SummerJazz – A Naples Beach Hotel Tradition
There’s summer vacation — and then there’s summer vacations you can’t explain with a postcard. While plenty of travelers have their go-to spots for each season, there are some annual trips that ignite excitement, force you to think differently and have you telling the stories of your experiences for years to come. Regardless of how many passport stamps you’ve collected or countries you’ve checked off your must-go list, there’s always that one place you go back to over and over again because, well, it’s special!
That one place is SummerJazz at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, where drink in hand, breeze in hair, and jazz in the air is the call of the day, all summer long.
This Year Marks the 34th Consecutive Year of the Fun, Free Concert Series in Naples, Florida, and with the historic hotel closing in 2021, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss one of the final two concerts. The “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series combines a diverse array of musical entertainment with beautiful views of the Gulf, breathtaking sunsets, refreshing breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is the perfect backdrop by which to book you family vacation.
Each concert is held on the AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort’s scenic Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. Each concert goes from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 17, 2019 – Pocket Change
This talented 6-piece band will perform at SummerJazz for the seventh time. The high-energy band, known for its showmanship, superb vocals and hard-driving rhythms, performs Motown, Funk, R&B, Soul, and Dance/Party music. The band has opened for Sean Paul, Journey, Blue Oyster Cult, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Cheap Trick, and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
- Saturday, September 14, 2019 – Ari & The Alibis
Another new addition that will conclude the SummerJazz series. The gifted 5-piece band has been receiving impressive accolades since it formed in 2013, which includes being nominated for “Best Local Band” in the Tampa Bay area, and powerhouse vocalist Arielleh “Ari” McManus for “Best Jazz Vocalist” in the Tampa Bay area. Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues, Soul and Rock, the band has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For so many, summer is a time when their family feels most alive. Do you feel that way? It’s a time when we are inspired to seek out new adventures, to explore, to make memories at the beach, and perhaps, to enjoy the amazing SummerJazz series on the Gulf. What’s not to like? SummerJazz by night, and by day, families and couples alike walking our beaches when the world is quiet and still – at least for a brief moment; when you get to hear the whispers of the soft ocean breeze and the call of the sea.
If you’re interested in staying at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club during SummerJazz weekends, contact the resort for best available rates and packages by calling (800) 237-7600 or (239) 261-2222, or online at NaplesBeachHotel.com.
Hope to see you at SummerJazz 2019.