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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

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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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Jam with Us at #AOCFEST

September 28 & 29, 2018

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Going to @aocfest ? Make this year’s transportation a breeze - let GoTriangle do the driving! Park at one of our 3 park-and-ride locations and catch a shuttle departing every 20 mins between 6 p.m.-1 a.m. https://t.co/9dzrGJa9bx

Pulling off the coolest festival ever requires the help of an incredible team of volunteers we call Cooligans.
In year 5️⃣ we're calling upon Cooligans old & new to join us at AOCFEST. Great🎵+Cool people+Perks = unforgettable experience✨ Sign up here: https://t.co/oiKRIJufuj

September 28th we’re taking @95livenc to @aocfest w/ @9thwonder And @Spindeezy ...get ready!!! Hit @aocfest for event info! @ Durham, North Carolina https://t.co/4ZfruuZq09

We can’t wait! @95LiveNC with @9thwonder & special guest @Spindeezy goes down 9/28! This is included with the One Day Friday Pass or weekend pass! Get your tickets at https://t.co/CoJgNHnTPL!