Renowned Musician Javier Mendoza to Perform Concert Benefitting Mitrata

Javier Mendoza, also known under his stage name Hobo Cane, is set to perform three Christmas concerts on December 13, 14, and 15 this year where he will donate 10% of his proceeds to Mitrata. Board member David Floeh and his wife, Tracy, are long-time fans of Mendoza’s music and are “proud to be groupies.” They have followed his success as he moved from St. Louis to Nashville several years ago and have developed a personal relationship with the artist. Long time patrons of his Christmas shows themselves (and always bringing a few friends with them), David and Tracy were excited to arrange for this year’s Christmas performances to be given in honor of Mitrata and set at The Chapel in St. Louis.


Javier not only possesses an amazing stage presence but is also an amazingly talented writer and performer, and his career of accomplishments and accolades reflects the heart and soul he brings to his original music. He started his musical career joining Warner-Chappell as a staff writer in Florida where he wrote songs for mega pop sensations such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan David, Ricky Martin, Rosario and more. He moved to Saint Louis where he saw a following grow for his own performances, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 where he began playing under the stage name Hobo Cane. His New Album Single “Hold On To Nothing” was placed on rotation on Nashville's Independent Radio Station Lightning 100, and he was chosen as one of Nashville's Lightning 100's Independent Radio Station Spotlight Artists in 2016 and has been selected as Local Artist of The Week several times. He was awarded Telly Award in 2015 for Best Original Music in a documentary called "The Forsaken" and has worked with Grammy award-winning songwriters, producers, and music engineers. He’s also shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Great Big World, and more.  His newest album “El Jardín” (The Garden) was released earlier this year. Excerpts and other information about Mendoza’s music are available at his website:


David Floeh says about his talented friend: “My heart says [that] Javier's music captures the essence of the human condition and [that] Javier’s heart, in turn, exudes compassion for others which has caused him to share the proceeds of many of his performances with various charities.”

Tickets are priced at $30 per person for 2019 and can be found, along with more information about the concert and location, here: Mitrata’s share of the proceeds will go directly to our 40 children who are under-sponsored this year.


These events will be livestreamed through Facebook to Mendoza’s entire fanbase to give Mitrata more publicity as well, and Javier hhas also offered to play a private event such as a luncheon. This event to occur a week or two prior to the shows or dinner and tickets will include a pass to one of the shows.

We are so excited for this opportunity to work with such a talented artist, and we are thankful to Javier, David and Tracy Floeh, and everyone who will be working hard to set up and prepare for this event. What an opportunity!