Entries by tess

Sonic Pie Productions presents All-Ireland Uilleann Piper JARLATH HENDERSON 5.1.19

Jarlath Henderson is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and doctor. Hailing from County Armagh, Ireland, Jarlath Henderson is the first Irish solo artist to win the prestigious BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year Award, which has led to performances at festivals throughout Europe and to GlobalFest in New York City. Jarlath combines modern, rhythmically […]

We Are Durham Movers & Shakers

The city of Durham, North Carolina celebrates its 150th birthday this year. We Are Durham is a project created by Unscripted Hotels to honor this through the art of storytelling and authentic experiences. Last year, they interviewed some of the prominent movers and shakers in the community (such as Sonic Pie Productions’ CEO Tess Mangum Ocaña) and asked them to […]

SPP Newsletter: HippieFest, Parade logistics, Mambo, Golden Belt, Drink Local and Shows We Love

Late FALL still had that summer fun vibe–what’s on the horizon for 2019? See this covered stage, called SummerStage and a 100+ year-old smoke stack? This is the historic, newly-unveiled Golden Belt Campus in Durham, and a view you can’t see from Main Street. There are residential options, dozens of artist studios inside, Hi-Wire Brewing just opened, parking is […]

It was our BIGGEST September ever, and Sonic Pie Productions gives you backstage, front row and front of house access!

It was our BIGGEST September ever, and Sonic Pie Productions gives you backstage, front row and front of house access! Erykah Badu, surrounded in by “pyramid” of magical light headlines the 5th annual Art of Cool Festival in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Sonic Pie Productions provided Production and Venue Management at five of this progressive jazz, soul, hip hop […]

The game plan: what to do when tonight’s artist never got on the plane

Richie Havens, Odetta and Ani DiFranco are examples of cancellations Sonic Pie Productions’ founder Tess Mangum Ocaña navigated, but with ample advance notice, and one for unavoidable good reason (death). Sound Girls shows you how to handle patron disappointment (and anger) when the venue finds out the artist never got on the plane. The game plan has to be […]

Sonic Pie Productions past, present and future in Indyweek.com

Sonic Pie Productions Marks Five Years of Business in Durham This Weekend Posted by INDY Music on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 3:50 PM The music industry is notoriously dominated by dudes, but this weekend, one woman is celebrating her success as an independent promoter—and looking toward expanding her business. Tess Mangum Ocaña runs Sonic Pie Productions, staging and promoting shows […]

Sonic Pie Productions celebrates 5th anniversary February 11

Sonic Pie Productions, proudly based in Durham, NC is turning FIVE and we’re throwing a party at The Rickhouse, downtown! We strategically chose a Sunday afternoon so you and all our friends across North Carolina can actually come. Catering by Soigné Events. Live music TBA…no cover charge. We are so thankful you let us create community and […]