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Year Founded:
1988
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
John Tosco
Main Address:
4953 Albemarle Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205
Tosco Music
PO Box 9483
Charlotte, NC 28299

What We Do

Born from intimate living room jam sessions in Charlotte, NC in the mid-1980’s, Tosco Music Parties have grown into popular community concerts where nationally recognized acts share the stage with undiscovered artists and audience members are invited to sing along throughout the evening. In 2019, Tosco Music will expand Tosco Music Beatles Tribute into FABFEST - Charlotte's Beatles Festival, a weekend celebration drawing fans of the Fab Four from across the Southeast to Charlotte - visit FABFESTCharlotte.org for details.

From concerts and open mic nights to music scholarships and outreach, Tosco Music is dedicated to helping the community explore, develop and share their passion for music in all its forms. Tosco Music became a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 1999.

Tosco Music is a resident company of Blumenthal Performing Arts and produces five Tosco Music Parties (TMP’s) each year. A TMP is a music variety showcase of an eclectic mix of music styles by approximately 15 acts performing one or two songs each. Every TMP is a completely unique live music experience that also engages the audience in singalongs throughout the evening led by John Tosco and the TMP House Band & Singalong Choir.
Every June, Tosco Music presents a Beatles Tribute in the same format - only all Beatles songs!

In December, a special Tosco Music Holiday Party hosts a festive community celebration of the season with the same diversity of performers and audience participation.

Tosco Music has evolved over three decades primarily through the grassroots efforts of passionate volunteers into a nonprofit organization whose community outreach and impact has a deeply rooted history in Charlotte. In addition to five Tosco Music Parties each year, Tosco Music also:
• nurtures youth and emerging talent with performance opportunities,
• awards youth and adult music scholarships,
• leads senior singalong parties in senior communities,
• gives free tickets to local nonprofits to increase access to live music experiences,
• hosts a monthly open mic for all ages and experience levels, and
• presents live music at community events that are free and open to the public.

Interesting Info

12,000 performer and audience experiences in the year ending June 30, 2018
97 live music programs: 5 Tosco Music Parties, 92 community outreach activities in the year ending June 30, 2018
20 venues and community settings (senior communities, BOOM, Camp North End, etc.) in the year ending June 30, 2018

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Volunteer Opportunities

TMP Event Volunteer
Repeats on the 1st of February, April, June, September, and December until Wed Jan 01 2025.
Monday, April 1, 2019 (All day)
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Tosco Music Open Mic
Repeats on the first Wednesday of the month until Wed Jan 01 2025.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Tosco Music videography
Repeats on the first Sunday of the month until Wed Jan 01 2025.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 (All day)
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Senior Singalong Party Volunteer
Repeats on the first Sunday of the month until Wed Jan 01 2025.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
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FABFEST-Charlotte's Beatles Festival Volunteer Friday, June 14, 2019 (All day) Read more »

Upcoming Events

Tosco Music Party - April 20, 2019 April 20, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm
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FABFEST - Charlotte's Beatles Festival - Jun 14-16, 2019
June 14, 2019 - 8:00pm to June 16, 2019 - 5:00pm
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FABFEST - The Fab Four - June 14, 2019 June 14, 2019 -
8:00pm to 10:30pm
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FABFEST - Tosco Music Beatles Tribute - June 15, 2019 June 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm
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Tosco Music Party - Sep 14, 2019 September 14, 2019 -
7:30pm to 10:30pm
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