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Need something UPLIFTING? How would you feel, performing in front of more than 1000 people? These kids did just that, June 28, uunder Al Strong‘s wing, using Sonic Pie Productions’ gear, staging and crew at Durham Central Park. LISTEN to the ravishingly talented Ricardo Diquez, so generous of spirit, talk about how great they are, […]
Sonic Pie Productions’ CEO Tess Mangum Ocaña is featured in the new issue of Durham Magazine!
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 […]
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 […]
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! 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 […]
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 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, 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 […]