Big Sam is quickly earning a reputation as the hardest working man at this year’s Bonnaroo. Last night, Big Sam’s Funky Nation played a special VIP Pre-Party at the event, and this afternoon he’ll both lead an artist workshop with fans and participate in a photo shoot with renowned rock photographer Victoria Jacob. Big Sam’s Funky Nation will also play surprise Pop-Up performance sponsored by Wheat Thins at 5 PM (follow @CrunchIsCalling on Twitter to find out where the performance will take place).

All this is just a warm-up for the group’s main What Stage performance from 1:15-2:30 PM Saturday and the ensemble’s bonus Gospelized Set at the Sonic Stage from 3:00-3:30 PM Saturday. Not counting sit ins, Big Sam will bring things to a close Saturday with a CD signing from 3:30-4 PM and a My Bonnaroo Day Photo essay in the Bonnaroo Beacon.