The 2018 NEXTies

Past Event

March 23, 2018 at The Rio Theatre

The NEXTies Return to the Rio on Friday, March 23th at 6 PM!

Join Us for a Night Celebrating The Area’s Best and Brightest Doers!

Pull out the pearls & cufflinks and join us for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire us to reach further and higher and inspire the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 9th year, puts the spotlight on talent in industries from the arts and tech to fitness and food. See you on the red carpet!

Music guest : Jesse Daniel, Katie Ekin, Kat Factor and Henry Chadwick

Honorees  include:

Entrepreneur of the year – Jennalee Dahlen
Musician of the year – Jesse Daniel
Artist of the year – Ann Hazels
Writer of the year – Santa Cruz Heritage Food Project
Give Back person of the year – Chip
Foodie of the year – Burn Hot Sauce
New Business of the year – YaDoggie
Athlete of the year – Mike Holt
Under 18 person of the year – Kim Garcia
Non-Profit of the year – Gravity Water
Mentor of the year – Rachel Mitchell
Innovative Business of the Year – Steeped Coffee
Innovator of the year – John Felts
TECHie of the year – Jeremy Almond
Green Business of the year – Upcycled Skate Art
Wildcard – Ryan Foley
Hosted by DNA and Danielle Crook
Music guest : Jesse Daniel, Katie Ekin, Kat Factor and Henry Chadwick

Beer from New Bohemia Brewing Co and cocktails from Venus Spirits.

The Food Lounge’s once monthly Night Market will come to feed us. Vendors include: Areperia 831, My Mom’s Mole, Rogue Pye by Artisan Hand Food, Jesikah Cooks and the dessert table by the Santa Cruz Food Lounge. (Food is for purchase)

 

This year Swan Dive Media will be filming the event!

Thank you to our sponsors: Yoso Wellness Spa, Visit Santa Cruz and Dignity Health Medical Groups
Trade sponsors: Swandive.media, Jesse Gabriel Photography, Santa Cruz Life – Celebrating Life in Santa Cruz, Ca, Santa Cruz Signs, Allterra Solar, Santa Cruz Engraving and Good Times and nomBat.

 

Upcycled Skate Art

Jesse Daniel

Ann Hazels

Jennalee Dehlan

YaDoggie

Burn Hot Sauce

Steeped Coffee

Gravity Water

Santa Cruz Heritage Food Project

Chip

John Felts

Jeremy Almond

Rachel Mitchell

Mike Holt

Kim Garcia

Ryan Foley

Cat Factor

Music Guest

Katie Ekin

Music Guest

Featured Speakers

Upcycled Skate Art

Jesse Daniel

Ann Hazels

Jennalee Dehlan

YaDoggie

Burn Hot Sauce

Steeped Coffee

Gravity Water

Santa Cruz Heritage Food Project

Chip

John Felts

Jeremy Almond

Rachel Mitchell

Mike Holt

Kim Garcia

Ryan Foley

Cat Factor

Katie Ekin

March 23, 2018
6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95062
Launch Brigade
Maverick Group
Santa Cruz Economic Development
Visit Santa Cruz County
University of California Santa Cruz
Alderwood Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Bank
Nextspace
Visit Santa Cruz County
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Economic Development
Maverick Group
Launch Brigade
Nextspace
Alderwood Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Bank