Hot Luck Festival Returns in 2022

Live music and live-fire dining will bring the spring to a tuneful blaze

Hot Luck Fest has just now announced dates for its return in 2022. The live food and music experience will be back for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, safely across venues throughout Austin. 

Sound good to you? Sounds damn good to us. And, listen: The coveted all-in Whole Enchilada passes are on sale now, discounted for a limited time. With this pass, you'll get early access to the main food events and entry into every music show and it's the only way into the festival’s legendary industry kickoff on Thursday night. (You want to hang with chefs, mingle with the bartenders, and enjoy the most intimate festival experience available? Here’s your chance, citizen.)

Reminder: Hot Luck was founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland. The four-day event brings together some of Franklin’s favorite chefs and musicians from all over North America and beyond. It’s a weekend where professionals come to Austin to participate in a culinary summer camp and cook like they would for their friends in their backyard. And, this time, you’re among those friends.

Bonus: Proceeds from the fest go to benefit the Southern Smoke foundation.

”Southern Smoke has been working hard for our industry in these times,” says that Aaron Franklin, poking at a thick chunk of burning wood, “and we're excited to announce the return of Hot Luck to bring the culinary world together again for a good cause. We can't wait to sit around the campfire and catch up with old friends and make some new ones."

Note: The year’s lineup of chefs and musicians will be announced in early 2022, when individual event tickets will also go on sale.

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