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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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Dwele
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Meshell Ndegeocello

Recent News

Dwele Brings a Taste of Detroit to AOCFEST

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Coolest Festival Experience…EVER

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Let Em Know Who Your Queen Is…

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A little sumthin’ sumthin’

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Good (Vibe)rations

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Vibe with our AOCFEST playlist

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Jam with Us at #AOCFEST

September 28 & 29, 2018

Follow Us on Instagram and Twitter

Have you had the chance to check out our latest email & blog? This week we are featuring #AOCFEST feature artist @THEREALDWELE. He performs on Saturday 9/29 at @motorcomh!
Not on the email list? Head over to https://t.co/CoJgNHnTPL to sign up and check out the blog!

Super excited to see @annathewise & @IamImanOmari at @aocfest this year. It’s about to be 🔥

How dope hearing one #AOCFEST feature artist @WeAreBlackAlley pay homage to @Outkast & cover one of our headlining artists @fatbellybella? 😍
We're definitely ready to get crankin with their #HoodRock sound on Friday 9/28! Grab your passes today at https://t.co/lPhiVEC2hx

Show off your brand! 😏
AOCFEST draws over 10,000 attendees - and they could be seeing your product at our Vendor Market!
Learn more about becoming a vendor here: https://t.co/yKceicZHse
💥Tag a small business you’d like to see at #AOCFEST!💥

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