Songs for Lovers is on February 14! Get your tickets.


Booth Playhouse

Songs for Lovers is an evening of love songs at the intimate Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall. This special Valentine's Day event is a separate event from Tosco Music's 2023 Season.

With the same great variety and incredible talent presented at Tosco Music Parties, musicians will perform a special selection of love songs in a cabaret-style concert. This memorable Valentine's Day tradition will also raise funds to support Tosco Music’s nonprofit mission and Community Outreach programs.

Seats at cocktail tables will be sold only in pairs; additional single seats will also be available. See here for venue details, parking and directions.

View highlights from last year's event here.


  • 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