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.


July 14, 2018 – 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)

The AcademyTempe, AZ
The Battalion – Salt Lake City, UT 
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
The Cadets – Allentown, PA
Oregon Crusaders – Portland, OR 
Pacific CrestDiamond Bar, CA
Santa Clara VanguardSanta Clara, CA
Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA 
Troopers – Casper, WY 

Also special performance by the Blue Knights Alumni Corps celebrating their 60th Anniversary!

Schedule (Tentative)

9:00am – BKXperience-Perform! Clinic for band students of all skill levels (register here!)
12:00pm – Ticket office open at stadium
12:30pm – Spark! Ideas Conference for music educators (registration coming soon)
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
10:00pm – Blue Knights Alumni Corps Exhibition Performance (learn more)
10:30pm – Scores announced


Click to download show poster here:


PLEASE NOTE: Due to a new arrangement with Sports Authority Field and Ticketmaster, there will be changes in how we must ticket “Drums Along the Rockies” moving forward. We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Sports Authority Field and Ticketmaster and it is certainly our desire to continue taking care of our loyal fans with service which will ensure you the very best tickets for our show this summer!

So what do these changes mean for you the customer?

Although most tickets will be sold directly through Ticketmaster, we have been able to secure prime seating blocks for our special fans, donors, family, alumni and band group purchasers. To purchase your prime tickets directly from the Drums Along the Rockies office (also the “Ascend” office), call direct at (888) 306-DRUM or fill out the ticket order form on the website and we will give you a call to fill your order. This will enable us to assure you get the very best tickets at the very best price.

We appreciate your continued support of Drums Along the Rockies and the amazing young people who perform their hearts out for you. Our intention is to do everything we can to assure you get the very best customer service AND tickets for our 2018 version of Drums Along the Rockies!


Frequently Asked Questions

Due to a new arrangement with Sports Authority Field and Ticketmaster, there have been changes in how we must sell tickets to “Drums Along the Rockies”.  We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Sports Authority Field and Ticketmaster and it is certainly our desire to continue taking care of our loyal fans with service which will ensure you the very best tickets for our show this summer!

Tickets will be sold directly through Ticketmaster HERE. 

We appreciate your continued support of Drums Along the Rockies and the amazing young people who perform their hearts out for you.

All ADA tickets will now be sold through Ticketmaster and the stadium ticketing office.  Due to the unique setup of ADA tickets at Sports Authority Field, this ensures you get the best ADA seats available.

We will not be offering Will Call this year for any tickets purchased through the Drums Along the Rockies ticket office.  This ensures smaller lines at the box office the day of the event.  We will not ship tickets until mid-May to lessen the amount of time you have the tickets in hand.

Due to the new policies with Ticketmaster, we are unable to offer tickets in all sections.  If you are interested in a section outside our inventory, you can get those seats through ticketmaster.com

Yes!  Our group ticketing policy has not changed.  If you are interested in group tickets, please contact the Drums Along the Rockies ticketing office at (888) 306-DRUM.  Our inventory does include tickets in the common group seating areas.

Information on where each drum corps will be staying while in Denver is coming soon!

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.

$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.

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

Yes, 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.

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.

» Click to view shuttle pick-up map information.

Yes, 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 & Drums Along  the Rockies 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.

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.