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GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

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Where: Various locations around Athens
When: June & July 2019
Why Go: Experience the latest in modern Greek music LIVE

Experience the latest in the Greek music scene as the new season of open air concerts around Athens begin for the summer. Greek music lovers will be able to see their favourite singers at some of the city’s most celebrated open-air theatres. Here’s our curated guide of Greek singers performing in Athens in the coming months.

Are you coming later in the year? Click here to let us know when you are coming to Athens and we’ll keep you up to date as acts are announced.

JUNE & JULY 2019 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

TRIBUTE TO MIKIS THEODORAKIS

24 June 2019

Greek singers Athens Theodorakis

Tens of thousands will gather at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens for a musical tribute to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. Outstanding artists, musicians and choirs will perform Theodorakis’ musical masterpieces and most loved songs. Performing artists include: Antonis Remos, Eleni Vitali, Peggy Zina, Vassilis Lekkas, Miltos Paschalidis and more.

Tickets: from 12 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 24 June 2019

Where: Panathenaic Stadium

For the taxi driver: Καλλιμάρμαρο Στάδιο, Βασιλέως Κωνσταντίνου

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YORGOS MARGARITIS

26 June 2019

Yorgos Margaritis Greek Singers Athens

The leading performer of Greek laiko, popular city music, whose faithful audience spans all ages, has collaborated with the most notable composers and lyricists of the genre. Accompanied by a large orchestra, he will present a selection of the highlights from his music career, as well as a tribute to laika and rebetika songs.

Margaritis will perform a free concert as part of this year’s Summer Nostos Festival at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens.

Tickets: Free Entry

When: 26 June 2019

Where: The Great Lawn, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

For the taxi driver: Κέντρο Επισκεπτών του Κέντρου Πολιτισμού Ίδρυμα Σταύρος Νιάρχος, Ευριπίδου & Δοϊράνης, Καλλιθέα

 

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI & YIANNIS KOTSIRAS

26 June 2019

Arvanitaki Kotsiras Greek Singers Athens

Eleftheria Arvanitaki & Yiannis Kotsiras.

Two of the most successful and loved artists in Greece, Yiannis Kotsiras and Eleftheria Arvanitaki will perform together on stage for one night only in Athens, in one of the most anticipated concerts this summer. The duo will sing some of their most popular songs and reinterpret historically significant pieces, accompanied by an eight piece band.

Tickets: 13 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 26 June 2019

WhereVrachon Theatre, Vyronas (Melina Mercouri Open Air Theatre),

*Vyronas is a 20 minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Βράχων: «ΜελίναΜερκούρη» Βύρωνας

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NATASSA BOFILIOU

26 & 27 June 2019

Greek Singers in Athens Natassa Bofiliou

Greek singer Natassa Bofiliou. Photograph: Yiannis Margetousakis

One of the most dynamic emerging singers of modern Greek music, Natassa Bofiliou performs sounds that are orchestral, rhythmic and full of depth and emotion, fusing together popular music from Greece, the Balkans with elements of jazz. Bofiliou is a dazzling and passionate performer and among the most talented artists of her generation.

Tickets: from 15 euros | Starts from 8:30pm

When: 26 & 27 June 2019

Where: The Terrace of Phoebus, 7-13 Iera Odos, Athens

For the taxi driver: Η Ταράτσα του Φοίβου, Ιερά Οδός 7-13

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Pre-Sale for 27 JuneTickets Available Here

 

GLYKERIA & MELINA ASLANIDOU

27 June 2019

Glykeria Aslanidou Greek Singers Athens

Glykeria & Melina Aslanidou will perform at the Megaron outdoors.

Two charismatic performers unite on stage to perform some of their greatest hits accompanied by a large orchestra.

Tickets: from 10 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 27 June 2019

Where: Megaron Athens – Gardens

For the taxi driver: Μέγαρο Μουσικής Αθηνών, Βασιλίσσης Σοφίας & Κόκκαλη

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STELIOS ROKKOS

27 June 2019

Stelios Rokkos Greek Singers Athens

Rock star sensation Stelios Rokkos will perform for one night only in Athens as part of his summer tour. Rokkos who writes and orchestrates most of his songs, masterfully combines his love of rock music with folk elements of Greek music.

Tickets: 10 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 27 June 2019

Where: Terrace Theatre Maroussi

For the taxi driver: Αίθριο Θέατρο Αμαρουσίου, Λεωφ. Κηφισίας 219, Μαρούσι

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YANNIS MARKOPOULOS

28 June 2019

Yannis Markopoulos Odeon Athens Festival

Celebrating his 80th birthday, legendary Greek composer, Yannis Markopoulos comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus to present a full repertoire for an enchanting evening of music as part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival. Popular Greek singers, Eleonora Zouganeli and Giannis Haroulis will also perform.

Tickets: from 20 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 28 June 2019

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

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SOCRATES MALAMAS

1 & 2 July 2019

Greek Singers Athens Malamas

Socrates Malamas | Greek Singers in Athens

The legendary Greek singer/songwriter Socrates Malamas will perform songs from his 30 year career. Malamas has collaborated with many significant Greek artists over his long career and many of his songs are considered national hymns. His music is “entehna/laika”.

Tickets: 12 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 1st & 2nd July 2019

Where: Vrachon Theatre, Vyronas (Melina Mercouri Open Air Theatre),

*Vyronas is a 20 minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Βράχων: «ΜελίναΜερκούρη» Βύρωνας

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KAITI GARBI

3 July 2019

Kaiti Garbi Athens Greek Singers

Kaiti Garbi celebrates her 30 years in music. Her extensive career is marked by several multi-platinum releases and a string of hit songs. She is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances.

Tickets: 10 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 3 July 2019

Where: Terrace Theatre Maroussi

For the taxi driver: Αίθριο Θέατρο Αμαρουσίου, Λεωφ. Κηφισίας 219, Μαρούσι

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YIANNIS PARIOS

8 July 2019

Greek Singers Athens Yiannis Parios

One of Greece’s most famous and loved singers, Yiannis Parios will be performing at two magnificent open-air theatres in Athens for one night only in July as part of his summer tour.

Tickets: Starts from 9:00pm | 15 euros

When: 8 July 2019

Where: Veakio Theatre

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GEORGE DALARAS UNPLUGGED

9 July 2019

George Dalaras Greek Singers Athens

In addition to his brilliant career as a singer, George Dalaras is a virtuous guitarist. In this show, with 5 soloists and outstanding musicians, he plays his favourite songs.

Tickets: 10 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 9 July 2019

Where: Terrace Theatre Maroussi

For the taxi driver: Αίθριο Θέατρο Αμαρουσίου, Λεωφ. Κηφισίας 219, Μαρούσι

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ANTONIS REMOS & UB40

10 July 2019

UB40 Antonis Remos Athens

Legendary reggae band UB40 and popular Greek singer Antonis Remos will perform together at Theatro Petras in Athens, marking 40 years since UB40 performed LIVE in Greece.

Tickets: 30 euros for early bird purchases | Starts from 9:30pm (doors open 7:30pm)

When: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Where: Theatro Petras, Petropouli Athens

For the taxi driver: Θεατρο πέτρας, Πετρούπολη

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MARIO FRANGOULIS

10 July 2019

Mario Frangoulis Greek Singers Athens

Classical crossover artist and tenor Mario Frangoulis will perform tracks from his album ‘Blue Lake’ (Galazia Limni) at the outdoor Veakeio Theatre, as well as songs from his huge repertoire. He will be accompanied by emerging Greek artist Myrto Vasiliou.

Born in Africa and raised in Greece, Mario studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was discovered by Sir Cameron Mackintosh who immediately cast him to play Marius in Les Misérables in London’s West End and soon after, he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the role of Raoul in Phantom of the Opera to great critical acclaim.

Tickets: from 17 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 10 July 2019

Where: Veakio Theatre (Pireaus)

For the taxi driver: Ηρακλείου 13, Πειραιάς 

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PYX LAX

10 July, 3 & 14 September 2019

Pyx Lax Greek Singers Athens

Legendary Greek rock band Pyx Lax will perform in Athens following their successful reunion tour last year. Originally formed in 1989 (disbanded in 2004) they released their first recording in 1990 to critical and commercial acclaim. They will perform their greatest hits at venues around Athens over the summer.

Tickets: from 13.20 euros | Starts at 9:30pm

When

10 July 2019 – Technopolis of Athens

3 September 2019 – Veakio Theatre 

14 September 2019 – Vrachon Theatre 

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DIMITRIS MYSTAKIDIS

11 July 2019

Dimitris Mystakidis Odeon Athens Festival

Dimitris Mystakidis will perform live at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Photograph: courtesy of the artist.

An evening of Greek music is presented at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens by Melodia 99.2 radio station. As part of this year’s Athens and Epidaurus Festival, musician, researcher and teacher Dimitris Mystakidis performs his ‘mixtape’ dedicated to the history of Greek song. Popular Greek singers Fotini Velesiotou, Eleni Vitali and Giota Nenga will join him on stage.

Tickets: from 20 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 11 July 2019

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

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ANNA VISSI

17 July 2019

Anna Vissi Greek Singers in Athens

Anna Vissi, also known as the “ultimate Greek star” will perform at the Veakio Municipal Theatre in Piraeus. With her band of talented musicians, Vissi will present a unique set list of her biggest hits and new compositions and will be accompanied by singers Nikolas Raptakis and Natasa Mindrinos.

Tickets: 15 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 17 July 2019

Where: Veakio Theatre (Pireaus)

For the taxi driver: Ηρακλείου 13, Πειραιάς 

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SEPTEMBER 2019 & BEYOND – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS

August is traditionally the quietest month of the year as the summer holidays take hold over the city. The major nightclubs (bouzoukia) in Athens typically won’t have live music until late Autumn. You will find singers performing on the islands and in stadiums around Athens for one-off concerts.

Performances will be announced in the weeks leading up to August and September. Let us know when you are coming to Athens by joining our mailing list here and we’ll keep you up to date each month as acts are announced.

MANOS ELEFTHERIOU

2 & 25 September 2019

Manos Eleftheriou Tribute Athens Megaron

A tribute concert for the great Greek poet and lyricist, Manos Eleftheriou who passed away in 2018. The concert will honour his work with many significant Greek singers and musicians performing.

Tickets: 13 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

2 September Where: Vrachon Theatre; (Melina Mercouri open air theatre),

25 SeptemberWhere: Theatro Petras, Petropouli Athens

Pre-sale: Tickets Available Here

 

MARIA FARANTOURI

6 September 2019

Maria Farantouri Odeon Athens Festival

Maria Farantouri performing at Carnegie Hall.

Legendary Greek singer Maria Farantouri performs classic songs of Greece and accompanied by Thodoris Voutsikakis and Vasilis Lekkas.

Tickets not yet available

Where: Theatro Petras, Petropouli Athens

For the taxi driver: Θεατρο πέτρας, Πετρούπολη

 

MARINELLA, MAKEDONAS AND MORE!

9 September 2019

Marinella Greek Singers Athens

Following sold-out performances in Thessaloniki earlier this year, some of Greece’s greatest artists come together for a rare group concert that will expand the boundaries of Greek music.

Leading the charge are two of Greece’s greatest performers; Marinella and Kostas Makedonas, who will be joined on stage by a new generation of Greek artists including, Ivy Adamou and Elena Paparizou. Expect a multi-faceted performance of Pontic, folk and pop music, accompanied by a large-scale orchestra.

Tickets: from 17 euros | Starts at 9:30pm

When: 9 September 2019

Where: Katrakeio Theater, Acropoleos & Nestoros, Nikaia
Located about 12 km from central Athens

There is no direct public transport route and would take in excess of one hour. We recommend a taxi service for this concert

For the taxi driver: Κατρακειο Θεατρο Νικαιας, Πάροδος Ακροπόλεως & Νεστορος Níkaia

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NATASSA THEODORIDOU

14 September 2019

Greek Singers Athens Natassa Theodoridou

Known as the only female Greek singer to have three platinum albums, Natassa Theodoridou has been placed among the 12 top-selling national singers, with 10 platinum and three gold albums. Her songs are considered contemporary “laika”.

Tickets not yet available

Where: Theatro Petras, Petropouli Athens

For the taxi driver: Θεατρο πέτρας, Πετρούπολη

 

ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI

16 September 2019

Alkistis Protopsalti Gazarte Greek Singers Athens

Protopsalti has performed landmark songs in Greek music, brings an explosive presence to the stage that transports her audience, and possesses a unique ability to sing not only in Greek, but also in Chinese, Spanish, Swahili, Armenian, English, and French.

Tickets: Starts at 9:00pm

When: 16 September 2019

Where: Veakio Theatre (Pireaus)

For the taxi driver: Ηρακλείου 13, Πειραιάς 

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The Greek Singers you missed recently in Athens

YIANNIS PLOUTARCHOS & MELINA ASLANIDOU – Popular Greek singer and songwriter, Yiannis Ploutarchos drew huge crowds throughout the winter at the Fotaerio Nightclub in Gazi. Considered one of the most popular “laiko” singers of his generation, his deep voice is attributed to having a genuine “laiko” sound. Ploutarchos was joined on stage by Greek pop singer Melina Aslanidou.

SAKIS ROUVAS & STELIOS ROKKOS – Popular Greek pop-rock singer, Sakis Rouvas teamed together this year with singer/songwriter Stelios Rokkos and released a new single to coincide with their duet performances over the spring season in Athens.

NOTIS SFAKIANAKIS & KAITI GARBI Notis Sfakianakis and Kaiti Garbi, met at the AKROTIRI nightclub for summer performances along the coast of Athens. Panagiotis “Notis” Sfakianakis is a popular Greek folk singer and one of the most commercially successful artists in Greece. With a string of hit songs, Kaiti Garbi is heralded for her powerful musical interpretations and performances.

 

A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO GREEK MUSIC GENRES

LAIKA is urban folk music or Greek pop which makes up the majority of Greek mainstream music.

ENTEHNA contains orchestral elements combining Greek folk along with the more popular sounds of “Laika”.

REMBETIKA in simple terms is the Greek blues. It is traditional music of the late 19th century where the basic instruments are the bouzouki, Greek baglama and tzouras.

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