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.
Public Information Officer
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
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