SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will celebrate Thanksgiving with an extensive lineup of music programming that spans its various 100% commercial-free music channels.
During the Thanksgiving weekend, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear special performances by Norah Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Queen Latifah, Sting and Jon Secada.
Thanksgiving weekend broadcast highlights:
COFFEE HOUSE (SIRIUS channel 30 and XM channel 51)
Coffee House Live with Norah Jones
To celebrate the release of her fourth album, The Fall, Norah Jones will perform an acoustic set during the weekly acoustic singer-songwriter series, Coffee House Live. Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12:00 am; Friday, November 27 at 9:00 am, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm; Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am, 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm; and Sunday, November 29 at 7:00 am, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm (all times Eastern).
E STREET RADIO (SIRIUS channel 10 and XM channel 58)
Historic Thanksgiving Bruce Springsteen Concerts
E Street Radio will broadcast several historic Bruce Springsteen concerts from previous Thanksgiving weekends as well as a special segment featuring tracks from the “Working on a Dream Tour.”
The historic concerts will air on Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Friday, November 27 at 12:30 pm and 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sunday November 29 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Selected tracks from the “Working on a Dream Tour” will air on Thursday, November 26 and will be featured throughout the Thanksgiving weekend (all times Eastern).
SHADE 45 (SIRIUS channel 45 and XM channel 66)
Eminem’s Performance from the 2009 Voodoo Experience Music Festival
Eminem’s only public performance in 2009, from the Voodoo Experience Music Festival in New Orleans, will be broadcast throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. The two-hour special will feature Eminem performing his hits, including “Stan,” “Kill You” and “Crack a Bottle,” joined by a live band.
Friday, November 27 at 6:00 pm ET. The performance will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 am, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm; Sunday, November 29 at 12:00 am, 10:00 am and 8:00 pm; and Monday, November 30 at 12:00 am and 2:00 pm (all times Eastern).
WILLIE’S PLACE (SIRIUS channel 64 and XM channel 13)
Willie Nelson — Aloha from Hawaii, Via Satellite
Listeners will hear a special broadcast of Willie Nelson’s “secret” concert recorded at Charley’s, Nelson’s local watering hole in Maui, Hawaii. To celebrate the release of his latest album American Classic, Willie will be performing a selection of popular standards along with his own timeless hits, accompanied by some of Hawaii’s top jazz players.
Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 28 at 1:00 pm, 8:00 pm; and Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 pm (all times Eastern).
RADIO MARGARITAVILLE (SIRIUS channel 31 and XM channel 55)
Radio Margaritaville Thanksgiving Feast of Jimmy Buffett Concerts and Alice’s Restaurant
Radio Margaritaville will broadcast eight full-length Jimmy Buffett concerts, including the first-ever broadcast of Buffett’s recent concert in Paris. The Thanksgiving special will also feature the channel’s tradition: a broadcast of Arlo Guthrie’s classic “Alice’s Restaurant.”
Thursday, November 26 from 6:00 am – 2:00 am ET.
THE HEAT (SIRIUS channel 50 and XM channel 68) AND BACKSPIN (SIRIUS channel 39 and XM channel 65)
Queen Latifah’s “Artist Confidential”
Queen Latifah’s Artist Confidential, the popular series that features important and timeless names in music sitting down for candid interviews, intimate conversations with fans and live performances, will feature the iconic artist talking about her new album Persona and performing new songs as well as her classic hits.
The Queen Latifah Artist Confidential will air on Monday, November 23 at 9:00 pm. The special will be rebroadcast on Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 pm and Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 pm ET on The Heat.
The Queen Latifah Artist Confidential will air on Wednesday, November 25 at 6:00 pm. The special will be rebroadcast on Monday, November 30 at 6:00 pm on Backspin (all times Eastern).
SIRIUS XM POPS (SIRIUS channel 79 and XM channel 77)
Sting’s A Winter’s Night…Live from Durham Cathedral
Listeners will hear a performance by Sting recorded at the Durham Cathedral, near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northern England. The performance will include songs from his latest release, If On a Winter’s Night…, which is inspired by his favorite season and features a collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries. Sting’s performance features the singer joined by 35 guest musicians, and songs include traditional music, such as “Gabriel’s Message,” “Balulalow,” and “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” as well as several original compositions by Sting.
Saturday, November 28 at 6:00 pm. The performance will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 29 at 10:30 pm (all times Eastern).
THE VILLAGE (XM channel 15 and SIRIUS Internet Radio channel 808)
Arlo Guthrie Takeover on The Village
Arlo Guthrie will take over The Village beginning Monday, November 23. The takeover will feature Arlo Guthrie’s Artist Confidential performance and interview. Listeners will also hear a recording of Woody Guthrie’s concert, Arlo Guthrie’s new album Tales of 69 from start to finish, a special segment featuring Nora Guthrie remembering her father Woody Guthrie and a track-by-track session with Arlo Guthrie on his 32 Cents Postage Due album.
Monday, November 23 at 6:00 pm ET through Sunday, November 29.
SOUL TOWN (SIRIUS channel 53 and XM channel 60)
Soul Town Classic Soul Countdown Celebration of Motown’s 50th Anniversary with Smokey Robinson
Soul Town will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown Records with special guest, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Smokey Robinson. He will share stories about the beginning of Motown Records, including memories about the creation of The Miracles, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 pm ET. The special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 29 at 12:00 am ET.
CALIENTE (SIRIUS channel 83 and XM channel 85)
Jon Secada Performance and Interview
Grammy(R) Award-winning singer and songwriter Jon Secada will sit down for an intimate, in-studio performance on Caliente. This Thanksgiving special will also feature an in-depth interview, including a Q&A with fans.
Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 pm. The performance and interview will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 pm and Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 pm (all times Eastern).
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