You don’t often think of Roslyn, New York, in Long Island as a place that has played host to some of the greatest rock and music acts of the 70’s and 80’s. However, back when My Father’s Place was open, it most certainly was, hosting big-name artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Police, U2, The Ramones, John Mellencamp, Bob Marley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Tom Waits, and many more. During its 16-year tenure from 1971 to 1987, My Father’s Place hosted over 6,000 performances, many of which were broadcast live on WLIR-FM and subsequently recorded for other radio stations to broadcast.
Today, club founder Michael “Eppy” Epstein announced that the club will once again reopen its doors within The Roslyn Hotel and that he has signed an agreement to bring the club back in early 2018 after a 30-year absence. Epstein explained, “I want to do stuff that no one else is doing….I want to give people a live music experience unlike anything else on Long Island.” Plans for the venue include a supper club with a 200-person capacity, along with an upscale restaurant at a 60-person capacity, along with 150 shows per year to go along with that, with hopes of former attendees will once again return.
“It’s a continuation of the business,” Epstein said. “If you were 18 when you went to My Father’s Place, you’re 50-something or 60-something now and you want a place with a nice tablecloth, a nice chair and an intimate concert performance.”
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[via Newsday – cover photo courtesy of limusichalloffame.org]