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Youth Music Hub (Ages 14+)
Friday 10 March, 7.30pm

Showcase performance of the Youth Music Champion’s work plus special guests on the night!

The Riverfront and Pentalk Lab are proud to announce Newport has been chosen as one of 100 Music Hubs across the whole of the UK for the Big Music Project. This means that we now have two years’ worth of funding to develop Youth Music Champions, who will experience working in the creative industries and develop opportunities within the music industry and wider community.

Aged 14 – 19 years old? Are you a budding musician? Interested in media? Want to gain experience in the creative industries or develop new skills in music, visual arts, event management and more?  
Contact our Music Hub team at The.riverfront@newportlive.co.uk to find out more…

10/03/2017 7:00 PM
GERRY CROSS THE MERSEY: An Evening with Gerry and the Pacemakers
Wednesday 15 March, 7.30pm

Tickets: £22

Join one of our greatest 60s icons, Gerry and the Pacemakers, who topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s and who were the first band to have their first three records go to No.1. 

With special guest, the sensational Rachel Sinneta, you will be set for a delightful evening of nostalgia, reliving the swinging Sixties and hearing all of Gerry’s Greatest Hits; How do you do it, I Like It, You’ll Never Walk Alone and many more. 

Support Artist: Comedian Mike Lancaster

15/03/2017 7:30 PM
PATSY CLINE (THE CONCERT SHE NEVER GAVE) With Sandy Kelly & George Hamilton

Patsy Cline (The Concert She Never Gave…) with Sandy Kelly & George Hamilton 

Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm

Tickets: £23

An evening of song, laughter and legendary stories in this enthralling tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline.

It is over 50 years since Patsy left a great legacy of hit records and this show pays tribute to this renowned superstar. Featuring the stars of the West End production Patsy, including the talented Sandy Kelly who has been dubbed Ireland’s Queen of Country Music.

This feel good show will feature the unforgettable hits; Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight and I Fall to Pieces to name but a few and will be an evening of true County nostalgia. 

16/03/2017 7:30 PM
Thursday 23 March 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £21

After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, ABBA gained immense international popularity, employed catchy song hooks, thoughtful lyrics and a wall of sound.

As their popularity grew, they were highly sought-after to tour Europe and North America, drawing crowds of near-hysterical fans. They remain a popular fixture in radio playlists and are still one of the world’s best selling bands, having sold almost 400 million records worldwide.

ABBAMANIA was formed in 1998 and is now recognised as one of the most authentic ABBA tribute bands in the World.

ABBAMANIA have hit ‘GOLD’ with their re-creation of ABBA in Concert, and will have you dancing in the aisles with their fabulous LIVE show featuring nearly 2 hours of pure…. ABBA….. nostalgia
23/03/2017 7:30 PM
Friday 24 March 2017 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.50

FLEETWOOD BAC are the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic 'Rumours' line-up.

Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from 'The Stage' newspaper, the UK.s leading Fleetwood Mac fansites, the official Stevie Nicks website; and from ecstatic audiences wherever the band played. 

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in a theatrical 2-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section. 

Songs featured include: Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk, Gypsy, Everywhere, Oh Well, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Black Magic Woman, Seven Wonders, Say You Love Me, Big Love, Oh Diane, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, Albatross, Sara, Man Of The World, Hold Me, Green Manalishi, Need Your Love So Bad, The Chain etc…

"Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you."
Bob Brunning, original Fleetwood Mac bass player, and author of ‘Fleetwood Mac: Rumours And Lies’ 

 ‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’ 
The Stage

24/03/2017 7:30 PM
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND: The Music of Carole King & James Taylor
You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

Saturday 25 March 2017 at 7.30pm

Tickets £20, Reductions £18
From the creators of the smash hit West End show 'The Simon & Garfunkel Story', You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’, ‘Fire & Rain’, ‘You Make Me Feel (Like A Natural Woman)’ and the beautiful ‘You’ve Got A Friend’.
25/03/2017 7:30 PM

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan - Every Grain of Sand

Saturday 1 April, 7.45pm

Tickets £15, Reductions £13

Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements and great humour, Barb Jungr is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well known songs that they thought they knew, have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. 

Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards, for her mesmerizing shows and her first album of Bob Dylan songs has deservedly become a cult classic. 

“It’s as if Edith Piaf and Nick Cave had a love-child, who was adopted by Carmen McRae. This show is a master-class in cabaret, in singing and in the art of reaching an audience.” Glam Adelaide. 

“Possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs” ~ Billy Bragg

“Her instrument is shockingly expressive, with an astonishing palette of colours.... I just hope that Dylan himself has a listen and starts writing for her direct." (David Benedict)The Observer On Sunday

01/04/2017 7:45 PM
Concerts & Cakes With Live Music Now
Concerts & Cakes
Live Music Now

Concerts & Cakes is a matinee concert, that combine delightful live music and entertainment whilst enjoying a hot beverage and a little treat from The Riverfront Café. You will eat and drink inside the studio theatre in a cabaret setting whilst enjoying the music. 
Wed 5 April, 2pm - Triptych Trio 
Rachel Louise (Soprano), Kirsten Miller (Cello) and Phillip May (Piano)

Wed 3 May, 2pm
Tom Smith (tenor) and Ella O'Neill (Piano)

Wed 7 June, 2pm

Wed 5 July, 2pm
Jessica Robinson (Soprano) and Will Browne (Guitar)

Ticket includes entry into the concert and either a Tea or Filter Coffee and a slice of tray bake cake. 

05/04/2017 to 05/07/2017
Frank Sinatra – The Movie Years

Friday 7 April, 7.45pm 

Tickets: £12.50, Reductions £11.50

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the story of Frank Sinatra’s film career with stories and anecdotes and singing some of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest movie songs. 
The show will cover some of his major films; High Society, Guys and Dolls and Pal Joey and will feature the infamous songs; The Lady is a Tramp, Ole Man River, All the Way, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and many many more…

07/04/2017 7:45 PM

Friday 26th April at 7.30pm

Tickets - £14


“The Beatles Go On” South Wales’ Greatest Live Tribute to The Original Fab Four, Bring their 2017 Show to The Riverfront Newport Friday 28th April.

This Fantastic show takes you on a Journey through The Beatles Career from The Cavern Club in 1960’s Liverpool on a Magical Mystery Tour through to the final Rooftop Performance on 30th January 1969. Come along and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band’s album and experience Live tracks from EVERY Beatles album in One night of Spectacular Entertainment.”

28/04/2017 7:30 PM
ELO AGAIN: Return To The Blue Tour

Saturday 29 April, 7.30pm / Dydd Sadwrn 29 Ebrill, 7.30yh

Tickets: £24, Earlybird Offer £21 if booked and paid before 31 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Electric Light Orchestra Tribute Show

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album 'OUT OF THE BLUE'

A dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and
visual effects.

This show brings back the age of Glam Rock and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. Live cellos and the infamous blue violin helps give the ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and you will hear some of their big hits including; Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin’ Woman and Telephone Line and many many more…

29/04/2017 7:30 PM
Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £21

Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. 

This electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

"Elio rocks!" Brian May

"Elio is tremendous... I'm a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way... played" Huey Lewis"

18/05/2017 7:30 PM

Makin’ Tracks Tour

Friday 2nd June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £22

The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance.


As a result, their records have a timeless quality and, some 55 years on, The Manfreds, with original front man, Paul Jones, will be performing many of their hits, including ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of Jazz and Blues covers from their new album ‘Makin’ Tracks’


Paul Jones, with his unique harmonica sound, will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

02/06/2017 7:30 PM

Saturday 17th June at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23

Firmly established as one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again in 2017 with a brand new show.

Accompanying Dominic on the 2017 tour will be Lisa Stanley, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV Channel 389 KEEP IT COUNTRY’s………..…THE LISA STANLEY SHOW.

Dominic and Lisa bring their own inimitable style to the vast and rich musical heritage of their homeland. Mixed with the unique quality as versatile entertainers performing a selection of various musical styles, including, Pop, Country and Rock n Roll.

A show not to be missed.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

17/06/2017 7:30 PM

Wednesday 28th June at7.30pm

Tickets - £21, concessions - £19

Direct from it’ssuccess in London’s West End, a SOLD OUT UK tour and standing ovations at everyperformance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using hugeprojection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebrationalso features a full live band performing all the hits including 'MrsRobinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and manymore. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

"Fantastic” -Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

28/06/2017 7:30 PM
THE BOHEMIANS (Doors 7.30pm)

Saturday 8th July at 8pm

Tickets - £17.50, concessions - £15.50


Not only are The Bohemians the official Queen fan clubs number one tribute band they are also one of the globes busiest. There last sold out show at the Riverfront has become legendary and they returning for one night only due to public demand. This special tour Celebrating the life of Freddie Mercury 25 years after his passing will see several unique and touching solos and costume changes plus of course all of the huge queen anthems you would expect from such a well respected band.


The Bohemians, established in 1996, re-enact the glory days of Queen including the Craziness of the 70s and the Magic of the 80s proving themselves to be the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring.


They have performed all over the UK, Europe and the World at football stadiums, festivals, theatres and other prestigious venues. The Bohemians in their majestic magnificence receive standing ovations in response to their electrifying representation of a Queen Live Concert.


Rob Comber's outrageous stage antics and personality makes him the perfect Freddie. Christopher Gregory's Red Special enables him to get as close as possible to Brian May's inimitable style. Wayne Bourne hammers the tubs like drummer Roger Taylor, and Kevin Goodwin provides that unmistakable Queen backline on bass.


Their high-energy two hour show with full Staging, Lighting, Backdrops and Pyrotechnics has earned them the reputation of being the World’s most exciting Queen Tribute act.


The Bohemians set includes all the piano driven hit singles: Killer Queen; Somebody To Love; Don’t Stop Me Now; You’re My Best Friend; We Are The Champions and the amazing award winning Bohemian Rhapsody. These hits are balanced with the Guitar led anthems; Tie Your Mother Down; Hammer To Fall; One Vision; I Want It All; We Will Rock You and the Acoustic vocal tracks 39 and the unforgettable Love of my Life. The Bohemians ability to recreate Queen live is something truly special.

08/07/2017 8:00 PM

Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Friday 13 October at 7.30pm

Tickets - £23.50, concessions - £22

This exciting production is touring throughout the U.K. and is performed by the 3 of the finest west end singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits.

Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur's Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What’s New Pussycat?, 24 Hours from Tulsa, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more. Songs everyone will remember and fall in love with again.

Back To Bacharach is a fantastic show for all ages, friends and family!





13/10/2017 7:30 PM
Saturday 28 October 2017, 7.30pm

Tickets: £16

To celebrate the  icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. 

As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then  in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly.

A fantastic night out for any Neil Diamond fans!

“If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing” Pat Marsh, BBC 
28/10/2017 7:30 PM

Friday 2 February at 7.30pm


Tickets - £24, concessions - £22


A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers ofour time. This award winning production features a stellar line-up with rising West End star Rebecca Freckleton delivering a powerhouse and breath taking performance as Whitney. 


Taking us on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of classic hit’s that include, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, Greatest Love of All, My Love is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Iwill Always Love You, That’s What Friends Are For, and many more, the show beautifully remembers the most highly awarded female artiste in the world ever!


Whitney’s one true legacy was her music which touched most of us at some time in our lives. Get ready for the Queen of the Night.

02/02/2018 7:30 PM
Friday 9 March 2018, 7.30pm

Tickets £25, Earlybird (Book and pay before 30.9.17) £22

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest
pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an
unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy including
Life on Mars, Space Oddity, China Girl, Heroes and a whole lot more!

Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with an astounding attention to detail,
bringing the golden years of David Bowie to theatres across the globe. So, put on your red
shoes and Let’s Dance!

“Absolutely brilliant”
Ticketmaster Reviews

“Totally awesome”
“Fantastic, Wow, Amazing”
“Mind blowing”
Facebook Reviews
09/03/2018 7:30 PM