The NEXTies are back!
Join us for a night celebrating the area’s best and brightest doers!
Pull out the pearls and cufflinks and join us for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 11th year, is sure to be the best one yet! See you on the red carpet!
Entrepreneur of the year: Jamileh Cannon & Tim Gordin from
Musician of the Year: Lindsay Wall
Band of the Year: The Carolyn Sills Combo
Artist of the Year (in memory of Doug Ross): Taylor Reinhold
Writer of the Year: Jacob Pierce
Give-back Person of the Year: Gina Orlando
Foodie of the Year: Akindele Bankole
New Business of the Year: Fruition Brewery
Athlete of the Year: Layla Ruiz
Youth of the Year: Tamarah Minami
Non-Profit of the Year: Santa Cruz Playground Project
Mentor of the Year: Alexandra Navarro
TECH Business of the Year: Joby Aviation
Green Business of the Year: Ethos
Innovative Business of the Year: Terroir in a Jar
Wildcard: GO Santa Cruz
Life Time Achievement Award: Cathy Calfo
Early Bird Tickets: just $20! There are only 60 tickets priced this low, so get them while you can.
VIP Tickets: $40 (includes reserved seating with NEXTies honorees in first two row and access to the premier Paradox Pool After-Party!)
General Admission: $25
Day-of Tickets: $30
Musical guests: TBA
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Check out the options here