Get ready to paint the town in all the colors of the rainbow as the vibrant and inclusive community of San Antonio gears up for the 3rd Annual Queer Voices Pachanga! Produced by the dynamic duo, Chibbi Orduña of Gem.In.Eyes Productions and Anel Flores of Anel I. Flores Studios, in collaboration with the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and The Pride Center San Antonio, this electrifying event promises an unforgettable celebration of diversity, empowerment, and artistic brilliance.

Mark your calendars for June 1st, as the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center at 922 San Pedro Ave transforms into the epicenter of pride and joy from 4 PM to 10 PM, featuring an array of activities and entertainment that will leave you cheering for more!

Starting at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., a Queer Clothing Swap will be open for the community to come in search of gender-affirming attire. No contributions of clothing or funds are required to participate. Private changing spaces will be provided at the event.

From 6-7 p.m., you are invited to receive a blessing provided by the Cuir Curanderas: Erika Casasola, Rebel Mariposa and Sophia Velasquez, setting the tone for an evening of spiritual renewal and empowerment. As the beats start to drop, DJ De La O will keep the energy high with a mesmerizing mix of tunes that will have you dancing into the night.

But that’s not all – satisfy your cravings with delicious food and drinks while you mingle and make new friends. Dive into a world of fun with board and card games or explore the vibrant Mini Mercado showcasing the incredible talents of local artists and vendors.

As the sun sets, get ready to be dazzled by a showcase of performers unlike any other! From poetry that will touch your soul to burlesque performances that will leave you breathless, drag shows that defy expectations, and live music that will move you to your core – this lineup is bursting with talent and passion, including Cesar de Leon, MJ Rocha, Diamond Braxton, Cloud Cardona, Natasha Hernandez, Marcela Hernandez, Alejandra Sanchez Alanis, Vixy Van Hellen, Glori B, and Las Hijas de la Madre, hosted by Anel and Chibbi.

Best of all, this event is free and open to the public, ensuring that everyone can come together to celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance. While admission is free, donations to support the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center and The Pride Center San Antonio are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Worried about parking? Don’t be! Free parking is available at the nearby San Antonio College lot #28, ensuring that your journey to join us in this celebration of Queer Voices is as stress-free as possible.

So, gather your friends, bring your allies, and join us as we raise our voices, dance with pride, and showcase the beautiful mosaic of talent that makes San Antonio shine. Together, let’s make this 3rd Annual Queer Voices Pachanga the most unforgettable yet!

Esperanza was founded in 1987 by a group made up of mostly Chicana activists seeking to bring together diverse movements for peace and justice in San Antonio and around the world. It is a nationally recognized nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the intersections of cultural arts and social change. In the early years, the Esperanza was engaged in caravans to Central America, demonstrations against the KKK, mural projects that engaged children as artists, and the first art exhibit in Texas to focus on the Queer community and the AIDS crisis. Esperanza’s cultural programming champions the lives and experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ+, immigrant, and working class communities. Esperanza continues to be a politically progressive, outspoken, and unwavering force for justice in San Antonio and beyond.