KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

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KROQ Almost Acoustic ChristmasKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_0_0
GenreKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_1_0 Rock, Metal, Punk, Post-hardcore, Ska, Alternative rockKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_1_1
DatesKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_2_0 mid-DecemberKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_2_1
Location(s)KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_3_0 Universal Amphitheatre (1989–1997, 2000–2012)

Shrine Auditorium (1998, 2013)

Honda Center (1999, 2019)


The Forum (2014–2018)KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_3_1

Years activeKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_4_0 1989 - presentKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_4_1
Founded byKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_5_0 KROQ-FMKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_5_1
WebsiteKROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_header_cell_0_6_0 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_cell_0_6_1

Almost Acoustic Christmas is an annual concert run by the Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_0

The first show was held in December 1989, though then it was simply called the KROQ Xmas Bash. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_1

In 1990 the show became bigger and attracted increasingly popular alternative rock bands and singers. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_2

It takes place over a weekend in mid-December, and has in recent years been broadcast for free on KROQ-FM's website. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_3

The festival started off as a one-day event, and every year, since 1992, it has been held as a two-day festival (although the 1999 show was a one-day festival). KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_4

From 1989 through 2012 the show took place at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, except for 1998 where it was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and in 1999 where it was held at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_5

After the Universal Amphitheatre closed in September 2013, the show performed again at the Shrine Auditorium in December 2013. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_6

In 2014 the event was moved to The Forum. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_7

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas concerts benefit Para Los Ninos and the Al Wooten Jr Heritage Center, plus other local charities. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_8

In 1999, a compilation of live recordings, The Best of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, was released. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_9

On December 18, 2009, KROQ-FM released a compilation called KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2009, a benefit album with proceeds benefiting Para Los Ninos and the Al Wooten Heritage Center. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_10

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas is not expected to take place in 2020. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_11

This will be the first time in over three decades that the festival didn't take place. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_sentence_12

Line-ups KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas_section_0

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