Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday — no matter what you call it, there’s no holiday quite like it. From lively music and bead-throwing, to parading and consuming copious amounts of food and drink, the holiday has become a cultural phenomenon, especially in New Orleans, where thousands of locals and tourists revel in hedonism for days (and even weeks) on end. However, if you’re not headed to the Big Easy this year, fear not! SiriusXM is bringing the sounds of Bourbon Street to you!


Mardi Gras Radio (Ch. 67)

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Real Jazz becomes Mardi Gras Radio starting the night before Fat Tuesday, also known as Lundi Gras, rollicking into Ash Wednesday morning. This limited edition channel celebrates the sounds that give the Crescent City so much character and so many characters from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John to the Neville Brothers and many more.

Airs: Monday 2/27 starting at 9 pm ET through Wednesday 3/1 at 9 am ET


Galactic’s Mardi Gras Takeover and Tipitinas Concert (Ch. 29)

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Jam ON celebrates Mardi Gras with New Orleans jazz/funk favorites Galactic spinning their favorite Mardi Gras tunes of all time, before their annual Mardi Gras concert recorded live at Tipitinas, the famed New Orleans nightclub.

Airs: Tuesday 2/28 at 4 pm ET


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