Voted Nantucket’s Best Summer Event
In 1997, one of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s most passionate supporters, Kathryn Clauss, had an idea. She wanted to bring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Nantucket to host a benefit concert for the hospital. No one believed she could pull it off, but with a lot of hard work and help from friends, she did. Today, the Boston Pops on Nantucket event is not only our biggest fundraiser, it’s become a cherished island tradition.
Every August, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, joined by a special guest, take the stage at Jetties Beach in front of 7,000 concertgoers for an unforgettable night of entertainment. All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and well-being of the island community.
4:30pm – Gates Open
6:30pm – Please Be Seated
6:45 pm – Show Opener
7:00 pm – Showtime
9:05 pm – Fireworks