A ONE-OF-A-KIND FINGER-LICKING & FINGER-PICKING GOOD TIME
Created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, Hot Luck is a DIY casserole of the culinary and music world. Our fearless leader Hot Luck co-founder Aaron Franklin has long admired his good friend Chris Shepherd’s important work for the betterment of the food and beverage industry via the non-profit organization and its annual Houston event, and the Hot Luck team is honored and excited to make this partnership official. In the year 2020 alone, Southern Smoke has donated over four million dollars to more than two hundred thousand folks in the culinary industry in need. In the spirit of kicking off what we know will be a heartfelt and lasting collaboration, Hot Luck, with the fest's founding partner YETI's support, has made an initial donation to Southern Smoke. Hot Luck takes place year-round in cities all over the world in the form of chef driven food and music experiences. The 2024 edition of the festival will take place Memorial Day weekend (May 23-26) in Austin, TX.
The festival consists of a wide variety of events and surprises that will be held at various locations centered around downtown Austin and throughout the city. Hot Luck also pops up in various cities year-round.