Drums Along The Rockies

Drums Along The Rockies, Colorado’s premier marching music event, is annually one of the best and most popular events of its kind in the world. Held for years at Mile High Stadium, and now at beautiful Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Drums Along The Rockies has become a Denver institution and a thrilling summer event for families across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Denver as the world’s top drum corps entertain an enthusiastic crowd and battle for top honors at Drums Along The Rockies. Join the party in The Warm-up Zone on the south side of the stadium at 5:00pm for some free tailgating entertainment by the Broncos Stampede and Broncos Brass until 6:00pm for all fans. Learn more about Drums Along The Rockies on the Drums Along the Rockies menu or click on Buy Tickets button.

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July 15, 2017 – 6:30 PM

(Stadium box office opens at noon, gates open at 5:00pm)

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant Street
Denver, Colorado 80204
Stadium map »
Stadium website »

Performing Groups

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Battalion – Salt Lake City, UT 
Blue Devils
 – Concord, CA 
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
Bluecoats – Canton, OH
Cascades – Seattle, WA 
Columbians – Pasco, WA
MandarinsSacramento, CA
Oregon Crusaders – Portland, OR 
Pacific CrestDiamond Bar, CA
Troopers – Casper, WY 


9:00am – BKXperience-Perform! Clinic for band students of all skill levels (register)
12:00pm – Ticket office open at stadium
12:30pm – Spark! Ideas Conference for music educators
4:00pm – Warm-up Zone open to the public
5:00pm – Stadium gates open and jam session by Broncos Stampede & Broncos Brass at Warm-up Zone
6:30pm – Opening Ceremonies featuring the Broncos Brass & BKXperience Clinic Band
10:30pm – Scores announced

Host Schools

  • Adams City HS – Blue Devils
  • Bruce Randolph School – Oregon Crusaders
  • Chaparral HS – Bluecoats
  • Evergreen HS – Pacific Crest
  • Englewood HS – Blue Knights
  • Gateway HS – Columbians
  • Northridge HS – Seattle Cascades
  • Platte Valley HS – Mandarins
  • Standley Lake HS – The Battalion

BKXperience-Perform! Clinic

Ascend Performing Arts will present a marching band clinic entitled BKXperience-Perform! as part of its Ascend Education program. This clinic will be held at Mile High stadium on the day of Drums Along the Rockies show in Denver, Colorado from 9:00am to 5:00pm. 

Students will learn performance techniques as well as a selection of music to be performed alongside the members of the Denver Broncos Stampede in the opening ceremonies for the Drums Along the Rockies show immediately following the clinic.

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Ticket available at 888-306-DRUM or click here.

Group Tickets

We love groups!  Group tickets are available for sale for any group, especially high school bands and other music education groups. NOTE: The following discount does not apply to $15 tickets.

  • For groups 20-50, you get $5 off per ticket, 2 FREE tickets, and no processing fee (value of $3.50 each ticket).
  • For groups 51-100, you get $5 off per ticket, 4 FREE tickets, and no processing fee (value of $3.50 each ticket).

Fill out the group sales form here or call the Drums Along The Rockies ticket line at 303.424.6396.

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$10 parking will be available in the lots surrounding Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Permits are required to park in nearby neighborhoods and vehicles without permits are subject to citation and towing. Parking in the neighborhoods is strictly enforced by the City of Denver.

Stadium Policies

All Sports Authority Field at Mile High stadium policies will be in effect. Please review all applicable policies before attendance.
» Read Sports Authority Field at Mile High stadium policies.
» VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About New Bag Policy

Handicap Shuttle 

Sports Authority Field will provide shuttle service for handicap patrons. The service provides 6 passenger carts and drivers. The service will begin at 3:30pm and finish when all customers are back to their lot. Please call 720-258-3000 on the day of the event.
» Click to view shuttle pick-up map information.


Sports Authority Field at Mile High has many concession options at Drums Along the Rockies. A diverse selection of food and beverage will be available.


Support the drum corps and purchase new apparel and souvenirs from the touring corps along the main concourse before and during the event. An extensive selection of collectables are available, ranging from t-shirts to audio/video products.
» Purchase Blue Knights merchandise online here.


Would you like to have an exhibitor booth to promote your company or organization at the big show that would get exposure to nearly 10,000 people? The Exhibitor Fee will get you a 10’x10′ space that you can set up a pop-up tent or trailer, be recognized in the event program book, mentioned by show announcer during in-stadium announcements and recognized on the stadium jumbotron. There are special rates for nonprofits, performing arts circuits, and Blue Knights alumni. Please note that space is limited!
» Click to become an exhibitor Vendor Booth Request.


Sports Authority Field at Mile High is a 100% ADA compliant facility. All entrances, restrooms, seating and all other areas in the stadium are fully accessible. For information on handicapped seating or special needs, please call the Drums Along The Rockies ticket line at 303-424-6396.


We are seeking volunteers to assist with this event. Those who are involved in supporting the event will get free access to the show (gate entry only and access to the stands – not a ticketed seat) and the Marketplace. See this online volunteer signup form for volunteer opportunity details and to sign up. Volunteer related questions can be sent to Keith at Volunteer@AscendPerformingArts.org.