A.C. Entertainment and Superfly are excited to announce the 2016 SuperJam lineup at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Best known for creating historic artist moments and bringing to life unexpected genre-breaking musical collaborations, this year’s SuperJam is a tribute to Bonnaroo’s homestate legends ranging from BB King to Justin Timberlake. Driven by saxophone great Kamasi Washington as musical director, SuperJam collaborators and co-conspirators include: Miguel, GRiZ, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Devonté Hynes, Eric Krasno & The Shady Horns, Vulfpeck, The Internet, Chicano Batman, Lizzo and many more to be announced soon.
“I’m so excited and honored to lead this year’s SuperJam,” said Kamasi Washington. “Such a cool experience to collaborate with all of these amazing artists in celebration of some of the greatest music legends from Tennessee, at one of the coolest festivals in the country – it’s going to be a crazy party!”
The element of surprise plays a big role each year as fans spend months speculating on who might be performing. Fans will watch it all unfold on the Saturday night of the festival from12:30am – 2:30am.
“We’ve been proud to call Tennessee home for the past 15 years and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone anniversary than with a SuperJam dedicated to the legendary music from our home state,” said Robin McNicol, Director of Programming, Superfly, co-creators of Bonnaroo. “We’re excited to have Kamasi Washington leading what is sure to be a night of once in a lifetime performances.”
Past iconic SuperJam collaborations have featured an eclectic mashup of some of the most celebrated artists of our time including: Skrillex, Questlove, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Ben Harper, RZA, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Solange, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Method Man, Chaka Khan, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), DMC (Run DMC), Chance the Rapper, Reggie Watts, R. Kelly, Billy Idol, Mystikal, Brittany Howard and many more.
The Bonnaroo SuperJam continues to be an integral part of the festival’s aesthetic and history, and 2016 will surely add innumerable memories to this ongoing tradition.
Bonnaroo is also excited to announce the lineup of the SuperJam’s country cousin, The Bluegrass Situation. Hosted by Ed Helms and the Watkins Family Hour House Band (incl. Sara and Sean Watkins), The Bluegrass Situation will feature Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, Amanda Shires, the Secret Sisters, the Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush Band and more.