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Starlite Lounge to close doors after four-year run

The Starlite Lounge on 21st Street will close its door for the last time after this weekend’s shows.
The Starlite Lounge on 21st Street will close its door for the last time after this weekend’s shows. apayne@sacbee.com

The Starlite Lounge in midtown Sacramento is closing its doors.

A post on the bar’s Facebook page announces the bar at 1517 21st St. will close after this weekend.

“It pains us to close the doors on what we all feel is such an important aspect of the community and the local scene, but when push comes to shove, we are out of options,” the post says. “Sacramento is a tough market and it’s a constant uphill battle to run a venue of our size that focuses almost exclusively on live music and touring bands.”

Formerly the Townhouse Lounge, the bar reopened in 2013 as the Starlite Lounge. The two-story bar, remodeled with a 1950s flair, hosted a variety of live music acts but may have been best known for its heavy metal shows. The Starlite Lounge also attracted national and international touring acts.

In the Facebook post, the bar’s management thanks patrons for their loyalty. “We wouldn’t trade it for anything,” the post says. “There will be future projects from some staff, so keep your ears to the ground.”

The final musical acts scheduled this weekend at the Starlite Lounge include Corky Laing plays Mountain with Droids Attack, Sweeper and more on Saturday, and Flub with Apotheon, Seren, Vow of Volition and Tethys on Sunday.

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