NAPLES, FL (March 2017) – A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues, as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will host its annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series. This will mark the 32nd consecutive year of the fun, free concert series, which combines a diverse selection of Jazz entertainment with picturesque views of the Gulf of Mexico, gorgeous sunsets, refreshing breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert is held on the AAA Four-Diamond resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. “SummerJazz on the Gulf” will take place one Saturday evening per month June-September, and each concert will be from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This year’s concerts will be on Saturday, June 17; Saturday, July 8; Saturday, August 19; and Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The entertainment lineup is not yet set, but last year’s entertainment included performances by Pocket Change, Vodkanauts, The Betty Fox Band, and Late Night Brass.  

Sponsorships are available. For information, call Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Conference Services and organizer of the annual concert series, at 239-435-4362.

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 .

Each concert will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 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.

Guests attending “SummerJazz on the Gulf” should consider dining at the resort’s signature restaurant H.B.’s on the Gulf. Offering indoor dining with magnificent views of the Gulf and sunsets, as well as an outdoor patio overlooking the white-sand beach and sparkling water, HB’s on 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. 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. 

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 has completed more than $50 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the last few years, which included the dramatic renovation of its championship golf course by golf icon Jack Nicklaus and noted course architect John Sanford, which was completed in November 2016. Prior to that, the resort installed beautiful glass balconies in its main Tower Building in November 2015 to showcase its incredible Gulf views. 

Offering an incredible setting on the pristine white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the resort features 34,000 square feet of meeting space plus many picturesque Gulf-side outdoor event venues. Additional offerings at the 319-room resort include a world-class spa, an award-winning tennis center, an array of dining options, a beautiful beachfront pool complex with two pools, multiple bars, retail shops, and beach rentals. 
In addition, guests always benefit from no resort fees, complimentary self-parking and valet parking, and complimentary access to the resort’s fitness center.

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North in Naples. For additional information, call (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, and visit .
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