Pocket Change Performing at This Season’s Final “SummerJazz on the Gulf” Concert in Naples on Sept. 15
NAPLES, FL (August 2018) – 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 15, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Entertainment at the free concert will be provided by the 6-piece, high-energy Pocket Change, which will be performing at SummerJazz for the sixth 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 33rd 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.
Pocket Change is a very talented show band that performs Motown, Funk, R&B Variety, Soul, and Dance/Party music. Known for their beautiful vocals and harmonies, and for their showmanship, Pocket Change is led by Bandleader Eddie “The Thrill” Carmichael and Music Director Otis “Maestro” McCarthy. The band has opened for Sean Paul, Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. They have performed at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Universal Studios Florida, Seminole Casino, Walt Disney World®, and House of Blues (in Orlando and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina). For band information, visit pocketchangephasetwo.webs.com/ .
“Pocket Change is the perfect way to conclude our 33rd annual SummerJazz concert series,” said Susan Savino, the resort’s Director of Conference Services, and organizer of the annual concert series. “The crowd just loves them, and they feature very talented musicians who consistently put on a wonderful show that is high-energy and very fun. It promises to be a terrific concert.”
The SummerJazz concert series kicked off on Saturday, June 23 (with entertainment by Show Biz Kids), and continued on Saturday, July 14 (with entertainment by Late Night Brass) and on Saturday, August 18, 2018 (with entertainment by TBone Hamilton’s Big Easy Revue).
The September concert is sponsored by BSSW Architects Inc.; D. Garrett Construction, Inc.; and Naples Global Advisors. The June and August SummerJazz concerts were sponsored by Florida Community Bank. The July concert was sponsored by Insurance and Risk Management Services, Inc., and Cigna.
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 NaplesBeachHotel.com.
If you are attending SummerJazz, you should consider dining at the resort’s beachfront restaurant HB’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. Options on the dinner menu include Beef Filet Medallions with Madeira Sauce and Shitake Mushrooms; Berkshire Pork Chop; Mussel and Shrimp Noodle Bowl; Florida Gulf Snapper; Gulf Black Grouper; and Orange Blossom Honey Glazed Chicken.
Concert goers also can enjoy a specialty drink or dinner at the popular The Sunset Beach Bar & Grill. Menu options include Tropical Grouper Tacos, Beach Burger, Chicken Wrap, Beach Club Veggie, Coconut Fried Shrimp, and Blackened Chicken Sandwich.
The concert also will feature full bar service in several locations and a food concession offering 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 in Naples since 1946. Owned and operated by the Watkins family for three generations, the 125-acre resort is Southwest Florida’s only resort with an on-site championship golf course, world-class spa, and award-winning tennis 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 NaplesBeachHotel.com .
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