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Let Bob Sykes do the work for you this holiday season!

Call ahead to place your holiday meal orders that are ready to eat!

  • Holiday Meal includes:
    • Smoked or fried turkey breast
    • Homemade Cornbread dressing
    • Turkey giblet gravy
    • Cranberry sauce
    • Feeds 6-10
  • The Bob Sykes natural hickory smoked ham and turkey breast are smoked to perfection
  • Sweeten up the holidays with our homemade desserts made fresh everyday!
    • Red Velvet Cake
    • Lemon Cake
    • Caramel Cake
    • Chocolate Cake
    • Pecan Pie
    • Lemon Ice Box Pie
    • Chocolate Pie
    • Coconut Pie
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10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival

Bessemer, Alabama Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 27th, 2019. 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.

Since 2010, the event has been filled with thousands of 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. It brings visitors to our city from across the state, southeast and even internationally. We’re proud that this festival will continue to be held in Bessemer and 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. 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 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 or visit Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant. Since 2010, the festival has provided funding for Alabama charities including Children’s of Alabama, Bessemer Education Enhancement Foundation, Clay House, Hands On Birmingham, and Latch and Live Foundation.

Event Location:
DeBardeleben Park
1623 2nd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
FIND the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival on FACEBOOK for updates.