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Our nonprofit mission


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 celebrated 30 years of music parties and our 20th year as a nonprofit organization. Our mission is supported by generous support from our Living Room Society, Tosco Music Members, the Arts & Science Council, as well as through earned revenue from ticketed events and community outreach services. 

In 2019, Tosco Music presented live music at almost 100 different events and activities in 31 different locations throughout Charlotte, and provided paid performance opportunities for more than 150 musicians. With the addition of our inaugural FabFest-Charlotte's Beatles Festival, overall participation in our programs surpassed 14,000!

Tosco Music's past financial statements are available on Guidestar along with our most recent IRS Form 990, and here is our 3-year financial summary. You can also learn more about our programs below, see our 2018 Impact Overview or read more about our history

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As a volunteer-powered nonprofit organization, Tosco Music provides live music throughout Charlotte. Last year, we provided paid performance opportunities for more than 150 musicians. We presented live music at 100 events and activities at 31 different locations throughout Charlotte, with participation surpassing 14,000! This impact is only possible through the support of music lovers like you.

Learn more below about our programs and the people who make them possible. If music is your passion, join Tosco Music and help enrich Charlotte's community through music!


  • Tosco Music Party

    Tosco Music Party

    In 2018, we celebrated 30 years of Tosco Music Parties in Charlotte! Held three times a year, each Tosco Music Party showcases an eclectic mix of all styles of music, with performances by a variety of local, regional and nationally-touring acts. Tosco Music Holiday Party was added in 2016 to celebrate the season and Charlotte's vibrant music community. All shows include Tosco's trademark singalongs with the audience. Tosco Music is approaching our 100th Tosco Music Party in 2021. See videos of past TMP highlights here.

  • Beatles Tribute

    Beatles Tribute

    Every June, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format as the Music Parties - only all Beatles songs! After 15 years of sold out Saturday nights, we expanded our most popular program into a weekend festival drawing Beatles fans from across the Southeast to FabFest - Charlotte's Beatles FestivalThe next FabFest is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021.

  • 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. See glimpses of Tosco Music Open Mic online, and come enjoy the music or share your own!

  • 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. Tosco Music strives to make Tosco Music Parties accessible with affordable ticket prices and ticket scholarships for area nonprofits and the people they serve. Since 2010, Tosco Music has awarded numerous music scholarships to The Swannanoa Gathering and Arts+ Music Camp, as well as through the Jacob Titus Youth Music Scholarship Fund.


  • Robert Adden

    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • Carolyn Allred

    Children's Theater of Charlotte

  • Tony Arreaza

    Carlotan Talents

  • Jane Ballard

    Retired, SPX Corporation

  • Ivi Bilich

    WonderWorld Creative

  • David A. Carlson, CPA

    Board Treasurer

  • Betsy Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Jim Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Phyllis Fulton

    Music Together of Charlotte

  • Ricko Hill

    Covenant Presbyterian Church

  • Josh Jacobson

    Next Stage Consulting

  • Chase Law

    Board Chair
    Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Brad Merlie

    Ponte Ventures, LLC

  • Tim Scott, Jr.

    Charlotte Center City Partners

  • Carrie Teixeira

    Community Volunteer

  • Cynthia Walsh

    Cox Walsh & Associates


  • Brian Collier

    Executive Vice President
    Foundation For The Carolinas

  • Charlie Elberson

    VP/Insights Strategist, Wray Ward
    Trustee, Reemprise Fund

  • Tom Gabbard

    Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Mark O'Connor

    Professional Musician, Composer, Author
    Past TMP Performer

  • Susan Patterson

    Retired, Knight Foundation

  • Kyle Petty

    Broadcast Media Professional
    Past TMP Performer


    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Jared Bendel & Lauren Kennedy

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Jack & Caydea Coobs

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Parker& Joan Foley

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Mike Hill & Ellie Donovan

    • Jess & Vince Hindman

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Susan Loudenslager & Greg Smith

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • Brad & Barbara Merlie

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • John Richards & Leigh McDonald

    • Susan Carmichael Richey

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

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

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Aaron & Jess Rickert

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Melanie Calvasina

    • Gerald Goff & Amanda Martinez-Goff

    • Jeffrey & Elizabeth Gore

    • John Gresham & Laurie Graybeal

    • Deb & Jud Little

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • William & Cristina Warlick

    • Susan Geer Zanghi

    • Allison & Ed Binder

    • Christian Bohmfalk

    • Mr & Mrs J.A. Dupuis

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Marion Gittings

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Anjie Carpenter Hipple

    • Charlie Huff

    • Si Kahn

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Kim S

    • Kim Stivers

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Nathan & Angel Adams

    • Marc Adams

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Jarod Brown

    • Greg Cagle

    • Tom Covington

    • Hilary & Martin Davidson

    • Kevin Deery & Mary Struble Deery

    • Mark & Maria Easley

    • Christine Enders

    • Sandy Erwin

    • Suzanne Gainey

    • John Goldsbury

    • Wanda Hubicki

    • Ruth A. Huey

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Richard Jones

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Walker Lundy

    • Ronald & Forest McLean

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Julia Ray

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • William Saunders

    • Ron Srebro

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Craig Weston

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Patrice & Reg Britz

    • Greta Rose Bublitz

    • Barbara Falck

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Charlie & Chris Hardy

    • George & Marilyn Hege

    • Ben Iuliano

    • David Kingry

    • Lyn Koonce

    • Kim Lanphear

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Diane McNabb Rodriguez

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Bunny Nash

    • Linda Nelson

    • H & T O`Hara

    • Dennis Piper

    • Dennis & Barbara Piper

    • Gwen Saunders

    • Tom Schmutzler

    • Jeffrey Schwartz

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Louis Stephens

    • Holly Tosco

    • Diana & Dave Wade

    • Sharon Welling

  • 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.

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC