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


Knight Theater

Update January 4, 2021: Tosco Music Party on February 6, 2021 at Knight Theater has been cancelled. 

Instead, we will present the next TMP virtually on Saturday, March 20 at 8pm. We hope that you will be able to join us for this virtual TMP that will stream free on Facebook and YouTube. All of our past virtual TMPs are available to view on Facebook and the Tosco Music YouTube channel.

If you purchased tickets to Feb 6 TMP, a representative from Blumenthal Performing Arts will reach out to you by phone about the following options for your tickets:

Option 1: Please consider converting your ticket purchase to a tax deductible donation to support the next virtual TMP on March 20.

Option 2: Roll your tickets forward. You can choose to apply the value of your ticket order to purchase tickets of the same or lesser value to any future Tosco Music or CarolinaTix event. Right now, April's TMP is still scheduled to be at Knight Theater. Ticketholders will be notified at least 30 days in advance if the event is cancelled. 

Option 3: Refund. If neither option 1 nor 2 will work for you, your tickets can be refunded. 

Blumenthal Performing Arts box office may be contacted at (704) 372-1000 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, or by email at 

Thank you for your support and understanding.


  • 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

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