All weekend long, Give a Beat partners, artists/DJ supporters, and our dance music family as a whole will participate in raising awareness and funds for music and mentoring programs for youth in underserved communities. With your help, we can break the vicious grip of youth incarceration in our country.

Confirmed Events:


Chicago, Juice IL 8/13 with Julius the Mad Thinker, Randall Dean, Pleasure Prince, Russoul/PUM,
Sean Alvarez, Bear Who?, John Simmons & Emmaculate

Detroit, MI Schoolhouse Thursdays 8/10 with Stacey Hale, Bruce Bailey, and Pontchartrain

Durham, NC DanceGruv Radio presents Transmissions 8/12 with Marshall Jones, DJ Nugz, Lady Fingers, djseanEboy, Strider

Humboldt, CA Elevate: Hip-Hop Edition 8/11 with DJ M, Skinny Pepperwood (LFO), Esch, Gabe Pressure

Humboldt, CA Sundaze 8/13 with Basstard, Derek Watts, Joe-E, Baggadonuts

Long Beach, CA Tropical Boat Party 8/12 with DJ Three, Doc Martin, Marques Wyatt, Patricio, Jamie Schwabl, and Ben Annand   tickets

Los Angeles, CA SHIFT 8/13 with DaVoid, Jamie Schwabl, Tocaio (Live Set), Barstool Astronaut (Live Set)

New Orleans, LA The Ice Pit 8/12 with Unicorn Fukr, Herb Christopher, and Jeremy Avegno | tickets

San Diego, CA Soulonbeat/I’ll House with You 8/12 with David Harness, Oscar P, Joe Pea, Cris Hererra, Gooseman, Boyz Don’t Disco  |  tickets

San Francisco, CA Temple Nightclub 8/11 with LA Riots Complimentary entry thanks to Temple!
The venue will donate $1 to Give a Beat for every ticket reserved through this link using the code GIVEABEAT.

Tucson, AZ Dazed and Confused Presents: Give a Beat! 8/10 with DJs Shelby Athouguia, Eliogold, Bank Notes


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If you cannot attend an event but want to be part of our collective effort, please donate today! Thank you!

Be an advocate for our youth!

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Our initiative is in concert with the United Nations International Youth Day campaign, declared in 1985, which "aims to remind the public of the importance of the youth as a stage of life and it is celebrated all over the world."