Newport New Year’s Eve

fireworksHey hey, y’all! It’s the last chance of 2015 to catch some live music and there’s no shortage of awesomeness to choose from down here in the southern end of Rhode Island. The holidays have brought a lot of people back home to lil Rhody and there are a few reunions and returns to take note of.

New Year’s Eve is flooded with fun stuff to do and if the weather keeps up as it has been, you should be able to walk around from place to place and not miss any of the excitement. The Newport Blues Cafe is featuring a dinner combo with music from Take It To The Bridge starting at 10pm.

Jimmy’s Saloon will be having its “Ocean Mic” New Year’s edition featuring sets from local performers Bill Lewis, Skip Leon, IONEYE, and comedy from Darik Santos with open jams starting just before midnight. This is a great way for any musician or performer to start off the new year.


One Pelham East will be featuring cover tunes from Smear Campaign and high energy funk/dance/electro cuts from DJ Blacklist.

If you’re looking for laughs, The Bit Players will be performing at the Firehouse Theater.

On New Year’s Day, Jimmy’s Saloon starts the year off with a bang with the hard hitting Big Takeover and My Mother’s Moustache.

Saturday, January 2, marks a local reunion as House Of Lyrics returns to Jimmy’s Saloon featuring Kee Words, Dirty Ice (DirtyDurdie), Everbody Luv Black, Big City, Sheezac & J-Earn. This is filled with many local and talented emcees with guest DJ Tone on the turntables.

Every Sunday, including January 3, you can catch the swinging grooves of Los Duderinos at Pour Judgement on Broadway.

Looking into the near future, Jimmy’s Saloon will be having “Hardcore by the Sea” with Held Hostage, Boxed In and The Struggle on Friday, January 8, and Vudu Sister, Tiny Diamond, Jillian Kay and Allysen Callery on Saturday, January 9.