Tosco Music Holiday Party Mon 12/18 - buy tickets here! * Want to volunteer on 12/18? Register here.


Booth Playhouse

Tickets will be on sale soon.

A Valentine’s Day concert to benefit Tosco Music’s nonprofit mission and programs. Join us for a special evening of music at the intimate Booth Playhouse to celebrate love, joy and community. With the same great variety and incredible talent presented at Tosco Music Parties, Love Notes musicians will perform a special selection of love-themed songs of various genres. Come paired or single or with friends - all are welcome!

To further support Tosco Music, there will be a wonderful collection of items in the silent auction. From private chef dinners to in-home concerts, there will be lots of ways to treat yourself and your loved ones!

Love Notes is a cabaret-style concert with several seating options. Seats at cocktail tables will be sold in pairs; also, single and group seats are available. See here for venue details, parking and directions.

Check out the video highlights from last year's event, called Songs For Lovers in its first two years. This year we updated the name to better reflect our intention for an inclusive gathering of music-lovers regardless of relationship status.


  • 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


  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC