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The Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival gave a portion of the festival proceeds to the charity beneficiary-Red Mountain Grace. This non-profit organization provides apartments to patients receiving long term medical care at hospitals throughout the city of Birmingham.  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. THANK YOU! 
Since 2010, the festival has provided funding for local charities including  Children’s of Alabama, Bessemer Education Enhancement Foundation, Clay House, Hands On Birmingham, Ady’s Army and Latch and Live Foundation. The planning has already begun for the 11th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival set for Saturday, April 25th in 2020 from 12-8pm at Debardeleben Park. Since 2010, the event is always filled with thousands of festival goers listening to award winning blues musicians. Besides great music and bbq the festival offers a variety of booths including outdoor exhibits and a diverse selection of vendors selling tempting offers. Be sure to mark your calendars for a great time!