With its reputation as a haven for rich retirees, Naples’ early entertainment scene comes as no surprise. Miami Beach this is not, so do not expect nightclubs that hit their stride in the after midnight hours. You are more likely, instead, to find folks partying in the middle of the day at beach and chickee bars such as the Snook Inn and others throughout the area. In most cases, the music ends after the dinner hour, around 10 p.m. or earlier.
The area also has a reputation for live performance art at a variety of venues from Bonita Springs to Marco Island. Musicians, dancers and theater troupes from the community and across the nation make appearances at performance arts halls such as Sugden Community Theatre in downtown Naples and the Center for Performing Arts in Bonita Springs. Their performances typically end around 10 p.m.; furthermore, many of the venues host matinees on weekends.
This list directs you to the best of the Naples early live entertainment options. Those who like to plan their evenings for an early retreat back to home base will find everything from jazz quartets and youth drama performances to indy films and opera.