Press Week


Press week sounds like a real thing, but (in this context, at least) it’s just me realizing I’ve been in the papers more this past week than most. Girls Rock Detroit and George Montrelle hooked me up with this Voyage Michigan feature, and the Fringe Festival media team with the Northern Advocate and The Big Idea (above). I’m constantly amazed by what an activated community can do, and SO grateful!

I have followed The Big Idea as an arts and culture magazine in NZ since arriving, and to be quoted and promoted in this publication makes my heart sing! I’m doubly excited to talk about Pay What You Can and how I’m functioning as an indie artist in and post COVID. 

Whangarei Fringe Festival kicks off TODAY with What the Folk!? Whangarei – a mini folk festival curated by Maggie Cocco Music. As in Ireland, this family friendly weekend of workshops, performances, and community is centered around the pub! Many thanks to the Irish Wolf – Northland’s only Irish pub – for working with us! Featuring an Instrument Petting Zoo, Folk Music Community Meeting, and Whangarei’s first folk supergroup (for which I’ll be singing bv’s)! See links above for more.

Keep an eye on the socials! All the exciting things are in the next few weeks 👇

Upcoming Events:

September 30th/October 1st – What the Folk, Whangarei!? (Mini Folk Festival)

October 2nd – Piano and Spray Paint at Hatea Me Hearties feat Maggie Cocco and Josh Kiwikiwi  

October 8th – Bowie Bowie, Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland (David Bowie Tribute)

October 13th-14th – Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths at Whangarei Fringe *New Song Cycle Premiere*

October 15th – CHAOS/LAMENT/WAIL: Resonations of the Chladni Plate 

October 30th – Maggie Cocco at The Chapel House 

November 6th – Variety Artists Club of NZ presents Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths 

November 8th – Poetry Live! Presents Renee Liang & Maggie Cocco 

Recent Events, Blogs, Videos, Editorials, Recordings:

Ins and Outs of the Music Business (Workshop)

The Old Packhouse Markets

Quaranpalooza (Further Sneak Peek at new Science for Sociopaths)

GRD Book Club: The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

‘Becoming’ – New Song Cycle Sneak Peek from Maggie Cocco’s Science for Sociopaths

Making Sense (and Art) of Social Media

The Maggie Cocco Band – Acoustic at Diablos Caravan

Mid Recording at Anzac Road: LIKE A MOTH

Book Club: Dreaming Disability Justice

Maggie Cocco Music and Creative Calvary Present “I See You”

What is “real time” and why is it important?

All possible events are live streamed, filmed, or otherwise documented. Email for access to past shows or workshops. Check Patreon for full content and follow Maggie Cocco Music projects on social media for daily updates.

SPONSOR NEEDED: Joey has been a Maggie Cocco Music student for 4 years! Joey has been curating two community talent shows each year for the past five years in his home town of Burlingame, California. Even the mayor attends! Joey and his cohorts are differently abled and have access to limited funds for mentorship. Joey will be starting University this year, and expects that this December’s will be his last production. As such, he hopes to finish big! Joey is seeking extra tuition for help fine tuning the production and assistance writing his own song for the finale. Subsidizing Tony costs $15/week.

Thank you and WELCOME to new patron Kendra ✨

Maggie Cocco Music services are Pay What You Can so that persons who mightn’t otherwise be able to afford them have access to quality music education and services. Thank you for supporting Maggie Cocco Music in this mission 🤍


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