Watch past virtual TMPs on Facebook Live or YouTube. See Swannanoa Scholarship Application details here.


Streaming online

SAVE THE DATE! Our next virtual Tosco Music Party - From Our Living Room to Yours - will be at 8pm on Saturday, March 20. Every TMP showcases a wide variety of musical styles with high quality performances by local, regional and nationally recognized talent.

The event will stream FREE online, both Facebook Live and YouTube. Tell your friends and family, and plan your watch party now!

A $10 donation per viewer is requested from those who are able to help Tosco Music continue to provide virtual TMP's and make them free and accessible to everyone, and resume TMPs in person when theaters reopen.

Your support will also help Tosco Music continue our nonprofit programs including music outreach to seniors and youth music scholarships, and sustain operations so that we can resume Tosco Music Parties and all of our programs in person when venues reopen. Past virtual TMP's are available to view on Facebook or Tosco Music's YouTube Channel.


  • 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


  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

  • Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC