DR. BACON & PLUTO GANG
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00
Tickets Still Available at Door
Temporary Covid Rules Required: Masks, Vaccine card or negative PCR test.
Due to overwhelming requests from the artists and their management we are requiring masks, vaccine cards, and/or proof of negative PCR tests for all of our shows until further notice.
We will offer refunds for those who cannot comply.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dr. Bacon 8:00
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
Pluto Gang 9:45
Pluto Gang -- Brennan Beck [vocals], Dillon Crawford [guitar, vocals], Wood Britton [guitar], Joe May [keys, vocals], Pat Rogers [bass], Wilson Smith [drums] -- brews a blend of high-energy jam soul, crafted in the Carolinas and steeped in irreverence. The young sextet straddles the line between soul funk, driven by a lead vocalist, and the jam band scene, with tandem lead guitarists driving a fast-paced roller coaster of improvisational movement.
After reaching orbit in the summer of 2019, unifying around a catalog of original music, the band made their studio debut a short 6 months later, with the release of “Moggy Oxvine”, recorded in keyboardist Joe May’s apartment bedroom. That spring, while their freshman tour was in full swing, the band’s plan to hand-deliver their lighthearted live show to the southeast was stifled by the global pandemic. In response, Pluto Gang took to the mountains of North Carolina and tucked away in a cabin, where following a stay marked with carefree tomfoolery, their debut album “Better Out Here” was born. With that out to the world, the band revels in the opportunity to share their songs in their intended medium: live and out loud. Pluto Gang shows weave seamlessly in and out of songs, include unrelenting jams, and carry with them a fun-loving aura. If anything is guaranteed, it’s a good time.