Hotel’s ‘Summer Jazz on the Gulf’ returns for 30th consecutive year


A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club again will host its annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series.

This will mark the 30th consecutive year of the fun, free concert series, which combines an appealing and diverse selection of jazz entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, stunning sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert takes place on the family-owned resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf.

“SummerJazz on the Gulf” will take place one Saturday evening per month JuneSeptember, and each concert will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This year’s concerts will be on June 27, July 18, Aug. 15, and Sept. 19.

Concerts take place on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. (Photo Credit: Pat Shapiro)
Concerts take place on the resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. (Photo Credit: Pat Shapiro)

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

Those interested in staying at the AAA FourDiamond beachfront resort during “SummerJazz on the Gulf” weekends can contact the resort’s reservations department for best available rates and packages by calling 1- 800-237-7600 or 1-239-261-2222, or online at

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 1-239-261-2222 for additional information and directions.

Guests attending “SummerJazz on the Gulf” should consider dining at the resort’s H.B.’s on the Gulf, the city of Naples’ only beachfront restaurant, which serves fresh Florida seafood and traditional American favorites. Patrons also can enjoy a specialty drink at the popular 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 is Naples’ only beachfront resort offering on-site championship golf, a world-class spa, and an awardwinning tennis center.

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 outdoor venues.

Not resting on its many laurels, the resort spent more than $45 million in impressive renovations and enhancements over the past few 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, and the addition (in 2010) of a beautiful new beachfront pool complex with two new pools.

The resort is located at 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. in Naples. For additional information, call 1-800-237-7600 or 1-239-261-2222,

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