Past Events

2015 Summer Soiree
2015 Summer Soiree

Nautican Foundation's 8th annual Summer Soiree was held at The Nantucket Whaling Museum on August 8, 2015. The event raised awareness and funds for Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. Local band Perfect Day and DJ Trey Kiendl provided musical entertainment with upbeat covers and electronic beats. Guests danced underneath the museum's giant whale skeleton and sipped on cocktails, beer and wine provided by Cisco Brewers and Stop & Shop. Light bites were provided by Dean Miller at Fusion of Flavor Catering Co. Highlights included sunset on the roofdeck and a fireworks display after dark. Headline sponsors included Agera Energy and Island Company with event coordination by La Rock Events.

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2014 Summer Soiree
2014 Summer Soiree

On July 26, 2014, the 7th annual Summer Soiree raised awareness and funds for Nantucket Community Sailing. The event was held at the brand new Nantucket Community Sailing Boat Barn, a facility built to house and repair NCS's sailboat fleet. Local band Perfect Day and DJ Goody provided musical entertainment in the form of upbeat covers and electronic beats. Guests danced amongst neon lights and sipped on cocktails, beer and wine donated by Cisco Brewers and Stop & Shop and enjoyed light bites by Dean Miller Catering Co. Sail to Sable dressed the women of the event committee and other generous sponsors included Harborview Place, One Orange, Sail Loft, J. Pepper Frazier Real Estate and Blowfish for Hangovers, which was definitely a "lifesaver" after a long night of fun for a great cause.

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2013 Summer Soiree
2013 Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2013 to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing was held on Saturday, July 20 at the Ocean Wings Hangar at Nantucket Memorial Airport. The 6th annual event, at the most unique venue to date, attracted Nantucket locals and visitors alike. Animal Years band and DJ LayZBoy entertained the crowd in front of a backdrop of Nantucket Community Sailing videos on a huge blow-up screen and kept everyone moving with a mix of covers and original songs. Attendees enjoyed an open bar sponsored by Cisco Brewers and Clement Rhum and passed hors dóeuvres by Dean Miller Catering Co. Highlights of the evening included the BONOBOS instagram photobooth, silent auction and Ocean Wings plane on display on the airport tarmac.

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2012 Summer Soiree
2012 Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2011 to benefit Nantucket Boys & Girls Club was held on Saturday, July 21 under a tent on the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club playing field. Freeballin' kept the crowd dancing all night with everyone's favorite covers. Later in the evening, Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band and island favorite, came on stage for a surprise performance. Knockaround Sunglasses provided shades for everyone to wear at the event.Guests enjoyed an open bar with the BONOBOS "Grahamslacker" specialty cocktail and hors dóeuvres by Mark and Eithne Yelle of Nantucket Catering Company.

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2011 Summer Soiree
2011 Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2011 to benefit Nantucket Boys & Girls Club was held on Saturday, July 23 under a tent on the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club playing field. Freeballin' kept the crowd dancing all night with everyone's favorite covers. Guests enjoyed delicious cocktails with mixers donated by Stop & Shop and Twelve Beverage and hors dóeuvres and dessert by A Taste of Nantucket. Attendees also bid on items from the silent auction including a Mount Gay Figawi hat and Chicken Box Gold Pass.

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2010 Summer Soiree
2010 Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2010 to benefit Sustainable Nantucket was held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 under a tent in the cornfields at Moors End Farm. Orange Crush band kept the crowd on the dance floor with 80's music all night long while attendees enjoyed beer, wine and cocktails, and hors dóeuvres by Simply with Style Catering. Nantucket-based artisans showcased and sold their products and a silent auction offered items donated by generous local businesses.


2009 Summer Soiree
2009 Summer Soiree

Summer Soiree 2009 to benefit International Fund for Animal Welfare was held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at The Whaling Museum. Nantucket local Billy Voss played live music for the first portion of the event and then got behind the turntables to get the crowd moving. Guests mingled underneath the Whaling Museum's giant whale skeleton while enjoying cocktails by Cisco Brewers and light bites by Dean Miller Catering Co.

2008 Summer Soiree
2008 Summer Soiree

The first annual Summer Soiree in 2008 raised money for International Fund for Animal Welfare. It was held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 under a tent at a private home in Polpis Harbor. Local DJ, DJ Bri Guy spun tunes for the inaugural Summer Soiree while attendees enjoyed handmade cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Dean Miller Catering Co.

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