August Lee Stevens TEDxSantaCruz
August Lee Stevens, a musician and singer-songwriter with an atmospheric range of indie soul and folk who recently released her debut EP “Better Places,” is one of the 2024 TEDxSantaCruz performers. (Contributed)

As TEDxSantaCruz 2024 gets closer, the team has announced the performers and vendors who will be rounding out the daylong event on Saturday, April 13, at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus.

In addition to the slate of 19 talks by 22 community members, the full day event will also host musical performers and food and beverage partners. The event’s co-producers worked together to ensure a variety and vibrancy of talent from all parts of Santa Cruz County.

TEDx tickets are sold out, but there will be a free livestream on the day of the event available through the homepage. There is also a waitlist for tickets for those interested in attending. Organizers will email people on the waitlist in case tickets become available.

“As with everything in this year’s ‘Rising Together’ theme, we focused on celebrating the power of collaboration and providing space for both emerging and established artists and tastemakers,” said co-producer Elana Solon.

The 2024 TEDxSantaCruz performers are: August Lee Stevens, Daniel Nemire, Keith Greeninger, Afrobeats (Jase “Monk” Earl) and Samba Soul Dance Company and Escola de Samba. Afrobeats and Samba Soul are performing in a post-show afterparty from 5-6pm on the lawn outside the Crocker Theater.

The 2024 TEDxSantaCruz food and beverage partners are: Cabrillo Culinary Arts, Epoch Eats, Life Aid Beverage Company, My Mom’s Mole, Oli’s Cheesesteaks and Taquizas Gabriel.

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County is supporting the event as the presenting sponsor. Susan True, the Foundation’s CEO, said this year’s event will help inspire collective action in the community, creating solutions for challenges that are too large for any one person to solve alone.

“We’re honored to partner with TEDxSantaCruz to showcase local innovation and solutions and help provide space for meaningful community conversations,” True said.

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