Tickets available for 20th anniversary Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event

The world-champion Bluecoats!

The 20th annual Drums Along the Waterfront – Tour of Champions, Western New York’s premier “music in motion” event featuring eight of the top drum corps in the world, returns to New Era Field in Orchard Park at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

Sanctioned by Drum Corps International (DCI), Drums Along the Waterfront – Tour of Champions will have a noticeable “blue” theme this year. Drum corps scheduled to compete include the reigning world champion Bluecoats of Canton, Ohio, along with the 17-time DCI World Champion Blue Devils of Concord, California. Also participating are the Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado; Blue Stars of La Crosse, Wisconsin; The Cadets of Allentown, Pennsylvania; Carolina Crown of Ft. Mills, South Carolina; Phantom Regiment of Rockford, Illinois; and Santa Clara Vanguard of Santa Clara, California. This colorful lineup has captured a total of 41 DCI World Champion titles!

Advance tickets for this unique 20th anniversary event range in price from $25 to $45, with children 12 and under half price, and discounts available for seniors, members of the military and groups. Plenty of free parking is available at the stadium. For ticket information, please visit

Sponsors of Drums Along the Waterfront include WGRZ, The Buffalo News, Townsquare Media, Hampton by Hilton, Staybridge Suites, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Days Hotel, Wingate by Wyndham and the Cattaraugus Community Center. For sponsorship information, please contact event director Jack Gaylord Jr. at (716) 867-1618.

To learn more about the event, please visit or follow Drums Along the Waterfront on Facebook for frequent updates.

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