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January 17, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

2015 Subscription Package available for these
upcoming dates:

January 17
April 11
June 20 (Beatles Tribute)
September 19

10% discount for students, groups of 10 or more,
or if you purchase tickets to 2 or more shows.

Purchase the 2015 subscription package here:


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.)


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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.


Highlights from the September, 2014 TMP

September TMP Photos
by Monty Chandler


What is a TMP?


Dear Friends,

       Over the last 25 years, you have helped Tosco Music Party (TMP) create a sense of community at our events and celebrate the gift of music in Charlotte. Together, we’ve experienced how music has the power to inspire us and build bonds between us. We’ve seen the value of connecting professional and amateur musicians, and gathering a diverse audience to sing together regardless of people’s individual backgrounds.

       We need your support now more than ever. Your financial contribution will empower TMP to increase diversity and community engagement at the performer, audience, and partner levels and to broaden event promotion and community outreach opportunities. These efforts will ensure TMP’s place as a sustainable asset in Charlotte.

       As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, part of our mission is to proactively reach out to others in the community. We make our family-friendly events accessible and also bring music into the community for those who can’t attend a TMP.

       In addition, each year we award two youth music scholarships to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College. We also provide free tickets to every TMP to other nonprofit organizations including supportive housing groups and youth music programs. And every month, we host open mic nights at the Evening Muse, and sing-alongs with communities of older adults.

       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 support TMP by making a tax-deductable donation, either online at www.ToscoMusicParty.org, or by mailing a check to: Tosco Music Parties, Inc., 4953 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28205.

       Season tickets are now on sale for all four shows in 2015. We hope to see you at the next TMP on January 17!

       Thank you for sharing music with us this past year, and for your support going forward.


John Tosco and the TMP Board

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Next TMP House Party Open Mic Night
at The Evening Muse
Wednesday, January 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.


2014 Swannanoa Gathering Youth Scholarships

Each year Tosco Music Parties, Inc. awards a scholarship to the Swannanoa Gathering at
Warren Wilson College to two promising young musicians (between the ages of 12 and 21)
who wish to further their studies by participating in one of the week-long music camps near
Swannanoa, North Carolina.

Congratulations to Kathryn Maddrey and Susan Richey, our two winners of the
2014 Swannanoa Youth Music Scholarships!

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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