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Hot Luck Festival Highlights Fluff Bake Bar's Glorious S'mores at Thurston Moore Show

Aaron Franklin brings food and music together

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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.

Aaron Franklin's first-ever Hot Luck Festival highlights the city's best two assets: food and music. With that comes concerts paired with themed foods from acclaimed chefs around the country, which the festival just announced.

First up is s'mores for Thurston Moore (of the former band Sonic Youth) from Franklin himself and Rebecca Masson of Houston's Fluff Bake Bar, making use of Mohawk’s roof deck on Wednesday, May 17.

Over at music venue Barracuda, Portland meat shop Olympia Provisions and Elias Cairo are paired with garage punk band Black Lips on Thursday, May 18. Sushi mastermind Yoshi Okai from Otoko will whip up just that and other Japanese bites during pop punk band Shonen Knife's set on Friday, May 19. Expect some sort of Tex-Mex barbecue bite from Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ at Barracuda during blues and soul musician Black Joe Lewis’ show on Saturday, May 20.

Then, at White Horse, Nashville-based alt-country musician Rayland Baxter’s show comes with caffeinated ice cream floats made with Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ cold brew on Friday, May 19. Texas singer/songwriter Robert Ellis ends the festival with ice cream sandwiches from Oregon dairy company Tillamook on Saturday, May 20.

People can buy individual tickets to these concerts, or opt for the all-access package. Tickets to the concerts are available on individual bases as well as part of overall packages. The festival takes place from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21.

Hot Luck’s full lineup includes chefs like Roy Choi, Nong Poonsukwattana, Alex Stupak, and many others.

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