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2018 Virginia International Tattoo today!


Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Honoring, Remembering, and Celebrating
Medal of Honor Recipients

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM   Buy Tickets
Friday, April 27, 7:30 PM  Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM  Buy Tickets
Sunday, April 29, 2:30 PM  Buy Tickets
SCOPE ARENA, NORFOLK

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Tattoo Origin
Historically, tattoos stem from a 17th-century European tradition of military drummers alerting soldiers that it was time to return to their barracks for the evening. After hearing the call of the local regiments’ fifes and drums, the Dutch Low Country innkeepers would call “Doe den tap toe!” – “Turn off the taps!” The “tap too” evolved over time, and the word “tattoo” now refers to a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands.

Virginia International Tattoo
Established in 1997, the Virginia International Tattoo, offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show-stopping drill team maneuvers, international bands and dancers, and much more. It's clear why the American Bus Association has put this annual celebration of patriotism and international goodwill on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world.

Words cannot explain the Virginia International Tattoo other than to say it's the most amazing and inspiring gathering of military bands, drill teams, and performers from the U.S. service branches and from militaries around the world. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. I see why it was chosen to be the best of American Bus Association's Top 100 Events in North America!"

Peter Pantuso, President/ CEO, American Bus Association

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American Evolution commemorates the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence American democracy, diversity and opportunity. To inspire local, national and international engagement in these three key themes, American Evolution is partnering with notable Virginia institution like the Virginia Arts Festival, and launching a series of signature events, education programs, and legacy projects. The American Evolution partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival explores the influences of our complex history on the culture in America today by sponsoring performances by world-renowned artists. These performers bring to Virginia their perspectives on the themes of democracy, diversity and opportunity.
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