Boston Pops on Nantucket

August 13, 2022

Award-winning vocalist Marc Martel will take the stage as the special musical guest at the 25th annual Boston Pops on Nantucket alongside the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, bringing the music of legendary rock band Queen, to Nantucket on August 13th at Jetties Beach.

Martel is widely known for his performance as the voice of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 Oscar-winning film Bohemian Rhapsody as well as for being selected by the original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor to front their official tribute, The Queen Extravaganza. His performance will mark the first live Boston Pops on Nantucket in nearly three years, since being postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 1997, the Boston Pops on Nantucket, presented by White Elephant Resorts, Jill and Stephen Karp, and sponsored by Fidelity Investments, continues to be the island’s most beloved summer event, bringing together thousands of community members for a night of unparalleled entertainment in support of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The event continues to stand as the island’s single largest fundraiser, bringing in millions of dollars to help support and sustain the hospital’s operations and its year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community.

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Special Guests

Marc Martel will take the stage with the orchestra, bringing the music of legendary rock band Queen to Jetties Beach. Natalie Jacobson, award-winning reporter and anchor for WCVB-TV Boston, will host the signature event. Singing the National Anthem will be Skyler Wright, recording artist and cast member of the hit TV show Dexter: New Blood.

History of the Event

In 1997, one of Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s most ardent 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. Now it serves as the hospital’s biggest fundraiser.

Event Chairs

Bruce and Elisabeth Percelay will serve as the event chairs for the 25th Annual Boston Pops on Nantucket. “We recognize the critical importance of the Pops concert to the hospital’s financial health and we are thrilled to be a part of it,” said Bruce Percelay.