The inaugural Buckhead Chili Pepper Festival will be held at Eclipse di Luna in Buckhead outside in the huge outdoor parking lot and inside the restaurant today ( June 23)  from 4 to 11 p.m.

The festival will feature three live bands with Behind the Sun (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute), El Scorcho (Weezer Tribute) & Ryan Hickey & the Saints.  A DJ will be inside spinning American and Latin Top 40’s along with a roaming Mariachi band, sketch Artists and more.

Spicy foods & drinks will be sold by Eclipse di Luna, Loca Luna, D. B. A. Barbecue, King of Pops and Paul’s Taco truck.  There will be a hot chili pepper and a fiery taco eating contest with first place prizes of $100.  Admission is $15 or free with a dinner reservation. Eclipse di Luna is located at 764 Miami Circle. Valet & Free Parking is available.  Go to www.buckheadchilipepperfest.com for tickets and more info.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.