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

The Art of Cool Festival is celebrating its 6th year this September 27-29th in downtown Durham, North Carolina. AOCFEST 2019 fuses forward-thinking R&B, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Alternative and Spoken Word greats over the course of a dope, culture-filled weekend.

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AOCFEST weekend experience

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

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!

Thank You Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our 2019 AOCFEST sponsors for contributing to the festival's success!

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The Lineup

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Jill Scott

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Run DMC
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Ari Lennox
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Whodini

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Tickets for The Sixth Annual Art of Cool Festival Go On Sale May 18

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September 27 -29, 2019

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We remember Phil Freelon, the visionary architect who helped design Smithsonian’s African American Museum. Rest in Power.