Labor Day 2018: Music specials to soundtrack the weekend

SiriusXM is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with special programming beginning Friday, August 31 and airing throughout the holiday weekend.

Caitlin Carter
August 28, 2018

Put your work down and turn the radio up! SiriusXM is celebrating the unofficial end of summer with special programming beginning Friday, August 31 and airing throughout the holiday weekend.

Hits 1

Summer’s not over until we say it is!

Throwback summer songs featured in an extended Weekend Countdown.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 2

‘60s on 6

From the Beach to the Books

The Greatest First Day of School Hits of the 60s

Airs: All weekend on Channel 6

‘70s on 7

Back to School with the Muppets

The Muppets are introducing songs from the letters A-Z.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 7

‘80s on 8

Labors on Labor Day

We will spotlight different Sirius XM employees and their favorite 80s songs all weekend.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 8

‘90s on 9

Back in the Day Replay

Hosted by Downtown Julie Brown Top 30 Albums of the Decade

Airs: All weekend on Channel 9


Fallout Boy “Thanks Fr Th Memories” Labor Day weekend

Fallout Boy is in studio reminiscing about their favorite songs and pop culture moments of the 2000s

Airs: All weekend on Channel 10

The Blend

9 To 5 Labor Day Weekend Playlist!

This Labor Day Weekend, The Blend celebrates all the hard working men and women with songs about work. From Dolly Parton to John Legend and Sheryl Crow.

Airs: Friday at 8 pm ET on Channel 16

Elvis Radio

The Global World Premiere-February, 1970 Revisited: Off-On Stage

Elvis Radio presents this exclusive LIVE Elvis Concert for Labor Day Weekend 2018.  Big Jim Sykes hosts these previously unreleased concert recordings from the King’s amazing month long Vegas residency (you know Elvis invented this performance concept…invite the fans to come to you) from February 1970 at the International Hotel.

Airs: Friday from 8 pm-9 pm ET on Channel 19

The Beatles Channel

All Together Now 2: Your Beatles Top 100 Songs

Peter Asher returns for a second year to count down the top 100 picks from our recent listener survey of Beatles songs! All Labor Day Weekend!

Airs: Friday at 5pm ET with encores all weekend on Channel 18

Pearl Jam Radio

European Vacation

All long weekend the channel serves up the best of PJ’s 2018 European tour.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 22

Grateful Dead Channel

Summer Tour Done Come and Gone

Grateful Dead Channel looks back at the Dead & Company Summer Tour with highlights from each of the shows.

Airs: Friday, all day on Channel 23

Radio Margaritaville

Boats, Beaches & BBQ Labor Day Wknd

Celebrate Labor Day by NOT working! Listen to Radio Margaritaville’s Boats, Beaches & BBQ Labor Day weekend. A weekend full of music to help you squeeze a little more fun out of the last long weekend of summer starts Friday at 8am/5am Pacific only on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 24

Classic Rewind

Classic Rewind’s Labor Day Triple Play Weekend

As baseball’s hunt for October is on, enjoy the last three-day weekend of the summer with triple plays from the biggest names in “Cassette Era” Classic Rock.

Airs: Friday at 12 pm ET through Monday on Channel 25

Classic Vinyl

Classic Vinyl’s Summer of 1968

As summer draws to a close – revisit the songs that dominated the nation 50 years ago

Airs: Friday at 4pm ET;  Encores Saturday at 10 pm & 6 pm ET; Sunday at 3 am & 2 pm ET, Monday at 6 am, 12 pm & 8 pm ET on Channel 26

Deep Tracks

Earle Bailey’s Labor Day Head Trip

Take a 2 hour end of summer trip through Classic Rock’s forgotten gems with songs about work, money and vacation

Airs: Saturday at 12pm ET on Channel 27

The Spectrum

3 day / 3 play weekend

Three song blocks of Spectrums most loved artists all long weekend.  Will feature the hits + SXM exclusive versions of songs and the occasional cover.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 28

First Wave

“Lust For Lists” Working Playlist

1st Wave honors the workers of America with a special Labor Day “Lust For Lists” Working Playlist. Hear classic alternative songs about the daily grind, working class heroes and more.

Airs: Saturday at 1pm ET; Replays all weekend on Channel 33


Labor Day-party

A chilled out way to spend the last official day of Summer – hazy, downtempo indie beats and sounds from artists like Toro Y Moi, Rex Orange County, Jamie XX, Tennis, Mac DeMarco etc..

Airs: All weekend on Channel 35


Outsourced Labor Day Weekend

Octane listeners take control of the channel playing their favorite hard and heavy hits.  Audio messages are being collected via the channel’s socials.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 37

Liquid Metal

SLAY-bor Day Weekend

Slayer, their fans and friends take control of Liquid Metal.  Hear the band captured live in San Jose and hear Slayer favorites every hour hand-selected by hard-core fans and some of their musician friends.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 40

SiriusXM Turbo

20 Years Of Godsmack

Sully Erna and Godsmack discuss the making of their self-titled debut album, 20 years after its release. Hear music and stories from Godsmack throughout Labor Day Weekend.

Airs: Friday at 11 am ET through Monday on Channel 41

Rock The Bells Radio

The Influence of Hip-Hop

Hear Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J go one on one with some of the games heaviest hitters. Episode 1-Special Guest EMINEM

Airs: Saturday at 3 pm ET with replays Sunday at 12 am & 6 pm ET; and Monday at 11 am & 9 pm ET on Channel 43

The Heat

The Heat says Farewell Summer!

SiriusXM says So Long to Summer 2018 so we’re spotlighting some classics from Summer’s past. All weekend long on our countdown, THE HOTNESS, The Heat’s Weekly Top 35!

Airs: All weekend on Channel 46

SiriusXM FLY

Heather B puts in that WORK for Labor Day!

As one of the only employees in the SiriusXM building on Labor Day, Heather B. is puttin’ in that WORK! Check her out as she spends her day “ON”, playing your favorite WORK songs. From “Work To Do”, to “Work It”, it’s Hip-Hop and R&B from the 90’s and 2000’s that get you WORK’ed up

Airs: All weekend on Channel 47

Heart & Soul

End the Summer’s Hot Performances Labor Day Weekend!

The big summer festival’s like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Essence are over. Squeeze the last drops out of the summer concert season with Heart & Soul. Bobby Brown stops by the Platinum 20 Playlist to talk about his movie “The Bobby Brown Story.” Sunday Mimosa welcomes Grammy winner Leon Thomas for an interview/performance. Later that day Grammy winner Macy Gray talks about her new album and performs. Then on Labor Day, R.B.R.M. (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike) are Up Close & Personal.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 48

Soul Town

Labor Day Salute to the 20 Hardest Working Male Singers in Soul Town!  

Everyone’s off this Labor Day Weekend, but the male singers in Soul Town are working overtime!

All weekend, Soul Town’s got the Top 20 Male Singers of Soul! You’re off…but they’re ON! All weekend!

Airs: All weekend on Channel 49

The Highway

First Job/Worst Job

Artists will reveal their first and/or worst jobs all Labor Day Weekend

Airs: All weekend on Channel 56

No Shoes Radio


Kenny Chesney’s 2018 record-breaking tour was another amazing “Trip Around The Sun!”  Join Kenny as he, the band, the crew, AND members of No Shoes Nation look back on their favorite memories of the summer – including moments backstage AND exclusive LIVE songs captured on stage!  Relive the Trip Around The Sun Tour one more time all weekend on NSR!

Airs: Friday at 6 pm ET on Channel 57


Anything But Labor…Day Weekend

Showcasing songs of leisure, summer, and fun all Labor Day Weekend

Airs: All weekend on Channel 61

The Message

Pat Barrett Guest Hosts Sunday Praise

Doug Hannah gets “Labor” day weekend off thanks to Pat Barrett guest hosting “Sunday Praise,” which will have special Monday encore on Labor Day.

Airs: Sunday from 9 am-3 pm ET on Channel 63


A very special “Labor Day” La Gozadera

An exclusive SiriusXM Front Row: interview and performance with one of the hottest urban artists today,” Justin Quiles”.  He discusses how he spent the summer and all the viral songs he wrote for major artists, etc.

Airs: Monday on Channel 158

Rock Bar


The House Band is OFF this Labor Day but we’re still pouring the Top Shelf Rock you’re thirsty for, it’s the Cover Band Weekend at SiriusXM Rockbar! Featuring a menu of Covers from Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Godsmack, Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson and more. Plus our hard working Gus The Bartender will be mixing drinks like a “Working Man”, an “Endless Summer” and a “Fruits of our Labor”.

Airs: Friday at 6 am ET through Monday on Channel 313


Saturday Night Dance Society with Joe Bermudez

As Boston-based DJ and producer, Joe Bermudez, prepares to play Electric Zoo New York, he warms up on SiriusXM Utopia with a special end of summer mix – filled with your favorite 90’s and 2000’s dance hits and remixes!

Airs: Saturday at 11p ET on Channel 341

SiriusXM Pops

Take a trip with SiriusXM Pops

SiriusXM Pops takes you to some exciting summer vacation locales as we keep summer going as long as possible.  We’ve got several trips planned including Rome, the River Nile, the Grand Canyon and New York’s Times Square.

Airs: Monday at 9am ET on Channel 755


Íconos with Grupo Bronco

Airs: All weekend on Channel 761


Íconos with Grupo Bronco replay on Caricia

Airs: 9/3 on Channel 762

Viva channel

VIVA Summer Vibes special

As this summer comes to a close, listen to 2 hours of the hottest songs heard on VIVA for Summer Vibes weekend.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 763

Flow Nacion Channel

Mozart Lapara interview and takeover special

Interview with Marisol El Bombon that discusses his new song and how he got sneakers before Kanye West.

Airs: All weekend on Channel 765


Salsa Two by Two:  The Best Salsa Duets

Directly from Miami, Latin Grammy® Nominated producer and re-mixer Mr. Pauer sets your Labor Day weekend on fire with pure “Electropico” beats! Creator of the new Latin Alternative sound that fuses tropical beats and alternative melodies dubbed as “Electropico”, Mr. Pauer exclusively mixes one hour of non-stop tracks that will make you dance and explore the rhythmic side of Latin Alternative today.

Airs: Saturday at 12 pm ET, Sunday at 3 pm ET and Monday at 6 pm ET on Channel 767

 La Kueva

Electropico Weekend Featuring Mixes by Mr. Pauer

Directly from Miami, Latin Grammy® Nominated producer and re-mixer Mr. Pauer sets your Labor Day weekend on fire with pure “Electropico” beats! Creator of the new Latin Alternative sound that fuses tropical beats and alternative melodies dubbed as “Electropico”, Mr. Pauer exclusively mixes one hour of non-stop tracks that will make you dance and explore the rhythmic side of Latin Alternative today

Airs: Friday at 8pm ET; Saturday at 9pm ET, Sunday at 10 pm ET, Monday at 3 pm ET on Channel 768