Nightlife Performances and live music venues in Spanish Harlem

Music at Camaradas El Barrio 

Even before opening our doors in 2004 it was clear that music would play an important role in Camaradas’ offerings. What began as a small stage in the corner of the rear section has blossomed into a full stage featuring live acts from all over the city and world. More importantly, Camaradas’ live music program functions as an incubator for up and coming bands.

On our stage bands are encouraged to experiment and explore their particular genres. It has been our pleasure to present Afro-Diasporic music from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Panama, Jamaica, Haiti, Colombia and Peru. We also host bands in other genres, such as Salsa, Merengue, Rock, Latin Rock / Rock en Español, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Electronica and Alternative. On any given evening you may have the opportunity to see the next Sting or Héctor Lavoe so be sure to check our calendar to view our entertainment schedule.

It is important to note, that Camaradas El Barrio sees itself as part of a long tradition of music in El Barrio. This neighborhood has been home to Latin music greats, such as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Joe Cuba just to name a few. The Spanish Harlem music scene has been an integral part of  cultural landscape. Camaradas proudly stands on the shoulders of giants and we pay homage to their contribution by providing a home for cutting edge DJs and musicians from El Barrio and around the world. Click below to learn more: 

Resident DJs                                Live Bands

Specifications on our sound system and acoustics for bands playing at Camaradas:

  • 2 JBL JRX 125 Cabinets
  • Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro
  • Numark DJ Mixer
  • 2 Technics 1200 
  • 1 Yamaha HS80M 8″ Powered Studio Monitor (for DJ’s)
  • Yamaha HS80M 8″ Monitor System
  • 4 Music Stands
  • No back-line provided


Any further questions regarding sound/video requirements, or if you are interested in performing at Camaradas El Barrio, use our contact form or call us at +1-212-348-2703


For more information check our monthly events calendar or contact us.


Camaradas El Barrio
2241 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Sunday – Wednesday: 3pm – 1am
Thursday – Saturday: 3pm – 2am