30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Concert

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BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA
Keith Lockhart, Conductor


Sunday, August 9, 2015
Hyannis Village Green
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Gates Open at 1:00 pm


popstentThe Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod’s single largest cultural event. For each of the past twenty-nine years we have welcomed one of the nation’s finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra – to the Hyannis Village Green.

This fundraising concert regularly sells out to a live audience of over 15,000 – the Cape’s largest single audience. Cape Cod residents and visitors from throughout the United States and abroad gather for the afternoon’s entertainment. Together they sit at VIP tables, festival seating or on the lawn and enjoy this magical afternoon event, one which benefits art and culture on Cape Cod all year long.

Proceeds from this concert enable the Arts Foundation to fulfill its mission to support, promote, and celebrate the arts and culture of Cape Cod year-round. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs, such as the Passport to the Arts, a collaborative marketing program that introduces new audiences to the cultural treasures on Cape Cod at a reduced price, and our grants program, which supports those who create, foster, and promote art and culture in our community.

Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to reserve advertising space in the 2015 program book, a VIP table of ten, purchase group festival seats, and more!

Tickets are now available for the 30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert on August 9, 2015!  VIP tables, festival seats, group tickets, and lawn seats all have excellent views of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Lawn Tickets

FatherDaughter_TicketsLawn seating attracts a mix of families, music lovers, residents and visitors who set up blankets and chairs together to enjoy a casual and relaxing classic Cape Cod summer experience.

Lawn Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show. One child age 10 or under is admitted free with a paid Lawn Ticket.

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Festival Seat Tickets

Twogirls_FestivalseatticketsFestival Seats are available to individuals for $50.00.  Every Festival Seat has a wonderful view of the stage and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and these seats are neither numbered nor assigned.  Festival Seats are located immediately behind the VIP tables.

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VIP Tickets

Crowd_VIPticketsThe Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is now accepting reservations for VIP Tables.

All VIP Table buyers receive:

  • One sponsor table of ten in a preferred location, with food and non-alcoholic beverages provided
  • Recognition on the VIP Table Buyers Page in the Pops by the Sea Program Book

Please call 508-362-0066 or send an email to popsvip@artsfoundation.org for more information. VIP Table tickets are not available online.

Group Tickets

Bookreaders_GroupticketsThe Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is a terrific destination for your group gathering.  Family reunions, clubs, and other groups are welcome to contact us for group ticket sales.  We offer special pricing on Festival Seat Tickets for groups of 20 or more.

To inquire about ordering Group Seating tickets for the 2015 concert, please call 508-362-0066 or send an email to popsbythesea@artsfoundation.org for more information. Group Seating tickets are not available online.

Pops by the Sea has been selected by the American Bus Association as one of2014Top100Event North America’s Top 100 Events in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Read more about this honor.

Seating Areas
Sunday, August 9, 2015

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Hyannis Village Green

Pre-show Entertainment 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and lots will fill up quickly, so all guests are urged to arrive early for the concert.

Gates open at 1:00 pm, with pre-show entertainment beginning at 1:15 pm, and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra beginning at 5:00 pm. General admission lawn seating and festival seats are first-come, first served, and space is limited.

Tickets are currently available online. General Admission Lawn Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show, if available. One child under the age of 10 is admitted free with each paid General Admission Lawn Ticket. Festival Seat tickets are $50 each and are available in extremely limited quantities by calling the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod at 508-362-0066.

All parking rules and regulations of the Town of Barnstable will be in full force and effect throughout the weekend of the concert. Concert attendees are asked to please respect the merchants and residents of the neighborhood surrounding the Village Green, and to park only where permitted.

Handicapped guests may be dropped off, with a friend or family member to attend them, at designated locations on Ocean Street, Main Street, and South Street. Guests requiring an escort must be accompanied, so please plan accordingly.

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ENTRANCE GUIDELINES: The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is seeking entries for the Twelfth Annual Cape-wide Student Art Scholarship T-Shirt Competition. The winner will have his or her original art featured on the t-shirts worn by the volunteers and sold at the premier cultural event on Cape Cod, the 30th Annual Citizens Bank POPS BY THE SEA concert, featuring the Boston Pops.

This competition is open to all 5th through 12th grade students living on Cape Cod.

AWARDS:

1st Place: Winner will receive $500.00;
Winner’s school art department will receive $500.00;
Winner’s artwork used on t-shirts worn by volunteers & sold at the concert, Sunday, August 9, 2015;
Winner’s artwork, photograph and profile in the 2015 Program Book
2nd Place: Winner will receive $250.00;
Winner’s school art department will receive $250.00
3rd Place: Winner will receive $100.00;
Winner’s school art department will receive $100.00

All entrants are eligible to win awards and each entrant will receive two Adult General Admission Lawn Tickets to the concert, Sunday, August 9, 2015.

TO ENTER:

Submit signed original artwork on paper, with the image size no larger than 8 1/2″ x 11“.  Colors should be intense, four to five strong colors for optimum results on fabric.  Please include the text Pops by the Sea 2015 as an integral part of the artwork and design.  Subject matter must reflect the theme of people enjoying music by the sea.

Original, computer generated graphic art will be also be accepted.  No copywrited material or any designs utilizing corporate logos will be consideredPlease include your FULL personal information on the form provided. The reviewing committee WILL ONLY consider entrants that include this information. Only one entry is permitted per student.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  Friday, April 17 ~ 5 PM

All entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form and must be received by Friday, April 17, 2015 (this is not a postmark deadline). You may make photocopies of the entry form.  Applications may be mailed to the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, 3 Patti Page Way, Centerville, MA 02632, or delivered to the office and handed to a member of the AFCC staff before 5:00 PM. We are located in the Visitor Center complex at the junction of Routes 6 and 132; the entrance is on Shootflying Hill Road and the Arts Foundation office is located in the rear of the complex. Please do not leave submissions with the Cape Cod Chamber Tourist Welcome Center.  Please email info@artsfoundation.org for additional information.  No telephone calls please.

Winners will be determined and the entrants notified by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  All decisions of the reviewing committee are final.  Judges for this contest include artists, civic, educational and community leaders.  An exhibition of the finalists work and a reception in their honor will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

If the submission is to be returned, a self-addressed, stamped envelope must be provided or arrangements made to pick it up by Friday, June 26, 2015.  All images in possession of the AFCC after Friday, June 26, 2015 will become the property of the AFCC. The AFCC will use due care in storing and transporting the images; however, all entrants, by their participation in this contest, will be deemed to expressly discharge, release and hold harmless the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, its employees and agents, of and from any and all manners of actions, suits, damages or claims whatsoever in law or equity, from any loss or damage, including any consequential damages, to the entrants’ property while in the possession, supervision or in any way under the auspices of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

Download 2015 Entry Form (.pdf)

Annual Comcast Cape-Wide Student T-Shirt Art Scholarship Competition Past Winners

2014
Lauren Thomas
Barnstable High School


2013
Ariel Sampour
Sturgis Charter PS West


2012
Eva Fahey
Sturgis Charter PS West


2011
Patrick Kimber
Nauset Regional High


2010
Brian Young
Falmouth High School


2009
Zach Kremer
Sandwich High School


2008
Kasey Rayder
Chatham High School


2007
Brittany Warmington
Barnstable High School


2006
William Hopper
Sturgis Charter School


2005
Linzy Higgins
Sturgis Charter School


2004
Michael Chatham
Chatham High School

To purchase a lithograph or poster, please visit our store.

Advertisers are welcome to reserve now their advertising space for the 2015 Pop by the Sea program book.

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For more information, please call 508-362-0066 or send an email to popsbythesea@artsfoundation.org. Your ad reaches the greatest audience on Cape Cod and supports the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s year-round programming!

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets to the 30th Annual Citizens Bank  Pops by the Sea concert are available online or by phone at 508-362-0066. Lawn tickets will also be available to purchase at retail outlets about 4 weeks prior to the concert.

How many people does the Village Green hold?

We will be selling tickets to accommodate an audience of 15,000 people. The Green is expected to reach capacity by 4:00 pm. We encourage you to come early as parking and lawn seating are first come, first served.

May I see the concert from the street?

No. To ensure public safety, the sidewalks of the streets that border the concert area will be kept open for the regular movement of residents and visitors. It is not possible to stand outside of the Hyannis Village Green and watch the concert from the sidewalk.

Will I have a good view of the concert from the lawn?

Yes, lawn seats provide a good view of the orchestra. We also suggest that guests arrive early to get the best seat possible. View the seating map by clicking the Seating tab above.

What security must I pass through to get into the Hyannis Village Green?

Every person entering may be checked by security. This may include all belongings – similar to concert security at many venues.  There is no alcohol allowed on the Village Green.

May I reenter the Hyannis Village Green area?

Every person entering will be required to wear their ticket on a string attached to their clothing at all times. A special stamp will be placed on both the hand and the ticket of guests wishing to leave and reenter the Village Green area.

What time can I get onto the Hyannis Village Green?

Gates open at 1:00 pm. We encourage you to come early as parking and lawn seating are first come, first served.

Where do I park my car, and how close is it to the Hyannis Village Green?

There is no designated parking for Pops. Parking regulations for the Town of Barnstable will be in effect, and guests are asked to park only in designated areas of Hyannis. Handicapped guests may be dropped off, with a friend or family member to attend them, at designated locations on Ocean Street, Main Street, and South Street. Click the Parking tab located above for more information.

What time does the Hyannis Village Green reach capacity?

Usually by 4:00 pm. We encourage you to come early as parking and lawn seating are first come, first served.

Are there restrooms located within the Hyannis Village Green?

Yes, a number of portable restrooms will be on location.

Are there handicapped restrooms in the Hyannis Village Green?

Yes, a number of handicapped accessible portable restrooms will be placed on location.

Are there food vendors?

Yes. Concession foods will be on sale on the Hyannis Village Green beginning at 1:00 pm. The Town of Barnstable inspects and licenses these vendors.  There is no alcohol allowed on the Village Green.

What should I bring?

Food, drink, and coolers are permitted on the Village Green, and several food vendors will be on the Green as well. It is also a good idea to come equipped for the weather. Guests are encouraged to bring small blankets and short lawn chairs to sit on.

Are there souvenirs for sale?

Yes. Pops by the Sea t-shirts have come to be regarded as collector’s items. These are available in adult and children’s sizes and feature original art designed specifically for this year’s event. High quality lithographic and posters of this year’s Pops artist’s commissioned painting are also available. A selected inventory of previous year lithographs and posters are also available for sale. In addition, the BSO will have a small booth where they offer selected items for sale.

If we arrive early, is there pre-show entertainment?

Yes. Pre-show entertainment will be presented from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the side stage of the Village Green. As we get closer to the event date, please check this website for additional information for the pre-show entertainment. We encourage you to come early as parking and lawn seating are first come, first served.

Are there restaurants near the Hyannis Village Green?

Yes. There are many excellent dining options for every budget in the immediate area. Contact the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce or the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for the names and contact information for these restaurants.

How do I get there by car?

Google Map Link to the Hyannis Village Green

From Boston & points north: Take Route 93 to Route 3 South. Follow over the Sagamore Bridge where Route 3 becomes Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway). Follow to Exit #6, Route 132 and bear right off exit ramp. Follow South on Route 132 to the Airport Rotary. Make the second right off the Rotary onto Barnstable Road. Stay on Barnstable Road to Main Street lights. Take a right on Main Street. Approximately 1/4 mile on left is Hyannis Village Green.

 From Springfield & points west: Take Mass. Pike, Route 90 East. Follow to exit #11A, Route 495 South. Follow over Bourne Bridge, go 3/4 around Bourne Rotary, pick up Route 6 East along the Cape Cod Canal. Follow until first set of traffic lights (near the Sagamore Bridge). Take a right to Route 6. Take Exit #6 and bear right onto Route 132. Follow South on Route 132 to the Airport Rotary. Make the second right off the Rotary onto Barnstable Road. Stay on Barnstable Road to Main Street lights. Take a right on Main Street. Approximately 1/4 mile on left is Hyannis Village Green.

 From New York/Connecticut and points south: Take I-95 to Providence, Rhode Island. Take exit #20 to Route 195 East. Follow to Route 25 South (exit #22) to the Bourne Bridge. Go over Bourne Bridge, go 3/4 around Bourne Rotary, pick up Route 6 East along the Cape Cod Canal. Follow until first set of traffic lights (near the Sagamore Bridge). Take a right to Route 6. Take exit #6 and bear right onto Route 132. Follow South on Route 132 to the Airport Rotary. Make the second right off the Rotary onto Barnstable Road. Stay on Barnstable Road to Main Street lights. Take a right on Main Street. Approximately 1/4 mile on left is Hyannis Village Green.

Click the Parking tab above for more information about parking in the area.

How do I get there by air?

Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines at the Barnstable Municipal Airport provides direct flights to and from Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. There are other airlines with direct flights to and from Newark and New York.

How do I get there by bus?

Plymouth & Brockton Bus Company provides hourly, scheduled motor coach service between Logan Airport, downtown Boston, Plymouth and throughout Cape Cod. Charter services are also available. There are other bus companies providing service from New York, Providence, and other locations. The Hyannis Transportation Center is within walking distance of the Hyannis Village Green.

How do I get there by boat?

Full-service marine facilities are offered for pleasure craft in the nearby Hyannis harbor. There is daily ferry transportation to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Hyannis, on the Steamship Authority or on Hy-Line Cruises.

Where can I stay?

You can contact the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce or the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for the names and contact information for other accommodation options.

What happens if it rains?

The concert is held rain or shine. There are no refunds.

Are pets allowed on the Village Green?

No, only specials needs dogs are permitted at Pops by the Sea.

Can I videotape the event?

No, due to copyright restrictions no filming is allowed.

Is there a way to reserve lawn seats?

No, lawn seats are first come, first served and cannot be claimed until the gates open at 1:00 pm. They are all good seats, but it is recommended that guests come early.

How do I advertise in the official Pops by the Sea program book?

Please contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to inquire about advertising in the 2015 Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea program book.

2014 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

View photos from the 2014 Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea on our Facbeook page!
Read the news story & view the photo gallery from the Cape Cod Times


2013 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

View photos from the 2013 Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea on our Facbeook page!
Read the news story & view the photo gallery from the Cape Cod Times

2012 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

View photos from the 2012 TD Bank Pops by the Sea on our Facbeook page!
Read the news story & view the photo gallery from the Cape Cod Times

2011 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

View a photo gallery on Wicked Local Cape Cod
Read the news story from the Cape Cod Times
View the video from Barnstable-Hyannis Patch

2015 Pops by the Sea Volunteer Job Descriptions

Thank you for volunteering for the 30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea.  We use over 350 volunteers to help mount the largest cultural event on Cape Cod.  There are many different types of jobs available on both Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 2015.

Each volunteer will receive:
An official Pops by the Sea T-Shirt
2 Lawn Tickets to the performance (one for you, one for a friend)
light snacks and soft drinks during your shift

All volunteers on Sunday will be required to wear their Pops T-shirts.
No jeans please for customer service positions.

NEW THIS YEAR: Some Job Positions require advance training.
Please look at the job description for information on training times.

TO SIGN UP FOR A VOLUNTEER POSITION PLEASE LOOK AT THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS BELOW, THEN FILL OUT OUR ONLINE FORM: CLICK HERE to sign up


Grounds Set-up

Saturday 8/8: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday 8/8: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday 8/9: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Set-up tables and chairs for VIP and chairs for festival/group tour seat areas
  • Stake off sections between VIP, festival, and lawn seating areas
  • Stake off handicapped access areas and walkways
  • Distribute boxes of programs to key areas
  • Put up banners and signage
  • Prepare boxes for VIP tables
  • Set up security stations

This job requires volunteers to lift and carry heavy tables and chairs.
No advance training required.


Table Setters

Sunday 8/9:  8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday 8/9: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Set all VIP tables uniformly with food and gift items.
  • Fill and refill VIP Table ice after 1pm

This job requires volunteers to lift and carry a large quantity of items.
No advance training required.


Post-Event Clean Up

Sunday 8/9:  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Beginning immediately after the concert, remove all trash items from the Village Green and dispose of extra programs
    Raffle for Cape Air tickets to Nantucket –volunteers get one entry per bag of trash they collect. Pizza will be provided post clean up.
  • Store all Coca Cola products removed from tables
  • Gather and bag all table linens removed from the tables for storage
  • Pack and store pop up tents at the top of the Green

This job requires volunteers to lift and carry items including program books, linen and bottled beverages.
No advance training required.


Parking Lot Monitors

Sunday 8/9: 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday 8/9: 12:00pm to 5:00 pm

  • Set up barricades for all lots
  • Admit guests with valid VIP parking passes to reserve parking lots near the concert site
  • Provide information to general public about parking options and procedures. Specific information about handicap parking will be available.

These volunteers may bring folding chairs and may be seated during some of their shift.
These volunteers will be assisted by the Barnstable Police and Pops Security Volunteers as needed.
No advance training required.


Security

Sunday 8/9: 11:30 am to 7:30 pm

  • Walk the Village Green at 1:00 pm to ensure that everyone inside the perimeter is displaying a ticket to the concert
  • Monitor each entrance to the Village Green to ensure that all guests display the proper tickets to obtain access to various areas
  • Provide a presence and back-up at main ticket gate and parking lots for other Pops volunteers
  • Monitor areas of limited access (such as Town Hall) to ensure that all guests display the proper identification to obtain access

These volunteers will be assisted by the Barnstable Police and must remain at the concert site until relieved by the Barnstable Police at approximately 7:30 pm.
This job requires volunteers to stand during their entire shift.

Security Team Training will be on Thursday, August 6 at 6pm on the Hyannis Village Green.


Ticket Checkers
Please note: there are large changes to this job description this year as we are moving to an eTicketing system which will require barcode scanning. Some of the Ticket Checkers at the gates will need to operate this technology. Advance training required, see below.

Sunday 8/9: 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Check and scan tickets from guests as they enter the Green
  • Point guests in the direction of their seating areas
  • Provide Pops program books to guests with general admission tickets
  • Answer general questions about site amenities (food stations, bathrooms, etc.)

This job requires volunteers to stand during their entire shift. This requires volunteers who have comfort using digital devices
Advance Training will be held on Thursday, July 30 at 5:30pm. Hyannis location TBD.


Group Tour / Festival Seating Guide
Sunday 8/9: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and post concert

  • Greet tour buses at drop off point
  • Walk group tour guests to their designated seating areas
  • Provide program books to group tour guests
  • Walk group tour guests back to the pick-up area at the conclusion of the concert.

This job requires volunteers to stand most of their shift.
Advance training will be held on Wednesday 7/29 at 5:30pm. Hyannis location TBD.


Ushers/VIP Ushers

Sunday 8/9: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and assist during intermission and post-concert

  • Guide VIP guests to their reserved table locations
  • Assist the general public as they locate their seats in the festival or lawn seating areas
  • Provide ice and trash pick-up service to VIP table area during intermission
  • Answer general questions about site amenities (food stations, bathrooms, etc.)

This job requires volunteers to stand during their entire shift.
Advance training will be held on Wednesday 7/29 at 5:30pm. Hyannis location TBD.


Volunteer Registration

Saturday 8/8:  8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday8/8: 12:00pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday 8/9: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday 8/9: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm

  • Greet and register volunteers as they arrive
  • Provide t-shirts and tickets to volunteers
  • Direct volunteers to appropriate team captains
    No advance training required.

Will Call

 Sunday 8/9:  12:00 pm to 5:30pm

  • Handle cash, checks and credit card transactions
  • Monitor and distribute tickets sold through will-call system
  • Bundle cash for deposit.

These volunteers will be provided with chairs and will be seated during their shift.
These volunteers will be assisted by the Barnstable Police and Pops Security Volunteers as needed.

Advance training will be held on Tuesday, 8/4 at 5:30pm. Hyannis location TBD.


Promotions

Sunday 8/9: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Hand out promotional materials to attendees
    No advance training required.

Concessions

Time: Sunday 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Staff the AFCC merchandise table before, during and after the concert
    No advance training required.


    CLICK HERE to sign up


If you are interested in a Sponsoring the 30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea, please contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod  at info@artsfoundation.org or by calling 508-362-0066.

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