Experience the hottest new chefs and inventive culinary creations May 23-26, 2024 at Hot Luck Live Food & Music Festival. This annual event—created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Mohawk owner James Moody and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland—is a melting pot of the culinary and music worlds. Check out shows spanning all genres, from Americana and bluegrass to indie and R&B in Austin’s most iconic venues. Here's the run down on the weekend's can't-miss activities and events.

Image of a man and woman holding up a large beef rib to their mouths and taking a bite.
Credit Alison Narro.


Giddy Up
Hot Luck kicks off the festivities with a taco party unlike any other. Look forward to the Taco Mafia Crew including Edgar Rico and Sara Mardanbigi of Nixta Taqueria and Luis "Beto" Robledo of Cuantos Tacos cooking up killer bites, plus Sarah Lim of OMG Squee will be bringing the sweets. 

Supper Club
Fair Market
Hot Luck is starting the weekend off strong with the all-new Hot Luck Supper Club. The evening, an ode to the golden age of supper clubs, will feature chef-driven twists on classic supper club dishes. With 15 chef's from some of Austin's most notable restaurants, including Ariana Quant of Uchi, this is sure to be a night of nostalgia and delight to kick-off this tasty festival.

Al Fuego
Wild Onion Ranch
Al Fuego is a casual backyard cookout, but better. This is an open-air, behind-the-scenes look at what’s really going on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants. With more than 20 chefs on display, this event will be packed with a diverse range of eats. Some of the award-winning Austinites you can look forward to seeing are Fermin Nunez of Este & Suerte and Kevin Fink of Hestia.

Camp Sunnyside
Wild Onion Ranch
Enjoy a slow Sunday morning with Camp Sunnyside, an all things brunch escape on the ranch. With slow-and-low cooked favorites, grab a cup of coffee and some carbs and hangout while Camp Sunnyside 'counselors' prepare a grand campfire feast. Austinites will be in good company with Todd Duplechan of Lenoir, Tavel Bristol-Joseph of Canje, Sarah McIntosh of épicerie and more.

Image of a band onstage at Mohawk with the main man holding his hand up and singing into the microphone.
Credit to Chad Wadsworth.


Past festivals have featured some of Austin's top venues like Mohawk, Antone's and Hotel Vegas. Listen to a little bit of everything from jazz fusion and blues to cover bands and indie rock. A preview of the artist lineup at Mohawk has been announced and includes two Austin local bands Porcelain and The Ugly Beats, as well as rock bands Calexico, Lightning Bolt, The Mummies and Big Business. 

Check back closer to the festival for the full music lineup to be announced.


Purchase your "Whole Enchilada Pass" today and get access to all the food events, every music show and more, but don't wait long because these passes typically sell out! If you're just interested in attending one or two of the food events you can also purchase tickets to the individual food events here. To get more information on ticketing and prices visit hotluckfest.com.