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FOR THE
LOVE OF
MUSIC.

Our nonprofit mission

TOSCO MUSIC IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PRESENTS A WIDE VARIETY OF MUSIC THROUGH PERFORMANCES AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS; FOSTERS A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AMONG LISTENERS AND PERFORMERS; AND CONNECTS 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 youth 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.


In 2019, Tosco Music presented live music at almost 100 different events and activities in 31 different locations throughout Charlotte and the surrounding communities, 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!


Our mission is supported in part by the Infusion Fund, as well as by our Living Room Society and Tosco Music Members, and earned revenue from ticketed events and community outreach services.


See our Report to the Community here. Tosco Music's financial statements are available on Guidestar. Learn about our founder and Executive Director, John Tosco, here. Read more about Tosco Music's history here.


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OUR NONPROFIT OUTREACH AND IMPACT

Tosco Music provides live music throughout Charlotte and the surrounding communities. in 2019, we provided paid performance opportunities for more than 150 musicians. We presented live music at 100 events and activities at 31 different locations throughout the Charlotte region, 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 our community through music!

OUR PROGRAMS

  • Tosco Music Party

    Tosco Music Party

    In April 2022 we celebrated our 100th Tosco Music Party! 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. See videos of past TMP highlights here.

  • Beatles Tribute

    Beatles Tribute

    Every summer, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format as the Music Parties - only all Beatles songs! In 2019, 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 Festival. The next FabFest is scheduled for July 21-22, 2023.

  • Open Mic Night

    Open Mic Night

    Whether you're a veteran of the stage or making your debut, our monthly 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 make connections for future opportunities at area venues and private events. Read about our new musician outreach and support initiatives here.

  • 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.

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

  • Robert Adden

    Board Treasurer
    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • Carolyn Allred

    Children's Theater of Charlotte

  • Tony Arreaza

    Carlotan Talents

  • Jane Ballard

    Chair Elect
    Retired, SPX Corporation

  • DeWitt Crosby

    Retired Psychologist

  • Betsy Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Jim Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Michelle Hamilton

    Consultant

  • Martha Harbison

    Community Contributor

  • Maria Howell

    Singer, Actor, Voiceover, Coach

  • Josh Jacobson

    Board Chair
    Next Stage Consulting

  • Brad Merlie

    Ponte Ventures, LLC

  • Sam Merritt

    Alston & Bird LLP

  • John Ockerbloom

    Co-Head of US Real Estate at Barings

  • Lance Ollivierre

    Central Piedmont Facilities Management

  • Carrie Teixeira

    Community Volunteer

  • 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

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Kennedy-Bendel Family

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Rob Boisvert & Audrey Truman

    • Ron & Sandra Boozer

    • Jan & Jim Brittain

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Jack & Caydea Coobs

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Leo & Flora D'Souza

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Parker & Joan Foley

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Michelle Hamilton

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Aly & Erik Higgins

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Adara & Josh Jacobson

    • Chris & Susan Kearney

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Elizabeth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Susan Loudenslager & Greg Smith

    • Steinway Carolinas & the Love Family

    • Brian & Mary Anna Marley

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • Samuel & Kelly Merritt

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • John & Amber Ockerbloom

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • John Richards

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Bill Saunders & Patty Babb

    • Thomas & Sherry Skains

    • David & Laurie Tanner

    • Brian Tarle

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

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

    • Paul Trapani & Carol Thompson

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Dawn Anthony

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Billy & Stephanie Owens

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Linda Bollag

    • Doug & Sue Crossley

    • Gerald Goff & Amanda Martinez-Goff

    • Rob Hammock & Caroline Chambre Hammock

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • Brittany & David Netta

    • Joe Pata & Family

    • Danielle Kleinrichert & Guillermo Villar

    • Nathan & Angel Adams

    • Francis Bagbey

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Jonathan Buchan

    • Justine Busto

    • Greg Cagle

    • Jen & Steven Coss

    • Smitty & Jill Flynn

    • Matt Freeman

    • Marion & Ted Gittings

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Gordon & Sylvia Whitman

    • Jim & Wylly Guterman

    • Denise Hensel

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Harriman Jett

    • Tom & Mary Keifer

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Gregg & Tracy Leslie

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Carole McLeod

    • Cindy McMillan

    • Wilson McWilliams

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Aaron & Jess Rickert

    • Roger & Marilyn Sarow

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Diana Ward

    • Gillian Albinski & Douglas Young

    • Pamela Bashor

    • Jill Blumenthal

    • Vanessa & Cliff Calabro

    • Gerald Cinqmars

    • Tom Covington

    • Lee & Marlene Engel

    • Dave Forrest & Laurie Will

    • Noel & April Freidline

    • HP & Kimberly Giger

    • Sarah Goad

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Renee Jones

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Judy Lekoski

    • Liz Canovan & Jean Lewicki

    • Maddrey Family

    • Andy & Elizabeth Majors

    • Tracey Martin

    • The Odom Family

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • The Rentz Family

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Jeannie Salisbury

    • Jim Shea

    • Cathy Tisdale

    • Ellen & Jim Wade

    • Danny & Janice Bernstein

    • Jim & Kathy Brennan

    • Bill Custer

    • Katherine Everett

    • Alice Gallagher

    • Ian & Linda Gerdes

    • Kevin Jones

    • Susan League

    • Tony Lucente

    • Steve Martin

    • Campbell McEntire

    • Bunny Nash

    • David Palmer

    • Joy Libethe & Gary Raflo

    • Nicolette Robertson

    • Pam Schneider

    • Dorothy Springmann

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Donna Stowe

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Meredith Walker

    • Fred & Lea Warson

    • Mark Zenow / Cord Music Mgmt

  • 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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