Farm Aid is hosting an intimate celebration of good food and music to benefit our work at Willie Nelson's legendary ranch: Luck, Texas.
The evening kicks off with cocktails and a locally-sourced, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Texas chefs Robert Lyford and Ben Runkle before lively sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. This is a special event you won't want to miss!
An Evening with Farm Aid in Luck is the kickoff to the annual Luck Reunion which will take place the following day, March 15, in Luck, TX. By purchasing a dinner seat, you will unlock the exclusive opportunity to buy a ticket to the Luck Reunion–for which tickets are notoriously hard to come by. To learn more about the Luck Reunion, please visit www.luckreunion.com.
Willie Nelson & Family
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Chef Robert Lyford
Robert Lyford is the owner and Market Chef at Patina Green Home & Market, located on the historic town square of McKinney, TX. His style of food is heavily influenced by the use of ingredients from local farms. Robert is a classically trained Chef from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. His experience working in the fine dining industry, catering events, and instructing cooking classes has led him to be a driving force in the local food movement in his community.
Patina Green is an artisanal production that stocks products that are hand crafted, minimally processed, and locally sourced. The menu evolves daily and stresses the importance of sustainability and seasonality. The food is REAL, while celebrating and respecting the farms and animals it comes from, the people who grew it, raised it, and prepared it.
Chef Ben Runkle
Ben Runkle is a former vegan who’s passion for fresh, flavorful and sustainable food drove him to reevaluate his dietary and career choices. Runkle began his career as a butcher’s apprentice at Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop in Pt. Reyes Station, CA and was privileged to continue his education with David Budworth at Avedano’s Holly Park Market and Taylor Boetticher at the Fatted Calf. In 2009, he and his wife Natalie Davis moved to Austin, TX and started Salt & Time. Originally focused on producing Old World style salumi and charcuterie, Runkle partnered with Bryan Butler in 2010 to grow Salt & Time into Austin’s first whole carcass Butcher Shop, Salumeria and Restaurant. Runkle’s time in Texas has influenced his culinary point of view and he takes great pride in developing new products that highlight native flavors and ingredients.
Chef Dan Stacy
Dan and his wife Kristen moved back to Austin and started Royal Fig Catering in late 2008 after several years cooking in some of New York's best restaurant. The company was founded to offer a catering business that matched the growing food scene in Austin at the time. Royal Fig was the first catering company in Austin to work with seasonal and local menus for events, and has become one of Austin's most respected catering companies.
Chef Rico Torres & Chef Diego Galicia
Chef Rebecca Masson
Owner and Pastry Chef of Fluff Bake Bar, Rebecca is also a highly sought consultant creating signature dessert menus for the top tier of Houston restaurants, including, Shake Shack Houston. Affectionately known in Houston as “The Sugar Fairy” Rebecca’s signature style creatively marries the tradition of French pastry with beloved homemade favorites reminiscent of childhood.
Thank you to the following for generous support of An Evening with Farm Aid in Luck:
Jennie Garlington | BMI | Bonterra Organic Vineyards
Farmhouse Delivery | Royal Fig Catering | Still Austin | Jester King Brewery | New Belgium Beer | Gibson