About Hot Luck

On May 24-27, 2018 in Austin, Texas, Hot Luck: Live Food & Music will return to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. It’s the perfect imperfection of grandma’s gumbo and pawpaw’s BBQ — but delivered by new interpretations from the next generation.

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. And surprises, lots of fun surprises.


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 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.

A wide variety of food and music events comprise Hot Luck. Tickets for individual events will go on sale shortly. At the moment, the all-in Whole Enchilada passes are on sale. Chef and music talent will be announced soon.

 

 

FAQ

WHEN IS HOT LUCK?

The second annual Hot Luck: Live Food & Music will take place May 24th-27th, 2018.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Hot Luck consists of a wide variety of events that will be held at various locations centered around downtown Austin and throughout the city. Chef and music talent will be announced soon as well as specific event information will be announced soon.

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 Whole Enchilada passes will be on sale on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:30 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 will be offered shortly. A few are offered only through The Whole Enchilada Ticket Package. Individual tickets to food and music events will go on sale soon; currently the all-in Whole Enchiladas passes are on sale.

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 a wide variety of events throughout the weekend of May 24th-27th, 2018 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! Email [email protected]

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! We will have information on this soon.

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