Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday — no matter what you call it, there’s no holiday quite like it. From lively music and bead-throwing, to parading and consuming copious amounts of food and drink, the holiday has become a cultural phenomenon, especially in New Orleans, where thousands of locals and tourists revel in hedonism for days (and even weeks) on end. However, if you’re not headed to the Big Easy this year, fear not! SiriusXM is bringing the sounds of Bourbon Street to you!
Real Jazz becomes Mardi Gras Radio starting the night before Fat Tuesday, also known as Lundi Gras, rollicking into Ash Wednesday morning. This limited edition channel celebrates the sounds that give the Crescent City so much character and so many characters from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty to the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John to the Neville Brothers and many more.
Airs: Monday, Febraury 27th starting at 9 pm ET through Wednesday, March 1st at 9 am ET
Jam ON celebrates Mardi Gras with New Orleans jazz/funk favorites Galactic spinning their favorite Mardi Gras tunes of all time, before their annual Mardi Gras concert recorded live at Tipitinas, the famed New Orleans nightclub.
Airs: Tuesday 2/28 at 4 pm ET