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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!

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The Lineup

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Nas

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Maxwell

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Erykah Badu

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Anthony Hamilton
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Meshell Ndegeocello

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AOCFEST Neo-Soul Inspired Looks By Style Ambassador Rachelle

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Community Partnerships + Wristband Perks

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Getting Around AOCFEST

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Assemble your Crew…30 Days until #AOCFEST

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Ready to be COOL and LIT?

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Jam with Us at #AOCFEST

September 28 & 29, 2018

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Wow! 🤩🤯😩 one of the most legendary weeks in #DURM that I have ever been a part of. Going to take a while to recover/reflect. Shoutout to @hypedurham @aocfest @boricuasoulnc @Black_WallSt and many more.

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Thank you for your support over the years 💕✨

We’re still on cloud 9 after a soulful performance by @fatbellybella. She shut down @DurhamBulls Athletic park last night! #aocfest #aboutlastnight