Live outdoor music and summer go hand-in-hand, especially on The Classic Coast where waterfront parks and historic venues set the stage for open-air performances. The 2024 lineup is vast and includes family-friendly concerts and children's nights with an array of genres like jazz, folk, blues, house music and so much more. 

Read on for a list of summer concerts throughout the area, and come back as more are announced and added throughout the season. 

Outdoor Concerts In + Around Newport

Sounds like live—outdoor—music to our ears. 

Sundays from July 7th through August 25, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Free and open to the public

NIMFest at King Park, takes place in the park gazebo on Wellington Avenue overlooking Newport Harbor. Pack a lawn chair and a blanket for high-energy live music performances every Sunday from July 7th through August 25,  3:00 - 6:00 PM

Presented by The Hamilton Family Foundation and the City of Newport, produced and promoted by New England Music Organization and North End Entertainment. All concerts are free of charge. Leashed pets welcome.


  • July 7: Chelley Knight & The Dope Things, Chase Ceglie Trio
  • July 14: Los Duderinos, Bill Bartholomew
  • July 21: Dan Burke and The Royal Treatment, The Van Pelt Duo
  • July 28: Barfly, Nate Cozzolino
  • August 4: John Mckenna, Bill Killian
  • August 11: The 40, Mark T. Small
  • August 18: The Firehouse Band, The Nee Jam
  • August 25: Hush Club, Contrafact
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Sundays at East Ferry Memorial Square

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East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown
Sunday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Make your way to East Ferry Memorial Square in Jamestown for free evening music overlooking Narragansett Bay. Concerts are held on Sundays from July through August. Full lineup to be announced. 




  • July 7th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • July 14th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • July 21st: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • July 28th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • August 4th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • August 11th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • August 18th: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • August 25th: 6:00 - 7:30 PM


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Norman Bird Sanctuary Summer Outdoor Concert Series

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Norman Bird Sanctuary
See schedule below
$35 (plus processing fee)

The Summer Outdoor Concert Series unites two Aquidneck Island nonprofit organizations for a diverse lineup of outdoor performances at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Celebrating Newport Live's (formerly known as Common Fence Music) commitment to preserving folk music traditions, these concerts provide an opportunity to enjoy time outside in nature while listening to live music.



  • July 11: Alisa Amador
  • August 9: Naledi Masilo
  • August 23: Alexa Rose


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Shops at Long Wharf Free Summer Concert Series

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Shops at Long Wharf Mall
May through October

Shops at Long Wharf Free Summer Concert Series are back! Please join us again this season for a summer of free concerts in Downtown Newport.


May 25: In Tandem
June 1: Y Not 3
June 8: John and Joanne
June 15: Llana Katz Katz
June 22: Friends with Benefits
June 29: Stu Krous
July 6: Black Lights
July 13: Half Step Down
July 20: Lava Lamp
July 27: Stu Krous
August 3: Friends with Benefits
August 10: John and Joanne
August 17: Y Not 3
August 24: Half Step Down
August 31: Stu Krous
September 7: Black Lights
September 14: Cee Cee and The Riders
September 21: Judy N'Deez Guys
September 28: John and Joanne
October 5: Llana Katz Katz


Bristol Fourth Concert Series

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Independence Park, Bristol
See schedule below

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series in Independence Park, Bristol from June 21 - July 2, 2024

Official Lineup

Friday, June 21st

Saturday, June 22nd

Sunday, June 23rd

Monday, June 24th

Tuesday, June 25th

Wednesday, June 26th

Thursday, June 27th

Friday, June 28th

Saturday, June 29th

Sunday, June 30th

Monday, July 1st

Tuesday, July 2nd


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Blithewold Mansion's Music at Sunset

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Blithewold Mansion
Every Wednesday from June through September. Parking and check-in opens at 5:00 PM.
Adult Member: $14, Adult Non-Member: $18, Child (5 to 17): $6

Each summer in Bristol, the award-winning gardens and grounds at Blithewold Mansion serve as the stage for the Music at Sunset Concert Series where local artists gather each Wednesday for a variety of musical performances. 

Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and chairs/blankets to set up among Blithewold's 33 acres of gardens and grounds overlooking Narragansett Bay. 



Performances take place each Wednesday from June through August. Parking and check-in opens at 5:00 PM. Music at 6:00 PM.


JUNE: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • June 12: The Oh Nos!
  • June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae
  • June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble

JULY: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • July 10: DMB Project
  • July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band
  • July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music
  • July 31: Cold Chocolate

AUGUST: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • August 7: October Road
  • August 14: Bay Swing
  • August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper-Torch
  • August 28: The Oh Nos!


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Blithewold Music at Sunset Concert Series


Warren Summer Concerts

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Every Sunday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Free and open to the public

Enjoy a night of entertainment at Warren’s iconic Band Shell. Pack a blanket and chairs and settle in on the lawn at Burr's Hill Park for live performances from some of the area’s most talented artists and bands. Concerts are July 7 through August 25 at 5:00 PM.

Presented by the Warren Parks and Recreation Department. Leashed dogs welcome.


  • July 7: Street Survivors (Lynyrd Skynard Tribute)
  • July 14: Down City Band (Top Hits Party Band)
  • July 21:  Patterson Smith Trio (Jazz, Swing, R&B) & East Bay Wind Ensemble (classical)
  • July 28: Steppin' Out (R&B)
  • August 4: Platinum Thrill (Modern/Hard Rock) American Idol
  • August 11: Back In The Day (80's Tribute)
  • August 18: Becky Chase Band (Blues, Roots, R&B, Folk)
  • August 25: Heart & Sole (Country)


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Barrington Summer Concert Series

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Latham Park, Barrington
Sundays in July & August from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Music by the water—name a better combo. Live tunes every Sunday in July and August in Latham Park in Barrington, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

The Schedule
  • July 7: Neal & the Vipers
  • July 14: Odyssey & the Brass Daddies
  • July 21: Brass Attack
  • July 28: The Earl Knightwood Band
  • August 4: Becky Chase & the Silver Linings
  • August 11: Roger Ceresi's Allstarz
  • August 18: David Tessier's All-Star Stars
  • August 25: Violin River


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Newport Vineyards Music Series

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Newport Vineyards
Wednesdays (Starting June 19) from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Sundays (Starting June 23) from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Head to Newport Vineyards this summer for live music by the vines! Enjoy wine or beer tasting flights, a glass, bites, or dinner while you enjoy the tunes! The music will be outside, weather pending. 

Sunday & Wednesdays. Full lineup TBA.

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