Celebrate Tom Petty’s birthday & new documentary film with exclusive specials

Spend the week of October 18 between a memory and a dream as Tom Petty Radio (Ch. 31) airs exclusive documentary previews, Guest DJ specials, and more in honor of what would’ve been Petty’s 71st birthday.

Jackie Kolgraf
October 18, 2021

In honor of what would’ve been Tom Petty’s 71st birthday, plus one year after the release of the jam-packed Wildflowers & All the Rest, SiriusXM and Tom Petty Radio (Ch. 31) are celebrating the occasion with a week of special programming coinciding with the theatrical release of the new documentary film, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers. Turn the radio loud and enjoy exclusive documentary previews, a special Guest DJ special from GRAMMY Award winner Jim Scott, the engineer of Wildflowers, archival programming available exclusively on the SXM App, and more from October 18 through October 24.

Satellite Programming

Exclusive Documentary Previews

Throughout the week, hear audio vignettes taken from the forthcoming critically-acclaimed documentary film Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers.

Jim Scott Guest DJ

Multi GRAMMY Award-winning studio engineer Jim Scott takes you into the studio and behind the scenes with songs and stories from the making of Wildflowers. He shares his experience from working with Tom on his solo masterpiece.

October 18 at 4pm ET

October 19 at 10am and 8pm ET

October 20 at 10pm ET

October 21 at 12pm ET

October 22 at 3pm ET

October 23 at 1am and 1pm ET

October 24 at 6pm ET

App-Exclusive Programming

SXSW Roundtable

Drop in on a conversation with Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers director Mary Wharton, Tom’s daughter Adria Petty, film producers, and more for a roundtable discussion led by Tom Petty Radio host David Fricke and held at this year’s SXSW film festival in Austin, TX.

Behind The Glass

Wildflowers & All The Rest co-producer Ryan Ulyate takes you into the studio during the making of Wildflowers to show you what happened between the takes. Treat yourself to a mix of covers, studio jams, and fun improvised songs from Tom and the band that you’ll simply not hear anywhere else.

Broken Record podcast: “Tom Petty and the Creation of Wildflowers”

Malcolm Gladwell talks with Rick Rubin about Tom Petty and their work together on Tom’s expansive solo album Wildflowers.

Broken Record podcast: “Wildflowers II with Adria Petty”

Producer Rick Rubin talks to Tom Petty’s daughter, Adria Petty, about her memories of her dad and the hard curatorial work of putting together the box set Wildflowers & All The Rest.