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A Special Message from John Tosco
One of our favorite Queen City creatives is John Tosco, founder of Tosco Music. For decades, he’s worked tirelessly to support the local music scene. This weekend is Tosco Music’s annual tribute to The Beatles, FabFest. And, John has a special message (and discount) for Biscuit readers
I’ve loved the Beatles since I was 5 years old when I first saw them on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” I used to play “She Loves You” on a cardboard guitar in a friend’s basement, lip-synching and strumming the air.
And, for the past 30 years, I’ve been showcasing local and regional musicians at our Tosco Music Parties which began with inviting friends to play music together in my living room.
For 15 years, our most popular event has been Tosco Music Beatles Tribute. In 2019, we expanded it into a weekend festival. Now, in its fourth year, FabFest Charlotte is the only Beatles festival in the Southeast with live music, memorabilia, a Beatles Art Contest and more. It runs this weekend from July 21 to 22.
This year, we also have Ringo’s drummer, a Beatles-themed art show and even Beatles Yoga at FabFest Daytime on Saturday (July 22), a multi-generational, family-friendly experience at CPCC’s Parr Center.
FabFest is a labor of love, and I look forward to seeing Charlotte come together to celebrate the music of the Beatles.
For 24 Hours, Enjoy a 20% Discount
For friends of Charlotte Is Creative (publishers of The Biscuit), Tosco Music offers a limited-time 20% discount using the discount code: BISCUIT (expires July 19) for BritBeat and FabFest Daytime. For more information on FabFest-Charlotte’s Beatles Festival, visit FabFestCharlotte.org.
Creative Convos: A Magical Mystery Tour for Your Brain
You’ve got the artistic skills. You know you can do the creative work. And, you know marketing and social media are key to success. But, how do you know how to promote your work and attract customers? Luckily, Jaianna McCants does.
Creative Convo: The Power of mARTketing with Jaianna McCants
Thursday, July 20 (6-7 p.m.) on Zoom
Join us for a Creative Convo on Zoom this Thursday, July 20. During this free, one-hour online meet-up, Jaiayanna McCants will share tips and best practices on driving business success with smart marketing. She’ll share insights on how effective marketing strategies and a strong online presence have become crucial for artists to reach a wider audience and gain recognition. This para feels very repetitive of the one above it. Do you need both? You didn’t add a second blurb under Priya’s. MORE INFO.
Creative Convo: How to Build a Creative Project Budget with Priya Sircar
Thursday, July 27 (6-7 p.m.) on Zoom
No matter the scale of your creative endeavor, it’s good to have a project budget in place to keep you on track. And, when conveying the viability of your idea in grants and proposals, being able to convey how the business end of your idea works in a spreadsheet is often the difference-maker.
Join Priya Sircar, arts & culture officer for the City of Charlotte, as she breaks down what makes a successful project budget when applying for funding. MORE INFO.
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