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

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET AND A VALID ID TO ENTER ALL EVENTS.

  • ALL Hot Luck events are 21+ only thus no children or infants will be allowed at the events.
  • Pets are not allowed (with the exception of licensed service animals).
  • All events will be held rain or shine. Please plan accordingly!

WEATHER UPDATE:
All events have rain plans in place. In the event of rain, we’ll have additional tents for guests that will cover seating and gathering areas throughout the event. Please note that due to fire marshal regulations there will be areas of the event that will be uncovered. Please plan accordingly! Close-toed, sturdy shoes, suitable for damp ground conditions, umbrellas and rain jackets are all a good idea.

THE HI LO
Date: Friday, May 19th
Location: Fair Market (1100 East 5th St. Austin, TX 78702)
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Parking:
Parking is EXTREMELY LIMITED in the neighborhood. We strongly encourage ride sharing.

RIDE SHARING IN AUSTIN

Uber and Lyft are not available within Austin city limits. The city has the following ride sharing apps: Fasten: https://fasten.com/  and Ride Austin: http://www.rideaustin.com/

AL FUEGO
Date: Saturday, May 20th
Location: The Wild Onion Ranch (Address, Arrival and Parking Instructions below)
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Parking: See important instructions below. Please allow yourself EXTRA TIME to park and take our complimentary parking shuttle to the ranch!

VERY IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: Parking for this event will be at Akins High School Parking Lot. The PARKING LOT ENTRANCE will be located at 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748. There will be signage directing you to the parking location. There is NO PARKING at the Ranch. A complimentary shuttle bus will be provided from the High School to the Ranch.

*Please note that the parking lot entrance address is different from the Akins High School address.

VERY IMPORTANT RIDE SHARING INFORMATION: If you are using a ride sharing service to drop you off at the event, your driver MUST drop you off and pick you up at Akins High School Parking Lot located at 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748. There will be signage directing your driver to the drop off location. There is NO DROP OFF OR PICK UP at the Ranch. A complimentary shuttle bus will be provided from the High School to the Ranch.

*Please note that the parking lot drop off address is different from the Akins High School address.

VERY IMPORTANT ATTIRE INFORMATION: The event will be held outdoors in a grass field at the Ranch. Please plan your attire and footwear accordingly (i.e. high heels and dress shoes are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED).

RIDE SHARING IN AUSTIN

Uber and Lyft are not available within Austin city limits. The city has the following ride sharing apps: Fasten: https://fasten.com/  and Ride Austin: http://www.rideaustin.com/

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA

YOU MUST BRING YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET(S) TO THE YETI FLAGSHIP STORE AND CHECK IN TO RECEIVE YOUR WHOLE ENCHILADA LANYARD PASS.

YETI Flagship Store Hot Luck Whole Enchilada Passes Pick Up Information
Location: 220 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704
Pick Up Hours: Thursday, May 18th: 10:00am-4:00pm and Friday, May 19th: 10:00am-4:00pm
Parking:
Please park in the Hyatt Regency parking garage located next to the YETI Flagship Store. We will validate your parking for 2 hours.

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.

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

Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering at Hot Luck. We’re all set on volunteers for this year’s festival but be sure to sign up for our newsletter to learn about volunteer applications for 2018!

Press

Thanks so much for your interest in Hot Luck. Press applications are now closed. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about Hot Luck 2018.

Contact Us

General Inquiries

[email protected]

Partnership

[email protected]