10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival
April 27, 2019 Noon-8pm

April 27, 2019 Noon-8pm

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Barbecue and Blues are a great combination, so don’t miss out on the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bar B Q & Blues Festival, April 27, 2019.

GOOD TIMES & GREAT BBQ!

Here are the details:

  • Gates open at 11am. Festival is 12-8pm.
  • Award winning national and local blues musicians performing on one stage
  • Enjoy legendary Bob Sykes Bar B Q
  • Located at DeBardeleben Park
    1623 2nd Avenue North
    Bessemer, AL 35020
  • Bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day
  • Activities for the entire family for every age
  • Art and Vendor area
  • Sponsorship opportunities available for companies to engage face to face with their audience and represent their brand on the ground
  • Festival benefits local charity
  • 12 and under are free with ticketed adult
  • General Admission tickets are $15.00 online or visit Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant
    $20.00 day of festival at the gate
  • Food and drinks are sold separately
  • Beer and wine sold with proof of ID
  • No tents, pets, or coolers allowed

2019 Music Line Up

GATES OPEN 11am

2 BLU

2 BLU

12:15pm-1:15pm

2 BLU
Dexter Allen

Dexter Allen

4:00pm-5:00pm

Dexter Allen
Roadhouse

Roadhouse

1:30pm-2:30pm

Roadhouse
Ghost Town Blues Band

Ghost Town Blues Band

5:15-6:30pm

Ghost Town Blues Band
Lucky Losers

Lucky Losers

2:45-3:45pm

Lucky Losers
The Keeshea Pratt Band

The Keeshea Pratt Band

6:45pm -8:00pm

The Keeshea Pratt Band

Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Official Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Become a Sponsor!

Becoming a sponsor is a great way to engage face to face with your audience in Bessemer and the Birmingham, Alabama area.

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.

Besides great music, the festival offers a variety of booths including arts and crafts, outdoor exhibits, and a diverse selection of vendors selling tempting offers.

What does a Sponsor Receive?

Packages may include, depending upon donation level: prominent banner display on or near the stage; stage mention; exposure on radio, TV, billboards, magazines, and newspaper; festival program; social media mentions to over 36,000 followers; logo on t-shirts; free tickets; and more. For a full list of sponsor benefits, click here to view the sponsor packages.

How To Become a Sponsor Today?

  1. Fill out the online sponsorship form and mail to Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant
  2. Contact elaine.lyda@gmail.com

9th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival

Sponsorship Opportunities

Festival Charity

Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival Gives Back.

Since 2010, the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival has provided funding for local charities.

The 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival will give a portion of the festival proceeds to Red Mountain Grace. This is a non-profit organization that provides housing to families of patients receiving long term medical care at hospitals throughout the City of Birmingham. https://www.redmountaingrace.com

Our Vendors

Become a VENDOR!

Becoming a Vendor is a great way to engage face to face with your audience in Bessemer and the Birmingham, Alabama area.

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.

Besides great music, the festival offers a variety of booths including arts and crafts, outdoor exhibits, and a diverse selection of vendors selling tempting offers.

How To Become a Vendor Today?

  1. Fill out the online Vendor form and mail with payment to Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant
  2. Contact elaine.lyda@gmail.com

Vendor Fees

10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival
April 27, 2019

Food and merchandise vendors are accepted on a limited basis. Vendors are selected based on merchandise, product variety, product appropriateness, and space availability. Duplicate vendors will be separated as much as possible, but no one will be relocated if this does not occur. Vendors must send an itemized list of all items in application. Food vendors are expected to comply with all Health Department regulations.

A 10x10 site at the festival for promotional displays and merchandising opportunities, including the right to giveaway premium items, coupons, or product samples. Festival will provide standard electricity. Generators are not allowed unless discussed first with event organizer. Vendor will provide a 10x10 tent, signage, table, chairs, and extension cords.

Proof of Vendor license must be provided before festival. All vendors selling merchandise or food within the City of Bessemer must have a valid business license or obtain a special business license for the duration of the event. Any vendor selling food must provide documentation from the health department before a license will be issued.

10% sales tax will be collected at the conclusion of the festival by a representative of the City of Bessemer. Please take appropriate measure to price your items accordingly.

Food, Merchandise, Arts&Crafts Vendor FEES:     

  • $200 By April 1st
  • $250 After April 1st

Vendor Opportunities

Please fill out the following applications and return.

Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival Application

Bessemer Business License Application

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