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Nolan's Story

Meet a young, gifted musical artist who spread joy, love, and acceptance to communities all around the country through his kind spirit, vibrant voice, and masterful compositions.

Nolan was a rising sophomore at Old Rochester Regional High School and already a very successful musician. He began singing locally at age 9 with the community service and music troupe, The Showstoppers. In 2017, at the age of 12, Nolan won New England’s Got Talent by performing an a cappella version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which he arranged and produced himself.


In 2018, Nolan was cast as the main vocal percussionist of Acapop! KIDS, a national all-kids a cappella group formed by the founders and members of the Grammy® Award-winning group, Pentatonix. Through Acapop! KIDS, Nolan traveled frequently to New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles to record and film music videos, which have amassed over 60 million views on YouTube. The highlight of his Acapop experience was an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show in January 2020.


In 2022, Acapop! KIDS honored Nolan by performing one of his original songs on America’s Got Talent.

Nolan was working on an album of original songs he had been writing, recording, and producing himself. In keeping with Nolan’s plans, his parents have released close to 10 of his original songs across all streaming platforms.


Nolan lived his motto, “Everybody Likes to be Themselves,” every day of his life by recognizing and celebrating the unique gifts in every person he met. NolanFest aims to encourage and support others to do the same.

Nolan Gibbons singing on stage with eyes closed
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