This summer has been filled with festivals, fairs, and events all featuring great live entertainment, and summer’s not over yet! We’re here to share some of the best spots to catch live entertainment in Newport all summer long, whether its beach tunes, famous festivals, or your favorite bands on stage. One of the best perks of staying with us at the Admiral Fitzroy is walking to almost all music events!
From classical jazz to folk rock, Newport offers a colorful variety of music festivals every season and for every taste. While both popular Folk Fest and Music Festival just passed, August still has a lot to offer by way of music festivals. This week Bridgefest, a community wide music event, features local music in both likely and unlikely venues around town; you can listen to live music inside Doris Duke’s Rough Point, the Marble House, the Redwood Library and even Jane Pickens Theater. This weekend also kicks off the iconic Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park, and the fun-loving Reggae Festival takes place Saturday August 9th at the Newport Yachting Center.
Comedy Nights at the Firehouse Theater
This is entertainment you can count on. Every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm a hilarious line-up of improv awaits. Learn more about the Bit Players at the Firehouse Theater here.
Soak up some music, sun and beautiful scenery at one of many outdoor music concerts this summer. First beach family nights feature music on the boardwalk every Tuesday night with the snack bar open late. Also on Tuesdays, a short drive out to one of our favorite spots, Sweetberry Farm, will put you on the lawn of their free concert series; dinner is available for a fee. Enjoy live jazz on Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm at Greenvale Vineyards and free concerts at Fort Adams State Park every Thursday night for their “Sundown Thursdays” event. Now in its 8th year, the “Nimfest” is a live music concert series taking place at King’s Park every Sunday from 3-6pm.
Newport Yachting Center Events
The most lively event venue located just steps from our front porch is the Newport Yachting Center and still to come this summer are performances by 3 doors down, Alanis Morissette, Artie Lange, Bill Cosby and many, many more. Get your tickets here!
Local Bands at Local Bars and Pubs
The best place of all to catch live music all summer long are our very own local restaurants, bars, and pubs. Here you will find local music to make a perfect night in Newport. Some of our favorite places to enjoy: Midtown Oyster Bar, The Landing, Norey’s, The Fifth Element, The Newport Blues Cafe, Pelham, and The Pier . Visit our friends at What’sUpNEWPT for the most up to date entertainment schedule.
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