The music events of Evia Film Project

Evia Film Project, Thessaloniki Film Festival’s green initiative, turns the spotlight on music, inviting the audience to enjoy two unique music nights. On Saturday June 24th, beloved singer and songwriter Nikos Portokaloglou will give a big concert in Edipsos, whereas on Wednesday June 21st, Evia Film Project is celebrating the World Music Day, hosting a party in Limni, accompanied by the melodies of Agia Fanfara music band. Admission for the audience is free in both events, as is the case for all Evia Film Project activities.


Big concert by Nikos Portokaloglou. Joined by Vicky Karatzoglou and Byron Tsourapis

Saturday June 24th 2023, 21:30, Thermopotamos square, admission free

Nikos Portokaloglou’s concert, at Thermopotamos square, in Edipsos, on Saturday June 24th 2023, at 21:30, will call it a wrap for the five-day events and activities of the 2nd Evia Film Project, which bind together cinema, sustainability, music and education.

The popular artist, who has been keeping us company over the last years through the TV show Music Box, broadcast by ERT1, stages a music show based on his most cherished songs, but also on the bold combinations of iconic Greek and foreign songs.

Nikos Portokaloglou will be joined by Vicky Karatzoglou, one of the most recognizable and promising voices of the Greek folk repertoire, as well as his time-honored companion, Byron Tsourapis, an upcoming songwriter and member of the Music Box music band. The team is matched by Nikos Portokaloglou’s multicolor and dynamic band, Noble Bums.

Nikos Portokaloglou: vocals, guitar
Vicky Karatzoglou: vocals
Byron Tsourapis: bass, mandolin, harmonica, vocals
Thanasis Tsakirakis: percussion, vocals
Ilias Lampropoulos: violin, buzuki, trumpet, bagpipe, vocals
Alexandros Zouganelis: saxophone, flute
Katerina Liaki: keyboards, vocals
Akis Paschalakis: sound 


World Music Day with Agia Fanfara

Wednesday June 21st, admission free

Three days earlier, on Wednesday June 21st, Evia Film Project will celebrate the World Music Day with an unforgettable screening and a music night featuring the top-notch percussion and brass band Agia Fanfara, which earned everyone’s praise recently, within the framework of the “2023 Elefsis European Capital of Culture” events.

The film Landfill Harmonic - A Symphony of the Human Spirit, directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, will be screened at ciné Elymnion, in Limni. The film brings forth the incredible story of a group of young musicians from Paraguay, who make music instruments out of garbage, paving the way for the coexistence of ecology and music. 

After the end of the screening, Agia Fanfara will offer a music accompaniment to the spectators of the film as they exit from Elymnion and walk towards the dock of Limni.The band will perform popular traditional and contemporary melodies from Greece, the Balkans and the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.