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Booth Playhouse

This special Valentine's Day event is a separate event from Tosco Music's 2022 Season.

Tosco Music is creating a new experience for Valentine’s Day: an evening of love songs at the intimate Booth Playhouse in Founders Hall! See here for venue details, parking and directions.

With the same great variety and incredible talent presented at Tosco Music Parties, musicians will perform a special selection of Songs for Lovers. Tosco Music will offer a new and memorable tradition for Valentine’s Day, and also raise funds to support Tosco Music’s nonprofit mission and Community Outreach programs. There will be a classy collection of silent auction items to bid on at intermission and win by the end of the night. Songs for Lovers – A Fundraiser for Tosco Music will be a cabaret-style concert designed for couples. Seats at cocktail tables will be sold only in pairs; additional single seats will also be available.

Tosco Music is requiring all performers, staff and volunteers be vaccinated, and will be adhering to Blumenthal's COVID Guidelines.


  • 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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