View the full virtual Tosco Music Holiday Party from Dec 12! Watch and donate here. 


Knight Theater

Come 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).

Knight Theater is located at 430 S Tryon Street, and parking is in the Levine Center for the Arts parking garage with an entrance on Stonewall Street.Remember to allow enough time for parking to take your seat before the opening singalong begins at 7:30pm. Click here for a printable parking map. 

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 expanded into a full weekend of events drawing fans of the Fab Four from across the region to Charlotte - we'll do it again June 25-27, 2021.

Tickets for our September TMP and Tosco Music Holiday Party are part of our next annual season and will go on sale first to members over the summer. If you're not a current Tosco Music Members, please help us continue to build community through music in Charlotte - join today!

2021 Tosco Music Season  
December 5, 2020 - Tosco Music Holiday Party 
February 6 - Tosco Music Party
April 10 - Tosco Music Party
June 25 - The Fab Four (part of FabFest - Charlotte's Beatles Festival)
June 26 - Tosco Music Beatles Tribute (part of FabFest - Charlotte's Beatles Festival)

Become 2021 Tosco Music Season Subscriber when you purchase tickets to both Feb & April TMP's by using this linkSubscribers may add on additional events, and receive the opportunity to renew their select seats before tickets go on sale the following year.


  • 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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