Glykeria Aslanidou Greek Singers Athens
Glykeria & Melina Aslanidou.

GREEK SINGERS PERFORMING IN ATHENS

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Where: Various locations around Athens
When: September 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.

 

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.

More performances will be announced in the weeks leading up September and October. 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.

MARIO FRANGOULIS AT THE ACROPOLIS

31 August 2019

MARIO FRANGOULIS Athens Greek Singers

Classical crossover artist and tenor Mario Frangoulis returns to Athens, this time to perform jazz and swing covers at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus accompanied by acclaimed jazz artist Tammy McCann and the Big Band Orchestra.

Audiences can expect songs from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and more performed in this rare collaboration.

Tickets: from 18 euros | Starts from 9:00pm

When: 31 August 2019

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Dionysiou Areopagitou

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

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

 

PYX LAX

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

3 September 2019 – Veakio Theatre 

14 September 2019 – Vrachon Theatre 

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

ELEFTHERIA ARVANITAKI & YIANNIS KOTSIRAS

4 September 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: 16 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 4 September 2019

Where: Papagou Garden Theatre, Papagou

* Papagou is about a 20-minute drive from the centre of Athens

For the taxi driver: Κηποθέατρο Παπάγου, Κορυτσάς (6η στάση Παπάγου), Papagos 156 69

Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here

 

YIANNIS PARIOS

5 September 2019

Giannis Parios Greek Singers Athens

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

Tickets: Starts from 9:00pm | 15 euros

When: 5 September 2019

Where: Veakio Theatre

Pre-SaleTickets Information 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

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

LAVRENTIS MACHERITSAS and NIKOS PORTOKALOGLOU

10 September 2019

Together for children Odeon Athens I

Greek singers Lavrentis Macheritsas and Nikos Portokaloglou, will perform a benefit concert to support ‘Together for Children’, the non-profit organisation that assists children and young people facing poverty, disability, abuse and illness in Greece.

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

When: 10 September 2019

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

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 

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

VASSILIS TSITSANIS ORCHESTRA with Dimitra Galani and Natassa Bofiliou

18 September 2019

Galani Bofiliou Tsitsanis Orchestra Megaron

Dimitra Galani and Natassa Bofiliou. Photographs: Nikos Katsoros/Giannis Bournias

After sold-out performances at their debut concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki, the Vassilis Tsitsanis Orchestra will perform at the spectacular open-air Theatro Petras in Petropouli, accompanied by two great female singers, Dimitra Galani and Natassa Bofiliou.

Tickets: 13 euros | Starts from 9:00pm (doors open 7:00pm)

When: 18 September 2019

Where: Theatro Petras, Petropouli Athens

For the taxi driver: Θεατρο πέτρας, Πετρούπολη

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

GEORGE DALARAS – DUETS AT THE ACROPOLIS

30 September 2019

George Dalaras Greek Singers Athens

A breathtaking concert to honour the 50-year musical career of George Dalaras at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Dalaras, an iconic performer and talented musician has become the timeless face of Greek song. He will be joined by other talented performers, colleagues and friends performing unforgettable duets.

Duet Performers: Eleni Vitali, Glykeria, Giannis Kotsiras, Kostas Makedonas, Christos Mastoras, Lavrentis Macheritsas, Dimitris Bassis, Giota Nega, Mariza Rizou, Marina Sati, Babis Stokas, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Marios Fragoulis, Michalis Hatzigiannis and more!

Tickets: from 22 euros | Starts at 9:00pm

When: 30 September 2019

Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis

For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο

Pre-SaleTickets Available Here

 

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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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