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SHARE YOUR TALENT WITH AN AUDIENCE OF 1,200 IN CHARLOTTE, NC ALONGSIDE TALENTED AREA MUSICIANS AND NATIONAL ACTS. EXPERIENCE A TOSCO MUSIC PARTY WHERE "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!"

PERFORMER BENEFITS

  • Break Through

    Share your music with an audience of 1.200 and get assistance booking and promoting shows at local venues, workshops and events.

  • Get Connected

    Join an inspiring community of professional and amateur musicians and supportive fans who love to be part of the creative experience.

  • Fund Your Art

    Our audience members love to support your passion. Tosco Music events provide an opportunity to sell CD's and performers keep 100% of their sales.

  • Enjoy Support

    We take care of the details with a full backline, event promotion, a buffet dinner, and help with housing, so that you’re free to focus on your music and connect with other musicians and the audience.

  • Join The Ranks

    Whether it's your first show or an encore performance, Tosco Music gives you the rare chance to share the stage with nationally renowned acts from a range of genres.

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PAST
PERFORMERS

Take the same stage with nationally renowned acts from a broad range of genres and backgrounds.

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  • The Avett Brothers

    THE AVETT BROTHERS

    Emerging from Concord, NC, the Grammy-nominated Avett Brothers combine elements of bluegrass, country, punk, pop, ragtime and indie rock and completed their 9th full length studio album in 2016.

  • Livingston Taylor

    LIVINGSTON TAYLOR

    Raised in Chapel Hill, Livingston Taylor now teaches at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and still manages to perform over 80 shows a year. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans.

  • Rachel Platten

    RACHEL PLATTEN

    Emmy-award winning Rachel Platten is a perhaps best known for her uplifting anthem “Fight Song.” Signing with Columbia Records in 2015, Rachel says, “Bringing people together is to me, the most important thing we can do in this life. I feel like that’s my mission with my music."

  • David Wilcox

    DAVID WILCOX

    Considered a songwriter's songwriter, Asheville-based David Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans.

  • Alash Ensemble

    ALASH ENSEMBLE

    All the way from Tuva at the southern edge of Siiberia, these masters of Tuvan throat singing mesmerized our audience with their remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time.

  • Kinobe

    KINOBE

    A gifted Ugandan multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Kinobe is known for his inspired synthesis of African roots and global fusion. “Some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today…. Sublime and peaceful.” - BBC

  • Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

    MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS

    Charlotte resident Maurice Williams is one of the most durable figures in the history of classic R&B and rock and roll. His 1950's mega-hit “Stay” has been re-recorded by The Four Seasons and Jackson Browne among others.

  • Mipso

    MIPSO

    Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, these renegade traditionalists are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory.

  • International Community Mass Choir of Charlotte

    INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MASS CHOIR OF CHARLOTTE

    Directed by Alton Lee, this dynamic choir of Charlotte residents from various African nations inspires and uplifts audiences through the power of song.

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  • 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.'

  • 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.

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC