Event Background

August 8, 2015



  • The event began in 1997 to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital
  • The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performs with conductor Keith Lockhart
  • The event is always scheduled for the second Saturday in August

  • The event features a National Anthem performer and a special musical guest, who usually appears after intermission
  • The musical portion of the show begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:05 pm followed by fireworks
  • The event offers general admission attendance which requires ticket holders to bring their own blankets and chairs as well as reserved seating attendance which entitles ticket holders to an entire evening of activities in addition to prime seating
  • This event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Nantucket Cottage Hospital


The Boston Pops on Nantucket event directly benefits Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which in turn benefits Nantucket residents and visitors alike. The Boston Pops on Nantucket is a key fundraiser for the hospital. Generous support from sponsors and donors has contributed to key improvements in the past 16 years, including:

  • Renovated and expanded Emergency Department
  • Emergency Department equipment and devices
  • Radiology suite
  • Equipment to support outpatient surgery
  • Cardiac monitoring equipment
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Employee housing
  • Off-island advanced training and certification programs for NCH medical staff
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.