The 2024 NEXTies Awards

May 17, 2024
5:30 to 8:30
Woodhouse Brewing & Blending
119 Madrone Street

Join Lookout and Event Santa Cruz for the 2024 12th Annual NEXTies: An Award Show celebrating the up and coming superstars and change makers of Santa Cruz County.

Dress up and come out for an evening in honor of those in Santa Cruz County who inspire the community. Enjoy food and drink for purchase by great local vendors, listen to amazing music performances and celebrate the people who make Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz. Remember, this annual awards show is a dressy affair, so put on your best fits and jackets (it will be outdoors). It is sure to be the best one yet. See you on the red carpet!

Music performances by Band and Musician of the Year Alwa Gordon and Trestles.

Offical 2024 NEXTies DJ – Cali King

Who is Hosting:

Event Santa Cruz – Born out of a desire to showcase and spread the creative energy that makes Santa Cruz so amazing, Event Santa Cruz grew swiftly beyond the bounds of your typical event-hosting company and now serves as a multimedia outpost for all things local.

Lookout Santa Cruz – A three-year-old full-service news, information and entertainment media company focusing on the happenings of Santa Cruz County. Lookout can provide you with the news of the day, keep you up to date on COVID numbers in the county, share local job postings & hosts a comprehensive event calendar. Lookout is a public benefit company whose mission is to strengthen the community and democracy in Santa Cruz County, donating 10% of every membership sold to a local non-profit.

Sponsored by: Bay Federal Credit Union, Arts Council Santa Cruz County , Pedro Gonzalez/Farmer Insurance, and Rootstock Collective




Terra & Self

New Business of the Year

Alwa Gordon

Musician of the Year

Tram Vu and Chelsea Cabrera (Owners of Mariposa Coffee)

Entrepreneur(s) of the Year

Lance Ebert (SC Bread Boy)

Foodie of the Year

Eugenia Renteria

Visual Artist of the Year

Double Meat Please

Content Creator of the Year

Margins Wine

Best in Booze for the Year

Arte del Corazon

Non-Profit of the Year


Innovative Business of the Year

Daisy Nunez

Giveback Person of the Year


Band of the Year


Food Business of the Year

Motion Pacific

Community Builder of the Year


Health & Wellness

Soquel Football Team

Student Athlete(s) of the Year

Iman Moshari

Young Leader of the Year

Wily Minxes

Performing Artist of the Year

Daniel “Nane” Alejandrez - Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ruby Vasquez

Educator of the Year

Women On Waves

Surfer(s) of the Year

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