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Welcome to the Press Room of the Virginia Arts Festival and Virginia International Tattoo. Here you can access press releases, images, contact information. For more information about any of our events or to be added to our press list to receive press releases and media alerts, please contact Alli Pereira, Public Relations Manager, at apereira@vafest.org or 757-282-2804.


Norfolk NATO Festival is back!
April 18, 2018: Alt Daily

Bernstein at 100 was worth the wait!
April 17, 2018: Va Gazette

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: The Virginia International Tattoo Returns to Norfolk!
April 17, 2018: Virginian Pilot: Flagship News

VAF Fringe Returns to Norfolk
April 18, 2018: Visit Norfolk articles

Virginia Arts Festival presents the Birmingham Royal Ballet Romeo and Juliet
April 13, 2018: Alt Daily

Virginia Arts Festival presents Semi-Toned!
April 13, 2018: Alt Daily

Wayla Chambo talks to Virginia Symphony Music Director JoAnn Falletta about Bernstein at 100!
April 12, 2018: WHRV Arts Conversations

Cathy Lewis talks to Mishy Harman and Yochai Maital of Israel Story Live
April 11, 2018: HearSay with Cathy Lewis

Israel Story Live creators Mishy Harman and Yochai Maital chat with Coast Live
April 11, 2018: WTKR’s Coast Live

Virginia Symphony Orchestra remembers Leonard Bernstein at 100
April 12, 2018: The Virginian Pilot

Bernstein at 100 Celebration Show
April 12, 2018: The Daily Press

A Spectacular Birthday Celebration!
March 23, 2018: Jewish News

A Bernstein Celebration Like No Other
April 4, 2018: VEER Magazine

Bernstein at 100
April 9, 2018: Jewish News

Virginia Arts Festival presents Israel Story Live
April 10, 2018: Alt Daily

Virginia Arts Festival presents Israel Story Live!
April 10, 2018: Alt Daily

JoAnn Falletta Discusses the Bernstein at 100 Celebration with the Virginia Arts Festival
April 6, 2018: WCVE Richmond Public Radio

Review: The Neo-Futurists at VAF Fringe at ODU
March 31, 2018: WHRO - Opening Night with Rebecca Evans

Scott Jackson, Producer/Director Virginia International Tattoo talks to Kristina Robinson
March 25, 2018: WVEC 13 NewsNow Coastal Connections

A Spectacular Birthday Celebration for Leonard Bernstein!
Jewish Newspaper: March 23, 2018

Mishy Harman Returns to Tidewater for Israel Story Live April 15
Jewish Newspaper: March 23, 2018

Funhouse Fest adds Amos Lee and Deva Mahal to lineup!
March 23,2018: Va Gazette

Virginia Arts Festival announces new partnership with Old Dominion University: VAF Fringe at ODU!
March 19, 2018: Alt Daily

Highlights of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Upcoming Season!
March/April 2018: Coastal Virginia Magazine

Virginia Arts Festival Honors Leonard Bernstein
March/April 2018: Coastal Virginia Magazine

World Renowned Dance Company inspires local students with performance!
Friday, March 2, 2018: WVEC-TV

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs for 2,000 Hampton Roads students!
Friday, March 2, 2018: WAVY-TV

Woodside Graduate returns home with acclaimed dance company Alvin Ailey!
February 25, 2018: The Daily Press

Dr. King’s Life Humanized in Mountaintop
February 23, 2018: VEER Magazine

Brooke Shields to star in Virginia Beach concert honoring Leonard Bernstein
February 23, 2018: The Virginian Pilot

Va International Tattoo 2018 Preview
February 2, 2018: The Daily Press

Virginia Arts Festival announces 2018 Funhouse Fest dates and headliners
February 2, 2018: WTKR News Channel 3

America’s annual Beer Festivals
February 2, 2018: USA Today Eats

Bruce Hornsby to bring Alison Krauss to Williamsburg in June for Funhouse Fest
January 31, 2018: The Virginian Pilot

Virginia Arts Festival and Bruce Hornsby announce 2018 Funhouse Fest
January 30,2018: Style Weekly, Richmond

Alison Krauss, Wood Brothers join Bruce Hornsby for 3rd annual Funhouse Fest
January 29, 2018: Southside Daily

Funhouse Fest returns featuring Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby
January 30, 2018: The Virginia Gazette

Alison Krauss, Wood Brothers join Bruce Hornsby for 3rd annual Funhouse Fest
January 29, 2018: WY Daily

Alison Krauss joins Funhouse Fest lineup with Bruce Hornsby, Wood Brothers
January 30, 2018: The Daily Press

Enjoy a variety of arts, take in a patriotic show!
January 28, 2018: Recreation News

Virginia International Tattoo to salute Medal of Honor recipients
January 26, 2018: WVEC-TV 13 News Now

Virginia International Tattoo to Host First Changing of the Guard Ceremony Outside of Arlington Cemetery
January 26, 2018: Southside Daily

Virginia Arts Festival’s Education Outreach makes Learning Leap to Life!
December 18, 2017: Jewish News

Vienna Boys Choir closes its 11-week North American Tour in Virginia Beach
December 31, 2017: Virginia Beach Beacon

Changing the Arts Landscape, a conversation with Rob Cross
December 30, 2017: Tidewater Women Magazine

VAF Honors MLK with National Tour of The Mountaintop in February
January 4, 2018: New Journal & Guide

Charlie Young with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Theatre
January 4, 2018: All About Jazz

Vienna Boys Choir unveils demanding program!
December 21, 2017: The Virginia Gazette

“A Christmas in Vienna” travels to Williamsburg
December 20,2017 – The Virginia Gazette

Vienna Boys Choir is bringing Austrian Christmas to Hampton Roads! December 10 – The Daily Press

St. Joseph’s Golden Agers Planning Spring Trip to 2018 Virginia International Tattoo! December 4, 2017: Oswego Newspaper

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces International Tours to Virginia and Japan in spring 2018! December 3, 2017: Phoenix Newspaper

Nellie McKay will perform December 2 in another partnership between Virginia Arts Festival and North Shore Point House Concerts
November 30, 2017 – Virginian Pilot


13NewsNow WVEC’s Ashley Smith talks to Virginia Arts Festival’s Alli Focke about holiday events and the 22nd season! (20:20)
November 19, 2017 - 13NewsNow WVEC: Coastal Connections

Virginia Arts Festival announces 22nd season, Funhouse Fest Return
November 3, 2017 – Virginia Gazette

Virginia Arts Festival Season Included Hefty Dose of African-American Cultural Appeal November 16, 2017 – New Journal and Guide

Virginia Arts Festival announces 22nd season
October 31, 2017 – The Daily Press

Virginia Arts Festival announces lineup for 2018 season
October 30, 2017 – Virginian Pilot

Engaging with Art
August 2017 – Tidewater Women

North Shore Point House Concerts to bring backyard coziness to Virginia Arts Festival
September 7, 2018 – Virginian Pilot

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