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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

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Love it😍 We can always count on you! Absolutely appreciate our #dayones❣️#superfan✨

We heard you Cooligans! The 2018 schedule is FINALLY here! We have more surprises in store, but you can now start planning your schedule for the COOLEST festival yet! ✨ Head over to our website and plan your schedule —> https://t.co/6Mp0WIM8dB Drop your schedule below👇🏽

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Escobar season has returned...who's ready for #AOCFEST headliner @nas to hit the stage?🔥🔥🔥
See him with a One Day Saturday or Weekend Pass. Enjoy 20+ artists at 6 walkable venues for 1 great price.
Tix link in the bio or visit https://t.co/lPhiVEC2hx to purchase today!
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