UNFORGETTABLE TATTOO EXPERIENCE!
The Virginia Arts Festival’s spectacular Virginia International Tattoo performances will once again inspire audiences, leaving them with a renewed sense of pride and optimism. The Virginia International Tattoo invites military and non-military bands, drill teams, bagpipe and drum bands, highland dancers and more from around the globe to create a unified and extraordinary performance.
The Virginia International Tattoo offers an astounding display of patriotism and the spirit of international cooperation. Inspirational music…majestic massed pipes and drums… show stopping drill team maneuvers…colorful and elegant dancers…ALL give reasons for the crowd to roar! You’ll understand why the American Bus Association has put this Tattoo on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world.
WHY IS IT CALLED TATTOO?
The term “Tattoo” derives from the cries of the 17th and 18th century Low Country innkeepers, who, as the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled a return to quarters would cry, “Doe den tap toe!” – “Turn off the taps!” The sound of the “taps” caused the innkeeper’s customers to depart and return to their barracks. The word “tattoo” evolved over time, and refers to what developed as a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands today.
IT IS AN ALL-NEW SHOW EVERY YEAR!
Each year’s Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism and state-of-the-art technical effects which will leave you amazed. What never changes—the massed pipes and drums, a profound sense of pride and an amazingly inspirational finale. This is the Tattoo experience that you and your family will love.
“ This was one of the most exhilarating shows that I ever had the pleasure of watching. Words cannot do justice to the music selections, choreography, lighting, sound, and the overall presentation of the many talented people that put on the show. The overall pageantry was breath taking.” — EDWARD FOULKE
A GRATEFUL NATION THANKS AND HONORS OUR VIETNAM VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
The 2014 Virginia International Tattoo has been designated a signature event of the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration. In partnership with the Commemoration, the 2014 Virginia International Tattoo will recognize and honor our Vietnam veterans and their families. With an astounding display of patriotism, a spirit of international cooperation and inspirational music, the 2014 Tattoo will be a premier opportunity to join a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans, their loved ones and our allies for their service, valor and sacrifice. For more information about The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Partnership Program, see their website at www.vietnamwar50th.com.
Two hours prior to each show, the Scope Plaza will come alive with dancers, musicians, and much more, all presented in trademark Tattoo style. Interact with artists, indulge in food from local vendors, vote in our audience-judged piping competition, grab a craft beer from our beer garden—these are only a handful of reasons to “Get Tattooed” two hours earlier in 2014!
VIRGINIA INTERNTATIONAL TATTOO PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION:
All performances in Scope Arena, 201 East Brambleton Ave, Norfolk, VA, USA
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2:30 PM
$100 Gold Circle, $55 VIP, $50 Premium, No Discounts
$45, $35, $20
Students under 25, 50% off
VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE:
440 Bank Street, Norfolk (NO SERVICE FEE)
757-282-2822 // VAFEST.ORG
SCOPE BOX OFFICE:
201 E. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk
800-982-2787 // TICKETMASTER.COM
GROUPS SAVE - ORDER TODAY for the Best Seats! Call (757) 282-2819 or visit vafest.org/tattoo
Groups traveling on motor coaches receive complimentary tickets for the driver and escorts when at least 25 tickets are purchased. CALL OUR GROUP SALES OFFICE for a complete listing of group discounts, sign-up forms and Virginia Arts Festival 2014 events.