Each event listed below is dedicated to joining you with Cretans from across the world so you can shine together! There will be food, dancing, φιλοξενία, and παρέα every day. Daily festivities feature performances from our Cretan musicians as they set the stage each night to shine! The evenings will end at our Cretan house with more music, food, τσικουδιά and παρέα.

Whether you love enjoying Cretan music or you love dancing, the 2023 PAA National Convention is the only place you will want to be on June 30, 2023! In only six days, you will watch your life transform as you gather with other Cretans in Cleveland, Ohio, to celebrate our Cretan heritage all day and night!

In our Cretan communities, we know the importance of celebrating our heritage through our music. The music sets the κέφι for the event by filling our souls with aliveness and vibrancy, the παρέα makes it memorable through meeting new and old faces, and the food and τσικουδιά make it a well-rounded party that your heart won’t want to miss! The musicians decision was only made possible by hearing our full PYA and PAA memberships’ voices across the nation. 

Ένα τεράστιο ευχαριστώ to our selection committee, which included members from our PYA and PAA from across the nation, for voting Kostas Nodarakis together with Vasilis Stavrakakis, Dimitris Sygletos, and Antonis Stavrakakis as the 2023 PAA Convention musicians! Our musicians are dynamic. They will entertain a Cretan and Greek crowd for hours. Their technical instrumental skill set paired with their vocals and μαντινάδες are sure to nourish your soul!

We cannot wait to shine with you in CLEVELAND!

Kostas Nodarakis

Κώστας Νοδαράκης

Dimitris Sygletos

Δημήτρης Συγλέτος

Vasilis Stavrakakis

Βασίλης Σταυρακάκης

Antonis Stavrakakis

Αντώνης Σταυρακάκης