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 9, 2016 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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Watch the 2016 Drums Along The Rockies Show Announcement video below:

July 9, 2016 – 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)

Blue Devils – Concord, CA
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
Cascades – Seattle, WA
The Cavaliers – Rosemont, IL
Columbians – Pasco, WA
Gold – Oceanside, CA
Golden Empire – Bakersfield, CA
Oregon Crusaders – Portland, OR
Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
Troopers – Casper, WY


12:00pm – Ticket office open at stadium
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
10:00pm – Drum Line Battle: TBD
10:30pm – Scores announced


Ticket are available at Ticketmaster online through Vendini here.

Group Tickets

We love groups!  Group tickets are available for sale for any group, especially high school bands and other music education groups.

  • 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 303.777.1937.


$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.


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.


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 may get free access to the show and the DCI Marketplace. Call (303) 424-6396 or email: Volunteer@AscendPerformingArts.org.