What are you looking for?

A COLLISION
OF
JAZZ, R&B,
HIP-HOP & SOUL

The Art of Cool Festival is celebrating its 5th year anniversary this September 28-29th in downtown Durham, North Carolina. A remix of a Black American Music festival, AOCFEST 2018 fuses forward-thinking Jazz, alternative Soul and Hip Hop greats over the course of a dope, culture-filled weekend.

Personalize your
AOCFEST weekend experience

Choose from one day general admission, 2 day general admission passes, or upgrade your festival experience to a VIP or Premium VIP weekend package for exclusive perks.

Book Your
AOCFEST Hotel Today

We've partnered with several area hotels to provide amenities and discounts to our AOCFEST guests. Don't miss out on these benefits - book your room today!

Become a Cooligan

Cooligans are our enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers who make AOCFEST the most incredible community experience the Triangle has ever seen! Cooligans are committed to AOCFEST’s mission and strive to engage with the community.

Become a Vendor

AOCFEST attracts over 10,000 influencers, tastemakers and music lovers from across the country. By becoming an AOCFEST vendor, you will gain access to a diverse audience of music fans and professionals eager to engage with your brand!

Slider

The Lineup

Headliner

More
Nas

Headliner

More
Maxwell

Headliner

More
Erykah Badu

Headliner

More
Anthony Hamilton
More
Dwele
More
Meshell Ndegeocello

Recent News

Let Em Know Who Your Queen Is…

Read More

A little sumthin’ sumthin’

Read More

Good (Vibe)rations

Read More

Vibe with our AOCFEST playlist

Read More

A Guide to Wristband Retrieval

Read More

My eyes are green , because I eat allota vegetables……

Read More

Jam with Us at #AOCFEST

September 28 & 29, 2018

Follow Us on Instagram and Twitter

We can’t wait for @Nas live performance at AOCFEST 😍 be sure to grab your tickets before they SELL OUT! Don’t miss the opportunity to see 20+ artists on 6 different stages, all for one… https://t.co/upEGiHiCJz

We’re celebrating the anniversary of #charlene by @hamiltonanthony today! 😍 it’s one of our favorites, and we can’t wait to hear it during his performance Friday, September 28! Grab your… https://t.co/IkYGq01r8E

#OnThisDateInRnB @AnthonyHamiltonOfficial released his second studio album, Comin’ From Where I’m From.

Who's excited for his performance at the DBAP Friday, September 28th? Comment below if you'll be there!

Sunday Mood! ✨ are you ready to see @hamiltonanthony this September at AOCFEST? For just one price, see Anthony and 20+ more artists, 6 locations and one lifetime experience! Tickets on… https://t.co/uNsyPjvc2q