NAPLES, FL (August 2014) – 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 13, 2014, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Entertainment at the free concert will be provided by The Mud Flappers 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 29th 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 Mud Flappers Band is a 7-piece “mini orchestra” that is known for its eclectic and energetic acoustic style. Voted “Orlando’s Best Folk Act” of 2011, 2012, and 2013 by the readers of Orlando Weekly, the band can be described as Gypsy Jazz/Folky Swing. Featuring talented vocalists Lauren Carder and Sarah Elizabeth Patrick, the band plays music ranging from jazz, to the country of Johnny Cash to the bluegrass of Earl Scruggs. For band information, visit . The concert is being sponsored by D. Garrett Construction, Inc.; and BSSW Architects, Inc.

“The Mud Flappers Band is a great way to conclude this year’s SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series,” said Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Conference Services, and organizer of the annual concert series. “The band features very skilled musicians and great vocalists, and is so much fun. The audience will just love them.” 

This will mark the fourth and final concert in this year’s SummerJazz concert series. The summer concert series kicked off on June 28th with a vibrant show by The Betty Fox Band. That was followed by a wonderful concert by the always-popular Late Night Brass on July 26th. The August 16th concert featured an energizing performance by Pocket Change.

The June concert was sponsored by Florida Community Bank; and Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc.  The July concert was sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, and The Arlington of Naples. The August concert was sponsored by Naples Global Advisors; and Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick.

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

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.

The resort’s beachfront restaurant H.B.’s on the Gulf also will be open as a great option. The restaurant, known for its beautiful views of the Gulf, specializes in fresh regional seafood, great steaks, and American cuisine. Concert goers also can enjoy a specialty drink at the popular The 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 resided on the Southwest coast in Naples since 1946. 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.

Offering an incredible setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the AAA Four-Diamond resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space plus many picturesque outdoor venues. Not resting on its many laurels, the resort spent more than $45 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last six years, which included the renovation of its 319 guest rooms and suites, the addition of a new Gulf-view ballroom, the renovation and expansion of its waterfront restaurant HB’s on the Gulf and its popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill, the complete renovation of its Gulf-side meeting rooms and pre-function space, enhancements to the golf course, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex with two new pools.

In addition, the resort features 1,000 feet of white-sand beach, an array of dining options, multiple bars, retail shops, and beach rentals. 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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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at or (407) 788-7070, ext. 208

NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos of the resort, SummerJazz on the Gulf, and the bands, are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.