It’s Halloween Weekend, the world is getting ready to jump on their favorite cosplay outfits and take over the night, but for San Antonio, things went down a little bit differently. The Scoremore family was celebrating the second installment of their premiere Music Festival Mala Luna, and it wasn’t just any celebration. Taking place in a new location with an expanded footprint just west of downtown San Antonio at Nelson W. Wolff Stadium, Mala Luna Music Festival proudly welcomed headlining performances from some of the most in-demand acts in the country, including hip-hop heavyweights Future and Lil Wayne.Lil Wayne’s performance on Saturday brought an onslaught of hits from the New Orleans rapper, spanning his career of more than two decades. Future, one of the most prolific music artists in recent memory, having released two chart-topping albums in the past year alone, closed out the festival weekend with a jam-packed, high energy set. Additional 2017 headliners included rapper and West Coast subculture icon Wiz Khalifa; as well as the 2017 breakout worldwide sensation that is Migos, who has released a series of modern-day hip-hop classic hits over the past year, including songs like “Bad and Boujee” and “Slippery.”
Further performances included EDM giants Afrojack, Carnage, and Borgore, who kept the party going all weekend long; as well as a slew of Texas artists, including El Paso’s own Khalid, XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class member Ugly God, who hails from the DFW area, San Antonio’s hot up-and-coming artist Xavier Omär, and beloved Houston rappers Trae Tha Truth and Maxo Kream, along with a surprise appearance by the influential Houston rap icon Slim Thug. Other music performers at Mala Luna included the multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer Kali Uchis, and rapper J.I.D, who recently signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville record label earlier this year.
If we learned one thing while roaming the festival grounds, was that Mala Luna fans are not there to mess around, they are there to enjoy every second of the event. Forming dance circles literally anywhere and everywhere, by the food court or the arcade even by the water stations, people of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities found common ground in the music and the Trap with no care in the world. It is truly a refreshing identity, the identity that turns a festival into a culture and not too many are capable of capturing such. We are already hoping next year doubles once again and we are able to capture even more madness underneath the Mala Luna.
Words by AJ Perez
Performance Images by Adrian Samano
Experience Images by Calli Buckelew and AJ Perez