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The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has offered this free summer concert series for more than 25 years now. Although the music is not always jazz, that is how it’s promoted so check out each month’s offering to see if the music genre suits your musical tastes. No matter the music, it’s a wonderful event and gets even better if you combine it with an early dinner at HB’s on the Gulf (the beachfront restaurant at the hotel) or a visit to one of Travel Channel’s favorite beachfront watering holes, Sunset Beach Bar on the hotel grounds.
This free concert happens on a Saturday evening every month from June through September on the Watkins Lawn area of the hotel property. Over recent years, we have enjoyed the entertainment of Pocket Change, playing Motown, Philly Soul, Blues, Reggae and Classic Rock from the 60’s through the 90’s; Late Night Brass which is a 10-piece band that crosses over with a variety of jazz styles; Monique and NuVibe, an 8-piece band that plays Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Swing and contemporary standards; and Blue Dice, a 9-piece band known for its soulful Funk, Blues and Jazz. Last year the concert series wrapped up the summer with Eight To The Bar, a 6 piece energetic band performing swing, Motown, classic R & B standards and funk. The band has produced 11 CD’s and has performed caost to coast in the United States as well as all over Europe.
Saturday, June 15th…………………….The Alan Darcy Group
Saturday, July 2oth……………………..Late Night Brass
Saturday, August 24th…………………Vodkanauts
Saturday, September 21st……………The Betty Fox Band
Get there early between 6:00pm and 6:30pm to set up your lawn chair or blanket to get the best vantage point. Not to mention parking…….if you are driving a car and hope to park nearby, then you need to get there before 6:00 pm if you want to leave your car within an easy walk to the hotel grounds. The best free spots would be along the south boundary of the hotel and golf course on South Golf Drive. The concert starts @ 7:00pm and goes to about 10:00pm. Note that coolers are not permitted. Refreshments and grilled items are available for purchase on the lawn. The food concession is set up near the front to the left of the stage and offers cheesburgers ($8.00), hamburgers, hot dogs, a wrap and lemonade. The bar is set up at the very back of the lawn and they are stocked with a full bar – a variety of alcohol including most ‘call’ brands, blended frozen concoctions, wines and canned beers.
Call 239.261.2222 for more information about the SummerJazz On The Gulf concert series or visit their website at
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard
Naples, Florida 34102
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