About Hot Luck

On May 24–27, 2018 in Austin, Texas, Hot Luck: Live Food & Music returned to honor the soul, sweat and DIY diversity of the food and music world. Created and founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, this Texas-sized get-together is the true Austin festival experience blending world-class culinary talent and live music. Hot Luck is what happens at the fire—in the flames. It's where the inspiration turns into food. And that food feeds the people, and the music, and the next round of crazy ideas that flicker to life.

This event doesn't feel like a festival; it is more inspired by friendly tailgates, family reunions, get-togethers and potlucks of our past and present—with a few differences. It's 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. Stay tuned for information on 2019 as well as Hot Luck pop-ups in your city.

 

 

FAQ

WHEN IS HOT LUCK?

The second annual Hot Luck: Live Food & Music took place May 24th–27th, 2018. The 2019 edition will return Memorial Day weekend in Austin.

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

Hot Luck consists of a wide variety of events and surprises 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

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

Ticket options for the festival offer something for everyone, with prices from $15 to $550. Most of our events are a la carte and a few are offered only through The Whole Enchilada Ticket Package. All tickets can be purchased via hotluckfest.com.

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 FOR GUESTS TRAVELING TO THE FESTIVAL FROM OUT OF TOWN?

Yes! Our Hotel Partners are listed on the partners page on our website

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