The Newport Music Hall is one of the oldest rock venues in the country and it makes no attempt to hide its age. In fact, it is proud of its long history of supporting musicians from various genres. Hip-hop, rap, rock, and blues concerts are held at the hall. It can accommodate approximately 1,700 visitors. Past performers include Chuck Berry, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, U2, Blink 182, The Pretenders and John Lee Hooker.