Downbeat 720

Santa Monica's open-mic for high school students

Downbeat 720 returns for its nineteenth year. The City’s long-running open-mic for high school performers has moved online, to Zoom. Students are invited to perform their music, poetry, comedy or art for participating students and professional artist mentors. Performers will receive positive constructive feedback to help strengthen their performances. Downbeat 720 offers students a safe and supportive space for self-expression. 


Downbeat 720 will run every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from October 2020 to June 2021. Participants can join at 7 p.m. for a meet-and-greet, with the official program running from 7:20 to 9 p.mThe first session will be Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Participants must register in advance.  

More Info

For updates, visit Downbeat 720’s Instagram page @downbeat720. For questions, email 


Participants must register in advance by using the links below. A confirmation email will follow with details on how to join.