This is part of an article from the Bakersfield Californian. Read the whole thing here.

When it comes to together, thousands turn out to snack, socialize and sway on the dance floor.

“It’s just such a Bakersfield event. You’re sure to see people that you know just hanging out. … Everybody has a good time, visiting with friends who they haven’t seen in a long time and listening to good music.”

This year, Monty Byrom and brother Tanner will bring their band The Byrom Brothers to provide the soundtrack for post-dinner dancing.

Langston, who has been with the university since 2002, credits the barbecue’s enduring popularity to hitting all the buttons people want in a spring gathering.

“I think there’s just a little bit of something for everyone.”


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