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2022 Seattle Summer Music Games July 9th

Color. Pageantry. Spectacular Music. See and hear some of the nation’s finest drum and bugle corps in competition at The Seattle Summer Music Games (SSMG) at Renton Memorial Stadium on Saturday, July 9, 2022.

In partnership with the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Seafair and Drum Corps International (DCI), the Northwest Youth Music Association is pleased to present a full day of family activities, culminating with the competition featuring DCI World Championship finalists Blue Knights from Denver, CO and The Academy from Tempe, AZ, as well as Troopers from Casper, WY and Columbians from Pasco, WA.

Each musical ensemble will present a unique themed show in its own style with specially arranged brass and percussion music varying from pop, jazz and classical. After a two-year absence, SSMG promises to be one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

A full day of activities are planned, including a variety of food served from some of the region’s top food trucks. Shop at the souvenir and business marketplace featuring the participating drum corps, arts organizations, other nonprofits and Renton-area businesses. Relax with friends and reminisce with alumni from past NW drum corps in the beer/wine garden at the Carpenter’s Union Hall across the street from the stadium. Enjoy pre-show entertainment by the Cascades’ newest partner, Drummer’s Den from Poulsbo, WA. In addition, the Clarion Inn, the official SSMG hotel, will offer special rates for fans attending the Games on July 9 (check the SSMG website listed below for information and a link).

Reserved and general admission tickets are on sale now at Any remaining tickets will be sold at the stadium July 9 starting at 3:00pm. Ticket prices vary from super premium center section at $50, premium reserved at $45, special reserved at $35 and general admission at $25. New this year will be backside general admission tickets with limited visibility for those new to drum corps at $10. Group tickets of 20 or more in the five reserved sections are available at a reduced price through DCI (317-275-1212). With the exception of backside tickets, prices will increase $5 day of show. In the past, the Games have sold out, so purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Join these most entertaining drum and bugle corps for a great evening of show-stopping music and pageantry as well as a full afternoon of family fun. Check the SSMG website for times and descriptions of all the day’s activities: Seattle Summer Music Games

Show Contact David Haining Show Coordinator

Telephone 425-478-4112






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