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 a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the community explore, develop and share their passion for music in all its forms. 


In 2018, we celebrate 30 years of music parties and our 20th year as a nonprofit organization. Learn more about our programs below, or read more about our history.

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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. The Tosco Music Holiday Party was added in 2016. 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! Tosco Music will celebrate our 100th music party in 2020 at the Beatles Tribute.

  • 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. Read about our 2017 Musician Support and Community Outreach Highlights.

  • 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

  • Robert Adden

    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • Jane Ballard

    Retired, SPX Corporation

  • Ivi Bilich

    Board Chair
    WonderWorld Creative

  • David A. Carlson, CPA

    Board Treasurer

  • Dumont Clarke

    Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners

  • Betsy Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Jim Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Phyllis Fulton

    Music Together of Charlotte

  • Ricko Hill

    Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • Chase Law

    Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Errol Restelli

    CapTech Consulting

  • John Richards

    Electric Power Research Institute

  • Cynthia Walsh

    Cox Walsh & Associates

TOSCO MUSIC MEMBERS

    • Aly & Erik Higgins

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Carrie & Ian Banwell

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Robert Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Ed & Donna Kania

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Jan Parham

    • Jared Bendel & Lauren Kennedy

    • Jim & Betsy Deupree

    • Jim & Jan Brittain

    • John & Amber Ockerbloom

    • John Richards & Leigh McDonald

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Katherine Everett

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Thomas Family - Scott, Beth, Caroline, Bizzy, Sarah, Robert and Twinkie

    • Tom & Paula Grogan

    • Wes Robinson

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • Maureen & Dave Fetterolf

    • Scott Brown & Tracy Masiello

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Charles Catania

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • Harvey Wood

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Martha Harbison & Ron Cox

    • Michael Lovett

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • Bill Walton & Debbie White

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Charles & Mary Curry

    • Charlie Huff

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Elizabeth & Dan Tierney

    • Elizabeth Kline

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Katharina & Kumar Das Gupta

    • Lee Fluke

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Louis Jerome

    • Mark & Bethli Clemens

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Martin & Cynthia Owens

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Parker Foley

    • Pata Family

    • Regan & Wally Brown

    • Regina & Mike Spagnardi

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Richard Jones

    • Richard Stowe, Jr.

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Charlene Kozloff

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Steve Fulcher

    • Steven & Olivia Cohen

    • The Odom Family

    • Thomas Aaron Garlow

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Wendy Clarke

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Ann & Hank Del Vecchio

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Dave, Mary & Ruth Shumway

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Dr. Susan Jensen

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Jay & Adrianne Johnson

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Jerry Cinqmars

    • June Blotnick & Doug Sea

    • Kevin Deery & Mary Struble Deery

    • Kristen & Al Guarnieri

    • Lee Engel

    • Marc Adams

    • Martha Hubbell

    • Mary Kay & Anthony Eisel

    • Michael & Colleen Gilboy

    • Roger Tooker

    • Sharon Bremer

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • The Underwood Family

    • Tim & Polly Alexander

    • William Saunders

    • Alan Gordon

    • Andora Nicholson & Eli Yacinthe

    • Angela Lawrence

    • Anne & Ross Armstrong

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Carla & Charles Leaf

    • Cathy Weigand

    • Chris & Jodi Hummer

    • Chuck & Noteka Hege

    • Darryl Logsdon

    • David & Linda Salls

    • David & Mandy Craft

    • Gail Bloomer

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jarod Brown

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Jill Blumenthal

    • John & Zoe Fortin

    • Joseph & Linda Kuhlmann

    • Lillian Legacy

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Lise Turner

    • Marcia Ramoutar

    • Mary Watkins

    • Nathan C. Davis III

    • Patrice & Reg Britz

    • Patti Burk

    • Ron Wolfe & Linda Brooks

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Tom Schmutzler

  • 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.

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