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.

Thursday, September 23

12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  On BroadwaySearching For Mr. RugoffFinal Set
  • Landing – Justin Pomfret at 3:30 pm, Timmy Smith at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Gary Cummings from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Spiffy Entertainment at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Jeff Rosen at 8 pm

City & Government

Friday, September 24

12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season

What’s Up Interview: Ben Folds coming to The Vets Friday, Sept. 24

Ticket Giveaway – Walden playing at Narragansett Brewery Friday, Sept. 24


Six Picks Music: The best in local music this weekend – Ben Folds, Wolff Sisters and Walden

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  On BroadwayFinal SetSearching For Mr. Rugoff
  • Landing – Jake Kulak at 7 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Neal Vitullo & The Vipers from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Chopville at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Jeff Rosen from 8 pm to 11:30 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

Saturday, September 25

12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season

Farm Aid Music and Food Festival returns to Hartford on September 25


Olympic Swimmer Elizabeth Beisel will make a record-breaking swim to Block Island (Updated)

The Reef set to host inaugural Savor Newport Wine and Food Fest

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Buskers – Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica – Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gurney’s Newport – DJ Nook from 5 pm to 10 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  On BroadwayFinal SetSearching For Mr. Rugoff
  • Landing – Jay Parker at 12 pm, Dave Alves Band at 3:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe –Los Duderinos from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe – Fast Times at 9 pm
  • One Pelham East – Adam Go from 8:30 pm to 11:30 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, September 26

12 Metre North Americans to provide grand finale for the sailing season

Newport String Project to host season opening concert at the Newport Art Museum

Things To Do

Live Music & Entertainment

  • Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira from at 12:30 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center (Virtual) –  On BroadwayFinal SetSearching For Mr. Rugoff
  • Landing – Jim Devlin at 1 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe – Gary Gramolini & The Grinders from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • One Pelham East – Ryan McHugh from 9 pm to 1 am
  • The Firehouse Theater – Chase Ceglie Quartet hosts jazz night at 5:30 pm

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled.
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    Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).