Mala Luna was advertised for months as the music festival that was going to put San Antonio on the map; you couldn’t escape talks about it. Well, Mala Luna put their money where their mouth was as the inaugural weekend sold out with around 15,000 people in attendance each day.
People of all ages made their way out there this past weekend in full Halloween spirit donning creative costumes making just the people watching fun.
Though still in its infancy (only one stage), this festival’s electric environment and body count could definitely rival if not surpass that of some of the other festivals that have been held at the Lone Star Brewery, i.e. Lone Star Heritage Festival and Untapped Fest.
Even with the high number of people in attendance, and Mala Luna finding itself within the midst of two separate instances of Hip-Hop drama with Kevin Gates being “unexpectedly incarcerated” causing a cancellation of his set, and Lil Yatchy using his setto further his beef with Soulja Boy, festival officials said there weren’t any major problems on festival grounds.
The Lonestar Brewery has proved itself once again to be a worthy choice for location when it comes to music festivals but this may be the last set in the old warehouse environment as the $300 million project to renovate the Lone star Brewery is set to be approved by Zoning officials and Historic and Design Review Commission.
The San Antonio Music Scene has been a major focus lately when it comes to the tomorrow of San Antonio, with Soundgarden landing city funding for local musicians, various venues popping up regularly, and of course the unique music festivals the city has to offer such as Maverick Music Festival and San La Muerte Festival.
However, much different that Maverick Music Festival and San La Muerte Festival that have heavy rock n’ roll components, Mala Luna’s line-up is geared towards Hip-Hop, rap and EDM that also includes a local component as San Antonio locals such as IVY got to share the stage with the likes of Travis Scott, Jeezy, Kehlani and G-Eazy.
We can't wait to be put under the Mala Luna spell again in 2017.