The Music of Newport

The Germania Musical Society

The most popular musicians in Newport in the 1850s were the Germanians.

Undated Photo of the Germania Musical Society

The Music of the Grand Hotels

The four Grand Hotels were home to some of the best concerts and dances of the summer season.

The view of the Ocean House Hotel from Bellevue Aveenue, from the Providence Public Library Digital Archives

Music Published in Newport

The local music stores in Newport published music as far back as the Civil War.

The Conscript Mother's Song, Published in Newport in 1863

Music About Newport

Many places in Newport became the subject of music written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

On The Beach at Newport, published in 1858