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Star Plaza Theatre working to reschedule 2018 concerts

The Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville is rescheduling concerts slated for 2018.

Merrillville's iconic Star Plaza Theare will be razed after the Oak Ridge Boys play a final Christmas show there in December. 

As a result, the music venue is trying to reschedule some shows that were slated for 2018.

The Star Plaza hopes to reschedule a Salute to the '60s concert, which was slated for Jan. 27, and Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx, which was scheduled for Feb. 17.

"We ask that current ticket holders to hold on to their tickets as we are working with each act to reschedule the show in 2017," the Star Plaza said on its webpage. "Their tickets will be honored on the new date, should we be successful in rescheduling the shows. More information as soon as it develops."

The Salute to the '60s show features Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits, The Grass Roots and Buckinghams, a Chicago-based act with hits like "Kind of a Drag," "Don't Care," "Susan," and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" that's played the Star Plaza frequently over the years. 

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DeYoung was a founder and lead singer for Styx who performs "Come Sail Away," "Mr. Roboto" and other of the band's hits.

Anyone who's interested in seeing one last show at the Star Plaza Theatre this year has a number of options, including Tom Keifer, Killer Queen, R. Kelly, Ted Nugent, Dancing With The Stars: Live! — Hot Summer Nights, Morris Day and the Time and a Thanksgiving Soul Jam. Tickets to all those shows are available on Live Nation or the Star Plaza Theatre's website.

The final Oak Ridge Boys show in December has not yet been scheduled. The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra also is working to reschedule the final show of its 2017/2018 season, which was originally supposed to take place at the Star Plaza next year.

White Lodging said the four-decade-old theater and the Twin Towers will be razed sometime in 2018 to make way for a redevelopment of the site.

For more information, visit starplazatheatre.com.

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