Venue Policies & Backline

The following is a general guideline for our bookings, but should you have other questions we do not address, please feel free to reach out.


Compensation is tip-based. We provide tip jars, but you may bring your own.

The sale of merchandise is encouraged. Artists may keep 100% of profits from sales. However, the artist is responsible for the management, sale, and display of all merchandise.


We have two Premier Parking lots in the Gulch. The first hour of parking is free but there is a fee for any time over that hour. Street parking is also available and is free after 6 PM.

Social media and In-store Promotion

Two Old Hippies cannot guarantee the number of attendees who will be at a performance on any given night. Therefore, it is important that the musician self-promotes the show. We will add your information to our web calendar and all social media will be promoted the day of your scheduled showcase. Because we host several showcases a week, we promote each artist through social media on the day of their set.

*Unlike most venues that rely on drinking crowds, as a retail location we are unable to sell alcohol. Therefore, we do not have any income stream from performances. Simply put, we provide an amazing facility and stage for artists for the pure love of music.

Please email your flier to us and we will print out for guests.

Two Old Hippies C/O Allie Kovall
401 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

Please send any online promotional information to:

Sound limitations

Two Old Hippies is a retail boutique first and foremost, therefore the sound level is very important to our operation. Our sound technician has the authority to lower or even cut music that is not kept within our sound limitations. Full bands are not permitted to increase their sound once our accepted level has been reached.

Bands with a drummer, please give us a call to have a conversation about noise constraints.

Music Schedule

(All sets are 1 hour)

Mondays: No Music
Tuesdays: No Music
Wednesdays: 5:30-6:30 PM
Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 PM
Fridays: 5:30-6:30 PM
Saturdays: 5:30-6:30 PM
Sundays: Reserved for Kids Open Mic, 1-4:00 PM (ages 17 & under)

***If you are scheduled for a showcase, please DO NOT invite another artist to join you without prior approval. We work very hard to match each artist to his or her specific time slot. If you feel that you do not have enough material to cover an hour showcase, please let us know. We are happy to work with you to shorten your performance time.***


We have a full backline (below) and a sound technician to run the board. Truly all you need to bring is your instrument and voice.

Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Roland RD-700nx
Gallien Kruger MB115 Bass Combo
Hammond B3 w/Leslie Wolfer Cab
6 - Sm 58 Mics
4 - Sm 67 Mics