MY FATHER'S PLACE
Dear Friends and Patrons,
My Father’s Place would like to clarify and correct some of the statements that may have appeared recently on the Internet.
My Father’s Place is currently closed because of COVID. Up until recently all venues were closed or had mandates that prevented full occupancy, which made reopening My Father’s Place impossible. The pandemic caused great financial difficulties to our organization. Despite the ongoing economic hardship, our primary goal is and will continue to be the health and safety of our patrons, our staff, and the artists.
Independent venues across the country had been desperately awaiting for various forms of economic relief for months, while major corporations like Live Nation were reopening venues, placing the independents like us at a severe disadvantage. Because we specialize in national and international touring acts, and not local bands, we are not able to reopen instantly, but need to book acts and bands as they start to resume their touring. It had always been anticipated that even under the best of circumstances, we would not reopen until the fall of this year.
We did try promoting some light live entertainment in April, but this was not successful. Unfortunately, the pandemic is not over, but rather we are experiencing another surge. As a business, we cannot reopen and then close again, nor can we reopen at less than full capacity, and of course mask and vaccine mandates are all making the situation very uncertain. We would rather wait a bit longer, to see where this surge goes, before committing to reopening too soon.
We have been in active discussions with the hotel regarding our future. Despite some frustrations, the club has been successful in attracting top talent, a loyal audience, and is one of the best sounding and most comfortable places to see a show in America. It is fully anticipated My Father’s Place will put on shows as soon as we feel we can safely invite capacity audiences back inside our club and successfully resume profitable operations without fearing further future interruption.
Thank you for your support,
My Father's Place
There was a time in Long Island's cultural history when the whole world looked here for the next big trend in rock 'n' roll. That was between 1974 and 1980, the heyday of My Father's Place, a cabaret in Roslyn. And Michael Epstein, known as Eppy, ran the whole shebang. Along with My Father's Place, which opened on Memorial Day in 1971 with a concert by Richie Havens, a confluence of entities created a scene that would influence music for decades to come.
The New York Times, August 27, 2000.
Between 1971 and 1987, My Father’s Place presented more than 6,000 shows from over 3,000 diverse artists. It was the premier venue for original local talent and an essential tour stop for established national acts. During its prolific era, the club presented an unmatched and unforgettable range of talent in rock, jazz, fusion, country, punk, soul, reggae, folk, and comedy. The club was especially known for as a place for aspiring artists such as Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Charlie Daniels, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Petty, and so many more. Not just musicians, but young comedians like Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, and Andy Kaufman also got their start there.
MFP debuted in America most of Reggae’s biggest stars, helping to make the genre mainstream, and along with CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City, was a nurturing ground for young punk and new wave acts like The Runaways, The Ramones, Blondie, The Police, and The Talking Heads. But unlike other clubs, who specialized in one form of music or one period in time, My Father’s Place hosted national acts at the same time it was helping to break new artists. James Brown, B.B. King, Stanley Clarke, Rick Derringer, Bo Diddley, and a host of other music greats performed as well. Indeed, few clubs in history have showcased the depth and breadth of talent like My Father’s Place.
Located on the 2nd Level of the Parking Garage.
Seating is first-come first seated, arrive early for the best concert and dining experience.
Free parking is available on site. Enter via Lumber Road and up to Parking Garage or Old Northern Blvd. and down to the Parking Garage
There is a $25 minimum per person which can be filled by ordering any menu items.
Served 6pm to 9pm.
1221 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
We are here to make your musical and dining experience the best possible.
Please let us know your special needs and we always welcome your suggestions.
If you are a large party, we will do our best to hold a table for you.
For small groups, no reservation necessary, your ticket is your table reservation.
Please come early, so we can give you the best seats.