Los Compadres Restaurant will present the event for the second year in the Reno location with two full days of entertainment Saturday and Sunday for all ages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the event and access to all scheduled entertainment is only $1, children under 12 admitted for free. Proceeds will benefit Nevada Hispanic Services.
Entertainment on multiple stages will include live Latin music, Mexican dancing horse performances, amateur boxing bouts, kick-boxing demonstrations and more still in the planning stage. In addition, a children’s playground and approximately100 vendors providing food, arts, crafts, jewelry, toys, games and information will be located in the south parking area of Grand Sierra Resort. Approximately 80,000 people are expected to attend the weekend
International recording artists, “La Sonora Internacional” (Saturday) “Los Grandes de Tijuana” (Sunday), will headline this year’s line-up of Latin bands and musicians on the outdoor stage. Other popular local and regional performers include Grupo Audas, Banda la Pavorosa,Vicente Arreola y su Norteno Band, Lobos Sierrenos, Grupo Dobemol, Escorpion de la Sierra, Diamante Norteno and Ritmo Ardiente.
Professional horse trainer, Lupe Medina, will present dancing horse performances from Rancho Las Tres Potrancas (The Three Fillies Ranch) in Palomino Valley, located just north of Sparks, Nevada. ARCE Boxing Club will host amateur boxing each afternoon. The local non-profit boxing club for at-risk teenagers has already produced five national champions since inception in 2002. For more information on ARCE, call 775-829-0203.
Cinco de Mayo 2011, presented by Los Compadres Restaurant is sponsored in part by the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers, Wells Fargo, U. S. Bank, New West Distributing, Coors Light and Tecate. Jose Valencia, owner of Big Daddy’s Barbecue, will again coordinate all aspects of the event. For details visit www.cincodemayoreno.com or call 856-4888.