NAPLES, FL (July 2013) – The 28th annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series will continue at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday, August 24, 2013, with a free concert by Vodkanauts. The talented five-piece band will perform for the first time at SummerJazz on the Gulf. Set on the beachfront resort’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf, the popular concert series combines beautiful jazz music with gorgeous views of the water, striking sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere.
The free, family-friendly concert, like all of the “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concerts, 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 parking is available just north of the hotel at Lowdermilk Park, with parking complimentary for 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.
Vodkanauts consists of Jonathan Harris on vocals; John De Bellis on electric and acoustic bass guitars; Mark Warren on electric and acoustic guitars, as well as vocals; Ryan Arsenault on keyboards and vocals; and Stan Arthur on drums and vocals. The band nicely blends jazz and rock-and-roll with time-tested tunes with inventive arrangements, delivered with true showmanship and crowd-pleasing energy. The concert is being sponsored by BSSW Architects, Inc. and D. Garrett Construction, Inc. For more information on the band, visit .
“The crowd will love Vodkanauts,” said Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Catering & Conference Services. “They are very talented, fun, and put on a great show. Music lovers will not want to miss this concert.”
This will mark the third concert in this year’s SummerJazz concert series. The Summer Concert series kicked off on June 15, 2013, with a vibrant show by The Alan Darcy Group. That was followed by a concert by the always-popular Late Night Brass on July 20, 2013. This year’s concert series will conclude on Saturday, September 21, 2013, with a free concert by The Betty Fox Band. Each concert will be on the resort’s Watkins Lawn from 7-10 p.m.
Fifth Third Bank sponsored the June concert. The July concert was sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc.; Mt. Gay Rum; Five Rivers Wine; Banfi Wines; and Russian Standard Vodka. The September concert is being sponsored by Naples Global Advisors, Margaritaville Tequila, Sebastiani Wines, and Don Rum.
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 .
All concerts will 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.
The resort’s full-service restaurant Broadwell’s, overlooking the pristine golf course, also will be open. Concert goers also can enjoy a specialty drink at the popular Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, named Naples’ “Best Beach Bar” by the Travel Channel.
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, owned and operated by the Watkins family for more than 65 years, is Naples’ only beachfront resort offering on-site championship golf, a world-class spa, and an award-winning tennis center.
Continually enhancing its offerings, the resort completed its latest phase of renovations and enhancements in January 2013. This $5 million phase included the opening of a new Gulf-view ballroom named The Everglades Room that features spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, and which is Naples’ only beachfront ballroom. 
This enhancement phase also included the complete renovation of the remaining guest rooms in the resort’s Florida Wing, and the complete renovation of the resort’s Gulf-side meeting rooms and pre-function space. With the completion of these guest rooms, all of the resort’s 317 guest rooms and suites have been renovated and remodeled over the last three years.
This $5 million latest phase of improvements follows $40 million spent by the resort over the last five years. That multi-phase project included the renovation and remodeling of the other guest rooms and suites, enhancements to the golf course, the renovation and expansion of The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, and the addition of a beautiful beachfront pool complex (with two pools, two whirlpools, a pool bar with food service, restrooms, locker facilities, and a pool shop).
Rich in family hospitality and tradition, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has resided on the Southwest coast in Naples since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, this 317-room resort features 1,000 feet of white-sand beach, an array of dining options, multiple bars, retail shops, and beach rentals. 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 .
# # # PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at or (407) 788-7070, ext. 208 NOTE: Photos of the resort may be downloaded from and . Or, high-resolution photos of the resort, SummerJazz on the Gulf, and the bands, are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.