Plaza Midwood Outdoor Stage

Tosco Music is excited to be hosting music at two outdoor stages for Charlotte's Open Streets 704! 

From 1pm to 5pm Sunday April 29, the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and Partners for Parks will clear the roads. Enjoy local music by finding us at the intersections of Pecan & Commonwealth Avenue and the intersection of Harrill Street and Belmont Avenue. See a map to the full route here.

Tosco Music is pleased to provide music at community events that are free and open to the public as part of Tosco Music Community Outreach. 

The fifth Open Streets 704 event be within walking and biking distance of the Elizabeth, First Ward, Windsor Park, Chantilly, Echo Hills, Commonwealth, Plaza-Midwood, Sheffield Park, Country Club Heights, Eastover, and Cherry neighborhoods. 

For more information, visit the website for Open Streets 704 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