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Where to See Live Music in Newport

Newport is known for its lively nightlife, and the live music scene is no exception. You won't find a large arena venue in Newport—instead, there are bars and clubs that host live music acts regularly. So if you love live music, next time you're on a lark to one of our boutique Newport hotels, visit one of our favorite spots for live music in Newport. Experience the charm of this small, seaside city and its hip party scene.

Newport Blues Café | 286 Thames St, Newport | (401) 841-5510

This Newport music club is in an old bank that has been beautifully renovated. With exposed brick and high ceilings, it's got great acoustics for the live acts that play weekend nights. Food is served from 6-10pm, so you can come early and enjoy a dinner of pub fare before the show. The music starts at 10pm, and the two-level club offers great vantage points and plenty of room for dancing. Grab a beer from the bar and enjoy a casual night of music at this beloved live music venue in Newport.

Wharf Pub & Restaurant | 37 Bowens Wharf, Newport | (401) 619-5672

Head to the waterfront to find the Wharf Pub and its cozy tavern vibe. You'll find live music in the bar on weekend nights, largely local acts. With a great menu of pub classics and simple seafood dishes, plus a large selection of craft beer on tap, the Wharf is a perennial favorite. Plus, the prices are affordable, especially for a waterfront restaurant. One night of dancing at the Wharf Pub and you'll be a lifelong fan.

The Fifth Element | 111 Broadway, Newport | (401) 619-2552

This restaurant hosts a Monday jazz night, which means live music on a usually quiet weeknight. Located in the Broadway District, you'll love the loungey interior and the view into the open kitchen. The Fifth Element also hosts a Sunday jazz brunch, if you're feeling some chill vibes over their famous lamb poutine and spinach balls.