Come see The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas featuring the Arctic Monkeys, The Head and the Heart,
Bastille, and NONONO, among other exciting acts! This spellbinding holiday concert will be performed on Dec. 14 at the Arvest
Bank Theatre at The Midland. The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas is presented by the Buzz, an ever-popular alternative rock
station. If you're a music fan, you simply can't miss this three-day extravaganza of incredible live performances. Tickets
to attend this big bash should be at the very top of your wish list!
The Night The Buzz
Stole Christmas is renowned for its diverse mix of talented bands that has something for everyone. This festival features
not only some of the nation's big-name acts, but also a string of new performers. You'll get to enjoy punk rock, indie, alternative,
hard rock, and many other edgy musical genres. Epic bands that have performed at this awesome party have included Florence
and the Machine, Flogging Molly, Company of Thieves and Dirty Heads, and many more. Don't miss your chance to get in the holiday
spirit with some friends and loved ones! This show is unsurprisingly a hot seller, so be sure to book your tickets fast!
In 2004, the station embarked on a mission of registering as many young adults to vote as possible. They
were honored by the "Rock The Vote" campaign for registering more new voters than any other radio station in America.
96.5 The Buzz is an alternative rock station based in Mission, Kansas, and is owned by Entercom Communications.
The station started broadcasting for the first time in 1959. In 2000, the station switched to a Top 40 format that focused
on modern rock. The first song ever played on 96.5 The Buzz was "Learn To Fly" by The Foo Fighters. The station suffered from
low ratings at the time due to its "Rock 40" format." In early 2002, the Buzz switched to a Hot AC format, but ratings remained
low, nearly causing the station to close down. The station's ratings finally picked up when it switched to a full-fledged
modern rock format, which it still assumes today. The move brought the alternative rock format back to the forefront of the
Kansas City music scene, for the first time since 1999. 96.5 The Buzz has gone from having dismal ratings to being one of
the highest-rated stations among 18-34-year olds. The station has also attracted acclaim from Billboard magazine for showcasing
new artists. In April 2006, the station started broadcasting live via the internet.
The Buzz Stole Christmas first launched in 2002. Its performer lineup featured Jimmy Eat World, Good Charlotte, OK Go, SR-71
The Distillers, and Anything But Joey. In 2003, the event featured Jane's Addiction and Story of the Year. In 2004, the festival
included big-name acts such as Jimmy Eat World, G Love and the Special Sauce, The Donnas, Elefant, and The New Amsterdams.
2005's event featured Death Cab for Cutie, The Psychedelic Furs, Hot Hot Heat, Alkaline Trio, and Against Me!.
The Night The Buzz Stole Christmas included Angels & Airwaves, Pete Yorn, Sparta, Conner, and Josephine Collective. 2007's
festival featured Jimmy Eat World, Coheed and Cambria, Pinback, and The Life and Times. 2008's big bash showcased Jack's Mannequin,
Eagles of Death Metal, Anberlin, Gaslight Anthem, and The Airborne Toxic Event. In 2009, The Bravery, Spoon, Metric, and Hockey
In 2010, the following acts performed on Night One: Jimmy Eat World, Dirty Heads, Cage The Elephant, and
Free Energy. On Night Two, the following acts took the stage: My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, InnerPartySystem, and
Beautiful Bodies. In 2011, Night One featured Florence + The Machine, Two Door Cinema Club, and Cowboy Indian Bear.
Two showcased 311, The Naked & Famous, Surfer Blood, and Soft Reeds. Night Three saw performances by Matt & Kim, Company
of Thieves, and Antennas Up.
In 2012, Night One saw live performances by Flogging Molly, The Dirty Heads, ZZ Ward, and
Not a Planet. On Night Two, Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, Joy Formidable, Elle King, and She's a Keeper performed. On Night
Three, Passion Pit, Alt-J, Blondfire, Churchill, and Heroes and Villains took the stage.
96.5 The Buzz has featured
other festivals in recent years, such as The Night Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz Stole Christmas, Red, White and Blow It
Out Your Ass, Rock the Vote Free Show, and Homegrown For The Holidays.
The Night Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz Stole
Christmas was held in 2005, featuring the acts Coheed and Cambria, Living Things, The New Amsterdams, and Flee the Seen. Red,
White and Blow It Out Your Ass was held in 2009 and 2010. 2009's event saw live performances by Ida Maria, The Limousines.
Miike Snow, and Pilot Speed. 2010's event featured 311, The Offspring, and Pepper. Rock the Vote Free Show was held in 2004
and 2008. In 2004, it featured The Presidents of the United States of America and Authority Zero. In 2008, it showcased Ludo,
Carolina Liar, The Wombats, Waiting for Signal, and The Belated. Homegrown For The Holidays was held in 2013, and featured
The Mowgli's, Beautiful Bodies, Royal Teeth, Making Movies, and Rev Gusto.