Drums Along The Rockies-Denver

UPDATE 3/26/20:

To our Drums Along the Rockies Fans:

After several weeks of closely monitoring the situation–in coordination with Drum Corps International (DCI) and other drum corps (read more)–Ascend Performing Arts has made the difficult decision to cancel our planning for the 2020 Drums Along the Rockies show due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. 

While we recognize the hard work and preparation already put into this amazing show event by our staff, this decision allows everyone involved–our show staff, stadium host, volunteers, show sponsors and our fans–to focus on their individual safety and well-being, and help their community get through this crisis. We have made a commitment to our members, staff, alumni, fans, and supporters to prioritize their health & safety first. 

What if I already purchased tickets to a canceled DCI show?

First and foremost, the health and safety of our members, staff, volunteers and fans is at the top of our priority list, and the spread of COVID-19 appears as if it will impact many parts of the country into the summer months.

We would like to provide you with options regarding your Drums Along the Rockies tickets you’ve purchased for the 2020 season.

Click on the link below to review your options and choose: HERE

We are grateful for your continued support of the remarkable activity we share. We remain optimistic that our best days lie ahead, and that together we will March On!… for the benefit of some of the best and brightest young adults across the globe.

With great appreciation and respect,

I Go On

Chief Executive Officer
Ascend Performing Arts

PS: If you are able, please consider making a donation to help us continue for another 60 years: coloradogives.org/igoon

You may email us here for questions.

Drums Along the Rockies

Drums Along the Rockies-Denver, Colorado’s premier marching music event, is annually one of the best and most popular events of its kind in the world.

Held at Mile High Stadium since 1963 and now at beautiful Empower 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.

The day starts out at 9:00am with the BKXperience-Perform! Clinic at Mile High Stadium open to middle school, high school and college band students interested in learning performance techniques and make friends. Check out the Warm-Up Zone on the south lawn to do some tailgating while being entertained by the Denver Broncos Stampede.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

(Stadium box office opens at noon, gates open at 4:00pm)

Empower Field at Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant Street
Denver, Colorado 80204

Click for Stadium Google map »
Click for Stadium website »
Stadium Bag Policy »

Performing Groups

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Academy – Tempe, AZ
Blue Knights – Denver, CO
Columbians – Tri-Cities, WA
Genesis – Austin, TX
Guardians – Houston, TX
– Sacramento, CA
Santa Clara Vanguard – Santa Clara, CA
Seattle Cascades – Seattle, WA
Troopers – Casper, WY

Schedule: (Coming Soon)



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 (303) 777-1937 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

All ADA tickets are sold through Ticketmaster.com and the Broncos Stadium at Mile High ticketing office. Due to the unique setup of ADA tickets, 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. Also, 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 (303) 777-1937. Our inventory includes tickets in the common group seating areas.

Host list for the DCI Drum Corps attending 2020 Drums Along the Rockies (as of July 14, 2019):

Thank you to our Ascend Performing Arts “Partners in Education” for their support of the visiting drum corps for our show!

$10 parking will be available in the lots surrounding Broncos Stadium 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 Broncos Stadium at Mile High policies will be in effect. Please review all applicable policies before attendance.
» Read Broncos Stadium at Mile High stadium policies.
» VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About New Bag Policy

Yes, Broncos Stadium at Mile High 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.

Broncos Stadium 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, Broncos Stadium 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.

Yes! 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 Merchandise 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.

We do not offer refunds in the event of a weather cancellation.  All ticket sales are final.

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 Have a question? Email tickets@ascendperformingarts.org or call 888-306-DRUM.