Celebrating diverse music traditions
through vibrant performances.

Newport Live was previously known as Common Fence Music, originally established by Ed Nary in 1993 to make folk music accessible in Portsmouth, RI. Decades later, our concert series has evolved to providing diverse music across Newport County, continuing to attract audiences from all over New England to performances featuring GRAMMY award-winning songwriters and musicians, and other highly acclaimed music artists from across the globe.


Upcoming Shows

Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street
Jamestown, RI

Chris Spedding Trio North American Tour
Colony House
Washington Square
Newport, RI