On Florida's Paradise Coast, you can sway to the sounds of live music as the sun sinks into the aquamarine water.
A popular Southwest Florida summer tradition continues as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts its annual summer jazz concert series.
Combining live entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, stunning sunsets, cool breezes and a relaxing atmosphere, 2015 will mark the 30th consecutive year of the fun, free concert series in Naples.
Each concert is held on the family-owned resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. A live band plays a great selection of classic favorites and the whole town descends to the beachfront pavilion to dance with their toes in the sand. It's fun for the whole family and the party is open to locals as well as guests of the hotel.
The concert series will take place one Saturday evening per month from June through September, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This year’s concerts will be on the following Saturdays:
- June 27
- July 18
- Aug. 15
- Sept. 19
Expect an impressive entertainment lineup of live bands like The Betty Fox Band, Late Night Brass, Pocket Change and The Danny Sinoff Band.
All concerts feature full bar service in several locations and a food concession with a selection of snack items and freshly grilled burgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches.
For a full dinner experience, dine at H.B.’s on the Gulf, the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, serving fresh Florida seafood and traditional American favorites. Or enjoy a cocktail at the popular Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, named Naples’ “Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel.
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has been owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations. The 125-acre resort is Naples’ only beachfront resort offering on-site championship golf, a world-class spa and an award-winning tennis center. In a picturesque setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the resort spent more than $45 million in renovations and enhancements over the last few years, which included the renovation of its 319 guest rooms and suites.
Hotel guests will receive complimentary parking at the resort. For those not staying at the resort, there will be parking just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park. Locals with a Naples beach sticker can park for free and hop on the free trolley service to the resort and back. Guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating, however no outside food and beverage is allowed on resort grounds.
Insider Tip: Check the resort's calendar for a complete listing of entertainment acts throughout the week.
If you go...
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club is located at 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples, Fla. Contact the resort at (239) 261-2222 or visit NaplesBeachHotel.com.
All photos courtesy of The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.