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Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival


Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival

Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 27, 2019. Presented by The City of Bessemer and Bob Sykes Bar B Q. The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bbq at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer, Alabama from 12-8pm. Gates open at 11am. You can expect to hear talented award winning local and national blues musicians. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day. 

2nd generation owner of Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant Van Sykes says “Each year the festival grows and we couldn’t do it without our sponsors and the support of the community. Patrons come from all over the Southeast.” The festival has been chosen for numerous years as one of the top food festivals in Alabama.  There is something to do for the entire family including a large kids corner with activities and games. Children twelve and under are free with a ticketed adult. Besides great music the festival offers a variety of booths including arts and crafts, outdoor exhibits, legendary Bob Sykes Bbq, and a diverse selection of vendors selling tempting offers.

General admission tickets can be purchased at or visit  Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant.  Since 2010, the festival has provided funding for local charities including  Children’s of Alabama, Bessemer Education Enhancement Foundation, Clay House, Hands On Birmingham, Ady’s Army and Latch and Live Foundation.


Expect a fun time for the entire family!

Event Location: 

DeBardeleben Park 

1623 2nd Avenue North

Bessemer, AL 35020 205-426-1400

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