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.
  • 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

  • Tracy Masiello

    Reaching Resolution, LLC

  • 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

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Robert Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Ed & Donna Kania

    • Elizabeth Teagarden & Scott Anderson

    • Errol & Catrina Restelli

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • HP & Kimberly Giger

    • 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

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Philip & Lisa Cope

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Sue Chamblerin

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

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

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Katherine Everett

    • Scott Brown & Tracy Masiello

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • Harvey Wood

    • Jayne & Tony Buckley

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • Markey Austin

    • Martha Harbison & Ron Cox

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Bill Walton & Debbie White

    • Charles & Mary Curry

    • Charles Catania

    • Charlie Huff

    • Elizabeth & Dan Tierney

    • Elizabeth Kline

    • Gary & Melody Miller

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Jeannie & Douglas Rose

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Mark & Bethli Clemens

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Martin & Cynthia Owens

    • Michael Elder & Karen York

    • Parker Foley

    • Regina & Mike Spagnardi

    • Richard Jones & Alyse Kelly-Jones

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Liz Lynn

    • Sebastian & Lorraine Fazzino

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Steven & Olivia Cohen

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • The Odom Family

    • Thomas Aaron Garlow

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Wendy Clarke

    • Amy Long

    • Amy Royal

    • Ann & Hank Del Vecchio

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Carol & David Lawrence

    • Cheryl Brownd

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • David Jordan & Elizabeth Jackson-Jordan

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Dr. Susan Jensen

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Jay & Adrianne Johnson

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Kevin Deery & Mary Struble Deery

    • Kristen Gannon Guarnieri

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Marc Adams

    • Mary Kay & Anthony Eisel

    • Michael & Colleen Gilboy

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • The Shearer Family

    • The Underwood Family

    • Tim & Polly Alexander

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Andora Nicholson & Eli Yacinthe

    • Angela Lawrence

    • Anne & Ross Armstrong

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Carla & Charles Leaf

    • Cathy Weigand

    • Chris & Jodi Hummer

    • David & Mandy Craft

    • Donna Wood

    • Elizabeth Beasley

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jill Blumenthal

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • John & Zoe Fortin

    • Jude Hamilton-Brooks

    • Lillian Legacy

    • Lynda Hoyt

    • Nathan C. Davis III

    • Neil & Laura Sidden

    • Renee Jones

    • Robert King

    • Ronald Wolfe

    • Steve & Kaye Fulcher

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Susan League

    • Tom Schmutzler

    • William Saunders

  • 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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