Elias Poulos of Tarpon Springs sings Greek tunes as the crowd dances around him during the Aug. 3 Night in the Islands at the Sponge Docks.
TARPON SPRINGS - The city of Tarpon Springs presents Night in the Islands, Saturday, Sept. 7, 6 to 11 p.m., on the Sponge Docks.
The free event features Greek music, dancing and outdoor dining at the Sponge Docks, located on Dodecanese Boulevard between Hope and Athens streets.
Attendees can partake of free Greek dance lessons by the Levendia Dance Troupe from 6 to 7 p.m.
Live music will be provided by Ellada, a Greek band composed of three of the most accomplished Greek musicians in the state. Ellada will perform nisiotika, the lively traditional music of the Greek islands, as well as old and new Greek favorites. Ellada includes Leonidas Zafiris, bouzouki; Elias Poulos, vocals; and Dino Theofilos, keyboard.
Night in the Islands also will be offered Saturdays, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2.
The festival is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.