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Mala Luna Music Festival Staff Pick

When: Sat., Oct. 29 and Sun., Oct. 30 2016
Price: $89-$399
If it feels like San Antonio is quickly morphing into a legit music festival destination ... well, that’s because it kind of is. Consider the annual Maverick Music festival, which grew from headlining acts like Gary Clark Jr. and Girl In a Coma (while nothing to sneeze at, still local/regional talent) to the main draws being the Flaming Lips and Public Enemy in just a few short years (as we write in this week’s music section, Maverick’s new partnership with the Tobin Center is an encouraging sign next year will be even bigger). But no one’s ever tried quite exactly what Scoremore Shows (the young, premier hip-hop promoter in Texas) is hoping to pull off with the Mala Luna Music Festival. The first large-scale music fest to take over the old Lone Star Brewery touts a remarkable lineup for EDM- and hip hop-loving crowds alike. Top headliners include Kaskade, Houston phenom Travis Scott (who just finished a tour with Rihanna) and the indefatigable Steve Aoki alongside rappers Kevin Gates and G-Eazy. Not forgetting San Antonio’s homegrown talent, local artists IVY, VI$ION, Greg G, Mitch James, KWYK, and Phillip Wolf are all slated to perform. With a mix of EDM and hip-hop, it appears that Mala Luna will be something of a sister festival to Scoremore’s annual El Paso throw-down, the Neon Desert Music Festival. We say it’s about time we got our own.


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