NAPLES, FL (September 2012) – This year’s “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series will conclude on Saturday, September 22, 2012, with a free concert by Eight To The Bar. Conducted on The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the fun, family-friendly concerts combine live jazz music with truly beautiful Gulf views, gorgeous sunsets over the water, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. This marks the 27th consecutive year of the popular concert series.
The impressive, 6-piece band Eight To The Bar performs swing, Motown, classic R&B, standards, and funk. Known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals, Eight To The Bar was named “Best Live Band 2010” by Hartford Magazine. The band has produced 11 CDs and has performed coast-to-coast in the U.S., as well as in England, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, the band has opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, and Ray Charles. For more information on the band, visit . The concert is being sponsored by BSSW Architects, Inc., and D. Garrett Construction, Inc.
The concert will be held from 7-10 p.m. on the Watkins Lawn. 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, with free parking provided to those with a Naples beach sticker, and 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. Call (239) 261-2222 for additional information and directions.
“Eight To The Bar is a great way to conclude this year’s SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series,” said Jim Anderson, food & beverage director of The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, and organizer of the annual concert series. “They are very talented musicians and vocalists who play a nice diversity of music that the crowd will truly enjoy. Add in their showmanship, and the crowd is in for a real treat.” 
This will mark the fourth and final concert in this year’s SummerJazz concert series. The series kicked off on June 16, 2012, with a vibrant show by the Legendary J.C’s. That was followed by a concert by the popular Late Night Brass on July 21, 2012, and then an energetic concert by New Groove City featuring Gumbi Ortiz on August 25, 2012. Fifth Third Bank, and The Arlington, sponsored the June concert. The July concert was sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc., and Florida Community Bank. The August concert was sponsored by Naples Transportation, Tours and Event Planning.
Guests attending SummerJazz may wish to dine at the resort’s beachfront H.B.’s on the Gulf restaurant, which serves fresh Florida seafood and traditional American favorites. Patrons also can enjoy a specialty drink at the newly renovated and expanded Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, named Naples’ “Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel, and “Best Place For A Sunset Cocktail” by Gulfshore Life magazine. 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 grilled chicken sandwiches.
Those interested in staying at the resort during “SummerJazz on the Gulf” weekends can contact the resort’s reservations department for best available rates and packages by calling (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or online at .
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples, Florida since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, this 317-room resort is Naples’ only beachfront property with golf, spa, tennis and water recreation on property, and is home to the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, HB’s on the Gulf. The resort is further complemented by an array of casual dining options, retail shops, beach rentals and complimentary kids club. With over 34,000 square feet of meeting space it is a perfect destination for meetings, incentives, weddings and special occasions of all kinds. The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples. For additional information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or visit .
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