Folk Dancing And Live Music
Live entertainment is the centerpiece of the festival and takes place on one indoor and two outdoor stages. The main tent is filled with the sounds of the mandolin-like bouzouki, and dance performances are scheduled throughout the weekend. Traditional Greek folk dancing is presented by Holy Trinity’s youth, ages 5 to 25, who dance, sing and play the instruments of their ancestral villages.
Although folk songs and dances have been passed down through the generations, they are a “living” art and are still performed at weddings, baptisms and other social events. Folk dancing for the Greeks is truly an expression of everyday life, and each dance has a story. Our young people are very proud to share this part of their heritage with you. Don’t be shy – you might be encouraged to jump onstage and learn a few steps. OPA!
Step under the main outdoor tent and listen to the sounds of “The Grecian Keys” from Ohio. Their repertoire of both folk and modern Greek music is truly a centerpiece during the festival.
This year we have a Charlotte based band, Meraki, who will entertain us on the indoor stage, performing classic Greek songs.