Events Coming Up

May 18-21 Durham - Moogfest

Mission: Grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change. We are proud to announce our collaboration this year with DanceGruv Radio at Moogfest in hosting the Music & Tech: Tools to Fight Mass Incarceration panel featuring representatives from Drug Policy Alliance, Building Beats, North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, The Foreign Exchange, Prison Reform Movement & Prison Legal News. We will discuss how music and technology are being used to address, fight, and recover from the devastating impacts of mass incarceration.



May 27-29 Detroit - Movement Festival

Movement Festival 2017 is almost here! Come to our “I Give a Beat” bar by the “Made in Detroit” stage. If you choose to buy your drinks at our bar you will be supporting music and mentoring programs for youth in Los Angeles and Detroit! We will also have Giant Jenga back – a hugely popular event last year and this time with nine artist matches. Sponsor your favorite team today!



August 12-14 – International Youth Day Events

For International Youth Day in August, Give a Beat and partners will host events across the country to raise awareness and funds for mentoring and music programs for youth. Our events are in concert with the United Nations International Youth Day campaign which “aims to remind the public of the importance of youth as a stage in life and it is celebrated all over the world.” With your help we can break the vicious cycle of youth incarceration in our county. Interested in hosting an International Youth Day event? Sign up!

Photo by LeRoy Roland Tropical Boat Party IYD2016

Photo by LeRoy Roland Tropical Boat Party IYD2016



Past Events

May 4-8 San Diego: West Coast Weekender

West Coast Weekender was a great event and we were graced with fantastic artists and activists who joined our panel, hosted by Lauren Segal, "Give a Beat! Change the System!" Shout out to Rich Medina, Stacy Kidd, Rescue Poetix, Morgan Humphrey of Drug Policy Alliance, Jeremy Stock of The California Innocence Project, and Joey Nunez Estrada Jr. for their participation and invaluable insights! 

March 26 - Miami - Sunday Social Florida: #House4Charity Give a Beat Pool Party during Miami Music Week. Presented by Elektrik Events at The Shore club



“Anchor” Event:  The Tropical Boat Party

International Youth Day Events, #IYD2016

10 Cities + 11 Events

8/12 - 8/14


International Youth Day 2016 Partners - 10 cities & 11 events!


ANCHOR EVENT:  Tropical Boat Party, Long Beach, CA, 8/12 with Doc Martin, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Wally Callerio, Mark E. Quark, and Ben Annand

Afro Acid & WildPitch Music Hall, Atlanta, GA 8/12 with Mr. V, and 8/13 with Chus & Ceballos

Bassment, Charlotte, NC, 8/13 with Atnarko Bear & DJ Nat Black

Dancegruv Radio, Raleigh, NC, 8/14 with Alvin Shavers, Briddy, Slodrive, Twilight, and Slipstream

Deeper Roots: A Perfect Driver Showcase, Seattle, WA, 8/12 with Mark Anthony, Dillon Nathaniel, Tait Collins, Shaun Whitcher, Brian Lyons, Karl Kamakahi, Eric Allen and Ramiro

Dirty Bird BBQ, San Francisco, CA 8/13 with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip,  Christian Martin, Worthy, Ardalan

Keep it Deep, Miami, FL, 8/13 with DJ Ben Del Sol and DJ Christina Calamia

Loom White Party, Omaha, NB 8/13 with Brent Crampton and Kethro

Souleil, San Diego, CA, 8/14 with Marques Wyatt, DJ Ala, Cris Herrera, Mikeytown, and more TBC

TV Lounge 9 Year Anniversary Party, Detroit, MI, 8/13 with Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, Shady P, Bruce Bailey, Remote Viewing Party, Jeremy Kypta, Mister Joshooa


If you are an artist or promoter and want to join our effort around our campaign for youth (August 12-14), contact ASAP.