Summer is over. The sun is setting earlier. Seasonal affective disorder is imminent (SAD). Labor Day has passed and so has the last concert in the Summer Jazz on the Gulf Concert Series at the Naples Beach Hotel. It was a great one this time with an over the top performance by the Betty Fox Band (Betty Fox Band). Could that woman sing and then some, but more on that later. I encourage you to click on the Betty Fox link and take a listen. Wonderful.
As usual the joint was jumpin' (The Joint is Jumping).
In anticipation of the evenings entertainment, people gathered on the beach to watch the sun start to set.
Plenty of food was available. Everything from lemonaid and iced tea
hot dogs, hamburgers,
to this grouper sandwich from the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill (Sunset Beach Bar and Grill).
The Betty Fox Band was fantastic. They were one of the best bands I have seen in the area ever. Very bluesy, funky and due to the remarkable vocals by Betty Fox, had a sort of Janis Joplin (Janis Joplin) feel to it at times.
In between sets some people took a break and gathered on the beach for a bit.
Then the band started back up again and did not disappoint.
Sad to see them go, but that's that for the Naples Beach Hotel Summer Jazz on the Gulf. Looking forward to next summer and next year's shows.
The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Blvd. North
Naples, FL 34102