25th Anniversary Recap

Watch a video of the 25th anniversary show below!

The 25th Anniversary Boston Pops on Nantucket in 2022, presented by Jill and Stephen Karp and White Elephant Resorts, delivered on its promise as Nantucket’s biggest and most beloved event and the most important annual fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The concert was back at Jetties Beach for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Event co-chairs, Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay, joined on stage by their sons, William and Charlie, pulled out all the stops to make sure that the 25th Boston Pops on Nantucket was, as described by many, “the best Pops on Nantucket ever.” Pops host and broadcasting legend, Natalie Jacobson, welcomed the crowd on a beautiful Nantucket August evening. Recording artist and actress, Skyler Wright, sang the National Anthem, which concluded with a fly-over of vintage warplanes. Nantucket Cottage Hospital interim President, Jeanette Ives Erickson, was on hand to thank the crowd for their generous support of the hospital.

The special guest for the 25th Pops was Marc Martel and his band who had the whole beach dancing to the hits of Queen. At one point, Martel asked the crowd, “have the Boston Pops ever rocked this hard?” The highlight of the evening for many was a surprise high-tech drone lightshow during the 1812 Overture. The drone show, which was the first of its kind on Nantucket, featured 150 illuminated, synchronized, and choreographed drones that arranged themselves into stunning aerial formations above Jetties Beach.

Most importantly, the 2022 Boston Pops on Nantucket raised a record net $2.5 million for the operations of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. These funds go directly into delivering patient care on Nantucket.