Info for Bands/Promoters


We appreciate all the promo work you do for your show. Facebook Events with the 5 Spot as a co-host, all social media art, physical posters, etc.

FACEBOOK EVENTS ARE MANDATORY. They sync up to our webpage.

Bring us 4 posters for the building.

Do not put posters on telephone poles or other public spaces. The 5 Spot will be fined for every poster with our name on it. Please only put them where approved by businesses or community billboards. Failure to comply with this will result in a canceled show.

We are a 21+ venue. This includes band members.

• MIXER- Alen and Heath SQ-6
• mains- QSC HPR152i
• subs- QSC hpr181i
• 6 monitor mixes:
3 mixes in the front (QSC k12s)
side fill L (mackie 15)
side fill R (mackie 15)
drum monitor (qsc k12)

DRUMSET- Welch Tuning System Maple drums. Check them out

3 cymbal stands, hi hat stand and kick pedal. No cymbals! There is a snare, but it should only be used in emergencies. The kick pedal and clutch are prone to be missing. The cymbal hardware is also prone to walking out of the building.
ampeg 4×10 with a PF 500 amp.
we have a bunch. SM58s, SM57s, E609s, 2 AT4050s, etc….

The Typical Night-
• We do not do pre-sales, but some artists or promoters do it on their end and give our door staff a list.
• Load in at 7:00 or after. We have 6:00 to 8:30 shows as well.
• Set up first full band and sound check at 8:30ish
• 1st act on at 9:00, followed by the other bands at agreed time slots
• $5 to $10 cover. $150 production- we have a set door guy and sound guy, you can NOT use your own.
• Cover Charges can be more or less based on bands/promoters preference, $5 is default, but the $150 production stays.
• bands split the door however they all agree to be fair
• bands get $2 PBR and local pints, free soda and water.

Early Shows-
• Load in at 4:00 or after.
• First act starts at 6:00.
• Early Show time slot ends at 8:30.
• $5 to $10 cover, promoters choice.
• $80 production fee.
• bands get $2 PBR and local pints, $2.50 well cocktails, free soda and water

Shows that start earlier or go later could have an increased production fee.

Touring Bands/ Touring Booking Agents
If you want to play here, you need to contact local bands.
Have them set up the show, or have them all ready to join you before you contact us.
There are many bands in Nashville and you will find them.
2 locals per touring act.

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