Newport, Rhode Island Arts & Entertainment

Music is a part of the culture of Newport, with daily live entertainment in many local establishments and several crowd-drawing festivals held each year. Thanks to our central location in the City by the Sea, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina is the perfect place for music lovers and entertainment seekers to stay. You’ll find we’re minutes away from all the action.

From pubs, bars, and restaurants with live music to art galleries and museums to entertainment spots, there is always something to do in Newport. Ask your helpful concierge for their best recommendations, or hit the streets and let the music guide you to your next destination.

A Music Lover's Paradise

There is much music to discover in Newport, from annual music festivals celebrating Jazz, folk, and rock and roll to live entertainment in local bars and restaurants. Stay with us and enjoy live fireside music at Saltwater, or hit the town and find something memorable at a local festival or hotspot.

  • Saltwater – Our onsite restaurant delivers live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings during the off-season and nightly in the afternoons and evenings during the in-season.
  • Newport Folk Festival – Since 1959, this annual festival has drawn thousands of folk music fans to Fort Adams State Park.
  • Newport Jazz Festival – Fort Adams State Park plays host to this annual festival celebrating all things jazz and showcasing promising young stars.
  • Newport Music Festival – Chamber music concerts and inspired programs are the hallmark of this annual music festival in Newport.

Enjoy the Art Scene in Newport

With so many local art galleries and museums, Newport is a bustling city of beautiful artwork and historic treasures. Visit the many Newport art galleries and the Redwood Library to experience some history, and make sure to check out the ever-changing galleries at the Newport Art Museum.

If you’re in the mood for entertainment, we recommend the Jane Pickens Theater for movies and documentaries, the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret for plays and a wonderful cabaret, and the Newport Dinner Train, Rhode Island’s only moving dinner train.

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