Bonnaroo Superjam: Miguel Covers Justin Timberlake, Third Eye Blind Sings 'Ring of Fire'

This year’s Bonnaroo Superjam, the festival’s annual freeform display of artistic collaboration often scheduled on Saturday night and curated by one seasoned performer, was an overarching tribute to Tennessee, with a pastiche of Bonnaroo players paying homage to the Volunteer State. Kamasi Washington, the jazz saxophonist who released the brilliant album The Epic last year, served as host, and brought out a slew of guest stars to cover everything Tennessee, from Johnny Cash to Justin Timberlake.

The latter was covered by Miguel at the tail end of the show, with the Saturday night performer jetting across the festival grounds to close out the set with “Sexyback.” The R&B star seemed to let a lot of lyrics go astray, but made up for the 3:00 am cameo with an enthusiastic goading of the crowd during the song.

Earlier, Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins delivered the strangest performance of the Superjam by settling into Johnny Cash’s iconic “Ring of Fire.” Jenkins admitted prior to the song that he had missed soundcheck, but pulled off the cover well enough, even if the “Semi-Charmed Life” singer didn’t exactly evoke the Man in Black.