Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

DeBardeleben Park in Downtown Historic Besemer

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Stop in for a daylong festival of ribs, barbecue sandwiches, live blues music, inflatable slides, and face painting

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Promotional value expires May 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for listed event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $18 for two festival tickets and one bottle of barbecue sauce ($32 value)
  • $32 for four festival tickets and two bottles of barbecue sauce ($64 value)

On Saturday, May 31, guests can stop by the festival from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at DeBardeleben Park. Gates open at noon. Parking is free, and kids aged 12 or younger get in free. Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs or blankets, but coolers and pets are not allowed.

Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

For the last several years, more than 2,000 people have congregated in DeBardeleben Park for one of the most anticipated events of the summer: the Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival. There, guests can enjoy the summer sun while listening to local and national blues acts, grabbing a plate of Bob Sykes’s famous ribs, or watching kids play on the inflatable slides. Food booths, crafts, and activities draw crowds of festival-goers throughout the day, as do the face-painting booth and cool picnicking spots under the trees. Meanwhile, blues music filters through the open air like frisbees who can’t find their owners. A portion of the festival's proceeds benefit local charities.

Customer Reviews

Great event
Pam N. · June 4, 2014
Great music, lots of shade trees. They had twice as much food and still ran out! More ribs, please!
Jason E. · June 2, 2014
Great lineup, great venue, and a very good time! Reminded me of the EARLY days of City Stages, before it got out of control. Will definitely be back next year!
Errick S. · June 1, 2014
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