Sounds of Summer: Independence Day weekend music specials!

Cel-e-brate good times come on! And the Un-it-ed States In-de-pend-ence, come on! OK, that last part didn’t work so well. But what is working is every channel on your SiriusXM dial playing sweet Fourth of July weekend specials. Whether you’re grilling at a BBQ, soaking up rays at the beach, or enjoying your local fireworks show, SiriusXM has the music you need for a perfect weekend! Tune in for special programming to make this 4th of July weekend the best one yet.

Hits 1, Channel 2
Daya Hosts Hit-Bound! (Airs Sat. 7/2 from 9AM-10AM ET)- Daya stops by to kick off the Fourth Of July fireworks by playing Ear Poppin’ Music from The 1975, Symon, Lukas Graham, Adele, Jacob Whitesides, AJR, Magic!, Jordan Fisher + more! (Rebroadcast Sat. 7/2 @ 6PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 3AM, 7AM, 12PM & 4PM; Mon. 7/4 @ 12AM, 4AM, 11AM, 3PM, 7PM & 11PM ET)

’60s on 6
60s Satellite Survey with Lou Simon (Airs Sat. 7/2 2PM ET)- This week…it’s a star spangled special survey! The 50 biggest hits with the words red, white, blue, stars or stripes in the title! Can you guess which hit will be #1? Find out as Lou plays ‘em all and tells the stories behind the songs…only on Sirius XM 60s on 6! (Rebroadcast Sun. 7/3 10 AM ET; Mon. 7/4 1 PM ET; Wed. 7/6 9 PM ET)

’70s on 7

  • Rita Coolidge plays artists and songs from her memoir ‘Delta Lady’ (Airs 6/30 @ Noon ET)- Rita’s credentials are the stuff of legend. Singing radio jingles for the Pepper/Tanner company. Backing vocals for rock royalty: Delaney & Bonnie, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Stephen Stills. Then her own multi-platinum work, including the 1978  ‘Anytime…Anywhere’ album. ″Hits like ‘We’re All Alone,″ ″Higher And Higher″ and ″The Way You Do The Things You Do″, among the chartbusters of her career. She married and collaborated with Kris Kristofferson. Now, her life story is traced in ‘Delta Lady,’ a memoir…and Rita shares the highlights in a special program of songs that tell her amazing journey. (Rebroadcast Fri. 7/1 @ 7AM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 7 AM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 9AM ET and On Demand)
  • Bonus: American Top 40-The Debut Show (Airs Mon. 7/4 @ Noon ET)- The first program. Show matrix #703-1 which used a Billboard(c) chart dated 7/11/70 and aired the weekend of July 4, 1970. Here is Casey at the very beginning of an 18-year run where he would eventually be heard by millions of listeners around the world. The show was recorded in a state-of-the-art equipped “broom closet sized studio” above an antique shop on La Cienega Blvd. According to Pete Battistini at, “It was hand built by an out-of-work actor who knew carpentry by the name of Harrison Ford.” And Casey said of his subdued on air delivery: “I was trying to be a little hip because FM was coming in” which was starkly different than the high energy ‘Disco Casey’ of the late 70s. The jingles were created by the famed jingle house PAMS in Dallas, TX and Casey’s sign-off is actually a derived quote from President Theodore Roosevelt to The Groton School, Groton, MA, May 24, 1904 ““Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”  Programming note: This is a bonus program!  Our regularly scheduled countdown; AT40: The Seventies with Casey Kasem will also air during the July 4th weekend. (Rebroadcast- None)
  • 40th Anniversary of the Bi-Centennial: All ’76 Weekend (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 6PM ET)- This July 4th Weekend, ’70s on 7 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Bi-Centennial by going all ’76.  Featuring the 300 biggest songs of the year as scored by Dann Isbelll and Bill Carroll, authors of: “Ranking The ‘70s”,  plus YOUR 76 picks!   We’ll honor the celebrities and remember the over-the-top events of July 4th, 1976 – which was the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence…Operation Sail – the Regatta of Historic Tall Ships and flotilla of small craft in the NY Harbor, The Freedom Train carrying original copies of the Declaration, The Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Fireworks Gala of NY, the Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler and…President Ford (watch your step Gerry!). (Rebroadcast- None)

’80s on 8
Larry The Cable Guy’s All-American Big 80s for the 4th!! (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 5PM ET)- Larry told us he loves the Big 80s on 8!  So he’s stopping by to play his top 8 All American artists for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend… “Get er Done!!” (Rebroadcast Fri., 7/1 @ 8PM ET; Sat. 7/2 @ 2AM, 10AM, 3 PM, 10PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 7AM & 2PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 9AM & 4 PM ET)

The Coffee House, Channel 14
Art & Soul w/ Caroline Jones & special guest James Bay (Airs Sun. 7/3 @ 10PM ET)- Singer-songwriter Caroline Jones sits down with like-minded musicians from around the world for intimate performances and conversations about their lives, their craft, and creating the perfect song. This episode, hear James Bay!  Raised in Hertfordshire, England, Bay performed regionally before his break came opening  for acts such as John Newman, Kodaline and Tom Odell. His first of 3 EPs was released in 2013 titled “The Dark Of The Morning.”   Bay currently has 2015 tour dates scheduled all over including shows in Europe and The US.  His first full length album is out now, titled  “Chaos And The Calm.”  The album will feature some of his popular tunes from his previous EPs including “Let It Go” and “Hold Back The River.” (Rebroadcast Tues. 7/5 @ 11PM ET)

The Pulse, Channel 15
A Red, White and Pink…4th of July:  Pink Guest DJ! (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 5PM ET)- Pink is going to help the Pulse celebrate the 4th of July Weekend and her appointment as a UNICEF spokesperson for their Kid Power Team!!  She’ll be playing some of her faves from the 2000s & Today. (Rebroadcast Fri. 7/1 @ 8PM ET; Sat. 7/2 @ 9AM, 3PM & 10PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 2AM, 2PM & 7PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 8AM, 12PM & 6PM ET)

The Blend, Channel 16
4th of July Blend (Airs Fri., 7/1 @ 10PM ET)- Celebrate your independence with a special 4th of July Blend of music! Whether you’re into the fireworks, the summer breeze or just looking to soak up the sun at the bar we’ve got you covered. (Rebroadcast Sat. 7/2 @ 1AM &12 PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 10AM & 5PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 9AM, 3PM & 6PM ET)

E Street Radio, Channel 20

  • Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes LIVE at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (Airs Sun. 7/2 @ 8PM ET)- This Independence Day weekend, E Street Radio is havin’ a party! Hear Jersey Shore heroes Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes LIVE from the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey! (Rebroadcast Mon. 7/4 @ 12PM & 8PM ET)
  • American Land Weekend (Airs 2-3 times each hour from Fri. 7/1-Tues. 7/5)- Celebrate America’s birthday with an American icon! Every hour E Street Radio will spotlight Bruce’s most patriotic songs all throughout July 4th weekend! Hear songs about the American man, in the American Land!

Underground Garage, Channel 21
Chicks & Broads (Airs Sat. 7/2 @ 12AM ET)- Genya Ravan hosts her critically-acclaimed program that explores women’s role in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  From the early trailblazers like Ruth Brown and the Crystals to living legends like Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde up to modern day “grrrlrockers” like the Cocktail Slippers and Soraia.  In the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, she will feature “All American Girls”. (Rebroadcast- None)

Radio Margaritaville, Channel 24
Radio Margaritaville celebrates the long 4th of July weekend with four partyin’ days! We’re serving up even more of Jimmy Buffett’s fan favorite songs to grill out, relax and celebrate with because Margaritaville is OUR National Anthem! SiriusXM’s Red, White and Buffett Weekend starts Friday at 8am EST/5am PST only on SiriusXM. Airing Friday 7/1 at 8 am ET through Monday 7/4 at midnight ET!

Classic Rewind, Channel 25
Classic Rewind’s Spirit of ’76 Weekend (Airs each hour from Fri. 7/1 @ 12PM ET thru Mon. 7/4)- A showcase of Cassette Era Classic Rock from 1976 each hour on Classic Rewind’s Spirit of ’76 Weekend.

Classic Vinyl, Channel 26
Classic Vinyl’s 12 All American Founders of Classic Rock (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 3PM ET)- Celebrate July 4th with influential American Pioneers of Rock’s vinyl era. (Rebroadcast Fri. 7/1 @ 10PM ET; Sat. 7/2 @ 3AM, 10AM & 6 PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 8AM, 2PM & 9 PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 6AM, 12PM & 7PM ET)

Deep Tracks, Channel 27
Earle Bailey’s All American Deep Tracks Head Trip (Airs Mon. 7/4 from 12PM-6PM ET)- Earle honors America with a 6 hour block of patriotic rock celebrating freedom and revolution(Rebroadcast- None)

The Spectrum, Channel 28
“Independence” Day Weekend On The Spectrum (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 12PM ET)- Petty without The Heartbreakers…Eddie without Pearl Jam…Jack without MEG. This weekend, we’re featuring solo recordings and side projects from artists who “declared their independence” from the groups that made them famous. Plus, we’ll have a special edition of The Spectrum Shortlist counting down the five best songs from Spectrum artists who went solo- as voted on by you! (Rebroadcast Fri. 7/1 @ 6PM ET; Sat. 7/2 @ 12PM & 11PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 6 PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 10AM & 5PM ET)

Tom Petty Radio, Channel 31
“Into The Great Wide Open” 25th Anniversary (Airs from Sat. 7/2 thru Mon. 7/4)- Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with an American treasure…25 Years ago this weekend, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers released their 8th studio album,  Into The Great Wild Open.  Hear Tom’s insight and stories that went into the making of the album as you go track-by-track through it. (Broadcast Sat. 7/2 @ 9AM, 1 PM, 5 PM & 8 PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 12 AM, 4 AM, 10 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM & 9 PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 1 AM, 7 AM, 11 AM, 3 PM, 6 PM & 11 PM ET)

1st Wave, Channel 33
“All American” Playlist with Larry The Duck (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 8PM ET)- Celebrate the 4th of July with Larry The Duck as he hosts an hour-long “All American” playlist featuring classic alternative artists from the U.S.! (Rebroadcast Sat. 7/2 @ 11AM & 6 PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 6AM, 1PM & 8PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 9AM, 2PM & 7PM ET)

Octane, Channel 37
The United States of Octane! (Airs each hour from Fri. 7/1 @ 6AM ET thru Mon. 7/4)- America ROCKS! Octane shows you how with The United States of Octane! We break it down state-by-state, from New York to California and everywhere in between, showcasing bad ass American hard rockers like Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Godsmack and so many more!

Liquid Metal, Channel 40
Metal In The Military Week (Airs from Fri. 7/1 @ 6AM- Fri. 7/8 @ 3AM ET)- In celebration of the 4th of July and the men & women of the United States Armed Forces, SiriusXM Liquid Metal is proud to present METAL IN THE MILITARY WEEK featuring soldier requests every hour! The bond between a soldier and his or her Metal is strong; that’s why we’re honored to let them takeover our channel and twice an hour share with us the songs that move, motivate and inspire them while serving our country. SiriusXM host Jose Mangin visited troops in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Dix, New Jersey to talk to active duty and retired soldiers about their love of Heavy Metal & Hard Rock. The troops who fight for our right to HEADBANG take control on SiriusXM – Metal In The Military Week-  July 1st through July 7th exclusively on Liquid Metal! (Rebroadcast- None)

SiriusXM FLY, Channel 47

  • Happy Birthday Missy Elliott! (Airs all day Fri. 7/1)- Join us in celebrating our FLY girl, Missy Elliot’s birthday!  Listen to catch her tunes playing throughout the day as we take this day to wish her many more!  Missy is definitely…Super Duper FLY! (Rebroadcast- None)
  • Heather B.’s Friday FLY Ride! (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 9PM ET)- Starting this Friday for the holiday weekend, Heather B. is adding some additional FLY flava to the show and inviting a DJ to mix Hip-Hop and R&B from the 90’s & 2000’s calling it the Friday FLY Ride!  This week, we have DJ Caesar (NYC) starting the party, so let’s get ready to jump on couches and turn up the volumes so the neighborhood stops by for the house party!! (Rebroadcast- None)

Heart & Soul, Channel 48

  • Sirius XM Heart & Soul will broadcast live from New Orleans during the 22nd Annual Essence Music Festival. Join hosts Cayman Kelly and Michel Wright live from the Ford stage at the Convention Center. Hear various interviews with the biggest names in R&B, including Charlie Wilson, Lalah Hathaway, Maxwell, New Edition and more. Friday 7/2 and Saturday 7/2 from 3 pm to 6 pm ET.
  • Music’s Royalty Visits the Platinum 20 Playlist! (Airs Sat. 7/2 @ 10AM ET)- Legendary musician Tito Jackson is in the Celebrity Spotlight this weekend on the Platinum 20 Playlist with B.J. Stone and Donna Briggs. Tito talks about his new single, ‘Get It Baby’ and being in the music business for 50 years. (Rebroadcast Sun. 7/3 @ 12AM & 6PM ET)

Studio 54 Radio, Channel 54
Studio 54th of July Weekend (Airs Sat. 7/2 from 2PM-8PM ET)- Celebrating Independence Day weekend by rewinding 40 years to America’s bi-centennial when disco music was alive with all-day mixes from Robbie Leslie, Tony Smith and Jellybean Benitez. (Rebroadcast Sun. 7/3 @ 2PM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 2PM ET)

Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic (Airs Mon. 7/4 from 4 PM- Tues. 7/5 @ 1AM ET)- Exclusive broadcast of Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July Picnic at the Circuit of Americas’ Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX, featuring live sets from Willie Nelson & Family, Margo Price, Shakey Graves and more along with backstage interviews hosted by Dallas Wayne and Willie’s daughter Paula Nelson. (Rebroadcast- None)

Watercolors, Channel 66

  • The Dave Koz Lounge (Airs Sun. 7/3 from 12PM-2PM ET)- As America celebrates our founding fathers this 4th of July weekend, join Dave for his weekly two hour show as he pays musical tribute to some of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz including Grover Washington Jr., Bob James & Earl Klugh.  Plus, he’ll share some patriotic music for  Independence Day!  The Dave Koz Lounge, exclusively on Watercolors. (Rebroadcast- None)
  • Kim Waters Live (Airs Mon. 7/4 from 6PM-7:45PM ET)- Watercolors ignites a spark of endless romance and sensual fireworks this 4th of July with the sweet sax of Kim Waters!  Hear this exclusive concert event recorded live at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va on Watercolors. (Rebroadcast- None)

Real Jazz, Channel 67

  • Montreal Jazz Festival (Airs Mon. 7/4- Fri. 7/8 from 3PM-6PM ET daily)- Real Jazz will be broadcasting live from the world’s largest jazz gathering, the 37th annual Montreal Jazz Festival, from Monday, July 4 through Friday, July 8.  Marcus Miller, Christian McBride and Joey DeFrancesco, three of SiriusXM’s Grammy-winning hosts will be among the guests in the broadcast anchored by Real Jazz host Mark Ruffin. (Rebroadcast- None)
  • U.S. Air Force Independence Day Special with Stefon Harris (Airs Mon. 7/4 from 6PM-9PM ET)- Sirius XM host Dick Golden hosts a 4th of July special with the best band U.S. taxpayers money can buy; the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note.  Arguably, they are the best jazz band in the armed forces.  They’re certainly the most well known in the jazz world today, and they’re joined on their special this year by vibraphonist Stefon Harris, trumpeter Marvin Stamm and pianist Bill Mays. (Rebroadcast- None)

On Broadway, Channel 72
Gloria Estefan’s “On Your Feet” Takeover! (Airs Fri. 7/1 @ 4PM ET)- Music icon Gloria Estefan is a big fan of On Broadway, so she’s taking over the channel to personally introduce you to songs from “On Your Feet”, the Broadway musical that tells the story of her life from childhood, to meeting Producer & husband Emilio, to an incredible climb to success and “coming out of the dark” of a life-threatening accident.  The cast album was recorded live during the show at the Marquis Theatre, so you’ll feel all the energy of the cast, the Miami Sound Machine, and of course, the audience! (Rebroadcast Sat. 7/2 @ 6PM ET; Sun. 7/3 @ 10AM ET; Mon. 7/4 @ 12PM & 8PM ET)

’40s Junction, Channel 73
Patriotic 4th (Airs Mon. 7/4 all day)- Commemorate the 4th with plenty of John Philip Sousa and those Red, White & Blue flag waving classics like ‘God Bless America’, ‘America The Beautiful’, and the ‘Star Spangled Banner’.  Meet you at the band shell! (Rebroadcast- None)

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