SiriusXM’s Holiday Weekend Music: Rock, Hip-Hop, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s + more!

It’s that time of year where we get to enjoy the beach, BBQs, and most importantly, an extended weekend. SiriusXM has got you covered with the music you’ll need for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend soundtrack! Tune in for our … Continued

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May 26, 2016

It’s that time of year where we get to enjoy the beach, BBQs, and most importantly, an extended weekend. SiriusXM has got you covered with the music you’ll need for a perfect Memorial Day Weekend soundtrack! Tune in for our special holiday programming and start your weekend off right.


In addition to the specials below, we will be remember our fallen troops exactly at Noon ET across all SiriusXM channels by taking a moment to play Taps.

Hits 1, Channel 2
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We’ll summarize the  Weekend Countdown to include past up-tempo summer hits with artist info/vignettes and fun summer memories!

70s on 7, Channel 7
Airs Friday 5/27 at 5 pm ET through Tuesday 5/31 at 3 am ET
This Memorial weekend… we pause to remember our heroic Armed Forces that died to protect our freedom. And we remember the songs we’ve almost forgotten! We dust off a shelf full of 45s that we’ve overlooked and neglected over the years. This Memorial Day Weekend, we’re remembering our heroes and the “Songs We’ve Almost Forgotten!”

Airs Friday 5/27 at 8 pm ET through Monday 5/30 at 4 pm ET
Having engineered at Abbey Road for George Martin and the Beatles on several of their albums and Pink Floyd’s iconic ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ is enough for a lifetime achievement, but Alan Parson’s life story is much bigger! He’s also a producer, solo artist, musician, singer, song writer, and leader of The Alan Parson’s Project – charting many times into the Top 40 with his own hits and credited on other projects such as Pilot (Magic), Ambrosia (Holding On To Yesterday), Al Stewart (Year Of The Cat, Time Passages) and The Hollies (The Air That I Breathe). Alan selects songs that make up a Soundtrack for his life story so far, in a memorable Memorial Day Weekend visit to ‘70s on 7. Alan also shares a track from his May 27 release of “Live In Columbia” a BluRay/DVD full length concert performed with the Medelllin Symphony in South America!

80s on 8, Channel 8
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Big 40 Countdown of the listener chosen best “Roadtrippin’ Songs” of the decade …”Big 40 Roadtrippin Songs”.  Hosted by the Original VJs.  We will also cross promote the return of Road Trip Radio for the summer.

The Pulse, Channel 15
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Live In The Vineyard Concert broadcast from Napa California.  Starring Ingrid Michaelson, Andy Grammer, Lukas Graham, Daughtry, Ben Rector and many more.

Underground Garage, Channel 21
The Drew Carey Show (Friday, 5/27 4 pm – 7 pm ET):  A salute to the U.S.A. on the unofficial start to our summer with “All-American” bands
The Jersey Guy Does Jersey (Saturday, 5/28 Midnight – 1 am ET):  A “Jersey Shore Beach Party” with an all-New Jersey lineup of bands with their summer sounds.

Chris Carter’s British Invasion (Saturday, 5/28 Noon – 4 pm ET):  Summer hits from British Invasion bands off both the U.S. and U.K. charts (Replay on Sunday, 5/29 at 4 pm ET).

Grateful Dead, Channel 23
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The best tours were the Summer Tours! For Memorial Day Weekend the Grateful Dead Channel will feature concert highlights from Summer shows of the past including Englishtown NJ 1977, Anchorage AK 1980, and Eugene OR 1993.

Radio Margaritaville, Channel 24
Airing Thursday 5/26 at 9 pm ET through Monday 5/30.
Jumpstart your long Memorial Day Weekend with exclusive LIVE broadcasts of Jimmy Buffett’s NEW 2016 “I Don’t Know” Tour. Plus enjoy even more Parrothead fan favorite songs all holiday weekend. The first official date of Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer’s 2016 Tour, is LIVE from Nashville, Tennessee.

Classic Vinyl, Channel 26
Airs Friday 5/27 at 3 pm ET AND PT through Monday 5/30 at 7 pm ET
Hear a one hour playlist featuring some of the most recognizable summer themed songs of the First Generation of Rock during Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer.

The Bridge, Channel 32
Airs Sunday 5/29 at 6 am ET and 11 pm ET
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wrote a musical “Bright Star” that is up for 5 Tony nominations. Join us for a live interview and performance with Martin and Brickell, hosted by their producer Peter Asher about the new album “So Familiar” and their musical currently on Broadway. Join us!

1st Wave, Channel 33
Airs Friday 5/27 at 4 pm ET AND PT through Monday 5/30 at 7 pm ET
This Memorial Day Weekend 1st Wave remembers influential artists in classic alternative music history who have passed on. Memorialize the life and artistry of Davie Bowie, The Ramones, Michael Hutchence Of INXS and more during this hour-long special.

Lithium, Channel 34
Airs Friday 5/27 at Noon ET through Monday 5/30 at 11:59 pm ET
Music can get better with age, but potato salad?…That’s a different story. SiriusXM’s dishin’ out alternative and grunge tunes first served twenty years ago on Lithium’s ’96 Picnic Weekend!

Faction, Channel 41
Airs Friday 5/27 at 7 pm ET through Sunday 5/29 at 11:59 pm ET
It’s a Punk Rock Weekend all Memorial Day Weekend on Faction! Nothing but Punk Rock Music 24 hours a day for 3 straight days… and it’s all hosted by Marky Ramone of The Ramones!

Backspin, Channel 43
Airs Friday 5/27 at 4 pm & 8 pm ET; Saturday 5/28 at 4 pm & 10 pm ET; Sunday 5/29 at 11 am & 6 pm ET; Monday 5/30 at 1 pm & 7 pm ET.
DJ Jazzy Jeff kicks off Memorial Day weekend on Backspin! Hear all six summertime classic mixes hand selected and mixed by Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie. It’s guaranteed to spark up the nostalgia and the grills for the holiday weekend!

Hip Hop Nation, Channel 44
This Memorial Day, we jump start your summertime cookouts with some of the hottest DJs from across the country! Enjoy 4 days of uncensored commercial-free mixing.

Friday 5/27
Noon – 2 pm ET- DJ KY from Cleveland, Ohio is one of the hottest and youngest DJs in the game today! He’s jump starting your summertime cookout with straight Hip Hop Hits…Period!

5 pm – 7 pm ET- This Memorial Day Weekend, we want you to turn your radios All The Way Up! DJ Steel will have you moving side to side with back to back hits.

Saturday 5/28
1 pm – 3 pm ET- DJing for the first time on our airwaves, is one of Canada’s biggest mixers! Enjoy uncensored commercial-free music from DJ Charlie B reppin’ that North side.

4 pm – 6 pm ET- It’s time! Brace yourself for this movie on radio! Get your plate ready and enjoy The Feature Presentation with DJ SussOne.

Sunday 5/29
1 pm – 3 pm ET- We All The Way Up! DJ Hollywood usually rocks our airwaves every Tuesday night alongside DJ Envy for Tuesday Night Live, but for Memorial Day weekend he’s taking your Sunday to a new level!

Monday 5/30
10 am – Noon ET- DJ Wayne Is In This Thang! Representing Oklahoma City, he’s grilling up all your favorite joints! Join him on day 4 of our Summertime Cookout Mix Weekend!

5 pm – 7 pm ET- Who is DJ T. Lewis? Well, find out Memorial Day as this national recognized official DJ for multi-platinum rapper Lil Wayne and affiliations with Hoodrich Radio (DJ Scream), rips the airwaves down on the peak of the holiday weekend!

10 pm – Midnight ET- Commercials OFF…Music ON! We’re taking it to the left coast to close out our Summertime Cookout weekend! Young California’s very own DJ Carisma is back with us and ready to rip down the satellites!

Shade 45, Channel 45
Airs Monday 5/30
Noon – 8 pm ET- DJ Enuff presents The Heavyhitter DJ’s takeover on Shade 45 for Memorial Day
Eminem’s Shade 45 & DJ Enuff invite 4 DJ’s to deliver 8 straight hours of non-stop mixing keeping radio’s cranked up at any barbecue and house party this holiday!

8 pm – 10 pm ET- The Wake Up Show
DJ Revolution goes in full speed from the Left Coast on the turntables to rock the party for Memorial Day!!  King Tech & Sway + Skyyhook are your hosts! Wake UP!

10 pm – Midnight ET- DJ Enuff presents The Heavyhitter DJs
DJ Enuff returns with The Heavyhitters to close out the evening with more party mixing to wrap up Memorial Day weekend!

The Heat, Channel 46
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We’ll be spotlighting “Hot Songs of Summers’ Past!”…those Summer anthems that you hear crank at every pool party and beachfront!  Check out The Hotness, The Heat’s Weekly Top 35, all Memorial Day weekend, to hear those songs that the Summer couldn’t do without!

SiriusXM FLY, Channel 47
Thursday 5/26
On this day we celebrate the birthday for one of Hip-Hop’s elite Female MC’s, Lauryn Hill.  Every hour we’ll play a FLY jam she has delivered for us throughout the years!

Monday 5/30
Let’s greet the Summer in a FLY way by playing throwbacks with the word “HOT” or “Heat” or just anything to make you dance by the pool!  We got you!

Soul Town, Channel 49
Airs Saturday 5/28 at Noon ET
Soul Town will have a “Hit The Road” countdown Saturday 5/28 at noon and replay at midnight.

The Groove, Channel 50
Airs Saturday 5/28 at 5 pm ET
The Groove will replay the Cameo show at 5 pm Saturday 5/28.

Chill, Channel 53
Airs Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30
Dive in to Chill Poolside, featuring the world’s biggest deep house DJs all Memorial Day weekend. Hear sun-drenched mix sets from Swiss producer Nora En Pure, LA-based producers Classixx and Le Youth, plus feel-good tropical house music from the likes of Felix Jaehn, Klingande, and Kygo.

Prime Country, Channel 58
Airs Saturday 5/28 at Midnight through Monday 5/30 at 11 pm ET
This Memorial Day Weekend, Prime Country Remembers the music that ruled country radio in the 80s with tons of chart topping songs from artists like Alabama, The Judds, Randy Travis, George Strait, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap and MORE!

Outlaw Country, Channel 60
Airs Friday 5/27 at 8 pm ET through Monday 5/30 at 8 pm ET
Todd Snider-led supergroup (featuring members of Widespread Panic & Chris Robinson Brotherhood) perform songs from their new album Rest In Chaos live in SiriusXM NYC fishbowl, and are joined in studio by Hayes Carll for a special tribute to late Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark.

Airs Friday 5/27 at 9 pm ET through Thursday 6/2 at 2 am ET
Exclusive recording of Southern Rock standard-bearers live in concert from maiden voyage of the Outlaw Country Cruise, including special guests Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Warner Hodges (Jason & The Nashville Scorchers).

No Shoes Radio, Channel 62
Airs Monday 5/30 at 5 pm ET
Hear live Kenny Chesney performances all through Memorial Day and relive Kenny’s exclusive, private concert for the Sirius XM Members of No Shoes Nation direct from the historic Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.

BB King’s Bluesville, Channel 70
Airs Tuesday 5/31 at 9 pm ET
BB King’s Bluesville takes you to the Cook Convention Center in Memphis TN for highlights from the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards. These awards are recognized as the highest honor afforded to musicians and songwriters in the Blues arena!

40s Junction, Channel 73
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Patriotic Tribute To The Armed Forces with Imaging/vignettes that encourage listeners to visit resting places to leave flowers and flags on the markers of those who paid for your freedom (even those unbeknown to you). Visit memorials, and Monday 5/30, fly the flag at half-staff until Noon. Drive with your headlights on.  Pause and reflect on our nation’s history and heroes.

Airs Monday 5/30 at Sunset ET
Once the first three notes of “Taps” are heard, they are recognized anywhere in the world. As the call is sounded in the evening, it tells the soldier; everything is safe, there are guards on duty, and all is secure. ’40s Junction will honor those who served the U.S. Armed Forces with a moment of silence, and the solemn playing of “Taps.” Performed exclusively for SiriusXM in our DC studio by world-renowned bugler Master Sergeant Jari Villanueva as sunset approaches or fades, in each time zone on Memorial Day.

Symphony Hall, Channel 76
Airs Monday 5/30 at Noon ET
Honoring our active military and our veterans, Symphony Hall raises its stars and stripes flags this Monday on Memorial Day. The Air Force Band’s Blu-82 Brass Quintet performs at 12 noon and 6 pm eastern, and American composers provide American soundscapes throughout the day. Honor and celebrate America on Monday, Memorial Day, on Symphony Hall, Channel 76.

Caliente, Channel 158
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“Interview & Performance” – Kick off the summer with an exclusive interview & performance with the hottest salsa band coming out of DR, Chiquito Team Band, as they discuss their music, beginnings and what they usually do in the summer in DR with hosts, Johnnie El Picoso & DJ Kito.   Summer starts with a Caliente performance you don’t want to miss.

Rock Bar, Channel 313
Airs Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30
“Drinks with Umbrellas Weekend” – RockBar kicks off summertime this Memorial Day weekend by featuring our favorite rock songs about warm weather, cars and the open road. Plus hear tasty recipes for drink that have umbrellas in them to cool you down in the heat!

Comes Alive, Channel 316
Airs Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30
Memorial Day is upon us which is the gateway to our favorite time of year – outdoor festival season!  We’ll celebrate at SiriusXM Comes Alive with sets culling  from famous festivals like Woodstock, Live Aid and more!

Red White and Booze, Channel 350
Airs Saturday 5/28 at 3 am ET through Monday 5/30 at 11:59 pm ET
Red White and Booze is going Off-Road for Memorial Day Weekend with an extra shot of Southern Rock. Hear an intoxicating mix of full-throttle, hard-hitting southern rock n’ roll from pioneers like The Allman Brothers and Marshall Tucker Band to new southern rockers such as Blackberry Smoke and Preacher Stone. Hear Red White & Booze anytime on the SiriusXM app.

Aguila, Channel 761
Airs Saturday 5/28 at 3 pm ET through Monday 5/30
Kick off the summer with Latin Grammy Winners Banda Los Recoditos. Listen to a rundown of the five songs they kick back and down a cold one to as they start the summer. Los Recoditos personally present banda songs and their chart topper “Pistearé”!

Viva, Channel 763
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“Las Canciones Que Pasan Por Sus Cabezas” – Kick off the summer with the songs that pass thru their heads this summer. *Coincides with the name of their current hit song.

Flow Nacion, Channel 765
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“Interview & Performance” – Kick off the summer with an exclusive interview & performance with chart topper & reggaeton sensation, Ken-Y.  the self-proclaimed, King of romance does his entire interview from behind our Grand Piano.   Host, Johnnie El Picoso talks intimately with Ken-Y all the meanwhile he plays the piano.  Find out how his #1 song – Como Lo Hacia Yo came about, hear the songs he uses to warm up before a concert and the songs he wishes he actually recorded from other stars like Backstreet Boys.