• Rick Wakeman

    Prog rock extravaganza returns to his roots with virtuosic piano performances.

    October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ocean State Ramblers

    Four-piece bluegrass band and recent RI Music Award winners.

    October 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Blacktop Mojo/ 3 Parts Dead/ Psycle

    Full of crunchy guitar chugging and minor-key melodies

    October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Piff The Magic Dragon

    John van der Put is a magician and comedian who performs under the stage name Piff the Magic Dragon.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • John Fuzek


    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr Duo

    Improv guitarists

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Harry Styles

    Multi-platinum British singer.

    October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Eric Gales

    Blues-rock guitarist.

    October 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • The Minks/ Beauquet

    Psychedelic-bloos band, heavy on the rock and roll

    October 21 @ 9:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 am
  • Vampire Castle — Dark University Costume Party

    An in-costume vampire-themed party with signature cocktails, vampire burlesque show, witchy vendors and more. Hosted by Grimoire Academy.

    October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • CloZee

    A worldly and rhythmic figure floating in the electronic music atmosphere.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • J.I. – The Young and Restless Tour

    Rising rapper known for melodic flow, infectious charisma, and powerfully honest lyrics. 

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Big band for both concert and swing dance.

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Maria Bamford

    Self-deprecating comedy about anxiety and depression, sure to make you feel better about your life, in comparison

    October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Haunting of Hill House

    Add this Westerly play to your spooky schedule: Veteran Director John Cillino’s artistic vision emphasizes the complex, frightening and tender moments of this sinister tale.

    October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • Roger Ceresi’s All Starz

    Tribute to the musical legends of the ‘50s & ‘60s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Linda Ronstadt Experience with American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh:

    Supported by a superb backing band.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Suzanne Vega – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

    One of the foremost songwriters to emerge in the folk-music revival of the early ‘80s.

    October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tracy Jonsson

Tracy Jonsson is a writer, historian, maker, public education reform advocate, and the founder of Newport Art House; an organization who's mission it is to nurture, showcase, and promote the contemporary arts in Newport County RI. She started writing for Motif in 2015.,

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