Packed house expected for 2014 Virginia International Tattoo at Norfolk Scope


by 13News Now

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 12:42 PM

NORFOLK -- It's arguably the most popular event of the Virginia Arts Festival - the Virginia International Tattoo.

More than 900 bagpipers, drummers, military bands, dancers, singers, drill teams, color guards and performers from countries around the world will take part in a military musical display.

Designated a signature event of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the 2014 Tattoo will honor our Vietnam War veterans and their families.

Among the performers will be the Canadian Forces Base Trenton 8 Wing Pipes and Drums. Formed in December 1960, the 8 Wing Pipes & Drums is a Canadian Forces volunteer Pipe Band comprised of Regular Force Serving Members, Reserve Force Members, Retired Members, and members of the local civilian community.

More than 28,000 people come to Norfolk’s Scope Arena each year to see the Tattoo and to show their patriotism.

Two hours prior to each performance, patrons can enjoy the “Tattoo Hullabaloo” on Scope Plaza, a free, festive pre-show party where they can interact with performers, sample food from local restaurants, purchase souvenirs, and quench their thirst with a craft beer—lots of reasons to “Get Tattooed” early!

Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.