Witness Pensacola Beach, the gorgeous glory of the gulf coast now engulfed in music. Witness the sounds and crowds of DeLuna Fest 2011. One year removed from its initial appearance on the music festival landscape, the big music festival on the beach celebrated new artists, new ambitions and even a new location.
Weezer Ladytron Stars CAKE Cold War Kids Matt & Kim
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Ra Ra Riot The Revivalists The Icarus Effect

Day 1: Promoted as “America’s Original Beach Party,” the festival’s first day began with a showcase of local artists and quickly grew into a party of rock with a dance-crazy finish.

To Be Continued in Part II…Interview with Jane’s Addiction, plus photos of their headlining performance and other artists from the second day of DeLuna Fest.

Interview with Paloma & Ray Ruddy of the Icarus Effect plus links to more photo galleries from DeLuna

-Michael L. Smith

Bands Photographed on Day 1: Ladytron, Girl Talk, Weezer, Stars, CAKE, Cold War Kids, Matt & Kim, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Ra Ra Riot, The Revivalists,