NAPLES, FL (July 2017) – The 32nd annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series continues at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday, August 19, 2017, with a free concert by Gloria West and the Gents. A popular tradition for many Floridians, the fun, family-friendly concert series combines terrific Jazz music with beautiful Gulf views, scenic sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. 

The concert, like all of the “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concerts, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the resort’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 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 complimentary parking 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. Call (239) 261-2222 for additional information and directions.

Making their first appearance at SummerJazz, Gloria West and the Gents specializes in old school stride-swing jazz with a twist. The band is led by Gloria West, who has a truly beautiful voice that has been compared to Billie Holiday and Norah Jones, as well as a unique style and a magnetic stage presence. She will be accompanied by “The Gents,” a very talented and fun four-piece horn band that really gets the crowd dancing. Gloria West and the Gents have opened for such acclaimed performers as Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, and The O’Jays. For band information, visit .   

The 2017 SummerJazz concert series kicked off on Saturday, June 17 (with entertainment by The Betty Fox Band), followed by Pocket Change on July 8, and will conclude on Saturday, September 16, 2017 (with entertainment by Late Night Brass).  Each concert is held on the resort’s Watkins Lawn from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The August SummerJazz concert is being sponsored by Presstige Printing. The June concert was sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, and the July concert was sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc./Gravity Benefits; and The Woodruff Institute. The September concert is sponsored by Naples Global Advisors; BSSW Architects, Inc.; and FisherBroyles, LLP.

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 . 

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. Of note is that the restaurant recently unveiled appealing new lunch and dinner menus, which includes such new dinner offerings as Seared Scallops with Jerk Sauce, Blue Crab Dip, Strawberry Salad, Sakura Pork Tenderloin Medallions, Florida Whole Fried Snapper, and a new twist on the Joyce Farms Free Range Chicken Breast. 

Concert goers also can enjoy a specialty drink at the popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill. 

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 a superb 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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