TOSCO MUSIC OPEN MIC

LOCATION
The Evening Muse
DESCRIPTION

Join us for a smaller, open mic version of the larger music parties. Tosco Music Open Mic is not your usual open mic -- come see why!

Starting with an open singalong circle where everyone who wants to can strum along, we revisit some of our favorites together to warm up before anyone who has signed up takes the stage. Whether you're an experienced musician or ready to try performing for the first time, the evening offers a supportive community atmosphere where you can share your love of music. 

Anyone can sign up to perform! Sign ups start at 7pm inside the front entrance after guests pay the cover charge at the door. Performance slots are first come, first pick, although order may be slightly rearranged to accommodate young students who need the earliest times slots.  

A $3 cover charge is collected at the door and supports The Evening Muse's the travelling musicians fund. Adults visiting The Evening Music for the first time will pay an additional one-time lifetime $1 membership registration. Guests under 17 need an accompanying adult to enter.

The Evening Muse is at 3227 N.  Davidson Street at the corner of 36th Street in NoDa.

 Samples of a couple past Tosco Music Open Mic performances below!

NOT YOUR AVERAGE OPEN MIC -- For more than 15 years now, Tosco Music has hosted an eclectic, supportive, family-friendly evening of singalongs and solo performances from all ages and experience levels. Once a month (usually on first Wednesdays) at The Evening Muse in the NoDa area of Charlotte, NC, we enjoy a unique gathering of music lovers of all kinds -- you might see a 9 year old stun you with his a capella version of a soul classic, a 70 year old surprise you with a sweet ballad, a 40-something banker-by-day, singer-songwriter-by-heart share an original song, or a trio of teens take the room by storm with unexpected skill and talent. 

At Tosco Music Open Mic in February 2018, a lucky roomful of listeners got to hear Joey Santo sing this rat pack favorite in his mother tongue! 

We never know who we'll see or what special gifts of music we'll be treated to -- come enjoy the music, or share your own! 

Tosco Music audiences are the most enthusiastic supporters of musicians of all kinds, and first-time performers of all ages are especially welcomed.
Sign ups start at 7pm, the singalong circle starts at 7:30 and performances start at 8pm.


SEE WHAT'S
COMING UP

  • 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

    2009

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC