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August 19, 2011 10:34 ET

South Florida Beach Resort Announces Second Annual Marco Island Beach Music Festival

Proceeds From Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort's Oct. 29th Concert to Benefit Regional Gulf Coast Charities

MARCO ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 19, 2011) - With the success of last year's inaugural festival, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is happy to announce the second annual Marco Island Beach Music Festival on Oct.29. The rain-or-shine event is designed to bring travelers and the local community together to give back to local Gulf Coast charities; all proceeds will be donated. Back by popular demand is Casey Weston, a semifinalist in NBC's The Voice who will hit the stage for the sunset concert with the Super Bowl-performing Land Sharks, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, among others. An overnight package includes accommodations at this family hotel in Naples, FL and a pair of festival tickets priced at only $249, a savings of nearly 10%.*

The all-day, family-friendly event will benefit local and regional charitable organizations: American Cancer Society, Friends of Rookery Bay, Marco Island YMCA and the Marco Island Academy, the first high school developed on Marco Island, sponsored in part by the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort. The premier Naples golf resort is looking to surpass last year's donations, which totaled $40,000. Tickets are available in advance for only $15 per adult, $10 per child under 12 and $25 day of event.**

Marco Island Beach Music Festival activities on Saturday, Oct. 29 include:

  • Skim Board Competition hosted by Jetset Surf Shop
  • Musical entertainment begins with Frank Carroll & the J Roberts Band
  • Sandcastle building competition with pro sculptor John Gowdy
  • Best Burger in Paradise Contest with entries from numerous Marco Island restaurants
  • Sunset Beach Concert featuring performances by:
    • Local performers the Scott Kirby Trio featuring the Grammy-nominated Lew London
    • Us vs. Them, a homegrown rock band from Naples, FL
    • Singer/songwriter Casey Weston as seen on NBC's The Voice
    • The Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band that has played with the artist himself
    • John Gowdy will present "Flying Colors"
  • Fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico

For additional details on our Naples, Florida family activities or to make reservations for the Marco Island Beach Music Festival, please visit Guests can also book the overnight package by visiting and using promotional code D51.

For resort information, please visit or call 800-438-4373.

About the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Nestled on three miles of pristine southwest Florida white sand beaches, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the perfect island within an island escape. Caressed by tropical breezes and inspired by a Balinese sense of harmony, balance and hospitality, this is simply, paradise found. From the magnificent new Quinn's Pool, surrounded by lush landscaping and outdoor dining and meeting spaces, to our elegant spa, private resort Rookery Golf Course, and our luxurious rooms and lanai suites that overlook the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort is the sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, discovery and play. Our attentive concierge services, choice of shopping, dining and recreational activities makes Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort the premier destination among places to visit in Naples, Florida.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand, with more than 500 hotels and resorts in 54 countries. Marriott continues to inspire performance and a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information, visit Follow Marriott Hotels & Resorts on Twitter at

*Based on availability, rate does not include tax or surcharges.
**As a rain or shine event, there will be no refunds on tickets.

Contact Information

    Caroline Kerrigan
    Quinn & Co.
    212-868-1900 x253
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