LI venue My Father’s Place (which hosted Ramones, Springsteen & more) to reopen
My Father's Place, a Long Island music venue that was open from 1971 to 1987 and hosted Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Ramones, Blue Oyster Cult, Tom Petty, Lou Reed, The Police, Anthrax, Fairport Convention and more, will reopen in 2018, Newsday reports. Founder Michael “Eppy” Epstein confirmed on Monday that he signed an agreement to reopen the club in The Roslyn Hotel. He said, "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."
The reopened venue will feature a 200-capacity supper club and a 60-capacity upscale restaurant with a small stage "for up-and-coming artists." He plans to do at least 150 shows a year. He also hopes to have some acts who played the original My Father's Place return to the new one.
He adds, "It’s a continuation of the business. 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."
Listen to a Ramones live album recorded at the original My Father's Place: