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8th Annual Bob Sykes Blues and BBQ

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

In a state known for its music and bbq, the 8th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival combines the best of both Saturday, May 20th, 2017.  The event will take place 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 national and local blues musicians. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day.   Van Sykes, the festival organizer and owner of Bob Sykes Bar B Q says “We are looking forward to another successful year. Each year the festival grows and we couldn’t do it without our sponsors and the support of the community. We’ll also be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Bob Sykes Bbq Restaurant!  Patrons come from all over the Southeast for a fun party. The festival was chosen by 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. The festival offers a variety of booths including arts and crafts, outdoor exhibits, legendary Bob Sykes Bbq, and a diverse selection of food vendors offering tempting bites. General admission and VIP Tickets can be purchased at or at Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant. A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Ady’s Army a non-profit organization that serves special needs families.

General Admission Ticket prices beginning at $15
VIP Tickets available for purchase


Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 am - 8:00 pm


DeBardeleben Park
1623 Second Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
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