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 celebrated 30 years of music parties and our 20th year as a nonprofit organization. Learn more about our programs below, see our 2018 Impact Overview 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, as well as through the Jacob Titus Youth Music Scholarship Fund.

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

  • Robert Adden

    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • 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

  • Amelia Old

    Passports from the Heart

  • Errol Restelli

    CapTech Consulting

  • John Richards

    Electric Power Research Institute

  • Tim Scott, Jr.

    Charlotte Center City Partners

  • Jacqueline Valdes

    Driven Brands, Inc.

  • Cynthia Walsh

    Cox Walsh & Associates

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Brian Collier

    Executive Vice President
    Foundation For The Carolinas

  • Charlie Elberson

    VP/Insights Strategist, Wray Ward
    Trustee, Reemprise Fund

  • Tom Gabbard

    President/CEO
    Blumenthal Performing Arts

  • Mark O'Connor

    Professional Musician, Composer, Author
    Past TMP Performer

  • Susan Patterson

    Retired, Knight Foundation

  • Kyle Petty

    Philanthropist
    Broadcast Media Professional
    Past TMP Performer

TOSCO MUSIC MEMBERS

    • Anthony & Kathleen Sciacca

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Brian Tarle

    • Carrie & Ian Banwell

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Ed & Donna Kania

    • Errol & Catrina Restelli

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • HP & Kimberly Giger

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Jan Parham

    • Jared Bendel & Lauren Kennedy

    • Jim & Betsy Deupree

    • Jim & Jan Brittain

    • John & Amber Ockerbloom

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Paul Trapani

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

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

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • Gary & Melody Miller

    • George Ramsay

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Maureen & Dave Fetterolf

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Ted & Glenda Sjolander

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Katherine Everett

    • Parker Melvin

    • Pat & Laurie McCormick

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • William & Cristina Warlick

    • Allison & Ed Binder

    • Amanda Wade

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • Anjie Carpenter

    • Bill Walton & Debbie White

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

    • Charles & Mary Curry

    • Charles Catania & Kelly Frings

    • Charlie Huff

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Christina & Dan

    • Daphne Traywick

    • Deborah & Jud Little

    • Dennis & Ginny Coffey

    • Elizabeth Kline

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Harvey & Muri Corzin

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Jerry Cinqmars

    • Joan Fitzgerald

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • John & Zoe Fortin

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Kim S

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Lee Fluke

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Liz Canovan & Jean Lewicki

    • Louis Jerome

    • Neil Brown

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Pata Family

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Charlene Kozloff

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Andrew & Natalie Gibbon

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Caren Knox

    • Catherine Hawkins

    • Christopher & Audrey Lakin

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Darryl Logsdon

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Dave, Mary & Ruth Shumway

    • David & Linda Salls

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Jack & Karen Rhyne

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Jerry Warmath

    • Joey Brown

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • Larry & Jan Dimick

    • Lee Engel

    • Marc Adams

    • Mark Larson & Cathy Hasty

    • Megan Brasser

    • Michelle Hamilton

    • Miller & Rebecca Abernethy

    • Pamela Morgenstern

    • Parker Foley

    • Patricia Fisher

    • Philip Armstrong & Mindy Kirshbaum

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Steven B. Martin & Barry Nance

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • The Odom Family

    • The Underwood Family

    • Wendy Clarke

    • William Naylor

    • William Saunders

    • Aaron Rickert

    • Alan Gordon

    • Andrew Hernandez

    • Anne & Ross Armstrong

    • Christine Enders

    • David Watson

    • Diana Cummings

    • Eric Maust

    • Erika Shepard

    • Gainor Eisenlohr

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Janet Elder

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Jay Greenberg & Maria Kearney

    • Jeannie & Douglas Rose

    • Jessica Lang

    • Joseph Benton

    • Lucy Mitchell

    • Marsha Kelly

    • Maureen Mitchell

    • MJ & Jamie

    • Moshe Usadi

    • Renee Jones

    • Richard Hough

    • Robert Bove

    • Rosemary Curtin

    • Sharon Welling

    • Sophia Kafiti

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Susan League

    • Tom Schmutzler

    • Tricia Hodge

  • 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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