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25+ Years and growing!

2016 Memberships Now Available

Tosco Music Parties has grown over the decades because of the passion and support of the people that believe in our mission. In order to recognize our supporters, strengthen our roots, and expand our reach, we are embarking on a membership campaign for the first time in our history.

We invite you to make your support known by becoming a 2016 TMP member!

Membership perks increase by level, and every member gets priority access to purchase 2016 tickets starting October 1, 2015 (public sales start in November).

Join TMP so that we can continue to share the joy of music in Charlotte for years to come!

2016 Tosco Music Parties
January 30
April 16
June 18 (Beatles Tribute)
September 10

See membership level details here. See answers to frequently asked questions about TMP memberships here.

TMP Membership Levels

2016 TMP Membership Level:

430 South Tryon * Charlotte, NC

($5 PREFERRED PARKING RATE.  Pay as you enter
at the Wells Fargo Cultural Campus Garage.

Visitors may enter and exit the Garage via West Stonewall Street.)

January 2016 Press Release


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It is our mission to...

present a wide variety of music through performances and outreach programs;

foster a sense of community among listeners and performers through inclusive participation; and

connect professional and amateur musicians to share and inspire one another.


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This investment will empower TMP to increase diversity and community engagement at the performer, audience, and partner levels and to broaden community outreach opportunities. We love sharing the joy of music and we want to be able to continue to enhance Charlotte’s community through music for years to come. Please consider joining us in this work by making a tax-deductible donation online or by mailing a check to:

Tosco Music Parties, Inc.
4953 Albemarle Road
Charlotte, NC 28205


Beatles Tribute Night 2015

Highlights from the September 2015 TMP

Each year Tosco Music Parties, Inc. awards scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College to two promising young musicians between the ages of 12 and 21. Congratulations to our 2015 youth music scholarship recipients
Stuart Burger and Rachel Bettendorf.

Next Tosco House Party Open Mic Night
at The Evening Muse
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 8pm


Tosco Music Party celebrates 25 years
Inside the Queen City's sing-along


Charlotte Magazine 2014 BOB Awards

Place To Discover New Music: Tosco Music Party

"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. "


Listen here to John Tosco's brief interview on WFAE 90.7.


What is a TMP?

Tosco Music Parties, Inc. was recently recognized as a 2014 and 2015 Arts Grantee by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Knight Foundation is celebrating the arts in Charlotte by investing $1 million in cultural arts organizations to continue to make Charlotte a great place to live, work, and play.

Listen to the story WFAE did about the Knight Foundation grants here.

To learn more about Knight Foundation’s work in Charlotte, visit the Knight Blog here.



Some of the musicians who have performed at previous
Tosco Music Parties:

Muriel Anderson * The Avett Brothers * Aztec Two-Step * Etta Baker * Chuck Brodsky * Robin Bullock * Kate Campbell * Michael Chapdelaine * Continental Drifters * Mike Cross * Edgar Cruz * Catie Curtis  * Vicki Genfan * Ari Hest * Griffin House * justincase * Si Kahn * Steve Kaufman * Jack Lawrence * Loonis McGlohon * David Mead * Anais Mitchell * Bill Mize * Peter Mulvey * Ellis Paul * Pierce Pettis * Preston Reed  * The Rescues * Kenny & Amanda Smith * Richard Smith * Tim Sparks * Steep Canyon Rangers * Livingston Taylor * Vinx * Cheryl Wheeler * Al Petteway & Amy White * David Wilcox * Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

(Please see a full list of all of our previous performers here)

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