Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016
A popular Southwest Florida tradition continues, as The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club will again host its annual “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series. This will mark the 31st consecutive year of the fun, free, and family-friendly concert series, which combines festive Jazz entertainment with truly beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, extraordinary sunsets, cool breezes, and a relaxing atmosphere. Each concert is held on the family-owned resort’s picturesque Watkins Lawn overlooking the Gulf. “SummerJazz on the Gulf” will take place one Saturday evening per month June-September, and each concert will be from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This year’s concerts will be on Saturday, June 25; Saturday, July 16; Saturday, August 20; and Saturday, September 24, 2016.
According to Susan Savino, Director of Conference Services at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and organizer of the annual concert series, the 2016 “SummerJazz on the Gulf” line-up is:
· Pocket Change – Saturday, June 25, 2016
· Vodkanauts – Saturday, July 16, 2016
· The Betty Fox Band – Saturday, August 20, 2016
· Late Night Brass – Saturday, September 24, 2016.
“We are very pleased to bring back four of our most popular SummerJazz bands in celebration of the 31st anniversary of the concert series,” said Savino. “Pocket Change is the perfect way to kick-off this year’s SummerJazz. They are a vibrant, high-energy band which is returning to SummerJazz for the fourth time. They always do a great job, and are such a crowd-pleaser. It promises to be a terrific concert series.”
Each concert will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on the Watkins Lawn. 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 will kick-off this year’s “SummerJazz on the Gulf” concert series on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The talented 6-piece, high-energy show band 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. This will mark their fourth appearance at SummerJazz on the Gulf.
Source:-Naples Beach Hotel