Wednesday, May 9

3rd Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival June 2

Van Sykes, one of our 50 founding members and owner of Bob Sykes BarB-Q in Bessemer, Alabama, is hosting the 3rd Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival. From the event website:
Barbecue and blues are a great combination so start planning for the 3rd Annual Bob Sykes Bbq and Blues Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at the beautiful DeBardeleben Park located in downtown historic Bessemer from 1-9pm. It is a relaxing secured atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy talented blues musicians from local to nationwide. There will be delicious Bob Sykes bbq, childrenΚΌs activities, arts and crafts area, giveaways and demos by the sponsors, and much more.

Visit the BBQ & Blues Festival website for more info.

Listen to Van and his mother, Maxine, talk about the history of Bob Sykes BarB-Q in their oral history interview that's part of our Southern BBQ Trail.