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Due to rain, the MAZI concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

The stadium will open at 6 PM, the concert will begin at 9 PM. Tickets are 10 euro for general admission seating

George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou and many others at Kalimarmaro
Location: Kalimarmaro – Old Olympic Stadium
Description: A benefit concert of the Goulandris Museum of Natural History, this concert features Yorgos Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Yorgos Andreou, Lavrentis
Dimitris Mitropanos,
Thanos Mikroutsikos, Vasilis Papakonstantinou,
Dionysis Savvopoulos,
Babis Stokas,
Dionysis Tsaknis,
Eleni Tsaligopoulou,
Maria Farantouri, Stamatis Kraounakis,
Manolis Mitsias,
Nikos Portokaloglou, and who knows who else they will add!
Not only a chance to see some of the best names in Greek music, but also a chance to sit inside the open air Kalimarmaro Stadium, also known as the Panathainiko Stadio or the Old Olympic Stadium – The Panathinaiko the marble stadium in which the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. The stadium is between Agras and Ardittos Hills at the East side of Zappio Gardens.
Tickets – 10 euro!!!
On sale now, online at
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2008-09-22

By Athensguide

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  1. Wow, this was an AMAZING, historic event! It was the largest concert in the past 20 years in Greece, and the weather held (well, the second night, it was cancelled the first night). The estimates were something like 70 – 80,000 people, and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the audience. So different an experience from an American concert: The audience ranged in age from 8 months to 80 years, and though the stadium was packed, and moving in and about was difficult, people were patient (how different for the Greeks) and respectful.
    I’m sure there will be lots of videos appearing online in the next few days, but for now here is the first I’ve found:

    One of my top 5 favorite things about Greece occurred in this clip at about 7 minutes, when the musicians stop playing, the singer turns the mike toward the audience, and 80,000 voices sing in unison. I get goose bumps everytime I attend a Greek concert and this occurs!

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