Our History

Lunar Lux® Music & Arts Festival began in the small Florida town of Vero Beach in March of 2023 when a bar owner asked founder Luna Rose Wolf if she booked bands. Having grown a huge interest in doing so while working as a professional concert photographer, she said “No, but I will.”

Later that week, she contacted the owner of local pool hall Pockets Billiards & Bites to see if they would like to host a couple of bands, and owner Gary McKinnond was honored to give LunaFest ’23 a place to call home. Florida bands ¡Fuákata!, Paging Mr Herman, and Off The Rails were all aboard. (See what I did there?)

Within days, more bands were interested in joining the lineup, and the event grew into a three day festival with forty bands. It didn’t stop there. Finishing as a 4 day festival with food trucks, vendors, and over 60 different bands, LunaFest ’23 literally made history by breaking local records for the most bands to attend an event.

News travelled rapidly, and those who didn’t hear of the event or weren’t able to attend expressed their disappointment of missing out when hearing the stories from festival attendees. This led to the creation of LunaFest ’24, which was originally set to take place in March but was cancelled due to major changes in Luna’s life including moving out of state to Colorado.

Many still begged her to bring back the festival, and once she settled down in Colorado she did exactly that. Scheduled to take place from April 25th until the early morning hours of April 29th, LunaFest ’24 is back, and is ready to make history in the Denver metropolitan area! With bands from several states, including performers from LunaFest ’23, as well as international acts, there’s already a buzz on the streets of Denver.

Beginning in 2025, LunaFest will be under the name Lunar Lux® Music & Arts Festival to prevent confusion with the popular film festival that used the previous name. It will also be biannual, already scheduled for April and October of 2025.

If you’re interested in being a vendor, artist, performer, or venue for future events, you may add yourself to our database here. Artist applications are closed for 2024, but you will be considered for other events when added.

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