An exciting new food and music festival will happen in May, the Austin American Statesman reports. Started by Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Fun Fun Fun Fest co-founder James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, a food festival, the event hopes to capture the laid back nature of Austin.
The name of the event is meant to conjure up thoughts of a potluck dinner coupled with the fire that Franklin cooks his barbecue over and will have lots of food and music events all weekend with around 35 chefs at eight to ten different places around Austin.
The festival creators want attendees to be able to attend all the events or to attend just one or two events a day if that’s their preference, so they will be offering a comprehensive and an a la carte option. Then attendees could spend the rest of their time exploring the city and restaurants not included in Hot Luck if they choose the a la carte option.
The goal is laid back meals and events that feel like an evening hanging out with friends, not a tasting dinner at a fancy restaurant. The food will be eclectic and not barbecue focused, even though it is curated by Austin’s smoked meats guru.
The music will be similarly diverse, including something for everyone. Although prices and other details haven’t been announced yet, tickets are set to go on sale at the end of next month and will include weekend packages and a la carte options. The festival is scheduled for May 18th through 21st.