The start of the 2021 DCI Celebration Tour is showing on the horizon, as plans continue to take shape for this summer’s series of events that will culminate in August at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
One of the next milestones in the process of restarting DCI corps activity will be reached Monday, June 14, when tickets to a number of this summer’s Celebration Tour events across the country will go on sale to the public.
“In a typical year many of our fans would already have their tickets in hand for the upcoming season,” said DCI CEO Dan Acheson. “We have deliberately made the operational decision to wait a little longer to put tickets on sale in order to open up as safely as possible while being able to offer the greatest potential number of excellent seats.”
Acheson says the wait so far has been a fruitful decision, as many states that will host events have recently lifted or eased restrictions for events and gatherings. As such, starting Monday June 14 at noon, 12 p.m. ET, tickets to the following DCI Celebration Tour events will be available for purchase:
• July 31 – Madison, WI
• Aug 4 – Round Rock, TX
• Aug 6 – Mesquite, TX
• Aug 7 – Allentown, PA
• Aug 8 – Cedarburg, WI
• Aug 8 – Little Rock, AR
• Aug 10 – Cape Girardeau, MO
• Aug 10 – Marion, IN
• Aug 10 – Centerville, OH
Among current ticket delays are the three-day series of DCI Celebration Events coming to Lucas Oil Stadium, August 12-14.
“For this summer’s Indianapolis events, we are going to hold on just a little longer before putting individual-night tickets on sale,” Acheson said. “By doing this, we are aiming to allow very favorable choices in seating.”
DCI remains optimistic regarding the continued expansion of rules permitting large public events in Indianapolis. With the safety of performers, fans and event staff remaining the top priority, waiting just a little longer to release tickets to the public aims to provide the best possible experience for everyone attending the DCI Celebration Events.
“We recognize drum corps fans like to plan ahead. We also know that if the best situation possible for the corps and the fans can come about, we should hang on. Our current target is to go on sale with all three Indy events on Wednesday, July 7,” Acheson added.
Similar to most major sports leagues, concert events and airline boarding passes, all tickets sold through Drum Corps International this summer will be offered exclusively as digital tickets, in an effort to create a fully “contactless” ticketing experience for patrons. Thanks to the continued investment on the part of DCI and its partnering venues, fans can expect a more safe and efficient experience when they arrive at a DCI event this summer. Additional information will be provided to ticket holders in the coming weeks.
“We’ve been hearing from many fans, wondering when they can get settled into their seats and refine their summer plans,” Acheson said. “That is music to our performers’ ears as they begin to come together for streamlined training and rehearsal schedules in preparation to ‘wow you’ once again with the power and passion you’ve come to expect from their remarkable ensembles.”