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Past Events

October 7 - Give a Beat Jenga at Dirtybird Campout

We had an incredible time at the Dirtybird Campout and are so grateful to all the artists, and the Dirtybird and DoLab crews for joining forces with us to use music for good! You can still support your favorite artists by making a donation today! 

Check out our photos from the event!

September 16 – Field Trippin' - a music arts adventure fest

Bringing the high energy vibe of the Venice Beach boardwalk to the high altitude vibration of the Taos mountains, the festival combined the eclectic and vibrant venue of Taos Mesa Brewing with the backdrop of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range to create FIELD TRIPPIN' a free form, all access, all ages, music arts adventure!

September 15 – Youth DJ Workshop (Field Trippin' Fest)

In collaboration with Field Trippin Fest, Give a Beat hosted a free DJ workshop for youth ages 10-20 at The High Frequency Loft in Taos, New Mexico. This workshop was designed to promote self-confidence, empowerment, individuality; to celebrate and encourage positive forms of self-expression through dance music. 

This class was lead by 20+ veteran music producer, remixer, promoter and DJ, Sattva Ananda. He provided participating youth interested in learning how to make beats and/or DJ, a dynamic orientation of the electronic music industry. Learn more here.

August 12-14 – International Youth Day Events

For International Youth Day in August, Give a Beat and partners hosted events across the country to raise awareness and funds for mentoring and music programs for youth. Our events were 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.”

Once again, the Tropical Boat Party served as the "anchor" event. Other cities included New Orleans, Raleigh, and San Diego, plus many more. With your help we can break the vicious cycle of youth incarceration in our country.


May 27-29 Detroit - Movement Festival

We had a blast at Movement Festival 2017! Proceeds from our “I Give a Beat” bar and sponsorships for the Give a Beat Giant Jenga competition went toward support for our essential music and mentoring programs for youth in Los Angeles and Detroit!

Check out the photos of the artists who participated in our game including Soul Clap, Francesca Lombardo, Sampled Detroit and Dirtybird DJs.

Huge thanks to all our awesome bartending volunteers!

May 18-21 Durham - Moogfest

Mission: Grow a global community of futurists who explore emerging sound technologies and design radical instruments for change. Give a Beat collaborated with DanceGruv Radio at Moogfest 2017 to host 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. Our panel discussion covered how music and technology are being used to address, fight, and recover from the devastating impacts of mass incarceration.

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.