The Infosys Hall of Fame Open kicks off on Sunday, July 10. Photo Credit: Infosys Hall of Fame Open

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week, Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10, 2022.

This Weekend

Six Picks Events: What’s Up in RI this weekend (July 8-10)

Six Picks: The best in local music this weekend (July 8-10)

30 Open Houses in Newport County this weekend

Wickford Art Festival to return this weekend – we catch up with Festival Director Brian O’Malley

Newport Historical Society to host The French in Newport Weekend, a living history event 



Friday, July 8

Singer-Songwriter Mark Erelli playing Norman Bird Sanctuary Friday, July 8

Tickets go on sale on Friday at noon – Jay Leno to perform at The Firehouse Theater July 18 – 21, will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Newport County

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: DJ Abby at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Live music at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: The Naticks 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: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • King Park: Waterfront Concert Series featuring James Montgomery + All Star Blues Band from 5 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Jake Kulak Band at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Neal & The Vipers from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Chopville at 9 pm
  • Newport Classical: Opening Night: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Chad Hoopes at The Breakers at 8 pm
  • Norman Bird Sanctuary: Summer Outdoor Concert Series Featuring: Mark Erelli at 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy (video DJ) from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Jimmy Weinstock from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy: Justin Pomfret at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 2 pm to 5 pm, Eric Fontanafrom 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

  • No meetings are scheduled, check back for updates.

Saturday, July 9

What’s Up Interview: Victoria Wasylak, presenting ‘Pitch Like A Pro: Grab the Attention of Music Journalists’ at Passim July 9

Scotty McCreery returning to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA July 9

Sail Newport to host Reggae Night at the Newport Regatta

Team Ireland to take on Team USA at Newport Polo on Saturday

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: Mike Johnson Trio at 5:30 pm, DJ DWUN at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Inside Out at 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Neal McCarthy Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: Live music 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: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Blockhead at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Rugburn from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Newport Classical: Gavilan Brothers and a World Premiere, presented by Newport Classical at The Breakers at 8 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: The Blenders 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, Randy Robbins from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, James Grande 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

  • No meetings are scheduled, check back for updates.

Sunday, July 10

Three-time Grand Slam Champion Andy Murray accepts Wild Card into Infosys Hall of Fame Open field

Providence Restaurant Weeks returns July 10-23

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: DJ Jutt at 12 pm, DJ Abby at 7 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: Fran Curley Jazz Trio at 11 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Darren Beaupre from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • King Park: Future Phase, Dan Burke & The Royal Treatment from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sprovieroat 1 pm, John Erikson at 4:30 pm, Sean Rivers at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Professor Harp from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • Newport Classical: Strings in Nature presented by Newport Classical at Norman Bird Sanctuary at 9 am
  • 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: Brian Scott Duo from 1 pm to 4 pm, Jake Dyl from 6 pm to 9 pm

City & Government

  • No meetings are scheduled, check back for updates.

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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