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NAPLES, FL (September 2013) – Mark your calendars, as you will not want to miss this year’s final “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert, which will be held in Naples on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 7-10 p.m. Entertainment at the free concert will be provided by The Betty Fox Band, which will be performing at SummerJazz for the first time. Conducted on The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the fun, family-friendly concert series combines live jazz music with truly beautiful Gulf views, gorgeous sunsets over the water, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. This marks the 28th consecutive year of the popular summer concert series.
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.
The Betty Fox Band, which is known for its blues and funk-infused soul, is led by fiery songstress Betty Fox. The band also features musical heavyweights Josh Nelms on guitar, Matt Walker on bass, and Sam Farmer on drums. The band was voted “Best of the Bay” as Tampa/St. Petersburg’s “Best Local Blues Act” in a reader’s poll by Creative Loafing. The band has opened for such artists as Mavis Staples, Damon Fowler, and Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys. The concert is being sponsored by Naples Global Advisors, Margaritaville Tequila, Sebastiani Wines, and Don Rum. For more information on the band, visit www.bettyfox.net .
“The Betty Fox Band is a great way to conclude this year’s SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series,” said Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Catering & Conference Services, and organizer of the annual concert series. “Betty is so talented, and they are very skilled musicians who play a nice diversity of music that the crowd will truly enjoy. The crowd is in for a real treat.”
This will mark the fourth and final 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. The August 24, 2013 concert featured an energizing performance by Vodkanauts.
The June concert was sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The July concert was sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc.; Mt. Gay Rum; Five Rivers Wine; Banfi Wines; and Russian Standard Vodka. BSSW Architects, Inc. and D. Garrett Construction, Inc. sponsored the August concert.
Those interested in staying at the resort during the “SummerJazz on the Gulf” weekend 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 www.NaplesBeachHotel.com .
The concert 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 www.NaplesBeachHotel.com .
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NOTE: Photos of the resort may be downloaded from http://www.naplesbeachhotel.com/presspage/photo-gallery and http://www.naplesbeachhotel.com/photos/resort . Or, high-resolution photos of the resort, SummerJazz on the Gulf, and the bands, are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.