Regular events

Club night: Sing, play along, or just listen. It's up to you! Last Friday of the month.

Open Stage: Put your name on the blackboard and you've got a gig. Or just listen. Second Friday of the month.

Tues Blues: A mainly accoustic jam for mellow classics and beltin' blues. Every second Tuesday.

Celtic Session: An informal jam session based on Celtic tunes. First Friday of the month.

Beginner Jam: A kid-friendly jam session for those just starting out or learning a new instrument.

Old Timey Session: A fun way to learn old-time and bluegrass tunes and songs.

Newport Storytellers: An open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft stories of all kinds.

Zoom Room: Online session, keeping the fun going for those who can't get to Newport!


Local and outside performers at the Newport Bowls Club. Drinks at bar prices. Now on an occasional basis, check the
events calendar for dates.

Annual events

Newport Folk Festival

A weekend of music, art, kids activities and more. Late June/early July. See the Festival website.

Bush Dance

A good old-fashioned bush dance in the beautiful surroundings of Newport Lakes. Usually third Sunday in March. See events calendar below for details. Bring a picnic and your dancing shoes, we will teach the dance steps.

Carols Night

Every December the Newport Carols Orchestra appears out of nowhere and leads a night of carolling at The Substation. The Newport Community Choir leads the community singing and everyone has a delightful evening.