Music & Entertainment List

Music and Entertainment Venues

Artis—Naples

5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard

239.597.1900

www.artisnaples.org

Overview:  Artis—Naples is an outstanding center for the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. They host more than 300 concerts, performances, exhibitions and educational events for children and adults each year. The resident orchestra, the Naples Philharmonic, performs from September through June each year, offering a wide variety of classical, pop and chamber music performances to the Naples community. Experience the breathtaking performances of some of the world’s finest music, dance and theatre in a premier setting.

 

Cambier Park

775 8th Avenue South

239.213.3053

www.naplesgov.com

Overview:  on a lushly landscaped site of almost 13 acres, Cambier Park is located in the heart of downtown Naples. In addition to the community center, numerous sport amenities, and special events, the bandshell is home to local and visiting performance groups. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to watch the monthly featured film on a 2-story inflatable screen. The Jazz Concert Series offered at the Norris Community center every Sunday is one of the local’s favorites. First organized in 1972, the Naples Concert Band provides musical entertainment to the community. Over the years, the audiences have grown to over 3,000 per concert during peak season. Best of all is the free admission. 

 

Germain Arena

11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero

239.948.7825

www.germainarena.com

Overview:  in addition to hosting Florida Everblades hockey, Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venue offers a wide variety of choice entertainment. Since the arena opened in 1998, it has hosted NHL, NBA, USBL, Arena football games and is home to the Ultimate Indoor Football League’s Florida Tarpons. Germain Arena has also hosted more than 300 different entertainment events such as Stars on Ice, Disney On Ice, WWE wrestling, Jeff Dunham, Boston Pops and Lord of the Dance along with headline concerts including Cher, Elton John, Alan Jackson, Guns ‘N Roses, Def Leppard, Sting, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and Toby Keith.

 

Restaurants/Bars

Alto

492 Bayfront Place

239.261.2586

www.altonaples.com

Overview:  subtitled “Live, Jazz, Kitchen”, live music is an integral part of the Alto experience.  Alto is reminiscent of the classic supper clubs of the thirties and forties, with “THE LINEUP” posted on their website that lists the nightly entertainment. Musicians of local, national and international recognition perform. Alto is a waterside restaurant by Charles Mereday, located in Naples’ luxury Bayfront, on trendy 5th Avenue South. The inspiration for Alto is Philadelphia's landmark Zanzibar Blue, Mereday's first restaurant as executive chef. Zanzibar Blue offered upscale dining and was also a popular jazz club.

 

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar

4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North

239.649.5552

www.baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com

Overview:  The Cafe has a casual cafe atmosphere located street-level with stunning views of the Venetian Bay, the elegant upstairs Grill for lunch or dinner provides sweeping views of the waterfront, or the Upper Deck Bar, offering a laid back dining experience in an open-air setting. Bayside features a piano player in the downstairs Café on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 to 9:00. The Upper Deck Bar entertainment includes live music weeknights from 6:30 to 9:30, on Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 and then from 5:30 to 9:30. Please check the online calendar of musicians as it is updated daily. 

 

Blue Martini

9114 Strada Place - Mercato

239.591.2583

www.bluemartinilounge.com

Overview:  Blue Martini promises to provide something new and exciting each night with drink specials, live entertainment and themed nights such as “Girls Night Out Wednesdays”. Listen or dance to the best in live entertainment from local bands and DJ mixes from around the world. Enjoy the tapas food menu, the perfect complement to their fine wine and spirits selection. Open 7 days a week, Blue Martini is always ready to tailor a special event to fulfill corporate or individual requirements. The unique décor and 3 distinctly diverse guest experiences maintains a high level of energy that is unsurpassed. Blue Martini is the place to party.

 

Blue Monkey Bar & Grille

7550 Mission Hills Drive

239.597.2583

www.bluemonkeybar.com

Overview:  opened in Naples in 2008, the restaurant is run with a sense of pride, long-standing tradition, friendly service, a welcoming atmosphere and quality, tasty food. The Blue Monkey is a very popular place for locals and their friends to get together and watch their favorite sporting events and to enjoy the entertainment. This schedule changes but typically there is a Karaoke night, live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and a NFL Sunday ticket offering with special priced food and drinks all day. This is a place where “everyone knows your name”.

 

Burn by Rocky Patel

9110 Strada Place

239.653.9013

www.burnbyrockypatel.com

Overview:  premium cigar maker Rocky Patel opened Burn, a cigar bar of unique and innovative style, among the upscale shops, restaurants and nightlife spots in the Mercato. Complementing the menu of custom-blended cigars, Burn features a broad selection of single-malt scotches, Cognacs, bourbons, and other spirits.  There is also an extensive list of ports and fine, cigar-friendly wines, each one hand-selected by Rocky Patel himself. Live entertainment is presented nightly except for one night where there is a DJ.  

 

Campiello

1177 3rd Street South

239.435.1166

www.campiello.damico.com

Overview:  Campiello is a carefully crafted blend of cosmopolitan style and Italian countryside charm. The "rustic contemporary" menu offers savory meats cooked over open fire, pizzas from the wood burning oven, and modern interpretation of traditional Italian dishes. This is the perfect spot for people watching while dining on their beautiful courtyard and listening to jazz musicians on the weekends. Campiello’s is ideally located in the historic Mercantile building in Olde Naples.

 

DUSK at The Ritz-Carlton

280 Vanderbilt Road

239.598.3000

www.theritzcarlton.com

Overview:  enjoy the musical sounds mixed by a live DJ every Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to close. The bar is open from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., after 8 p.m. the bar is for ages 21+. DUSK has a sophisticated design with flexible seating ideal for gathering with friends  and an incredible outdoor patio area that provides colorful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and nature preserves. The menu includes sushi favorites and a selection of creative cocktails exclusively designed for this stylish adult’s only setting.

 

Old Naples Pub

255 13th Avenue South

239.649.8200

www.oldnaplespub.com

Overview:  an Olde Naples tradition since 1990, the Old Naples Pub offers regular performances on a 100-year only tavern piano for your enjoyment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. A favorite hang-out for locals, it is just two blocks from the historic fishing pier. After a day on the beach stop by and enjoy a frosty mug and some traditional Naples pub fare. Lunch and dinner is served in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. They offer a large selection of beers and wines.

 

Pub at Mercato

9118 Strada Place

239.594.2748

www.experiencethepub.com

Overview:  a frequented spot for the locals where usually later in the evenings a live band sets up and starts entertaining the guests. The Pub offers a unique combination of British hospitality and American flair. Best known for their signature Fish-n-Chips, guests can also enjoy an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and classic British comfort food. The beverage selection includes a wide variety of draught (draft), cask conditioned and handcrafted beers. In addition there is a comprehensive list of single malt scotches, small batch and single barrel bourbons, wines and specialty cocktails.

 

Sea Salt

1186 3rd Street South

239.434.7258

www.seasaltnaples.com

Overview:  every night there is a live guitarist or pianist entertaining the dinner guests or those sitting at the bar. Offering ‘light’ music, it is the perfect background setting while enjoying dinner and conversation.  Of most importance to Chef Fabrizio Aiello is using ingredients from local producers and markets. Inspired by the Naples setting on Third Street, just steps from the Gulf of Mexico, the menu is dedicated to seafood and its accompaniments. Emphasis is placed on serving fresh organic produce, wild caught seafood and hormone-free poultry and meat. 

 

South Street City Oven and Grill

1410 Pine Ridge Road

239.435.9333

www.southstreetnaples.com

Overview:  South Street Bar is indeed a local favorite, in particular to a ‘younger’ crowd. There is a little stage where local talent and other musicians from all over the country. They also have a Karaoke night and an open mic night. Known for its incredible pizza and wide assortment of micro beers, with 43 on draft and the largest selection of craft beer on tap in Southwest Florida, you will find something to please your palate. Exclusive brewery dinners, beer-inspired cuisine and the constant  updating of selections sets South Street Bar apart from the others.  

 

Trulucks

698 4th Avenue South

239.530.3131

www.trulucks.com

Overview:  highly regarded as one of the finest seafood restaurants in all of Naples, Trulucks has a lively bar area with a piano player enticing many to dance. This is a great location just off 5th Avenue South next to the Sugden theatre. Dine or enjoy a drink before or after enjoying a performance at Naples’ local theatre venue.  The superb menu features fresh-caught seafood, juicy steaks prepared to perfect and much more created by renowned chefs. Be sure to complement your meal with one of the delicious wines by the glass or bottle.

 

Vergina

700 5th Avenue South

239.659.7008

www.verginarestaurant.com

Overview:  the Bar at Vergina has made its mark as one of Naples’ top nightspots. Sophisticated, live entertainment and an established local crowd of upscale professionals frequent the Bar. They offer a full-range of superb wines, spirits, imported and domestic beer and expertly prepared cocktails. Their Chef Marco Corricelli and his talented team offer a spectacular selection of authentic Mediterranean fare with a strong emphasis on Italian Cuisine. Vergina’s romantic décor, wonderful open air ambiance and welcoming staff make it one of Naples’ preferred restaurants and entertainment spots.