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

Newport Live Celebrates 30th Anniversary of South African Independence
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI

Newport Live and Norman Bird Sanctuary Summer Outdoor Series

Alisa Amador

Norman Bird Sanctuary
583 Third Beach Road
Middletown, RI