International Music & Food Festival

Date: Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Location: Downtown Indianapolis, 201 S Capitol Ave

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Contact SoundSport@dci.org for performance, exhibitor and sponsorship inquiries.

The SoundSport International Music & Food Festival returns to Indianapolis on August 12, 2017, bringing performers from around the world to the heart of the city for a celebration of global music making. This free annual family-focused community gathering spotlights Indianapolis as the global capital of marching music.

7th Regiment DrumLine Battle

Spectators look on from every angle during the third-annual DrumLine Battle in Indianapolis in 2015.

Musical Performances:

Held as part of Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships festivities, the SoundSport International Music & Food Festival showcases DCI’s wildly popular SoundSport® and DrumLine Battle™ programs. Featuring ensembles of many types and participants of any age, the audience may be treated to anything from a full marching band to a tin whistle ensemble at this eclectic musical showcase. Now in its fifth year, this event features more than 35 ensembles from the U.S., Canada and as far away as England and Indonesia to compete the morning and afternoon of Saturday, August 12.

The exciting day of performances will mark the culmination of the summer portion of the year-round performance opportunities for the global SoundSport and DrumLine Battle programs, all taking part in a festival-like atmosphere with some of Indianapolis’ best food vendors onsite and entertainment aplenty.

The gourmet food truck scene has thrived in downtown Indianapolis in recent years.

Food and Exhibitors:

It’s no secret that Indianapolis has an incredible array of restaurants in a dense concentration that are easily accessible in the downtown area- and don’t forget the food trucks driving the streets of Indy offering an incredible assortment of gourmet street food. The SoundSport International Music and Food Festival will bring together a festive sampling of those vendors to serve up a delicious assortment of light bites and delicious delectables, along with plenty of the Hoosier Hospitality that Indianapolis is known for.

In between performances and meals, spectators will find a myriad of exhibitors- from national instrument brands to local international heritage societies. Swing through the kid’s area and try your hand at the interactive drum circle, music related activities and maybe even a parade!

Take in the fantastic performances, try some local food or even participate in an interactive drum circle- there’ll something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s expanded event.

Admission to all performances as part of the family-friendly SoundSport International Music and Food festival will be free and open to the public on Saturday, August 12.

The Columbus Saints perform in Indianapolis at the 2016 SoundSport International Music and Food Festival.

Get Your Ensemble or Business Involved: Performance slots and vendor spaces are still available for 2017! Email perform@dci.org for additional information and to sign up today!

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities: SoundSport® is the fastest growing marching music competition series in the world and offers sponsorship packages to meet any marketing objective. Our partnerships are strategically designed to provide maximum benefits, providing year-long marketing platforms to build brand equity and drive sales. View the 2017 Sponsor Prospectus deck and contact partners@dci.org to receive a custom partnership proposal.