2023 Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival Date Announced!

Blues Fest FB 2023 deBardeleben Park

The 12th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival is set for April 29, 2023 at DeBardeleben Park located in downtown historic Bessemer, Alabama.  The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bar B Q from 12-8pm. Gates open at 11am. Be sure to bring your chair or blanket and…

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The Story of Bob Sykes Bar B Q “From The Pit To The Plate”  is now available to purchase at Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant located in Bessemer, Alabama or order online at

From the pit to the plate book

Purchase Book Online The Bob Sykes Bar B Q is a true family business. The Sykes Story is the quintessential saga of hard working resulting in success. Bob Sykes grew up on a tobacco farm in Tennessee where he learned the exalted art of cooking true Southern barbecue, Bob Sykes dreamed of someday owning his…

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Bob Sykes BBQ Gives Back

Bob Sykes BarBQ event

THANK YOU to everyone who attended and supported the 2022 Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival presented by The City of Bessemer, Premiere Chevrolet, BLOX and Pepsi. Several thousands of festival goers attended the beautiful DeBardeleben Park on April 30th and enjoyed a day of eating Bob Sykes BBQ and dancing to award winning, legendary…

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11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival:

Flyer of the Blue’s Fest

Barbecue and Blues are a great combination so start planning for the 11th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 30, 2022 presented by City of Bessemer, BLOX and Premiere Chevrolet.  The event will combine the best of blues music and legendary Bob Sykes Bar B Q from 12-8pm. Gates open…

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Bob Sykes BBQ Famous Grilling and Dipping Sauce

Bob Sykes BarBQ

Bob Sykes BBQ Famous Grilling and Dipping Sauce is a family recipe since 1957. Voted number one BBQ Sauce in Alabama. New label, new look, same delicious taste! Available in supermarkets near you or order online or visit Bob Sykes Restaurant.Purchase Online:https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?mfid=1596470773457_53cde570a5ac&flowlogging_id=53cde570a5ac#/checkout/shoppingCart

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Cooking Channel-Man Fire Food Visits Bob Sykes Bar B Que

Bob Sykes BarBQ

https://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/man-fire-food/episodes/southern-sizzle-and-smokeChef Roger Mooking from Cooking Channel’s Man Fire Food made a pit stop for a little sizzle and a lot of smoke at Bob Sykes Bar B Q in Bessemer, Alabama for classic, open brick-pit barbecue on May 20, 2020. Seasoned pitmaster Van Sykes, who has been stoking coals since he was 8 years old…

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Bob Sykes Private BBQ Tour and Demo Available Every Month!

Bob Sykes BarBQ

Come hungry and enjoy an unforgettable finger licking time when you visit the legendary pitmaster and restaurateur Van Sykes as he explains the history of Bob Sykes and creating southern bbq. Take your bbq skills to the next level and elevate your bbq game after attending this event! The $60 ticket per person includes 3 rounds of entertaining bbq tips, bbq history and delicious bites form the pit to the plate. All you have to bring is your BBQ appetite! To purchase tickets and to view dates visit Eventbrite.
For More information call 205-426-1400.

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