OCTOBER 14, 2023
DECEMBER 18, 2023
& APRIL 20, 2024


The Amp Ballantyne & Wells Fargo Plaza
World Rhythms

Bringing together musicians from around the globe and around the corner, Tosco Music presents World Rhythms September 22-24 as a part of the Charlotte International Arts Festival (CIAF).

The entire series is free and open to the public, families and music lovers of all ages are welcome. Come experience what Tosco Music is all about!

World Rhythms takes place as an international music series across three days and two venues (each venue is linked to directions):

Friday, September 22 - 5pm at The Amp Ballantyne (until 10:40pm )

Saturday, September 23 - 12pm at Wells Fargo Plaza (until 2:40pm)

Sunday, September 24 - 12pm at Wells Fargo Plaza (until 2:40pm)

World Rhythm Performers Include:

Chinobay (Uganda) - Sep 22, The Amp Ballantyne
UltimaNota (South America) - Sep 22, The Amp Ballantyne
Eduardo de Rosamaria (Spain) - Sep 22, The Amp Ballantyne
Reinaldo Brahn Quartet
(Brazil) - Sep 22, The Amp Ballantyne

Mystic Vibrations (Jamaica) - Sep 23, Wells Fargo Plaza
Jasmine & The Kashmir Kings (India)
- Sep 23, Wells Fargo Plaza

Michela Musolino (Italy) - Sep 24, Wells Fargo Plaza
Borinquen Sublime
(Puerto Rico)
- Sep 24, Wells Fargo Plaza

CIAF is annual celebration which magnifies the Queen City’s artistic soul for creation and innovation. The inspiring multi-week festival features curated artistic and immersive experiences from around the world and locally that celebrate diversity and culture.


  • 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