Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Concert

30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea

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BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA
Keith Lockhart, Conductor

2014Top100EventSunday, August 9, 2015
Hyannis Village Green
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Gates Open at 1:00 pm

Mark your calendar for the 30th Annual
Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert on
Sunday, August 9, 2015!



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

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 2014 program book, a VIP table of ten, group festival seats, and more!

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Tickets

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.

Purchase Online

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 2014 concert, please call 508-362-0066 or send an email to popsbythesea@artsfoundation.org for more information. Group Seating tickets are not available online.

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Seating Map

Seating Areas Sunday, August 9, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Hyannis Village Green
Pre-show Entertainment 1:15 – 4:00 pm

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Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Parking and Accessibility Options

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod welcomes residents and guests to the 30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert on Sunday, August 9, 2015 on the Hyannis Village Green. 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.

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.

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. View the parking webpage 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. Consession 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. Parking Information

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. Download the 2015 Pops by the Sea Ad Guidelines.

Pops by the Sea Lithographs and Posters

1988-Sam Barber

1988 – Sam Barber – Buy this lithograph

1989-Heather Braginton-Smith

1989 – Heather Braginton-Smith – Buy this lithograph

1990-Karol Wyckoff

1990 – Karol Wyckoff – Buy this lithograph

1991-Geoffrey Smith

1991 – Geoffrey Smith – Buy this lithograph

1992-Loretta Feeney

1992 – Loretta Feeney – Buy this lithograph

1993-Karri McCue

1993 – Karri McCue – Buy this lithograph

1994-Karen Rinaldo

1994 – Karen Rinaldo – Buy this lithograph

1995-Elizabeth Mumford

1995 – Elizabeth Mumford – Buy this lithograph

1996-Lois Griffel

1996 – Lois Griffel – Buy this lithograph

1997-Peter Quidley

1997 – Peter Quidley – Buy this lithograph

1998-David Schock

1998 – David Schock – Buy this lithograph

1999-Betsy Bennett

1999 – Betsy Bennett – Buy this lithograph

2000-Thomas Dunlay

2000 – Thomas Dunlay – Buy this lithograph

2001-Robert Roark

2001 – Robert Roark – Buy this lithograph

2002-William Evaul

2002 – William Evaul – Buy this lithograph

2003-Sam Vokey

2003 – Sam Vokey – Buy this lithograph

2004-Jan Collins Selman

2004 – Jan Collins Selman – Buy this lithograph

2005-William Bartlett

2005 – William Bartlett – Buy this lithograph

2006-Pamela Pindell

2006 – Pamela Pindell – Buy this lithograph

2007-Sergio Roffo

2007 – Sergio Roffo – Buy this lithograph

2008-Jon Friedman

2008 – Jon Friedman – Buy this lithograph

2009-Donald Beal

2009 – Donald Beal – Buy this lithograph

2010-Robert Douglas Hunter

2010 – Robert Douglas Hunter – Buy this lithograph

2011-Michael Keane

2011 – Michael Keane – Buy this lithograph

2012-William R. Davis

2012 – William R. Davis – Buy this lithograph

2013-Paul Schulenburg

2013 – Paul Schulenburg – Buy this lithograph

 

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

Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Program Book Advertising

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

 

For more information, please call 508-362-0066 x16 or send an email to Abigail Adams, aadams@artsfoundation.org. Your ad reaches the greatest audience on Cape Cod and supports the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s year-round programming.

 

 2012 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

View photos from the 2012 TD Bank Pops by the Sea on our Facbeook!

Read the news story & view the photo gallery from the Cape Cod Times

2011 Pops TD Bank Pops by the Sea

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