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. Last year, Tosco Music presented live music at almost 100 different events and activities in 25 different locations throughout Charlotte. 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 (2018-2019), we provided live music at almost 100 events and activities at 25 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. 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 Festival. Tosco Music will celebrate our 100th music party at Tosco Music Beatles Tribute on June 20, 2020.

  • 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

  • Errol Restelli

    CapTech Consulting

  • 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


    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Brad & Barbara Merlie

    • Brian Tarle

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Errol & Catrina Restelli

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Jack & Caydea Coobs

    • 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

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • Paul Trapani

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

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

    • Aaron Rickert

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Anne Bryson

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • George Ramsay

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Ted & Glenda Sjolander

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Deb & Jud Little

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • John Gresham & Laurie Graybeal

    • Katherine Everett

    • Melanie Calvasina

    • Susan Geer Zanghi

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • William & Cristina Warlick

    • Allison & Ed Binder

    • Amanda Wade

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    • Charles Catania & Kelly Frings

    • Charlie Huff

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Christian Bohmfalk

    • Christina & Dan Binmore

    • Daphne Traywick

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Harvey & Muri Corzin

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Joan Fitzgerald

    • John & Zoe Fortin

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Kim S

    • Lee Fluke

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Louis Jerome

    • Mark & Bethli Clemens

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Parker Foley

    • Pata Family

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Charlene Kozloff

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Si Kahn

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Andrew & Natalie Gibbon

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Darryl Logsdon

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • David & Linda Salls

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Jane Weaver-Sobel

    • Jarod Brown

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • Larry & Jan Dimick

    • Lee Engel

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Michelle Hamilton

    • Nathan & Angel Adams

    • Pamela Morgenstern

    • Philip Armstrong & Mindy Kirshbaum

    • Richard Jones

    • Sandy Erwin

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • The Odom Family

    • The Underwood Family

    • Tom Covington

    • Wanda Hubicki

    • William Naylor

    • William Saunders

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Alan Gordon

    • Anne & Ross Armstrong

    • Ben Iuliano

    • Betty Putnam

    • Bryan Stanfill

    • Charlie & Chris Hardy

    • Christine Enders

    • David Kingry

    • David Watson

    • Diana & Dave Wade

    • Diana Cummings

    • Diane McNabb Rodriguez

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Gainor Eisenlohr

    • Greta Rose Bublitz

    • Gwen Saunders

    • H & T O`Hara

    • Holly Tosco

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Jay Greenberg & Maria Kearney

    • Jessica Lang

    • Louis Stephens

    • Lyn Koonce

    • Marsha Kelly

    • MJ & Jamie

    • Moshe Usadi

    • Patrice & Reg Britz

    • Renee Jones

    • Robert Bove

    • Rosemary Curtin

    • 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.

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC