Heat up your Memorial Day weekend with these 11 music specials

It’s that time of year when you fire up the grill, head to the beach and listen to your favorite songs on SiriusXM. We’ve got you covered with the music you’ll need for a perfect Memorial Day weekend soundtrack!

Don’t miss the following 11 Memorial Day weekend music specials, featuring pop, rock, hip-hop and country.

Hit the Road with Summer Favorites

Kick off your summer this weekend by going on a listening adventure with Road Trip Radio (Ch. 301), featuring summertime hits by The Beatles to Katy Perry, The Beach Boys to Kenny Chesney and everything in between.

Airs all weekend starting Friday, May 24 at 5pm ET.

Born in the U.S.A. 35th Anniversary

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s legendary Born in the U.S.A. album on E Street Radio (Ch. 20). You’ll hear an exclusive track-by-track hosted by hosts Dave Marsh and Jim Rotolo, plus full concerts from the 1984-1985 Born in the U.S.A tour.

Airs Friday, May 24 at 4pm ET; Saturday, May 25 at midnight and 8am ET; Sunday, May 26 at 5pm ET; Tuesday, May 28 at midnight ET; and more dates through Tuesday, June 4.

Ciara’s Beauty Marks Track-By-Track

R&B superstar Ciara sits down with SiriusXM host Dion Summers to break down each track on her new album, Beauty Marks, on The Heat (Ch. 46).

Airs Friday, May 24 at 5pm ET; Saturday, May 25 at 7pm ET; and Sunday, May 26 at 11am ET and 8pm PT.

Indie 500 Countdown

This Memorial Day weekend (and Indy 500 weekend), tune in to SiriusXMU (Ch. 35) to hear a countdown of the top 500 indie songs of all time. Each song on the countdown was ranked based off of SiriusXMU airplay and “thumbs-up” ratings from millions of Pandora listeners.

Airs Friday, May 24 at noon ET through Monday, May 27 at 10pm ET.

Brian Setzer Presents Stray Cats’ New Album


Tune in to ’80s on 8 (Ch. 8) to listen to songs off the new Stray Cats album, 40, their first album release in over 26 years. You’ll also hear the band’s frontman, Brian Setzer, give a track-by-track special about the making of record on ’80s on 8 and VOLUME (Ch. 106).

Airs on ’80s on 8 on Friday, May 24 at 5pm ET through Tuesday, May 28.

Airs on VOLUME Saturday, May 25 at 1pm and 10pm ET; Sunday, May 26 at noon and 7pm ET; and Monday, May 27 at 1pm ET.

The Eminem Show Album Anniversary

Join Shade 45 (Ch. 45) in celebrating the 17th anniversary of Eminem’s fourth album, The Eminem Show. Hear tracks from the album — which dropped on May 26, 2002 and earned Eminem his third Grammy for Best Rap Album in four years — every hour.

Premieres Sunday, May 26 at midnight ET with replays all day.

Sara Evans In Concert

Listen to the final show of country star Sara Evans’ Barker Family City Winery Tour, featuring performances with her son and daughter. You’ll also hear Evans’ favorite songs, stories from the road and more as she takes over Y2Kountry (Ch. 61).

Airs Friday, May 24 at 5pm ET; Saturday, May 25 at 8am and 8pm ET; Sunday, May 26 at noon ET; and Monday, May 27 at midnight and 3pm ET.

Third Eye Blind Three-Day Weekend

Kick off your summer with Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins as he joins PopRocks (Ch. 17) to discuss the band’s hits and share his favorite summer tunes by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, Blink-182 and more.

Premieres Friday, May 24 with replays throughout Memorial Day weekend.

Top 100 Hard and Heavy Rock Songs

Tune in to Ozzy’s Boneyard (Ch. 38) and rock out to the Hard and Heavy Hundred — an epic countdown of the top 100 hard and heavy classic rocks songs of all time, selected by you, our valued SiriusXM subscribers.

Airs Friday, May 24 at 3pm ET with replays throughout the weekend.

Armin van Buuren’s Exclusive Performance

Don’t miss Armin van Buuren’s exclusive performance at SiriusXM studios on BPM (Ch. 51). You’ll also hear the world-renowned EDM DJ talk about his music with fans during a must-listen-to interview.

Airs Saturday, May 25 at 11am ET; Sunday, May 26 at noon and 7pm ET; and Monday, May 27 at noon, 4pm and 8pm ET.

Memorial Hip-Hop Mixdown


All weekend long, the turntables will be on fire! Tune into LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio (Ch. 43), turn it up and live your best life. You’ll be partying to exclusive mixes by Grandmaster Flash, Z-Trip, Kid Capri, DJ Skribble, and more.

Airs Friday, May 24 at noon ET with replays through Tuesday, May 28 at 3am ET.

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