Experience the latest in the Greek music scene as Greek singers finish their up their residence at various venues around the city, marking the end of the winter season in Athens. Here’s our curated guide of Greek singers performing in Athens in the coming months.
APRIL 2019 – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS
The winter residencies are winding down in the lead up to Greek Easter in late April. Traditionally the big artists will take a break in the Easter period and prepare themselves for the new season of open air concerts around Greece for the summer starting in June. There are still some big name performers taking up a weekly spots in Athens’ biggest clubs and venues. Greek music lovers will be able to see some new and old singers every week on intimate stages with the thrill of a Greek nightclub experience, where flowers are thrown, whisky is served by the bottle and the night doesn’t end until the sun rises!
Friday and Saturday nights in April and May
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”. She will perform with Petros Iakovidis.
Tickets: Prices start from 15 euros | Performance starts at 10:30pm
When: Friday and Saturday nights in April and May 2019
Where: FANTASIA LIVE, Leoforos Poseidonios 5, Elliniko
For the taxi driver: Λεωφόρος Ποσειδώνος 5, Ellinikón
Pre-Sale: Reservations made by telephone: +30 210 8940 302 or +30 210 8940 203.
YIANNIS PARIOS with GLYKERIA
Every Friday and Saturday night until 13 April 2019
Yiannis Parios and Glykeria, two legends of the Greek music scene perform their favourite love songs on stage every Friday and Saturday at the Baraonda Club in Athens. Parios, known and loved across the world for his ballads, has had a successful music career spanning more than 40 years and will be joined by Glykeria, another musical legend adored in Greece and abroad.
Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Starts at 10:00pm (until very late)
When: every Friday and Saturday night until 13 April 2019
Where: Baraonda Music Hall, Tsocha 43, Athens 115 21
For the taxi driver: Αναστασίου Τσόχα 43, Αθήνα 115 21
Pre-Sale Tickets: Call the venue directly for reservations on +30 210 644 4308 or +30 210 644 1778
Every Saturday until 20 April 2019
With a career spanning 50 years, prominent Greek singer and songwriter Dionysis Savvopoulos will perform at the newly restored performance venue ‘The Alsos’. His repertoire, ‘Songs of Others’ (Τα τραγούδια των άλλων) is a collection of music from various artists, selected by Savvopoulos that have influenced him over his long career. He will be accompanied by musicians, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou (bass), Vassilis Hatzinikolaou (keyboard), Kallistratos Drakopoulos (drums), Dimitris Lappas (guitar/bouzouki) and Evi Mazi (vocals/flute).
Tickets: from 20 euros | Starts at 9:00pm
When: Every Saturday night until 20 April
Where: ALSOS Club, 4 Evelpidon, Kypseli
For the taxi driver: Το Άλσος, Ευελπίδων 4, Κυψέλη, Πεδίον του Άρεως
Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 210 822 7471 or online here at Ticketservices.gr
GALANI, XARHAKOS & MYTAKIDIS
Tribute to the rembetika master Markos Vamvakaris
24 & 31 March & 6, 7, 14 & 21 April 2019
Greek composer and conductor Stavros Xarhakos returns to the main stage of Gazarte for another winter season of musical interpretation. Xarhakos will interpret music in an evening celebrating the father of the Greek blues (rembetika) Markos Vamvakaris and will be accompanied on stage by popular Greek singer Dimitra Galani and Greek rapper Michael Mytakidis for an unprecedented performance.
Tickets: Prices start from 13 euros | Performance starts at 9:30pm Saturday’s and 8:30pm Sunday’s
When: Saturday & Sunday 24, 31 March & 6, 7, 14, 21 April 2019
Where: Gazarte, 32-34 Voutadon St Gazi, Athens
For the taxi driver: Gazarte, Βουτάδων 32-34, Γκάζι
Pre-Sale: Tickets Available Here
Every Friday and Saturday night until mid April 2019
Greek pop artist Anna Vissi has released 28 solo albums and has played a key role in the Greek music both in Greece and abroad. She will take up residence again this for the winter season at Hotel Ermou to perform songs from her expansive career.
Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Starts from 11:00pm (until very late)
When: Every Friday & Saturday night until mid April 2019
Where: Hotel Ermou, Ermou 152, Kerameikos
For the taxi driver: Hotel Ερμού, Ερμού 152, Κεραμεικος
Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 210 346 3003
SAKIS ROUVAS & STELIOS ROKKOS
Every Friday & Saturday until May 2019
Popular Greek pop-rock singer, Sakis Rouvas has teamed together this year with singer/songwriter Stelios Rokkos and released a new single to coincide with their duet performances for the winter season. Starting in the clubs of Thessaloniki in the early winter, the pair will take up residency at Rouvas’ regular stage at the Estate Nightclub in central Athens.
Tickets: Prices vary for standing area or tables | Starts from 10:30pm (until very late)
When: Every Friday & Saturday night until May 2019
Where: Estate Nightclub, Andronikou 3-5, Gazi
For the taxi driver: ESTATE, Ανδρονίκου 3-5 & Πειραιώς
Pre-Sale Tickets: Reservations: +30 21 0345 0345 or by web: EstateAthens.com
MAY 2019 & BEYOND – GREEK SINGERS IN ATHENS
May 2019 sees the end of the artist residence programme at popular clubs around Athens. After the Easter month of April which is a quieter month for live music in Athens, your favourite Artists start preparing for the outdoor concert season at the magnificent open-air theatres around the capital. There are still some clubs showcasing some of your favourite Greek artists where the drinks are flowing and trays of flowers are bought and thrown on stage to honour the artists.
More acts will be announced in the weeks leading up to May & June. 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.
GEORGE DALARAS & Izmir State Symphony Orchestra
19 June 2019
George Dalaras and the İzmir State Symphony Orchestra will give a breathtaking concert at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens as part of the 2019 Athens and Epidaurus Festival.
Repeating the concert that was originally presented at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Hall in İzmir, as part of a cultural collaboration between the cities of İzmir and Nea Smyrni, the old and the new Smyrna respectively.
Tickets: Starts from 9:00pm | Prices TBA
When: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Where: Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis
For the taxi driver: Θέατρο Ηρώδου Αττικού – Ηρώδειο
Pre-Sale: Tickets Information Available Here
ANTONIS REMOS & UB40
10 July 2019
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
Pre-Sale: Tickets 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.
ALKISTIS PROTOPSALTI – Protopsalti performed a full programme of music on the main stage at Gazarte over the winter season with her five piece orchestra accompanied with up and coming supporting artist Yiannis Mathes.
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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