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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.

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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.

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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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Big Daddy Kane Feat. The Symphony

Recent News

Kickoff to College and Career 2019

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Second Wave of Official Art of Cool Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

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

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Vibe with Us at #AOCFEST

September 27 -29, 2019

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Tune in Monday 12-2pm to the Mid Day Shake Down w/ D Brown @DemetriusBrownL. Joining him will be Co-owner of The Dome Group and Art of Cool Festival, @sulaimandetroit. You don’t want to miss this interview! #fuburadio #aocfest #thedomegroup #iheartradio https://t.co/n5jBYhIBX0

The Art of Cool blends genres in a way no other #festival can. Don’t believe us? Check out the First Lady of #Dreamville setting the stage on 🔥 at the Blue Note! @arilennox is bringing all of that talent to #AOCfest, so get your tickets at the link in our bio today!

Congratulations to @BJTHECHICAGOKID on the release of his new album #1123! We can't wait to welcome him to the #AOCfest stage, and you don't want to miss it!  Get your tickets at https://t.co/J27py8UDtj today! #festival #greatmusic #randb

He's back! The one and only @9thwonder returns to the #AOCfest stage this year, and he's bringing people with him! Check out #9thwonder at this year's festival by getting your tickets at https://t.co/J27py8UDtj today!
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