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Victoria Yards Uptown (corner of N. Tryon & 7th Street)

Celebrating music and music-makers is at the core of everything Tosco Music does. That's why we can't wait to participate in our first ever international Make Music Day!

As part of Make Music Day Charlotte on June 21, Tosco Music will lead a "Singalong/Playalong" uptown outside, just like the earliest days of Tosco Music Parties (pictured here circa early-1990s)!

The entire event is FREE for all ages and experience levels from 4-7pm at Victoria Yards (408 N. Tryon, corner of N. Tryon and 7th St) -- there will be 3 food trucks with food and beverage for purchase, and 12 picnic tables, so come enjoy dinner, bring your guitar or ukulele, and make music with us! And, just like at every Tosco Music Party, even if you don't play an instrument, everyone can sing along!

RSVP and spread the word on Facebook here.

Tentative #ToscoMusic schedule on June 21:
4-5pm Beginner Guitar & Ukulele Class (class taught by John Tosco himself)
5-5:30pm Pop and Country Sing-alongs/Playalongs
5:30-6pm Open Mic
6-7pm Beatles Sing-alongs/Playalongs

Beginner Guitar and Ukulele Class – Learn 3 basic chords that can be used for hundreds of songs
Pop and Country Singalongs/Playalongs – Easy to play songs that everyone can sing together
Open Mic – one song by each performer (any age, any instrument, any style)
Beatles Singalongs/Playalongs – “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Hey Jude”, etc.

Learn more about #MakeMusicDayCharlotte events at:

What is Make Music Day?
• A worldwide celebration of music began 1982 in France, now 1,000+ cities, 120 countries
• Differs from typical music festivals, open to every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — in parks, plazas, porches, etc., to share music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.
• All free with a purpose to get everyone involved in making music all day long. Any and all can sign up their own Make Music Day activity online at: https://charlotte.makemusicday.org/dashboard

#MakeMusicDay #MusicEverywhereClt #VictoriaYards #UptownCLTNC #ToscoMusicParty #MusicThatMovesUs #CLTMusic


  • 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

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