Cinco de Mayo has several origins: 1) Mexican-American communities in the West celebrating freedom and democracy in the first years of the Civil War; 2) commemorating the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862; 3) a good ol’ celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. (I mean, the holiday might very well be another excuse for Americans to consume margaritas before noon, but whatever. Moving on.)
SiriusXM is raising a glass to Cinco de Mayo this year by featuring a few different programming options on Caliente, Águila, and Ozzy’s Boneyard. Read on to see what’s in store!
Cinco de Mayo Performance with Alacranes Musical
Saturday 5/03 at 7 pm ET on Aguila, Ch. 151
Replaying Saturday 5/3 at 7 pm, Sunday 5/4 at 3 pm, Monday 5/5 at 8 pm ET
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Latin Grammy winners Alacranes Musical! Listen as they discuss their new album, De Corazón Ranchero and hear a spectacular live performance. It’s all happening at your official Cinco de Mayo hangout: Águila.
George Lopez Cinco De Mayo Takeover
Friday 5/2 at 6 pm, Saturday 5/3 at 12 pm, Sunday 5/4 at 3 pm ET, Monday 5/5 at 9 pm ET on Ozzy’s Boneyard, Ch. 38
In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Mexican comedian/actor George Lopez shows off his true colors… that of a hard rocker! Tune into George’s Cinco De Mayo TAKEOVER of Ozzy’s Boneyard where he picks out some of his favorite rock cuts that help shape his life: Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N Roses, ZZ Top, Santana, and more.
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with LIVE Mariachi Music
Monday 5/5 at 12 am ET on Caliente, Ch. 150
Celebrate the festivities of Cinco de Mayo with the best in regional Mexican music. All day on the hour, Caliente will play a LIVE mariachi song. Make sure you listen to the Caliente channel for your Cinco de Mayo parties!