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 dedicated to helping the community explore, develop and share their passion for music in all its forms.

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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.  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!
  • 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

  • John Tosco

    Executive Director
    Tosco Music Studio

  • Ivi Bilich

    WonderWorld Creative

  • Jayne Buckley

    Compass Group North America

  • Dumont Clarke

    Moore and Van Allen PLLC
    Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners

  • Brian Collier

    Foundation For The Carolinas

  • 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

  • Rich Rosenthal

    Board Chairman

  • Wes Robinson

    Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants

  • Heather Smith

    Bank of America

FRIENDS OF
TOSCO MUSIC

    • The Reemprise Fund

    • Blumenthal Performing Arts

    • The Evening Muse

    • MaxxMusic

    • Charlotte Folk Society

    • The Swannanoa Gathering

    • Charlotte Blues Society

    • Community School of the Arts

    • NC Guitar Works

    • BOOM Festival

    • Wray Ward

    • Tosco Music Studio

  • 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.

  • Maybe you’ve never heard the new folk trio out of Chapel Hill or the dulcimer player from Appalachia. Maybe you’ll marvel over a double-necked guitar solo or a 13-year-old classical pianist. Whatever you’re seeking, this incredible, quarterly variety show will make you grateful to have John Tosco curating your musical adventure.

  • 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.'

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC