We’re spoiled by the plentiful opportunities to find live music in Naples: at restaurants, bars, regular free concerts and even lining the sidewalks downtown. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite places to go in Naples for live music and entertainment.
NAPLES RESTAURANTS WITH LIVE MUSIC
THE BAY HOUSE
799 Walkerbilt Drive, Naples
Reservations: (239) 591-3837
The Bay House is a hidden gem, located directly on the Cocohatchee River in North Naples. It offers spectacular waterfront dining and unparalleled views of the Cocohatchee wildlife preserve. Enjoy live music in the Tavern every night from 6-9 p.m. (Find the full entertainment schedule here.)
BAYSIDE SEAFOOD GRILL & BAR
4270 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples
Reservations: (239) 649-5552
For 29 years, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar has held a top spot as one of Naples’ most beloved waterfront restaurants. They host live music year-round on the open-air Upper Deck and seasonally in the downstairs Café. For the summer months, join them on the Upper Deck on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m.
360 12th Ave. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 228-4220
The Bevy is the kind of place that you notice for its chic, al fresco setting but come back again for its inventive menu and fresh craft cocktails. They offer live music every Thursday through Sunday from 5-9 p.m.
365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 315-4019
The French is a slice of the Belle Epoque in the heart of Naples, paying homage to turn-of-the-century Parisian brasseries. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during season (7-10 p.m.), the Dan Heck Trio performs a smooth set of modern mainstream jazz and showtunes on the patio. They return Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for brunch—the perfect complement to a glass of frosé with oysters and their Riviera Seafood Salad.
RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL
1300 Third St. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 262-5500
Ridgway Bar & Grill is an icon in the historic Third Street South district. From its open-air garden, European-style courtyard and covered terrace to its cozy indoor dining room and private Wine Room, Ridgway forms the perfect backdrop for weekend brunches and daily lunch and dinner. They host live music every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in the Courtyard (or the inside bar, in case of bad weather).
1205 Third St. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 659-0007
A steakhouse-meets-1920s Parisian bistro, The Continental is a hoppin’ spot on Friday and Saturday nights, when a live band and lots of dancing takes over its picturesque, tree-lined courtyard and outdoor bar area.
1220 Third St. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 643-6889
As the original Tommy Bahama restaurant, this mainstay on Third Street South serves island-inspired fare and cocktails, with live music every night: Sunday through Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
7TH AVENUE SOCIAL
849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 231-4553
7th Avenue Social finds its niche as a casual neighborhood gathering spot with small plates, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 8-11 p.m.
HOBNOB KITCHEN + BAR
720 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 580-0070
There’s nothing boring about the menu at HobNob, which takes traditional American cuisine and kicks it up a few notches. A well-represented drink menu—including an ever-evolving wine list and craft beer selection (with its own HobNob Ale)—and live music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30 p.m. to midnight round out the reasons why HobNob remains a Naples favorite.
700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples
Reservations: (239) 659-7008
Best known for its lively bar (Naples’ version of nightlife) and prime Fifth Avenue South location, Vergina offers live music every night beginning at 8:30 p.m.
NAPLES EVENTS WITH LIVE MUSIC
THIRD THURSDAY ON THIRD
Historic Third Street South is even more special on the third Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m., when free entertainment and live music take over Fleischmann Courtyard during Third Thursdays on Third. We recommend stopping by before or after sunset at the Naples Pier, just two blocks away.
MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
Enjoy a live concert on the Water Garden stage at Naples Botanical Garden on the first and third Sunday of the month during season. Concerts are free with Garden admission. Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch from Fogg Café, the Garden’s own on-site restaurant.
SUNDAY NIGHTS AT THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB
Visit The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on any given Sunday from 6-9 p.m., and you’ll find locals and visitors, young and old, dancing to live music as the sun sinks into the Gulf. Grab a seat and a cold cocktail at the Sunset Beach Bar—the perfect sunset- and people-watching perch—or join the dance party. Either way, you’ll see why it’s become a local tradition.
EVENINGS ON FIFTH
Every second Thursday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m., catch live music in several spots along the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South. Make dinner reservations on the patio at The French or Osteria Tulia and enjoy the entertainment while you dine, as well.
SUMMERJAZZ ON THE GULF
The SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series is a long-standing tradition at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Held on the Watkins Lawn of the historic hotel one Saturday a month in June through September, the fun, free concerts combine a diverse selection of jazz entertainers with picturesque Gulf views, beautiful sunsets and refreshing breezes.
If you’re not staying at the resort, you can park for free with a Collier County beach sticker at Lowdermilk Park, then take the complimentary trolley to the resort and back. Pack your chairs and blankets, but leave your coolers at home.