The Highlights of Mala Luna, San Antonio’s Gem of a Festival

written by Daniel Lopez

In the world of music and music festivals, San Antonio remains an underdog. For years, this Texas city has watched cities like Austin and Houston make their claims on music festivals and bringing in good vibes. Finally, Mala Luna stepped in to bring San Antonio its very own hometown festival.

Kicking off its 2nd year, Mala Luna 2017 was yet again a weekend full of good vibes and great music. This San Antonio based festival was full of excitement from the minute the doors opened to the close of performance of Future on Day 2. Mala Luna strived to bring fans together for the ultimate Halloween weekend. The two-day music festival and cultural experience highlights this Texas city’s passion for entertainment.  This year, the festival was hosted at Nelson Wolff Stadium (Parking Lot) which had much more space compared to last years being held at Lone Star Brewing.

Day 1

Sponsored by 98.5 THE BEAT & LONE STAR, Mala Luna had 2 stages. There were never two artists performing at once, similar to Bonanza Campout. The minute an artist closed out one stage, there was a 5 minute interval before the next artist that would perform on the other stage. This lead to a lot of movement from set to set, but the ability to see every artist on the lineup. The festival was mainly hip hop based but it had the festival trap sounds of DJ Carnage to spice up the crowd before headliners Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne hit the stages.


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When Wiz Khalifa got on stage, the vibe finally felt right with everyone in the crowd. A distinct scent was in the air during the set, as everyone knows the the passion Wiz Khalifa has for the green.  For an hour and fifteen minutes, the crowd sang along many of his new and even old school hits.

The night ended off with Lil Wayne on the LONE STAR STAGE with a killer performance, just for the fine folks of San Antonio. 

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Day 2

The day couldn’t of started any better with Borgore’s surging energy into the crowd with bass rattling music; causing waves of flowing hair headbanging to the sounds. Khalid transitioned us into a cool vibe to give us an unbelievable performance with many of us singing along to many of his tracks.  Credit: Atmosvere

Just moments later we were back at cranking it up for Afrojack, which made Mala Luna feel like we were in a big dance club . Migos had a slight delay set time but that didn’t stop the crowd from being so hype when they performed all their hits like “Slippery”, “T-Shirt”, and of course “Bad & Boujee”. Finally we the dance the night away with Future to closing out the the amazing festival weekend.

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The 2nd annual Mala Luna Music Festival was a great party for the city of San Antonio. The new venue gave a felt open and alive. The people of San Antonio are proud to call Mala Luna its home and can’t wait to be back at the festival grounds next year!

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