4.0 out of 5 stars
based on 6 Reviews
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
New York, NY 10030
(212) 690-7807


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Typical earnings for each musician

based on input from 1 review

Paid via…

  • Lump sum?: No (4 votes)  
  • Cover?: No (2 votes)  
  • Donations?: Yes (4 votes)  
  • No pay at all?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Free food?: No (4 votes)  
  • Free drinks?: Yes (3 votes)  No (1 vote)  
  • Paid to play?: No (3 votes)  

Business practices

  • Non-profit?: No (3 votes)  
  • Musician-run?: No (1 vote)  
  • Rental fee?: No (3 votes)  
  • Books local acts?: Yes (3 votes)  
  • Books out-of-town acts?: No (1 vote)  
  • Promotes the acts it hires?: Yes (2 votes)  


  • Piano?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Piano in tune?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • Keyboard?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Drumset?: Yes (2 votes)  
  • Keyboard amp?: Yes (1 vote)  No (1 vote)  
  • Guitar amp?: Yes (3 votes)  
  • Bass amp?: Yes (3 votes)  
  • Direct box?: Yes (1 vote)  
  • PA system?: Yes (3 votes)  
  • Sound person?: Yes (3 votes)  

The room

  • Stage?: Yes (4 votes)  
  • Backstage/Green Room?: No (4 votes)  
  • Space for dancing?: Yes (4 votes)  
  • Primarily background music?: Yes (2 votes)  No (2 votes)  
  • Serves Food?: Yes (4 votes)  
  • Liquor License?: Yes (4 votes)  
  • Capacity: 0-50 (1 vote)  50-300 (2 votes)  

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Reviews from musicians



3 Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars   


The Shrine is easy to book, pays based on bar percentage (i.e. not very well and impossible to verify), always has people there, and features a decent backline (amps, a Nord Electro 3, etc.) You know what you are getting there so I have no qualms with the venue. Don't live nearby but if I did I would book shows there as much as possible, just to have a cool place to play.



1 Review
4.0 out of 5 stars   


This was a decent place to play. No vibe or pressure, and an easy place to bring the spouse. We did just a quick jazz set there. One thing about the drumkit though: Bring your own snare!



2 Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars   


Played there many times and it lots of fun. Sound is decent, its a lively vibe, the club has a built in crowd that really listens to the music. We've always gotten free drink tickets after our set. You get paid a % of what the restaurant and bar take in while you are playing plus audience donations.



21 Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars   


Great venue. A very neighborhood-y vibe. We made good money, got free drink tickets, and had a great crowd. You get donations from the crowd, and a portion of the bar.



1 Review
4.0 out of 5 stars   


I have played at Shrine several times over the last 3 years. The crowd at happy hour is the best. Sound engineer good and responsive to needs. Owner genial. Free drink tickets given to the leader to share. Staff always takes the tip jar around room and sometimes you get 5% of bar.



1 Review
2.0 out of 5 stars   


Playing at Shrine is fun since it brings in a lot of people but didn't pay nor offer free drinks. The sound was ok for small group. Its also a cool place to hang and check out music since they book interested acts, cool afrobeat type scene.