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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 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 Donors, and earned revenue from ticketed events and community outreach services.

See our latest Impact Report 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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Tosco Music provides live music throughout Charlotte and the surrounding communities. In 2022, we presented live music at 103 community events at almost 30 locations throughout the Charlotte region. We provided paid performance opportunities for 437 local working musicians at TMPs and our outreach programs and hosted 237 performances by youth and emerging artists at our open mics and Beatles Cover Song Contest. Additionally, we awarded $5,070 in music scholarships for youth and emerging artists.

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!


  • 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. View past FabFest highlights here.

  • Open Mic

    Open Mic

    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.


  • Robert Adden - Treasurer

    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • Jane Ballard - Chair

    Retired, SPX Corporation

  • Jamey Boiter


  • DeWitt Crosby - Secretary

    Retired Psychologist

  • Michelle Hamilton


  • Martha Harbison

    Community Contributor

  • Elizabeth Lewicki

    Stanley Black & Decker

  • Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    Children's Theater of Charlotte

  • Brad Merlie

    Ponte Ventures, LLC

  • Sam Merritt

    Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

  • John Ockerbloom


  • Lance Ollivierre

    Central Piedmont Community College

  • Carrie Teixeira

    Community Volunteer

  • Graves Upchurch

    Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

  • Cynthia Walsh

    Cox Walsh & Associates


  • Brian Collier

    The Gambrell Foundation

  • 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

  • Maria Howell

    Singer, Actor, Voiceover, Coach

  • Tony Arreaza

    Carlotan Talents


    • Susan Loudenslager & Greg Smith

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • Patrick J. O'Leary & Karen M. Yamasaki

    • John & Amber Ockerbloom

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Charlie Elberson

    • Chris & Susan Kearney

    • Elizabeth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Brian & Heather Collier

    • Jim & Betsy Deupree

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • John Richards

    • Thomas & Sherry Skains

    • Paul Trapani & Carol Thompson

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Stephen Allred & Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Rob Boisvert & Audrey Truman

    • Ron & Sandra Boozer

    • Jan & Jim Brittain

    • Jon Buchan

    • David Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Jack & Caydea Coobs

    • Leo & Flora D'Souza

    • Elizabeth & Christopher Daly

    • Mark & Adele Dillon

    • Mark & Maria Easley

    • Lorraine & Sebastian Fazzino

    • Frank & Patricia Fisher

    • Smitty & Jill Flynn

    • Parker & Joan Foley

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Karen Gunther

    • Michelle and Mark Hamilton

    • Martha Harbison & Ron Cox

    • Aly & Erik Higgins

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Jess & Vince Hindman

    • Adara & Josh Jacobson

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Kennedy-Bendel Family

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • The Love Family

    • The Mansfield Family

    • Brian & Mary Anna Marley

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Brad & Barbara Merlie

    • Samuel & Kelly Merritt

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Lisa Otter Rose & Gary Rose

    • Tom & Elaine Pacicco

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Cathy & Terry Roche

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Bill Saunders & Patty Babb

    • Brian Tarle

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

    • Scott & Beth Thomas & Family

    • Don Upton

    • Janice Valder

    • John Viccellio

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Chris Woodrow & Lori Walker

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Trish & John Anderson

    • Jill Blumenthal

    • Jamey and Katherine Boiter

    • Julie Bolt

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Al & Donna DeMolina

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Malcom & Katie Hubicki-Hamilton

    • Brittany & David Netta

    • Lance Ollivierre

    • Billy & Stephanie Owens

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Christopher Ziegler

    • Gillian Albinski & Douglas Young

    • Gary Andrew

    • Kate Bankston

    • Karen Barton

    • Chris & Jennifer Beasley

    • Danny & Janice Bernstein

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Julie Brame

    • Grey & Allison Brewster

    • Patrice & Reg Britz

    • Jarod Brown

    • Marion Burke

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Justine Busto

    • Melanie Calvasina

    • Michael Carraher

    • David Christensen

    • Tom Covington

    • Doug & Sue Crossley

    • Matt & Ashley Crowder

    • Scott & Katie Curry

    • Nancy Davis & Tip Nicholson

    • Sheelagh Desmond

    • Lee & Marlene Engel

    • Joseph Fiondella

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Marion & Ted Gittings

    • Jim & Wylly Guterman

    • Denise Hensel

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Joanne Horn

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Renee Jones

    • Si Kahn

    • Michelle Keough

    • Wayne & Pat Kool

    • Matt and Maureen Kulka

    • Lisa & Michael Lackey

    • Chris & Lynn Lakin

    • Mark Larson & Cathy Hasty

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Holly Lopez

    • Tony and Anna Lucente

    • The Maddrey Family

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Charlie & Stevie McDaniel

    • Cindy McMillan

    • Constance Oliver

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Joe Pata & Family

    • Jean Prewitt

    • George Ramsay

    • Brad Ritter

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Lucia Rojas

    • Stanley Rose

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Isabella Shaw

    • Tracy Simpson

    • Dorothy Springmann

    • Gary & Stephanie Starr

    • Louis Stephens

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Graves Upchurch

    • Mindy Upton

    • Ruard Veltman and Millicent Harper

    • Ben Vincent

    • Amanda Wade

    • Diana & Dave Wade

    • Ellen & Jim Wade

    • Meredith Walker

    • Doug Williams

    • Susan & Joe Yarber

    • Mark Zenow

  • 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