Music In The Mango Grove

You will need to sit on hay bales, but there’s wine and beer available
BY: BEN MERCADO

It’s easy to find live music in Cabo. Walk along the marina or down the main drag on any given day and you’ll hear at least a few cover bands playing. But if you want to listen to original music, you’ll have to go a bit farther. As in, over to Flora Farms in San Jose.

Every month, the farm hosts Songwriters Sessions, which feature local musicians who write and perform their own music. Previous performers include: The Shamans, a psychedelic band from San Jose; composer and singer Daniel D’Lizanka, who recently won $15,000 USD in a national songwriting contest; and members of the local band Common Sense.

mangogrove.JPGThe Songwriters Sessions are performed at the tiny chapel in Flora Farms’ mango grove. (Fun fact for all you celebrity gossip fans out there: This is the same little chapel where Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine married model Behati Prinsloo back in 2014.) The setup at the mango grove is both rustic and elegant, with hay bales used as seating and a large canopy of white lights hanging overhead.

The next Songwriters Session is coming up later this month – there’s no date set yet, but check their Facebook page for updates, facebook.com/flora.farm.cabo. The sessions run from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 USD and include a glass of wine or a beer. Pizza from the Flora Farms restaurant will be available for purchase. You can email nick@flora-farms.com to reserve your spot on a hay bale, or you can purchase tickets at the Flora Farms restaurant. Go to the website to look at a map. The location is complicated and out quite a ways from town. Hey, you have headlights, don't you? So use them.