Bob Sykes Barbeque Inc

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 Jun 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues event on June 1st, 2013. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $13 for two tickets to the festival (up to a $12 value each) and one bottle of barbecue sauce (a $2 value; up to a $26 total value)
  • $26 for four tickets to the festival (up to a $12 value each) and two bottles of barbecue sauce (a $2 value each; up to a $52 total value)<p>

On Saturday, June 1, guests can stop by the fourth annual festival from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at DeBardeleben Park in Bessemer. Gates open at noon. Parking is free, and kids 12 and younger get in free. Guests can pick up their bottle of barbecue sauce and tickets at the event gate or beforehand at Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q.<p>

At the festival, guests can visit the Fish Market Restaurant for food items, including a boiled shrimp plate with potatoes and cole slaw ($10), or an array of items from Bob Sykes BBQ Restaurant, including entrees such as a pork plate ($10) or rib plate ($12) with two sides, and sides such as fries ($2.50) and potato saled ($2). There will also be free giveaways from the festival’s sponsors, as well as live music acts from national and local blues musicians from 1–9 p.m., including Victor Wainwright, who was named Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.

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

It was great fun. Well organized.
Tracey A. · June 15, 2013
The food was very good and will definatly be going back.
Eraka · June 15, 2013
good fun good music
Phillip I. · June 14, 2013
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