Dr. Bacon

DR. BACON is a 6 Piece touring Appalachian Funk, Grass and Rock & Roll band. Wielding a diverse instrumentation with broad, deep musical influences allows the band to perform a plethora of energetic, accessible, and danceable music.The Dr. Bacon Live Experience is truly a spectacle to behold, bringing the audience on a musical journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal romp, shaking booties and shedding inhibitions. This manic versatility ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates at a Bacon show. Dr. Bacon started playing together in 2012 on King Street in Boone, NC as a 3 piece busking with acoustic bluegrass, folk, and 90s pop/rock/hip-hop influenced party music. Several lineup changes over the years and a relocation to Asheville, NC have refined, redirected, electrified, and matured the band’s sound, incorporating funk, rock, soul, psychedelic and world music to their bedrock of Appalachian influences. The blending of several elements of these genres (often within the same song) along with a unique & shifting instrumentation is the real Dr. Bacon flavor, and Bacon goes with everything!

Dr. Bacon is:

  • Jesse Talbott – Lead Vocals & Guitar, Trombone
  • Myles Dunder – Vocals, Saxophones, Guitars, Etc.
  • Michael Crawford – Harmonica, Keys & Synth
  • Ben New – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • Matt Gornto – Bass
  • Rory Joseph – Lead Guitar & Vocals

They will be performing for two nights at The Graveyard Getdown!


A songwriting trio of veteran musicians, who are driven by writing, recording, and performing original songs. They like monsters, movies about monsters, songs about monsters, songs about movies about monsters…and Hank.

Electric Soul Pandemic

Electric Soul Pandemic (ESP) is a quartet from Greensboro, North Carolina that specializes in funk rock fusion and soaring, exploratory jams. Featuring sonic guitar and effects (Randy Elliott), a howling Moog and synth keyboards (Jay Beverly), and the confident backbone of drum and bass (Justin Heter and Scott Nichols), ESP has formulated their sounds over ten years in the vibrant North Carolina “jam” and festival scene. ESP pulls from different moods and genres in creating their recipes and will prove a revelation to both the first-time listener and the established ESP fan.

The Haunted Hive Trail

A halloween haunted trail created by Heter Pan and The Dubtown Cosmonauts. Bringing a scary, theatrical twist to your festival experience. Take a walk through the dark woods on the haunted grounds of The Jive Hive Saturday Night at The Graveyard Getdown Music & Haunt Festival if you DARE.