Naples has an impressive live music scene. You can find all types of music in this beautiful coastal town, from steel drum bands, smooth jazz, to classic rock tribute bands. Relax in lounges, bars and upscale restaurants, some of which are on the water. You can’t beat an evening of live music in a picturesque setting. It’s the perfect precursor to Naples’ warm Gulf breezes and brilliant sunsets.

Fifth Avenue South in Downtown Naples is home to a handful of bars and restaurants with live music and live music events throughout the year. At night, the trees are adorned with twinkling lights and the downtown stretch is as magical and inviting as ever. Many restaurants have al fresco dining and you can hear the live music spilling out. This is the ultimate location for a night stroll.

You’ll find one of the newer restaurants a few blocks away on Seventh Avenue South. 7th Avenue Social has a fun vibe, creative drinks and it features local live music. It’s also open later than most downtown establishments.

The Mercato is North Naples’ hub for live music and nightlife. Many locals from other parts of the city drive to the Mercato on the weekends to unwind from the week and enjoy the sophisticated nightlife scene. The first Thursdays in the month feature live music from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar in Venetian Village offers waterfront dining and a couple of live music options. The upper deck bar is home to a laid-back and casual open-air setting with live seasonal entertainment every day but Monday.

The Snook Inn is on Marco Island, but it’s worth the drive.  It’s historic and it’s been an area feature for decades. The chickee at Snook Inn has views of the Intracoastal Waterway and it’s home to live island music every day.

The Bay House Restaurant in North Naples features jazz and other types of music. It overlooks the Cocohatchee River, too, so it’ll be easy to relax and unwind to the live tunes permeating through the air. There’s live music every Wednesday through Saturday.

M Waterfront Grille is also in Venetian Village and it’s home to a refined atmosphere and terrific jazz music. Wine on Wednesdays is from 4 to 7 p.m. and it features smooth jazz music, discounted appetizer specials and wine and drink specials. There is also live jazz on Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. during seasonal months. You can also catch the live melodies at Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.