See our newest Report to the Community here. Apply for a music scholarship, or nominate someone!

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 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. Our mission is supported by generous support from our Living Room Society, Tosco Music Members, the Arts & Science Council, as well as through earned revenue from ticketed events and community outreach services.


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!


See our newest Report to the Community here. Tosco Music's past financial statements are available on Guidestar along with our most recent IRS Form 990, and here is our 3-year financial summary. You can also learn more about our programs below, see our 2018 Impact Overview or read more about our history.


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OUR NONPROFIT OUTREACH AND IMPACT

As a volunteer-powered nonprofit organization, 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 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. Tosco Music is approaching our 100th Tosco Music Party in 2021. 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. The next FabFest is scheduled for July 22-23, 2022.

  • 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.

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

  • Ivi Bilich

    WonderWorld Creative

  • DeWitt Crosby

    Retired Psychologist

  • Betsy Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Jim Deupree

    Chapter Two

  • Phyllis Fulton

    Music Together of Charlotte

  • Michelle Hamilton

    Consultant

  • Maria Howell

    Singer, Actor, Voiceover, Coach

  • Josh Jacobson

    Board Chair
    Next Stage Consulting

  • Brad Merlie

    Ponte Ventures, LLC

  • Sam Merritt

    Alston & Bird LLP

  • 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

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • Jared Bendel & Lauren Kennedy

    • Ivi Bilich & Jennifer Twiggs

    • Jim & Jan Brittain

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Wendy Clarke

    • Jack & Caydea Coobs

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Jim & Betsy Deupree

    • Mark & Adele Dillon

    • Mark & Maria Easley

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Lorraine & Sebastian Fazzino

    • Frank & Patricia Fisher

    • Parker& Joan Foley

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Nancy Futrell

    • Michelle Hamilton

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Aly & Erik Higgins

    • Maria Howell

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Kathryn & Luke Kissam

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Susan Loudenslager & Greg Smith

    • Stephen Allred & Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    • Brian & Mary Anna Marley

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • Brad & Barbara Merlie

    • Samuel & Kelly Merritt

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • John Richards & Leigh McDonald

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Cathy & Terry Roche

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • William Saunders

    • Ron & Marion Solomon

    • Brian Tarle

    • Elizabeth Teagarden & Scott Anderson

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

    • Paul Trapani & Carol Thompson

    • Janice Valder

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • John Anderson

    • Greg Cagle

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Jeffrey & Elizabeth Gore

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Jayne & Tony Buckley

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Matt, Ashley & Piper Crowder

    • Buddy & Cheryl Furr

    • Marion Gittings

    • Gerald Goff & Amanda Martinez-Goff

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Jeanette Leardi

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Katie Oates & Dan Murrey

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Kim S

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Tony & Ailen Arreaza

    • Heidi & Irelyn Bell

    • David & Mandy Craft

    • Larry & Jan Dimick

    • Suzanne Gainey

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Christopher & Audrey Lakin

    • Judy Lekoski

    • Roland & Katrina Maddrey

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Donald & Diane Adams

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Rocky Cabagnot

    • Marcia Corenman

    • Michelle Held

    • Taryn, Scott & Colsen Hofert

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Merrie McGrath

    • Bunny Nash

    • Tom Schmutzler

    • Walker Spruill

    • Louis Stephens

    • Scott Strassels

  • 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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