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Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Food Festival Announces 2018 Dates

Passes for all-event access are on sale now

Seasoning meat at Hot Luck’s Al Fuego event
Seasoning meat at Hot Luck’s Al Fuego event
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin’s Hot Luck Festival, the Austin-based food and music hybrid event that made its debut earlier this year, is returning next year for a second time. It will take place from Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018.

As of now, Hot Luck’s Whole Enchilada passes, which offer access to all events, are on sale for $550. A portion of Hot Luck’s proceeds will go towards the Safe Alliance again. The full chef and music lineup, as well as the schedule, will be announced in early 2018.

The 2017 edition brought together Texas chefs and lots of local names (Chris Shepherd, Rebecca Masson, Tyson Cole, Callie Speer), along with nationally recognized chefs like Roy Choi, Adam Perry Lang, Sara Kramer, and Nong Poonsukwattana. Events ranged from the giant fire-focused cookout in Wild Onion Ranch with numerous chefs to concerts paired with single chefs like female pop-punk Japanese band Shonen Knife with Otoko's Yoshi Okai to brunches hosted at local restaurants with out-of-town chefs to the Franklin Barbecue backyard party to a tiki party.

Franklin, along with co-founders James Moody (Mohawk, Guerilla Suit) and Mike Thelin (Feast Portland), put out the idea of the food and music festival in 2015, and set the inaugural spring dates earlier this year.

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