memorial-day-arlington-cemeteryThe holiday weekend and radio seem to go hand in hand. Barbecue on the grill, friends and family getting together in the sunshine as the radio plays. It is holiday weekends where the value of radio comes to life, and Sirius XM have the capability of offering more than any other radio format. Sirius XM is dishing up some great content for every taste imaginable with special programming all Memorial day weekend long. There will be special concerts, performances and interviews across SIRIUS XM's commercial-free music lineup.

The entire schedule for the weekend can be found at www.sirius.com/memorialday or www.xmradio.com.

Memorial Day weekend broadcast highlights after the jump...

RADIO MARGARITAVILLE (SIRIUS channel 31 and XM channel 55)

Memorial Day Weekend Parade of Jimmy Buffett Concerts. Radio Margaritaville will broadcast a weekend full of non-stop Jimmy Buffett concerts. Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm ET through Monday, May 25 at 11:59 pm ET.

THE HIGHWAY (SIRIUS channel 60 and XM channel 16)

Kenny Chesney Sun City Summer Kickoff - The Highway will feature cuts and exclusive interviews with Kenny Chesney discussing his new release, Greatest Hits2, and his current 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour. Friday, May 22 at 6:00 am ET through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

LITHIUM (SIRIUS channel 24 and XM channel 54)

Lithium's Pearl Jam Weekend - Lithium will play songs from Pearl Jam's reissues/remixed issues of Ten as well as live tracks and interview clips. Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm ET through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

'80S ON 8 (SIRIUS and XM channel 8)

No Slow Weekend - '80s on 8 will feature up-tempo, beach-going, barbequing favorites all weekend. Friday, May 22 at 12:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

FACTION (SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52)

Faction's Summer Surf and Skate Tsunami - Faction kicks off the summer season by playing the best songs to board to, whether it's a surfboard or a skateboard. Listeners will hear the best music from the surf and skate communities, including everything from Dick Dale and Agent Orange to The Faction and Suicidal Tendencies. Monday, May 25 from 6:00 am to 12:00 am ET.

DEEP TRACKS (SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40)

Deep Tracks will feature concert segments and exclusive performances throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Artists include The Alan Parsons Project, Gregg Allman, Dave Mason, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Gov't Mule, Foghat, Heart, Little Feat, Robin Trower, Roger McGuinn, Wishbone Ash and The Yardbirds. Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 11:00 pm ET.

ALT-NATION (SIRIUS channel 21, XM channel 47)

SilverSUN Memorial Day Weekend - Alt-Nation listeners will hear an exclusive acoustic performance by Silversun Pickups as well as an in-depth interview with the band. The alternative rockers will also host Alt-Nation's Alt-18 Most Requested Countdown.

Exclusive acoustic performance to air Friday, May 22 at 8:00 pm ET. Alt-Nation's Alt-18 Most Requested Countdown to air Saturday, May 23 at 1:00 pm ET.

SIRIUS XMU (SIRIUS channel 26 and XM channel 43)

SIRIUS XMU's Throwback/Comeback Memorial Day Weekend - SIRIUS XMU will explore the music of indie legends then and now with songs from artists including Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, PJ Harvey and Morrissey. Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

As everyone gets together and celebrates this nation, and our fallen hero's, make it a point to say thank you to those that serve.

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