About Hot Luck

On May 18-21 in Austin, Texas a few friends and familiar faces will roll out a new kind of event, Hot Luck: Live Food & Music. It’s not a typical festival, but it will sure be a good time.

Hot Luck is inspired by friendly tailgates, family reunions, get togethers and potlucks of our past and present — with a few differences. It is a fun, chef-driven, celebration of fire, food, music, and camaraderie. An a la carte eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know how, and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin' boots.

Hot Luck is simple - it's about getting together around the land, places, and folks that inspire us — the food, the music, the friends, and the joy. Hot Luck is about honoring the soul, sweat, and DIY diversity of the world around it. It’s the perfect imperfection of grandma’s gumbo and pawpaw’s BBQ — but delivered by new interpretations from the next generation. Get together with us for the Austin Hot Luck hoedown and relax — this ain't an event you have to dress for, it's just a good time.

Hot Luck is proud to donate a portion of the festival’s proceeds to The SAFE Alliance. The SAFE Alliance is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence. Visit safeaustin.org to learn more about this amazing organization.

 

 

FAQ

WHEN IS HOT LUCK?

Hot Luck will take place May 18th-21st, 2017.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Hot Luck consists of more than seven events that will be held at various locations centered around downtown Austin and throughout the city.

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?

A portion of proceeds from Hot Luck are donated to The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. To learn more about our charity click here.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR HOT LUCK?

All festival tickets are sold directly through HotLuckFest.com. Hot Luck tickets will be on sale on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:00 AM CST!

WHAT KIND OF TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW DO I BUY THEM?

Ticket options for the festival offer something for everyone, with prices from $20 to $550. Most of our events are a la carte and a few are offered only through The Whole Enchilada Ticket Package.

WHEN ARE MORE EVENTS BEING ANNOUNCED?

We’ll be announcing our Music Shows and a few more Food Event surprises in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow @hotluckfest on social media and sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page to be the first to know!

WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT TICKET QUESTIONS?

If you need assistance purchasing a ticket, have questions regarding payment or if you need your tickets resent to you, please reach out to our Eventbrite support team at eventbrite.com.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

Tickets are non-refundable.

CAN I BE A HOT LUCK VOLUNTEER?

With over seven events throughout the weekend of May 18th-21st, 2017 we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Are you a people person? Wine and food enthusiast? A stickler for details? Boy, do we have a job for you! Click here and fill out our volunteer application.

WILL ANY OF THE EVENTS BE CANCELLED IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?

All events will take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place for each event.

DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN AT YOUR EVENTS?

Unless noted otherwise, all of our events are 21 and over only (no infants, small children or strollers).

I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

All of our events are omnivore friendly. We will have a few vegetarian options at our main events; however, in order for us to allow our participating chefs full creativity, our events are not catered to vegetarians or those with strict dietary restrictions. Thank you for your understanding.

DOES HOT LUCK RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS OR AIRLINES FOR GUESTS TRAVELING TO THE FESTIVAL FROM OUT OF TOWN?

Yes! Please visit our Travel page to see our hotel partners.

ALL EVENTS, PRICES, PERSONALITIES, PERFORMANCES, VENUES, DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

Volunteer

With events throughout the weekend of May 18th-21st, 2017 we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Are you a people person? Drink and food enthusiast? A stickler for details? Boy, do we have a job for you! If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and help out, please fill out our volunteer application. Our amazing volunteer coordinator will review your application and be in touch with you via email no later than Friday, April 7th.

Volunteer Application Form

Press

We are currently accepting application for a limited amount of Press Credentials for Hot Luck. Please fill out our Press Application and our PR gurus will be in touch with you via email no later than Monday, April 24th.

Press Credentials Application Form

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