Light up your Fourth of July with these explosive music & inspiring talk specials

Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue, rockin’ road trip, or fireworks extravaganza, tune in to SiriusXM’s Fourth of July specials to keep the party going all weekend long! From classic tracks to the latest hits, thoughtful talk to outrageous comedy, and more, there’s something for everybody to salute the red, white, and blue.


Beatles American Singles Special

It’s a party in the U.S.A. with the biggest musical icons from across the pond: The Beatles. Join Chris Carter on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18) as he plays every single released by The Beatles in America in chronological order. The special starts on July 2 at 12pm ET, with rebroadcasts on July 3 at 9pm ET, July 4 at 2pm ET, July 7 at 12am ET, and July 8 at 1pm ET.

Classic Vinyl’s Fourth of July 400

Rock on throughout the holiday weekend with the first-ever subscriber-voted countdown of the biggest and best songs from the first generation of classic rock, airing on Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26). Tune in on July 2 at 12pm ET and listen all weekend long until July 5 at 6pm ET to hear 400 game-changing hits from the mid-60s to the mid-70s.

“Ed,” White, and Blue Celebration

Spend the weekend with America’s favorite red-headed Brit: Ed Sheeran! Tune in to SiriusXM Hits 1 (Ch. 2) to hear Sheeran’s club-worthy new release “Bad Habits.” Stick around to hear exclusive performances, the singer’s favorite summer tracks, and some iconic throwbacks. This weekend only, the “A” in “The A Team” stands for America.

The Red, Live, and Blues Fourth of July Weekend

Add some red and white to your blues with a Fourth of July special on B.B. King’s Bluesville (Ch. 74), powered by The Blues Foundation. Tune in to hear new, exclusive live sets from Steve Cropper and Quinn Sulliva, plus exclusive live tracks from the Bluesville and Blues Foundation archives each hour. The celebration starts on July 2 at 12pm ET and continues nonstop for 72 hours. Don’t miss Cropper’s performances on July 2 at 12pm and 6pm ET, July 3 at 3am and 9am ET, and July 4 at 12am and 12pm ET. Catch Sulliva’s sets on July 2 at 3pm and 9pm ET, July 3 at 6am and 6pm ET, and July 4 at 6am and 3pm ET.

Summer Escape Weekend

Wherever you’re heading this Fourth of July Weekend, enjoy endless miles of summer tunes perfect for hitting the open road. Tune in to Road Trip Radio (Ch. 104) or listen on the SiriusXM app to hear summer songs all weekend long, starting on July 2 at 12pm ET and continuing until July 5 at 11pm ET. You’ll want to roll your windows down and turn the radio up with this eclectic musical mix spanning the last 50 years of hits.

Red Hot Chili Summer

Heat up your weekend with Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on PopRocks (Ch. 12)! Smith will give insight into the band’s famous tracks and play some of his other favorite songs from the 90s and 2000s from Friday through Monday. Tune in on July 2 at 12pm and listen until July 6 at 12am ET.

Pearl Jam Radio’s July 4th Ballpark Marathon Weekend

It’s the best of both worlds for sports and music fans this weekend on Pearl Jam Radio (Ch. 22). Join former baseball players Sean Casey and Ryan Dempster from the MLB Network as they host four iconic Pearl Jam stadium shows. The radio concert experience starts on July 2 at 2pm ET and continues throughout the weekend. Don’t miss your chance to jam with the pros in celebration of America and America’s pastime.

Kenny Chesney Live at the Highline Ballroom

Celebrate the country’s birthday with country music! Tune in to No Shoes Radio (Ch. 57) — country superstar Kenny Chesney’s music channel — to hear a private, subscribers-only concert that Chesney performed at New York City’s Highline Ballroom in 2013. Direct from the No Shoes Radio archives, the concert premieres on July 2 from 3pm to 5pm ET, with rebroadcasts on July 2 at 9pm ET; July 3 at 7am, 12pm, and 6pm ET; and July 4 at 12am, 10am, 2pm, and 5pm ET.

Rave, White & Blue Countdown

Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with a burst of dance-floor nostalgia! Tune in to Utopia (Ch. 341) for a countdown of the top 100 dance songs from the 90s and 2000s, starting on July 2 at 5pm ET. The countdown will play on loop throughout the weekend until July 4 at 10pm ET.

Backyard BBQ

The kids can join in on the Fourth of July fun with Kids Place Live’s Backyard BBQ special! Kenny Curtis will host a program of silly BBQ-related sketches that will keep the whole family laughing, with some America-themed songs sprinkled into the show each hour. Featured songs include Katy Perry’s “Firework,” Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America,” James Brown’s “Living in America,” The Beach Boys’ “Surfin USA,” and the Sugarhill Gang’s “Fireworks.” You’ll also hear great music by independent kids’ artists and a fun reimagining of “America the Beautiful” by Fozzie Bear from The Muppets, sure to become a family favorite. The BBQ starts on Kids Place Live (Ch. 78) on July 4 at 9am ET. There will be a break at 1pm ET for an episode of Nat Geo’s Weird But True Show focusing on strange facts about America, and then it’s back to the music mix from 2pm to 5pm ET.

A July 4 Celebration with Adolphus Hailstork and Peter Boyer

This Fourth of July, celebrate the works of two American composers who were recently featured during the presidential inauguration: Adolphus Hailstork and Peter Boyer. Tune in to Symphony Hall (Ch. 76) to hear composers share a curated program dedicated to some of their most patriotic works. Hosted by music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta, the celebration starts on July 4 at 10am ET, with rebroadcasts on July 4 at 7pm ET and July 5 at 2pm ET.


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Comedy & Talk

Larry the Cable Guy’s Weekly Roundup July 4th Extravaganza

jeff and larrys comedy roundup show logoLaugh the weekend away with Larry the Cable Guy and his comedy crew as they celebrate all things America. Tune in to Jeff & Larry’s Comedy Roundup (Ch. 97) on July 2 at 10am and 6pm ET, July 3 at 12pm ET, or July 4 at 7am and 3pm ET to hear some hilarious, star-spangled takes. The special will also be available to stream on demand.

She’s So Funny Fourth of July Marathon

she's so funny show logoCue the fireworks for this explosive lineup of female comedians! Tune in to She’s So Funny (Ch. 771) to hear a holiday marathon of specials by some of the funniest women in comedy, including Judy Gold’s Conduct Unbecoming, Bonnie McFarlane’s Bird Calls, Jenn Kim Jones’ In Case of 2020, Lisa Curry’s Alive for a While, and Ester Steinberg’s Burning Bush. Listen on July 2 at 11am and 7pm ET, July 4 at 9am and 5pm ET, or on demand.

United Shades of America July 4th Marathon

This Independence Day, join comedian and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across America to understand the unique challenges they face. Airing on CNN Originals (Ch. 121), the special will run on July 3 and July 4 from 7am to 7pm ET on both days. Don’t miss your chance to laugh and learn something new about Americans’ experiences during the holiday weekend.

CBS Independence Day Special

History and politics buffs can celebrate Independence Day with a look back at how America won her freedom from Britain and how the country has evolved since then. Airing on POTUS Politics (Ch. 124), CBS Audio’s Independence Day Special will be hosted by radio personality Gil Gross and feature an exciting lineup of special guests, including academic historian and author Andrew O’Shaughnessy, who will explain how Britain’s bad decisions led to the United States winning the Revolutionary War, and Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley, who will reflect on the all-female revival of the Broadway musical 1776. The special will air on July 4 at 12pm ET

An ‘Off the Rails’ BBQ

Join the TODAY Show’s Sheinelle Jones, Dylan Dreyer and legendary weatherman Al Roker for an Off The Rails BBQ celebration like no other! Don’t miss the Fourth of July extravaganza, where 30 lucky fans got the chance to ask their favorite anchors questions and take part in a summertime karaoke competition between Al, Sheinelle, and Dylan. Watch the special anytime below!

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