BOOM Intersection Stage

BOOM is back!  Tosco Music was part of the first BOOM festival and we’re glad be returning for BOOM's third year, this time in Plaza Midwood at the outdoor Intersection Stage across from Common Market, 2007 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205. 

Join us April 21 from 2:00-4:00PM for a celebration of diversity and unique musical talent with a special Tosco Music Party created just for BOOM as part of Tosco Music Community Outreach. Tosco Music provides music at Charlotte community events that are free and open to the public, thanks to our members and donors. Help us continue to do this by becoming part of the Tosco Music community here.

The BOOM festival is Charlotte’s annual showcase of contemporary and experimental art created on the fringes of popular culture. BOOM gathers a unique coalition of artists, volunteers, nonprofits, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to transform the way art is made and shared in the Queen City. BOOM has something for everyone, no matter your age or taste. 

See the full line-up of BOOM events April 20-22 here

Map to BOOM location is here.



  • The music parties are an indie-music institution in Charlotte, so popular they often fill a 1,200-seat hall, with a roster of performers that has included everyone from American Idol contestants to The Avett Brothers.

  • What started 20 years ago as a jam session in John Tosco’s living room has bloomed into one of the region’s most unique regional events – and a coveted gig for unsigned artists.

  • 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.'

  • Lisa Rab

    Charlotte Magazine 2013

  • Wall Street Journal


  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC