This morning, Mala Luna Music Festival announced they will be donating $15,000 to the Network For Young Artists, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
From a press release sent to Sobre Sound: Mala Luna Music Festival originally partnered with NYA to give a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold to the local organization in an effort to support San Antonio’s local community. This partnership has now resulted in a donation of $15,000 to the San Antonio-based nonprofit, which will directly support current and upcoming student-driven music education initiatives.
Additionally, in a continued effort to support San Antonio’s up-and-coming music scene, two NYA students, Chloe Delgado and Chase Sauer, were selected to perform in front of their hometown crowd at Mala Luna Music Festival, marking their biggest performances to date. This partnership with NYA has helped to further ScoreMore Shows’ ongoing commitment to supporting underserved students by providing incentives and culturally relevant opportunities at its various shows and festivals.
This is another major development in the local music business following year of growth and change. Mala Luna Fest wasn't necessarily a much welcomed addition to the neighborhood, but now King William residents will have to set aside their first impressions as the festival has partnered with a non-profit that provides opportunities for San Antonio artists. Concert organizers are not waiting for a later date and growth, they are directly investing in the future right now. As more bridges are built between the city, HOA's, and the music business, the environment for local artists and promoters could result is smoother operations and further cooperation between interested parties.