The Greeks call it “KEFI” – when the music is playing and the joys of life consume you making you want to jump, dance and yell OPA! Let the continuous live Greek music from the Las Vegas Greek Food Festival fill you with joy as you listen to Greek classics as well as original work from various Greek musicians.
The Olympians started their band as three teenagers in 1976 in Southern California. They soon developed a notorious reputation for their ability to energize a party and keep the dance floor full. It wasn’t long before they were the favorite among many Greek communities across the Western United States. After performing for 37 years, recently the Olympians were inducted into the Western Diocese Folk Dance Festival Heritage Hall of Fame. Today, the Olympians combine a versatile arsenal of modern and traditional instrumentation and have developed a vast repertoire of diverse music.
Etho Ellas has been together for over 14 years and is composed of musicians from Chicago, Denver and now Las Vegas. Dependent on venue, the band will feature up to four musicians and two vocalists, male and female. All of the band’s participants have worked professionally for years in Greek nightclubs and have performed with top Greek Artists. This year’s St. John the Baptist Greek Food Festival will feature Costas Andoniadis and Lia Vasilakopoulou as featured guests; George Andretsos, guitarist from Denver, Angelo Fotopoulos, keyboard from Chicago and Yiannis Fotopoulos.