The Chops Basic Guide to DCI 2022

Welcome back to the Chops blog!  It is a special year for the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships as they celebrate 50 years, right here this week in Indianapolis!  It takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium and surrounding areas.  The competition inside Lucas Oil stadium isn’t the only thing to see.  There are many events throughout the week, most of which are free and open to the public!

Here’s our basic guide to help you take in some of the action.

Drum Corps Competitions

Monday, August 8:  Open Class Prelims – Wildcat Stadium (Marion, IN) – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 9: Open Class Finals – Wildcat Stadium (Marion, IN) – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 11:  World Class Prelims – Lucas Oil Stadium – 10:30 am
Thursday, August 11: Big, Loud, & Live – Select Cinemas across the U.S.A. – 6:30 pm
Friday, August 12:  World Class Semi-finals – Lucas Oil Stadium – 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 13:  World Class Finals – Lucas Oil Stadium – 5:30 pm

Ticket prices vary by event.  See DCI Tickets for details.

SoundSport International Music & Food Festival & DrumLine Battle (Food Trucks!)

Saturday, August 10, 10am – 2:30pm
Lucas Oil Stadium, Lot B

Corps Warm-Up Zone

The show before the show!  Get up close to your favorite drumline or front ensemble as they warm-up and prepare for their performance.

Daily, Thursday-Saturday, depending on the contest schedule

-Military Park (Drumline warm-ups). Shuttle bus will run between Lucas Oil and Military Park.
-Parking lots around Lucas Oil (Front Ensemble warm-ups)

While we won’t be selling any gear this year, we hope to see you around and look forward to celebrating all the groups performances from this past summer!

For more information on events, schedules, venues, ticket sales and more, visit the DCI Website.

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