Pachuquismo | Performing Arts Series | School of Arts

In a twist, the show focuses on the female, rather than male, experience of pachuquísmo. This Mexican-American counterculture of the 1940s in the United States, associated with the fashion for zoot suits, jazz and swing music, emerged at a time when this marginalized community was fighting for the rights and equality of United States.

By depicting the little-told story of the Pachucas, Pachuquísmo highlights and juxtaposes the duality of their culture through live music and dance.

Folk music from the state of Zapateado and Veracruz symbolizes the Mexican heritage of these protesting women while jazz and tap dancing represent their American experience. The result is striking.

Don’t miss: A pre-show celebration begins at 6 p.m. with lowriders on display, music, food and drink from La Favorita, Pelon Micheladas and Rin Tin Taps. La Mezcla will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., under the stars.

About the place: This is the only concert of the season held at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno, NV 89511.

  • No pets, no glass, no smoking in the amphitheater.
  • Walk-in ticket sales will be available the night of the event at the Hawkins Amphitheater box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sales are made only in cash and by check.
  • For general admission lawn tickets, please bring your own low-back folding chairs and/or blankets.
  • Outside food and drink is permitted – no glass containers please.
  • ADA parking is available on Bartley Ranch Road, south of the Western Heritage Interpretive Center and just north of the Amphitheater. There is also a drop off area at the roundabout at the end of Bartley Ranch Road.