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Overture 1812 Concert

For over 40 years, The U.S. Army Band has presented its annual end-of-summer bash, the 1812 Overture Concert. We’ve enjoyed hosting thousands of Washingtonians each year at the Washington Monument and on historic Fort Myer. In 2021, we'll be at the National Museum of the U.S. Army!

NEW VENUE for 2021 | Saturday, August 7 at 8PM (rain date is Sunday, August 8 at 8PM)

FREE general-admission tickets will be released on Thursday, July 22 at 1200 NOON! You must have a ticket to attend the concert and park/ride the shuttle to this special end-of-summer spectacular! Find all the details at this EVENTBRITE link.

We're going live! This year, we are happy to present this annual concert on the grounds of the new National Museum of the U.S. Army located just outside Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

You can count on performances by The U.S. Army Concert Band and Herald Trumpets featuring soloists from the Army Voices, Army Chorus, and Downrange! Not to be missed, we always save the best for last: the finale. Tchaikovsky’s inimitable masterpiece featuring The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery! We can't wait to bring you the inspiring and entertaining music you've come to expect from Pershing's Own. We can promise, you'll leave feeling good about the flag!

We have been given the green light in terms of in-person audience capacity due to continued public-safety efforts surrounding COVID-19 mitigation. The health of the public is our utmost concern and we are releasing the number of tickets that will help ensure that the audience size stays within COVID-19 capacity restrictions. Note: all persons over 2YO, regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask on shuttle buses to and from the event. There will be no exceptions.

Don't worry if you can't get a ticket as we will also livestream the concert on Facebook and YouTube for all our wonderful and loyal online patrons!

Past Performances


1812 Overture Concert - 2020


1812 Overture Concert - 2017


1812 Overture Concert - 2011



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