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. 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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OUR NONPROFIT OUTREACH AND IMPACT

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!

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. 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, 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, as well as through the Jacob Titus Youth Music Scholarship Fund.

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

  • 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

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

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Anthony & Kathleen Sciacca

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Brad & Barbara Merlie

    • Brian Tarle

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Richard Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Errol & Catrina Restelli

    • George & Peg Povinelli

    • Ian & Jane Ballard

    • 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

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Mike & Lisa North

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • Paul Trapani

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • 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

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Ted & Glenda Sjolander

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • Wes & Claudia Sturges

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • Deb & Jud Little

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Katherine Everett

    • Melanie Calvasina

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Tim & Kathryn Johnson

    • William & Cristina Warlick

    • Allison & Ed Binder

    • Amanda Wade

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • Anjie Carpenter

    • Bill Walton & Debbie White

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Carolyn Lugo-Allred

    • Carrie & Jeff Teixeira

    • Charles Catania & Kelly Frings

    • Charlie Huff

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Christian Bohmfalk

    • Christina & Dan

    • Daphne Traywick

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Harvey & Muri Corzin

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • James & Elaine Herlihy

    • Jerry Cinqmars

    • Joan Fitzgerald

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • John & Zoe Fortin

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Kim S

    • Lee Fluke

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Liz Canovan & Jean Lewicki

    • Louis Jerome

    • Mark & Bethli Clemens

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Neil Brown

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Parker Foley

    • Pata Family

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Charlene Kozloff

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Andrew & Natalie Gibbon

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Butch & Shirley Rosen

    • Caren Knox

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Darryl Logsdon

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • David & Linda Salls

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Jane Weaver-Sobel

    • Jennifer & Scott Mansfield & Family

    • Joey Brown

    • John & Cheryl DePedro

    • Larry & Jan Dimick

    • Lee Engel

    • Marc Adams

    • Mark Larson & Cathy Hasty

    • Megan Brasser

    • Michelle Hamilton

    • Nathan & Angel Adams

    • Pamela Morgenstern

    • Philip Armstrong & Mindy Kirshbaum

    • Sandy Erwin

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • The Odom Family

    • The Underwood Family

    • Wanda Hubicki

    • William Naylor

    • William Saunders

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Alan Gordon

    • Andrew Hernandez

    • 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

    • Eric Maust

    • Erik, Hannah & Emery Forbes

    • Erika Shepard

    • Gainor Eisenlohr

    • Greta Rose Bublitz

    • Gwen Saunders

    • H & T O`Hara

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Jan & Greg Piland

    • Janet Elder

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Jay Greenberg & Maria Kearney

    • Jessica Lang

    • Joseph Benton

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Lyn Koonce

    • Marsha Kelly

    • Maureen Mitchell

    • MJ & Jamie

    • Moshe Usadi

    • Renee Jones

    • Richard Hough

    • Robert Bove

    • Rosemary Curtin

    • Sophia Kafiti

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Susan League

    • 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.

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    Charlotte, NC

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    Charlotte, NC