Taylor Blues Band from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Ryan McHugh at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing Scheduled

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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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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