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Join us for the first-ever International Tosco Music Party! Tickets are on sale now.

Bringing together musicians from around the globe and around the corner, the International TMP is a part of the inaugural Charlotte International Arts Festival (CIAF).

CIAF is annual celebration which magnifies the Queen City’s artistic soul for creation and innovation. The inspiring multi-week festival features curated artistic and immersive experiences from around the world and locally that celebrate diversity and culture.

With great variety and incredible talent, a Tosco Music Party (TMP) is one of the most diverse stages in Charlotte. TMPs bring nationally recognized acts and undiscovered artists to the same stage, with audience members enthusiastically singing along. The first-ever International TMP will follow the same format, but with a dozen musical acts each representing a different country.

*Please note that this International TMP will take place on Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m. View the show program here.

International Tosco Music Party Performers Include:

Reinaldo Brahn Quartet (Brazil)

The Belfast Boys (Ireland)

Peter Kfoury with Jim Brock (Lebanon)

Chinobay (Uganda)

Michela Musolino (Italy)

Jasmine & The Kashmir Kings (India)

Borinquen Sublime (Puerto Rico)

Marina Alexandra (Ukraine)

Mystic Vibrations (Jamaica)

Furia Tropikal (Central America)

Buena Vista Legacy Band (Cuba)


  • The music parties are an indie-music institution in Charlotte, so popular they often fill a 1,200-seat hall, with a roster of performers that has included everyone from American Idol contestants to The Avett Brothers.

  • What started 20 years ago as a jam session in John Tosco’s living room has bloomed into one of the region’s most unique regional events – and a coveted gig for unsigned artists.

  • 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.

  • Maybe you’ve never heard the new folk trio out of Chapel Hill or the dulcimer player from Appalachia. Maybe you’ll marvel over a double-necked guitar solo or a 13-year-old classical pianist. Whatever you’re seeking, this incredible, quarterly variety show will make you grateful to have John Tosco curating your musical adventure.

  • 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.'

  • Lisa Rab

    Charlotte Magazine 2013

  • Wall Street Journal


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