TOSCO
MUSIC
PARTY

LOCATION
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
DESCRIPTION

This fall, we'll celebrate 30 years of Tosco Music Parties in Charlotte!

Join us to experience a sense of community through live music! Each Tosco Music Party is unique. Tosco Music Parties showcase an eclectic mix of music styles and engage the audience with singalongs throughout the evening. Three times each year (winter, spring, and autumn), Tosco Music Parties feature performances of one or two songs by a variety of approximately 15 scheduled acts (professional and amateur). Every June, Tosco Music hosts a Beatles Tribute in the same format – only all Beatles songs for every performance and singalong!

Three decades ago, John Tosco invited a few of his musician friends for an informal song circle/jam session in his living room. These “music parties” became a way to gather with friends and fellow musicians to create an evening of acoustic music. What began in John’s living room grew to large venues and now takes place at the 1,200-seat Knight Theater: 430 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Tosco Music is a resident company of Blumenthal Performing Arts as well as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been enhancing Charlotte’s community through music for over 25 years. In addition to the family-friendly music events, Tosco Music coordinates outreach that includes fundraising for youth music scholarships, singalong music parties at senior centers, a ticket scholarship program, and monthly open mics for families.

A 10% discount is available for students, groups of 10 or more, or when purchasing tickets to 2 or more shows at once.   

Please call the group sales office at 704-348-5752 for groups of 10+ tickets at once. Call the box office at 704-372-1000 to select specific seats when purchasing tickets to more than one show.  Online purchases for multiple shows at once will automatically select best available seats in a selected prize zone. Purchase tickets for multiple shows online here.

SEE WHAT'S
COMING UP

  • NEXT EVENT
    Tosco Music Open Mic

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    Tosco Music Open Mic

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    Tosco Music Holiday Party

  • NEXT EVENT
    2019 Tosco Music Season

  • 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

    2009

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC