Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Bob Sykes BBQ and Blues Festival, scheduled for June 1 at DeBardeleben Park.
The festival, which features both national and local blues acts, has brought hundreds of visitors to the city of Bessemer.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at Bob Sykes restaurant or at BobSykesBlues.com.
The Bessemer City Council's second meeting date in May has changed.
The Council will meet on May 28 at 10 a.m. at City Hall. Pre-council meeting will start at 9 a.m. that morning.
The council had been scheduled to meet on May 21, but has postponed the meeting so members can attend the Alabama League of Municipalities annual convention in Montgomery. The convention will run from May 18 to May 21.
Applications are being accepted for this year’s Camp Bessemer.
Camp Bessemer will start on June 10 and last through July 26. The camp will include summer employment, cultural awareness and recreational and instructional activities for youth in Bessemer.
The deadline to apply for employment is May 20. Employment opportunities are available to residents of Bessemer between the ages of 14 and 18 who are currently enrolled in school. This includes graduating high school seniors.
The deadline to apply for campers is June 3. City residents between 6 and 13 can become campers, but five-year-olds scheduled to enroll in first-grade this fall are also eligible.
Applications can be picked up at City Hall or at schools in the Bessemer City Schools System.
The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham will present findings from the Southwest Corridor Transit Study during a Roundtable Meeting on Saturday, May 11, at the Birmingham Crossplex Center, 2331 Bessemer Road.
Mayor Kenneth Gulley will be among a panel of local mayors who will be participating in the event.
The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m. Other participants are scheduled to include Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Brighton Mayor Barbara Watkins and a representative from the city of Midfield.