Polkaboy to perform at the Zionsville Street Dance Aug. 6

Polkaboy will perform at the annual event. The group last performed at Street Dance in 2014. (File photo)

Polkaboy will perform at the annual event. The group last performed at Street Dance in 2014. (File photo)

By Heather Lusk

Zionsville Street Dance will add a kid-focused concert this year as part of the annual dance party on Main Street on Aug. 6.

Estimated to have started in the 1970s, Zionsville Street Dance has evolved through the decades adding food and kids activities and has grown to attract 5,000 people annually.

Roughly a dozen food trucks and local restaurants will be selling a variety of dining options with beer and wine available on Oak Street and Cedar Street.

This year a special kids concert featuring Zionsville-based children’s performer Mr. Daniel will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. prior to the main act, Polka Boy, taking the stage from 7 – 11 p.m.

The stage, which backs up to Poplar Street was moved from Main Street to accommodate the growing crowds.

“The event has grown so much that we needed to increase the space of the event,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Johns-Cole. The event is one of the larger fundraisers for the Chamber of Commerce, which uses the funds for events, services and resources for chamber and community members.

“It’s one of the most fun (fundraisers) we do,” said Johns-Cole.

For Debbie and Greg McGrath of Zionsville the Street Dance holds special meaning. The couple have attended every Street Dance since 2000 and incorporated the event into their wedding three years ago.

“It’s more than just the music now,” said Debbie McGrath. “It’s fun, it’s a perfect reflection of Zionsville.” They plan to celebrate their anniversary there again this year.

The $10 tickets are available online at ZionsvilleChamber.org, at the Chamber of Commerce office, Cobblestone Grill or Akard True Value. They may be purchased at the event for $12. Children ages 5-12 are $5 and under 5 are free.

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