Music in the Night

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In addition to the big shows at the Performing Arts Center or Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Newport residents have access to many small, local venues for live music. Here is a list we compiled from our collective memory and experience. Maybe you know of others – if so, let us know at [email protected]!



21 Oceanfront

Live music nightly

2100 W. Oceanfront



3 Thirty 3 Waterfront

Weekends from 3-6pm live band
333 Bayside Dr

(949) 673-8464


Alta Coffee

Varying programs including live music

506 31st St

(949) 675-0233



Live music every night. Piano or piano with bass

900 Bayside Dr.



Billy’s at the Beach

Live music – Hawaiian style Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8:00

Thursday –Saturday nights at 9:00 and Sundays from 3:00- 6:00pm – Rock, with a Jimmy Buffet twist

2751 West Coast Highway



The Blue Beet

Live music nightly

107 21st Place

(949) 275-4413


Duke’s Place

At the Balboa Bay Club & Resort

1221 W. Coast Hwy.



Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Summer Jazz Series on Friday nights through Oct. 1

1107 Jamboree Road



La Cave

Indy rock every Tuesday and Thursday 10 p.m.

And periodically live music on the weekends

1695 Irvine Ave



Muldoon’s Dublin Pub

Live Music Thursday through Saturdays and sometimes day concerts on Sunday.

Sunday tends to be Irish bands

Irish to rock and roll variety genres.

202 Newport Center Dr

(949) 640-4110


Palm Terrace Restaurant and Lounge

At the Island Hotel

Friday and Saturday nights, 8:45

Alternative music by Jimmy Hopper in the Lounge adjacent to the restaurant

690 Newport Center Drive
(949) 759-0808


Port Restaurant & Bar

Live music nightly

440 Heliotrope Ave.



Quiet Woman

3224 E. Coast Hwy.



Rusty Pelican

Live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 8:30 p.m.

2735 W. Coast Hwy.



Shamrock Bar & Grill

Live music in a pub atmosphere, but No Dancing!

2633 W. Coast Hwy.



Tapas Bar and Grill

Friday and Saturday nights 8-9 live music and Flamenco show

9-10 Saturday nights salsa lessons with live music

Dancing continues at 10

4253 Martingale Way
(949) 756-8194


Tommy Bahama’s Island Grille

Thursday – Sunday a variety of music. Both during the days and evenings

854 Avocado Ave


Village Inn

Live music every night but Monday

127 Marine Ave – Balboa Island

(949) 675-8300


Villa Nova

live entertainment every night beginning at 8pm,

Villa Nova’s piano bar is the five time winner of the “Best Piano Bar in Orange County.”
3131 W. Coast Hwy
















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