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11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival – September 12, 2020

The Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival presented by the City of Bessemer and Premiere Chevrolet is set for September 12th, 2020. Barbecue and blues are a great combination so it will be a great time to come together and celebrate. 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. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and set-up your spot for the day to enjoy talented blues musicians.

Bob Sykes is proud to announce the music line-up that includes Bobby Rush…2017 Grammy winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Robert Kimbrough Sr Blues Connection the 2019 AMG Award winner for Album of the year. Tullie Brae; “Hurricane” Elaine Hudson; NJ Speights; Showcase band featuring Regi Yarbrough, Tara Sabree and Robert Harris. The festival is giving tribute to the memory of Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson owner of Bessemer Juke Joint “Gip’s Place.”

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 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.
Event Information:
11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020
12pm-8pm. Gates open at 11am
Located at DeBardeleben Park / 1623 2nd Avenue North / Bessemer, AL 35020
Tickets can be purchased at www.BobSykesBlues.com or at Bob Sykes Bar B Que Restaurant
For More Information contact: elaine.lyda@gmail.com or call 205-426-1400

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Dom Eats Local’ Celebrity Chef Dom Tesoriero visits Bob Sykes Bar B Q

Owner Van Sykes had a great time showing New Yorker Chef Dom Tesoriero  the way we do BBQ for a video that is on aldotcomnews.com and other digital media outlets around the country. A big thanks to our friend and Bob Carlton from al.com for choosing Bob Sykes to show the yankees how we do BBQ here in Bessemer, Alabama!  https://youtu.be/PAayIeW2xdk

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11th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival

Mark your calendars for a day full of great blues music and delicious BBQ!

April 25, 2020

12-8pm  

Sponsorship Opportunities:https://bobsykes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bob-Sykes-Bbq-Blues-Sponsorship-.pdf  

Vendor Opportuntites:https://bobsykes.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/bob-sykes-vendor-application.pdf 

Purchase Festival Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-bob-sykes-bbq-blues-festival-tickets-61712322217 

For more information visit:https://bobsykes.com/blues-festival/

Contact: Elaine.lyda@gmail.com 

205-243-9492

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Bob Sykes Gives Back!

Since 2010, the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival has provided funding for local
charities and this year we’re happy to announce that a portion of the festival
proceeds will benefit Red Mountain Grace a non-profit organization that
provides housing to families of patients receiving long term medical care at
hospitals throughout the City of Birmingham. #HospitalityLodging #Hope
#ForTheLoveOfPeople https://www.redmountaingrace.com General admission tickets
can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-sykes-bbq-blues-festival-tickets-41257737002 or visit Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama.

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City of Bessemer Presents the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival!

Proud to announce the City of Bessemer has signed on for another year as the
Presenting Sponsor of the 10th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set
for April 27th. The 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 is set for Saturday, April 27th
2019 at DeBardeleben Park located at 1623 2nd Avenue North in 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. Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival is
still accepting sponsors and vendors. Visit here to learn more about
sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 festival. https://bobsykes.com/blues-festival/#sponsors

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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!
205-426-1400

  • 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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