Special Guests

We will ... we will ... rock you!

Marc Martel and the Music of Queen

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.

“Marc Martel puts on a concert that is simply extraordinary. Jetties Beach will be rocking on August 13th!” said Bruce A. Percelay, event chairman along with his wife Elisabeth.

Serving as host for the evening will be Natalie Jacobson, a beloved reporter and anchor for WCVB-TV Boston from 1972 to 2007. Natalie also hosted the first ever Boston Pops on Nantucket in the summer of 1997.

Singing the National Anthem will be Nantucket’s Skyler Wright, recording artist and cast member of the hit TV show Dexter: New Blood.