Event Information

Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber is proud to host the 2024 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards presented by Valley Strong Credit Union! The event will honor individuals, businesses and organizations nominated in 16 categories for achievements completed during 2023.

Join us

Watch a live stream of the awards show on
KGET’s Facebook and www.kget.com


Use #BeautifulBakersfield2024 or #BBA2024 on social media, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

5 p.m. - Doors Open & Reception

  • Check-in & Photo Opportunities
    April & Co Photography
    Round and Round 360 Photobooth
  • Red Carpet (Nominees only)  
    NaTesha “T” Johnson, 2024 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Committee Chair
  • Reception (Downstairs)
    Bob Meadows, Director of Training and Community Relations, Valley Strong Credit Union

6:15  p.m. - Formal Dining Room Opens

  • Guests are welcome to find their seats

6:30 p.m. - Introduction

  • NaTesha “T” Johnson, 2024 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Committee Chair
  • Invocation
    Michael Bowers, Director Of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Centric Health California 

6:45  p.m. - Dinner 

  • Prepared and plated by Mossman’s Catering

7  p.m. - Welcome 

  • Alex Fisher & Maddie Janssen, Masters of Ceremony, KGET-TV 17
  • Karen Goh, Bakersfield Mayor
  • Rob Duchow, Greater Bakersfield Chamber Chairman of the Board
  • Deanna Blaise, Presenting Sponsor - Valley Strong Credit Union
  • Community Impact Sponsor - Adventist Health
  • Kiyoshi Tomono, Red Carpet Sponsor - Blue Zones Project Bakersfield
  • Janelle Capra, Greater Bakersfield Chamber President and CEO

7:30 p.m. - Awards Presentation 

Tickets and check-in will be handled digitally.

  • Guests who secure seats should enter each guest's name upon purchase to ensure a smooth check-in process at the door. 
  • Guests who secure tables must enter their guests' names when their tables are secured. The Chamber will follow up before the event to remind those who have not completed this important step. It is essential that guest names are provided to the Chamber before the event for a smooth check-in experience for all.

Staff and volunteers will be available to help guests at check-in. If you are seated at a sponsored table, your reservation may be under the company/organization name. If you are a presenter, please let the staff at the check-in line know that you have arrived. Seating is assigned for this event, so please pay attention to your table assignment.

Following the event guests will be able to view, purchase and download photos from the gala at April McGill Photography.

View the full list of the 2024 award nominees.

Directions for Award Winners
Should you win, please move as quickly as possible to the stage. Every winner will have the opportunity to make some remarks from the stage, but like the Oscars, we have limited time. When you hear the music, please wrap up your comments. Following our winners’ exit off stage, staff will escort you to our photo/video area where we will film a quick interview with the category sponsors and winners’ reactions.

by Mossman's Catering


Crostini Plum Salad w/ Apple Vinaigrette
  • Handmade Crostini
  • Assorted Greens Mix
  • Candied Almonds
  • Goat Cheese
  • Fresh Plum
  • w/ Roasted Plum & Cherry Tomato Garnish

Poblano Chicken Breast

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Poblano sauce
  • Corn Salsa
  • Tortilla Strips
  • Garnished w/ Microgreens

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

*Only available with 3 days prior notice 


Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Zucchini Strip

Mossman's Rolls & Butter


Coconut Mousse

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Coconut Mousse
  • Whip Cream
  • Toasted Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate Shell/Strip

The 2024 awards ceremony will be held at the Mechanics Bank Theater & Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301.

Guests may park in the County Parking Structure on the west side of N Street, right before the railroad tracks. Please stay tuned for detailed parking information and shuttle pick-up and drop-off locations.

The theme for this year's event is "old Hollywood." We have highlighted Bakersfield's historical connections to the Hollywood stage to evoke Hollywood's golden era nostalgia at a star-studded event with a vintage charm.

The event is a formal, red-carpet affair, and we encourage guests to dress to impress in attire inspired by their favorite vintage Hollywood stars. The ceremony will be held indoors in a well-air-conditioned venue, ensuring a comfortable evening for all attendees.

Coming soon...

Please note that every nominee is eligible for our Chairman's Award - announced last - this award recognizes overall excellence.

Old Hollywood at the

Beautiful Bakersfield Awards 2024