There really is nothing like live music, and although some establishments have ended this tradition, we have a few mainstays in the Newport area that deserve our patronage so that they continue.  Check their schedules for music and times, as this fluctuates, but here are the mainstays:

Nightly live music can be found at:

-Billy’s at the Beach

-21 Oceanfront

-The Blue Beet

-Port Restaurant


-Mastro’s Ocean Club (Crystal Cove)

Other venues offer music on specific nights, so do check their web sites, includes:

-Tommy Bahama Island Grille has island & contemporary music Thursday thru Saturday evenings and Sunday’s at lunch time.

-At the Island Hotel- The Aqua Lounge offers DJ music Thursday thru Saturday, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings they offer live music adjacent at the Oak Grill Fire Pit (which is lovely in the early evening under a canopy of trees).

-Pelican Grill has music Thursday thru Saturday.

-Muldoon’s offers music Thursdays thru Saturdays.

-Quiet Woman has music Tuesdays thru Saturdays.

-Alta Coffee & Restaurant on the Peninsula has music Friday & Saturday evenings with everything from jazz to folk music.

-The Village Inn on Balboa Island has music various nights and has a nice schedule posted on their web site (

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