Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

Do you love all kinds of music? TMP is for you! Featured performers for TMP on February 2 include Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Patrick Landeza, Grammy-award-winning songwriters The DonJuans, treasured local and regional talent like Mercury Carter and Chatham Rabbits, and more!

Tosco Music is a resident company of Blumenthal Performing Arts and produces five Tosco Music Parties (TMP’s) each year. 

Each Tosco Music Party is unique. A TMP is a music variety showcase of an eclectic mix of music styles by approximately 15 acts performing one or two songs each. Every TMP is a completely unique live music experience that also engages the audience in singalongs throughout the evening led by John Tosco and the TMP House Band & Singalong Choir. Fun for all ages - bring a group of friends or the whole family! 

The beautiful 1,200-seat Knight Theater is located in Uptown Charlotte at 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202. See parking information here.

Ticket prices are kept affordable to support an inclusive audience - box office (704) 372-1000. Tickets are discounted 10% for students, groups of 10 or more (groups call 704-348-5752), or when purchasing tickets to two or more TMP's at once. 

Every June, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format – only all Beatles songs for every performance and singalong! In 2019, Beatles Tribute will be expanded into FABFEST - Charlotte's Beatles Festival - a full weekend of events drawing fans of the Fab Four from across the region to Charlotte! 

2019 Tosco Music Season 
February 2, 2019
April 20, 2019
June 15, 2019 - Tosco Music Beatles Tribute (part of FABFEST)
September 14, 2019 

To take advantage of the 10% multi-show discount, purchase tickets to more than one TMP in our 2019 Season by using this link.

If you're not among our current Tosco Music Members, please help us continue to build community through music in Charlotte - join or renew today


  • 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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    Charlotte, NC

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    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC