Award-Winning Music Lineup Set for National Hellenic Museum Gala

National Hellenic Museum Trustee Aristotle P. Halikias enjoys dancing with family and friends at NHM Gala 2017. Photo Credit: John Gress 2017

The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) has revealed its entertainment lineup for its Annual Gala — ‘Connecting Generations — on Saturday, May 12, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

WGN-TV’s Emmy Award-winning entertainment reporter and critic Dean Richards will be MC and gala-goers will be treated to the sounds of the Chris Sarlas Orchestra featuring George Dimas and Voula Karahaliou.

The award winning orchestra features Chicago’s most sought-after and accomplished musicians. With exceptional four-part vocal harmonies, sizzling horns, a driving rhythm section, and a diverse Greek/American repertoire, guest will be ready to dance the night away.

Also playing will be The Levendes featuring Nikos Koutras. They give a unique flair to traditional and contemporary Greek music with a vast repertoire of dimotika, nisiotika, rebetika, and modern laika.
Nikos Koutras is a well-known Greek singer in the New York City area. He moved from Greece in 1999 and has performed in many Greek clubs in the U.S as well as touring in Europe.

The NHM Gala has always been a great opportunity for hundreds of Greek Americans and friends from across the country to gather together for a night of festivities and philanthropy.

Philanthropic support from NHM Gala 2018 will benefit the tens of thousands of people — children and adults — who visit the National Hellenic Museum every year through field trips, tours and dynamic cultural and historical programs.

The museum preserves the largest collection of artifacts and oral histories dedicated to the Greek-American story anywhere in the world.

Individual NHM Gala tickets are $350 and tables of 10 are $3,200. To purchase tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 312-655-1234 x28.