FOR THE
LOVE OF
MUSIC.

Our mission

IT IS OUR MISSION TO PRESENT A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSIC THROUGH PERFORMANCES AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS; FOSTER A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG LISTENERS AND PERFORMERS; AND CONNECT PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR MUSICIANS TO SHARE AND INSPIRE ONE ANOTHER.

Born from intimate living room jam sessions in Charlotte, NC, Tosco Music Parties have grown into popular community concerts where nationally recognized acts share the stage with undiscovered artists and audience members are invited to sing along throughout the evening.


From concerts and open mic nights to music scholarships and outreach, Tosco Music is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the community explore, develop and share their passion for music in all its forms. 


In 2018, we celebrate 30 years of music parties and our 20th year as a nonprofit organization. Learn more about our programs below, or read more about our history.

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OUR PROGRAMS

  • Tosco Music Party

    Tosco Music Party

    Held three times a year, the Tosco Music Party features an eclectic mix of all styles of music, with performances by a variety of scheduled acts. The Tosco Music Holiday Party was added in 2016. All shows include Tosco's trademark singalongs with the audience.

  • Beatles Tribute

    Beatles Tribute

    Every June, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format as the Music Parties - only all Beatles songs! Tosco Music will celebrate our 100th music party in 2020 at the Beatles Tribute.

  • Open Mic Night

    Open Mic Night

    Whether you're a veteran of the stage or making your debut, our open mic nights offer a supportive community atmosphere where you can share your love of music.
  • Musician Support

    Musician Support

    Performers feel the hospitality on the night of events, from the full backline provided, to a buffet dinner in the green room and host housing when needed. We assist with CD sales and help you make connections for future opportunities at area venues and private events.
  • Community Outreach

    Community Outreach

    Tosco Music brings the joy of singing to seniors in the community and area events that are free and open to the public, provides ticket scholarships for neighbors who might not otherwise afford them, and funds youth music scholarships to summer camps at The Swannanoa Gathering and Community School of the Arts.

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

  • Ivi Bilich

    Board Chair
    WonderWorld Creative

  • David A. Carlson, CPA

    Board Treasurer

  • Dumont Clarke

    Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners

  • Brian Collier

    Foundation For The Carolinas

  • Betsy Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Jim Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Phyllis Fulton

    Music Together of Charlotte

  • Sally Higgins

    Higgins & Owens, PLLC

  • Chase Law

    Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Tracy Masiello

    Reaching Resolution, LLC

  • John Richards

    Electric Power Research Institute

  • Cynthia Walsh

    Cox Walsh & Associates

  • Errol Restelli

    CapTech Consulting

TOSCO MUSIC MEMBERS

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • John Richards & Leigh McDonald

    • Jim & Betsy Deupree

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Elizabeth Teagarden & Scott Anderson

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • DeWitt Crosby & Robert Wechsler

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Jim & Jan Brittain

    • Jan Parham

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Jared Bendel & Lauren Kennedy

    • HP & Kimberly Giger

    • Errol & Catrina Restelli

    • Thomas Family - Scott, Beth, Caroline, Bizzy, Sarah, Robert and Twinkie

    • Philip & Lisa Cope

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Ed & Donna Kania

    • Sue Chamblerin

    • Scott Brown & Tracy Masiello

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Katherine Everett

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • Harvey Wood

    • Jayne & Tony Buckley

    • Martha Harbison & Ron Cox

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Markey Austin

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Gary & Melody Miller

    • Jeannie & Douglas Rose

    • Thomas Aaron Garlow

    • Elizabeth Kline

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Charles & Mary Curry

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • Michael Elder & Karen York

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Richard Jones & Alyse Kelly-Jones

    • Martin & Cynthia Owens

    • Charlie Huff

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Steven & Olivia Cohen

    • Mark & Bethli Clemens

    • Parker Foley

    • The Odom Family

    • Wendy Clarke

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Sebastian & Lorraine Fazzino

    • Scott & Liz Lynn

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Charles Catania

    • Claire Stephens & George Johnston

    • Jean Maillie & David Eaton

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Tim & Polly Alexander

    • Mary Kay & Anthony Eisel

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • The Shearer Family

    • Amy Long

    • Amy Royal

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Michael & Colleen Gilboy

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Dr. Susan Jensen

    • Kevin Deery & Mary Struble Deery

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • The Underwood Family

    • Cheryl Brownd

    • David Jordan & Elizabeth Jackson-Jordan

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • Jay & Adrianne Johnson

    • June Blotnick & Doug Sea

    • Carol & David Lawrence

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Angela Lawrence

    • William Saunders

    • Andora Nicholson & Eli Yacinthe

    • Nathan C. Davis III

    • Anne & Ross Armstrong

    • Elizabeth Beasley

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jill Blumenthal

    • Ronald Wolfe

    • Susan League

    • Tom Schmutzler

    • Renee Jones

    • Lillian Legacy

    • Steve & Kaye Fulcher

    • Neil & Laura Sidden

    • Cathy Weigand

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Jude Hamilton-Brooks

    • Lynda Hoyt

    • Donna Wood

    • Robert King

    • Lee Engel

    • Justin Tosco & Peggy Nicholson

    • Craig Pollock

    • Marcia Teal

    • Catherine Mitchell

  • Think of Tosco Music Party as the musical equivalent of walking into Ben & Jerry's and saying: 'I'd like a spoonful of everything, please.'

  • A Tosco Music Party is a theatre in the round of sorts for acoustic musicians. It's a medium that breaks down artificial barriers between entertainers and audience.

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