Spanish conquistador Tristán De Luna knew how to throw a flip-flopping-crazy-good beach party. In fact, he and his crew threw Pensacola’s – and America’s – original beach bash in 1559 after surviving a perilous journey across brutal seas. As DeLuna Fest’s website points out, "It was the beach party to end all beach parties, literally, as the settlement was blown away by a hurricane shortly after."
And now you can continue the tradition! Imagine it: dancing with sugar-sand wedged between your toes, reveling in the diverse mix of live talent, and admiring Florida’s breathtaking sunsets.
DeLuna Fest, an epic end-of-summer beach music festival, boogies into Pensacola Beach Sept. 21 – 23, 2012, promising three-days of beach-friendly bands and musicians. It features a mind-boggling four stages — two of them planted squarely on the sands of Pensacola Beach — plus live music featuring a diverse blend of genres.
Now that, that smells like fun to me.
The Talent: As my husband (under) stated, “DeLuna Fest really does it up.” These famous artists are no means a complete list, but they’ll give you an idea of the caliber of musicians.
A Fact to Twirl Your Beach Towel: The average high temperature during September in Pensacola is 86 degrees. I’m just saying.