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Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival

April 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival set for April 30, 2022. Outdoor event to celebrate the love of live blues music and Bob Sykes BBQ!

About this event

The Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival presented by City of Bessemer, BLOX , and Premiere Chevrolet is set for April 30, 2022. This event will combine the best blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bar B Q at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in historic downtown Bessemer, Alabama from 12-8pm. Gates open at 11am. Be sure to bring your chair, or blanket and set-up your spot for the day to enjoy talented blues musicians.

Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival is proud to announce the music line up that includes Grammy winning blues legend Bobby Rush. AMG Album of the Year winner Robert Kimbrough Sr. Blues Connection and award winning blues musicians including Tullie Brae, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues , Hurricane Elaine Hudson, John Bull Trio, and Reggie Yarbrough and Company.

Since 2010, the event has been a local favorite for festival goers. Attendees of the festival range from youth to adults. 2nd generation owner and pit master of Bob Sykes Bar B Q Van Sykes says “Each year the festival grows and we couldn’t do it without our sponsors and the support of the community.” City of Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley says “The Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival has been a great event for the City of Bessemer. We’re looking forward to many more great years of barbecue and blues music in downtown Bessemer.”

The festival has been chosen for numerous years as one of the top food festivals in Alabama by al.com. There is something to do for the entire family including a large kids corner with activities and games. Children eight and under are free with a ticketed adult. Besides great music and bbq the festival offers a variety of booths including arts and crafts, outdoor exhibits, and a diverse selection of vendors selling tempting offers.

General admission tickets can be purchased at www.bobsykesblues.com or visit Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant. The festival will give a portion of the proceeds to a local Alabama charity “Caring Men and Caring Women” that motivates, empowers, and encourages boys and girls through mentoring and various other resources to be positive decision makers and to help facilitate the process that will shape them into successful and responsible adults. Since 2010, the festival has provided funding for local charities including Red Mountain Grace, Children’s of Alabama, Bessemer Education Enhancement Foundation, Clay House, Hands On Birmingham, Ady’s Army and Latch and Live Foundation. 

Bob Sykes Bar B Q has been a staple in Birmingham, Alabama for decades and is celebrating its 65th anniversary. Bob Sykes is a family owned local tradition since 1957. Three generations of the Sykes family has proudly served authentic southern barbecue that literally goes from the pit to the plate. The late Bob and Maxine Sykes founded the restaurant and today their son Van runs the family business with the help of his nephew, Jason Jewell. Bob Sykes Bar B Q has been the benchmark for others to match for true southern barbecue. Times may have changed, but nothing has changed in the way Bob Sykes prepares and cooks their famous barbecue oven an open fire pit located in the center of the dining room for guests to watch.

Event Information:

11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival

Saturday, April 30, 2022

12pm-8pm. Gates open at 11am

$20 Tickets can be purchased here or visit Bob Sykes Bar B Que Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama. 

$25 day of event 

For More Information on sponsorship or vendor opportunites contact: elaine.lyda@gmail.com or call 205-426-1400 


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