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    2020 Boston Pops for Nantucket
    The 24 th annual event reimagined as a free celebratory

    (NANTUCKET, MA) The show will go on! This year’s Boston Pops on for
    Nantucket to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital has been reimagined to safely
    carry on this wonderful island tradition.

    For the past 23 years the island community has come together on Jetties Beach
    to support Nantucket Cottage Hospital. This year it will come together again in
    spirit on Saturday, August 8th at 7 pm for a free celebratory broadcast of the
    Boston Pops for Nantucket and a recognition of our community, our brave
    healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers.

    The free celebratory broadcast will air on Nantucket Community Television,
    channel 18, as well as nctv18.org and 97.7 ACK-FM, and will feature past
    performances of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and some special
    guests. This will allow all those who support the hospital to view the broadcast
    from the safety and comfort of their homes.

    Viewers will also enjoy a heartfelt video tribute to the island’s healthcare workers,
    first responders, essential workers and other community heroes who stepped up
    to serve and keep Nantucket safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
    When the broadcast concludes at 7:45 p.m., there will be an island-wide “Clap for
    Carers” when all viewers will be asked to walk out their doors or go to their
    windows for a round of applause for all those who have cared for the island
    during the crisis.

    The 24 th annual Boston Pops for Nantucket is being co-chaired by Michelle and
    Bob Atchinson, summer residents of the island who have been coming to
    Nantucket for 30 years.

    “Now more than ever, the hospital needs the support of our community to keep
    the island safe,” the Atchinsons said. “Sponsorships and other support of this
    reimagined Pops event will allow NCH to continue to respond to this unparalleled
    challenge in the most effective way possible, and help it emerge with the financial
    foundation and professional staffing capability we need to continue providing
    excellent care for all.”

    The annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage
    Hospital, and all proceeds generated during the Boston Pops for Nantucket will
    stay on the island to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health
    and wellbeing of the community. While the broadcast is free for all, there are
    ways to support the hospital and information on philanthropic opportunities for
    the broadcast posted on the Nantucket Cottage Hospital web site:

    White Elephant Resorts / Jill and Stephen Karp return once again as presenting
    sponsors of the Boston Pops For Nantucket concert. Major sponsors returning in
    2020 include Fidelity Investments.

    Press Contact:
    Jason Graziadei
    Public Information Officer
    Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    508-825-8246 | jgraziadei@partners.org