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 celebrated 30 years of music parties and our 20th year as a nonprofit organization. Learn more about our programs below, see our 2018 Impact Overview 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. 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.

BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

  • Robert Adden

    Ruff Bond Cobb Wade & Bethune, LLP

  • 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

  • Amelia Old

    Passports from the Heart

  • Errol Restelli

    CapTech Consulting

  • John Richards

    Electric Power Research Institute

  • Tim Scott, Jr.

    Charlotte Center City Partners

  • Jacqueline Valdes

    Driven Brands, Inc.

  • 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

    • Aly & Erik Higgins

    • Anthony & Kathleen Sciacca

    • Beth Lewicki & Pam Montag

    • Carrie & Ian Banwell

    • Charlie Elberson & Lou Kinard

    • Chase & Ron Law

    • Cynthia Walsh

    • Dave Carlson & Gretchen Caldwell

    • Dennis & Kaye McGarry

    • DeWitt Crosby & Robert Wechsler

    • Dumont Clarke & Shirley J. Linn

    • Ed & Donna Kania

    • 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 Richards & Leigh McDonald

    • Josh & Adara Jacobson

    • Katherine Everett

    • Leslie & Mitchell Wickham

    • Mickey Aberman & Linda MacDonald

    • Patrick O'Leary & Karen Yamasaki

    • Phil & Beth Koonce

    • Phyllis & Peter Fulton

    • Russell & Becky Helms

    • Teri & Kemp Miller

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

    • Tom & Paula Grogan

    • Wes Robinson

    • Al & Tracy Zapata

    • Alan & Silla Jacobson

    • Alice Richey & David Pitsner

    • Connie & Steve Matthews

    • Dave & Janice Sachs

    • Gary & Melody Miller

    • Maureen & Dave Fetterolf

    • Tom Hanchett & Carol Sawyer

    • Andy Baxter & Susan Gover

    • Charles Catania

    • David & Cheryl Carson

    • John & Sarah Parham

    • Kim & Robert Adden

    • Michael Lovett

    • Parker Melvin

    • Pat & Laurie McCormick

    • Robert & Susan Rose

    • Sally Higgins & Ray Owens

    • Susan Patterson & George Tyree

    • Tip Nicholson & Nancy Davis

    • Tom & Vickie Gabbard

    • William & Cristina Warlick

    • Allison & Ed Binder

    • Amy & Dustin Long

    • Anjie Carpenter

    • Bill Walton & Debbie White

    • Bronah & Bill Livingston

    • Charles & Mary Curry

    • Charlie Huff

    • Cheryl & Jamey Brownd

    • Dennis & Ginny Coffey

    • Elizabeth & Dan Tierney

    • Elizabeth Kline

    • Greg & Geri Baker

    • Harriman & Lotta Jett

    • Howard & Laura Lee Drucker

    • Jerry Cinqmars

    • John & Tucker Viccellio

    • John Markovics & Nicole Norton

    • Katharina & Kumar Das Gupta

    • Larry & Catie Good

    • Lee Fluke

    • Linda Y. McElroy

    • Liz Canovan & Jean Lewicki

    • Louis Jerome

    • Mark & Karen Thomas

    • Martin & Cynthia Owens

    • Neil Brown

    • Nick & Kendall Tosco

    • Pata Family

    • Regan & Wally Brown

    • Regina & Mike Spagnardi

    • Richard & Allyson Burns

    • Richard Jones

    • Richard Stowe, Jr.

    • Ron, Louise & Katy Robinson

    • Scott & Charlene Kozloff

    • Sharon Frazier

    • Steve Fulcher

    • Todd & Lisa Rubenson

    • Virginia Herron

    • Wayne & Patricia Kool

    • Yo & Ron Osborn

    • Ann & Hank Del Vecchio

    • Becky & Ron Clark

    • Bill & Janice Rogers

    • Caren Knox

    • Catherine Hawkins

    • Christopher & Audrey Lakin

    • Cricket Weston & Dave Molinaro

    • Dan & Jan Johnson

    • Dave & Gaye List

    • Dave, Mary & Ruth Shumway

    • Dick & Karen Langford

    • Doug & Beth Dover

    • Jack & Karen Rhyne

    • Jay & Adrianne Johnson

    • Jerry Warmath

    • Joey Brown

    • June Blotnick & Doug Sea

    • Kristen & Al Guarnieri

    • Lee Engel

    • Mark Larson & Cathy Hasty

    • Martha Hubbell

    • Megan Brasser

    • Miller & Rebecca Abernethy

    • Parker Foley

    • Patricia Fisher

    • Roger Tooker

    • Sharon Bremer

    • Spence & Jayne Borden

    • Steven B. Martin & Barry Nance

    • Tamara Lesesne

    • The Odom Family

    • The Underwood Family

    • Wendy Clarke

    • William Naylor

    • William Saunders

    • Aaron Rickert

    • Alan Gordon

    • Andrew Hernandez

    • Carla & Charles Leaf

    • Chuck & Noteka Hege

    • Darryl Logsdon

    • David & Linda Salls

    • David & Mandy Craft

    • Eric Maust

    • Erika Shepard

    • Gail Bloomer

    • James & Kathy Brennan

    • Janet Elder

    • Janet LaRosa

    • Jarod Brown

    • Jason & Nancy Minnix

    • Jeannie & Douglas Rose

    • Joseph & Linda Kuhlmann

    • Joseph Benton

    • Lisa Lackey

    • Lise Turner

    • Lucy Mitchell

    • Marcia Ramoutar

    • Mary Watkins

    • Maureen Mitchell

    • Patrice & Reg Britz

    • Patti Burk

    • Richard Hough

    • Ron Wolfe & Linda Brooks

    • Sharon Welling

    • Sophia Kafiti

    • Sumer, Patrick & Charlotte O'Boyle

    • Susan League

    • Tom Schmutzler

  • 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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