NAPLES, FL (August 2017) – 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 16, 2017, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Entertainment at the free concert will be provided by Late Night Brass, which will be performing at SummerJazz for the ninth consecutive year. 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 32nd consecutive year of the popular summer concert series.

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. Call (239) 261-2222 for additional information and directions.

The versatile 10-piece band Late Night Brass is consistently one of the most popular bands at SummerJazz. This high-energy band features a powerful four-piece horn section (saxophone, two trumpets, and trombone), a driving four-piece rhythm section (keyboard, guitar, bass and drums), a dynamic male vocalist, and a very talented female vocalist. They will perform a range of songs from such popular horn bands as Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, and Blood Sweat & Tears. The band also plays songs from such groups as Huey Lewis & The News, The Blues Brothers, and Doobie Brothers. The band has opened up for Chicago, Huey Lewis & The News, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dennis DeYoung (from Styx), and Michael Bublé. For more information on the band, visit . 

“Late Night Brass is the perfect way to conclude our 32nd annual SummerJazz concert series,” said Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Conference Services, and organizer of the annual concert series. “The crowd absolutely loves them, and they feature talented musicians who consistently put on a terrific show that is high-energy and very fun. It promises to be a great concert.”

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 Gloria West and the Gents on August 19, 2017.  

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

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 . 

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 beautiful 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. Menu offerings include Seared Scallops with Jerk Sauce, Blue Crab Dip, Strawberry Salad, Sakura Pork Tenderloin Medallions, Florida Whole Fried Snapper, and 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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