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Knight Theater

Come celebrate the season with an evening of great music and song! Since 2016, Tosco Music has gathered for a festive concert each December for our Tosco Music Holiday Party. This year, Tosco Music Holiday Party will take place at Knight Theater.

As with all our music parties, the evening will feature an eclectic mix of more than a dozen performers and plenty of singalongs. Enjoy your favorite holiday classics and traditional Christmas carols delivered in a variety of musical genres. Join us for this special Tosco Music holiday tradition!

Knight Theater is located at 430 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202.

To volunteer at Tosco Music Holiday Party, please register here and plan to attend one of the three information sessions before December 14, 2021.

Tosco Music is requiring all staff, performers and volunteers be vaccinated, and will be adhering to Blumenthal's COVID Guidelines for their venues. Currently, Blumenthal is not requiring vaccinations for attendees, but if that or any other Blumenthal guideline changes, Tosco Music will use the guidelines in place at the time of a performance.

Latest Covid Guidelines for Blumenthal Performing Arts: All guests are required to wear masks indoors in all our venues except when consuming food or beverages in designated areas. Guests agree to abide by the protocols in place at the time of a performance. BPA may refund the purchase price, refuse admission, or remove a guest from the venue for failure to follow any health and safety measures in effect at the time of the show. Other safety protocols are in place, including enhanced fresh air and filtration, contactless entry, increased cleaning and sanitizing. Click here to read how Blumenthal is putting your safety first.

TMHP 2022

See highlights and the full event program from our last in-person Tosco Music Holiday Party in 2019 here.
Watch the Virtual Tosco Music Holiday Party in 2020 here.
See highlights from past Tosco Music Holiday Parties: 2018, 2017, 2016


  • 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