Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in Newport, July 28 – 31.

This story will be updated as we learn about more events/listings, check back often for updates. Have something you’d like to see here? Add it to our event calendar.


Thursday, July 28

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Easton’s Beach: Toe Jam Puppet Band at 6 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: The Mount Vernon Ladies Association presents George Washington and The Pursuit of Religious Freedom at 5:30 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Dan Decristofaro at 4:30 pm, Cole & John at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Felix Brown Band at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Derrick Keane live on the patio from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Blockhead at 8 pm
  • Perro Salado: The Honky Tonk Knights at 9 pm
  • Ragged Island Brewing: Trivia in the Barn at 6 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


Friday, July 29

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board: Live music from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: John & Joanne at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Live music at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Butch McCarthy & Steve Mazza from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Top Gun: Maverick at 4:30 pm, Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Newport Jazz Festival presents Nate Smith & Friends at 8 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy (video DJ) from 10 pm to close
  • Officer’s Club: Windward Beat at 5:30 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Sarah Van Pelt from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm
  • Zelda’s: Randy Robbins from 9 pm to midnight

City & Government



Saturday, July 30

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Beth Baron at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Dive Bar Newport: Big Lux Violin (ticketed event)
  • Dockside: Live music at 9 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Alexus Lee from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: “Festival All Stars” from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club, DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Top Gun: Maverick at 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Catching Blue at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: C Gray the DJ from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 4:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Amy Kucharik and Friends from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott from 1 pm to 4 pm, Dee Jayne from 4 pm to 7 pm, Out Cry from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


Sunday, July 31

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Chris & Diane at 6:30 pm
  • Castle Hill Inn: Live Jazz Music from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Terrace Bar
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Live music at 11 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Keith J.G. McCurdy of Vudu Sister from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Brian Scott Band from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club, DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm at The Fire Pit
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Revolve Dance Project live at 3 pm & 6 pm
  • King Park: Bar Fly, CC Louise & Friends from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Live music from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: George Zecher on Steel Drums from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bingo inside at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk: Blues & Jazz music in the Wine Garden from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Randy Robbins from 1 pm to 4 pm,  Mel from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham: Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm

City & Government

More Things To Do

Lori McKenna to perform at The JPT on October 6

American folk, Americana, and country music singer-songwriter Lori McKenna will perform at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport on October 6. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 19.

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