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The 2019 NEXTies


The NEXTies Return to the Rio on Friday, March 22th at 6 PM! (But doors will open for dinner at 5:30)

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 the community. This year’s annual award show, now in its 10th year, is sure to be the best one yet! See you on the red carpet!

Music guest : Jesse Daniel, Cement Ship, Henry Chadwick, Mira Goto and Anthony Arya.

Food for purchase by Wylder Space
Drinks by Luna Sea Vodka

Honorees include:

Entrepreneur(s) of the year - Leilani Kanter & Ariel Carlson (BOTANIC AND LUXE)
Musician of the Year - Henry Chadwick
Musician of the Year - Mira Goto
Band of the Year - Cement Ship
Artist of the Year - Lili Arnold Studios
Writer of the Year - Douglas Abrams
Give Back Person of the Year - Shandara Gill
Foodie of the Year - Vrinda Quintero
New Business of the Year - 11th Hour Coffee
Athlete of the Year - Marcos Reyes
Under 18 person of the Year - Anthony Arya
Non-Profit of the Year - BALANCE4kids
Mentor of the Year - Ramiro Medrano
TECHie of the Year - Socrates Rosenfeld
Green Business of the Year - The Circular Living Co.
Wildcard - The Art Cave
Innovative Business of the Year - SellHound
Life Time Achievement Award - Dan Haifley

Show time: 6:00 PM, doors 5:00 PM
Tickets: $25
Advance tickets:
Event website:

Earlier Event: March 16
Greg Brown