Formerly known as

"Meeting of the Mindless"

Our 5th annual Songwriters Festival is co-hosted by Cesar Quirarte, El Dorado's event planner and manager of the Palapa Bar & Grill and the award winning Pavillion restaurant, at Las Caras de Mexico Golf Resort, located within La Ventana Del Mar on the beautiful Sea of Cortez, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.

Please join us November 9th & 10th for an exciting and entertaining weekend you will never forget.

Warm tropical hugs,

Melodie Honey

Founder & Host

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We always try to party with a purpose so again this year we'll be supporting San Felipe's outstanding animal rescue organization, VIVA. Your donations will help provide medicine, qualified veterinary exams and medical attention, spay and neutering, care and adoption for the many indigent animals of San Felipe. We appreciate your support.

Get up close and hang out with the artists

We'll be hanging out at La Palapa Bar & Grill on Friday and at Juanito's Cantina on El Dorado Beach on Saturday. You'll meet the talented songwriters, listen up close and escape to a life inspired by the sea, good times and that laid-back and loving life attitude that just never gets old. You'll also enjoy authentic local Mexican cuisine and the Baja sun.


Tropical Rock (Or Trop Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of rock and roll, country, caribbean, reggae or other musical genres to create a laid-back or escapist state of mind.

Trop Rock may create its tropical or “island vibe” either with tropical or island-like instrumentation and production, or with beach, tropical or “escapist” lyrical themes, or both.

FRIDAY Nov 9 - La Palapa Bar & Grill

Natasha James is a 2 time Grammy Nominee and international touring artist, with a nod to Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Emmy Lou Harris. Her bluesy country rock blend makes her an American troubadour in the purest sense of the word.

Tadj Galleran, multi-talented songwriter, actor, harmonica virtuoso and former keyboard/vocalist for Shoe Suede Blues with Peter Tork.


SATURDAY Nov 10 - Juanito's Cantina

Mark Mulligan regularly performs from coast to coast in the U.S., Belize, Costa Rica, and Canada. His tropically flavored songs will take you south of the border to a world of blue skies, sandy beaches, sailboats, and sunshine.

Eric Stone has performed in almost every state in the US and 13 countries. He's a regular at Margaritaville, Universal Studios and Bahama Breeze and still manages a busy Summer Tour and Festival Circuit.

Rob Mehl tours the U.S. annually, plays guitar and ukulele. His mellow, folk-style beach ballads are inpired by his love of great literature and his time growing up in Hawaii.