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

Friday, September 16

Newport International Boat Show returns to downtown Newport this weekend

Ticket Giveaway: Newport Live and Norman Bird Sanctuary present The Suitcase Junket Friday Sept. 16

50th Newport International Boat Show promises fun for the whole family September 16 – 19

Seven restaurants will host unique dining experiences for Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

U.S. Naval War College to host World War I era Army-Navy baseball game at Cardines Field on Sept. 16

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Chris & Diane from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Music by Mel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Al Di Meola live at 8 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: Jay Parker at 1 pm, Mark Flynn at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Voodoo Alley from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Chopville at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy (video DJ) at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Timeless Duo at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Mike Johnson Trio from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott from 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


Saturday, September 17

RI Philharmonic Orchestra to honor The Beach Boys at Pawtucket performance Saturday Sept. 17

Public invited to tour nine historic Little Compton properties on September 17.

RI VegFest’s ‘RI VegtoberFest’returns to Trinity Beer Garden on September 17

Singer-Songwriters Kerri Powers and Lauren King to play Blackstone River Theatre Sept. 1

Rhode Island’s 44th Annual Heritage Festival will take place on September 17th at the WaterFire Arts Center

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Hurricane from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Live music at 9 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
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Where The Crawdads Sing at 4:30 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: FarmDog from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: CGray the DJ at 10 pm
  • One Pelham East: Ian Motta and Brian Cabral from 12 pm to 7:30 pm, The Naticks at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: Black Lights from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Sean Barry from 1 pm to 4 pm, Spiffy with Red Cub Nation at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef: Lucas Neil from 1 pm to 4 pm, OutCry from 5 pm to 8 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, September 18

Inaugural Newport Oktoberfest to take place at Fort Adams on September 18

Cruise Ship Scheduled: Enchanted Princess (Capacity: 3,660 passengers, 1,346 crew)

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Blue Anchor Grill: Sydney Carbone from 3 pm to 6 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
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: Dave Alves at 1 pm, John Erikson at 4:30 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Gary Gramolini from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: Bingo at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: All Day Music Show for Boat Show Sunday featuring Jimmy Weinstock, Brian Cabral, David from Dee Jayne Duo from 12:30 pm to 1 am
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Deck: Stu & Dave from Never In Vegas from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Randy Robbins from 5 pm to 8 pm

City & Government

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

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.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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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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