Art of Cool Fest: MAY 6-8, 2016 #AOCFEST

Festival Highlights

May 6-8, 2016

3 days + 10 music/conference venues + over 60 world-class performances/conference presenters = 1 EPIC music festival in Durham, NC


Festival Highlights

Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) is a progressive jazz and alternative soul music festival located in downtown Durham. The goal of the festival is to expand the audience for jazz-influenced music.

May 5th Thursday: The President’s Party @ The Blue Note Grill with special musical guests, The Soul Rebels. 8-10pm FREE

May 6th Friday Lineup
The Carolina Theatre of DurhamNCCU Jazz Ensemble x NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble x Charanee Wade x Terence Blanchard with E-Collective
Durham Armory: JD Allen x Anderson .Paak x Nicholas Payton x Kamasi Washington
Durham Arts Council PSI Theater: Marcus Strickland x Brandee Younger
Beyu Caffe: Jim Ferris Trio x Dark Water Rising
MotorcoArt of Turntables with The Real Pete Rock x Rich Medina x DJ Skillz The Great American DJ x DJ Maseo and Friends
The PinhookJamla Records Showcase with Heather Victoria xKHRYSIS!!! x Rapsody x 9th Wonder

May 7th Saturday Lineup
The Carolina Theatre of DurhamThe Beast x Moonchild x The Internet Music
Durham Arts Council PSI Theater: Otis Brown III x Derrick Hodge x Kendrick Scott
Beyu Caffe: Bashiri Asad x Chantae Cann
MotorcoThe Hot at Nights x Tennyson x Taylor McFerrin x Thundercat
The Pinhook: Donnie x J*DaVeY x All Cows Eat Grass
Durham Armory: Jam.Shop.Sip.Repeat
American Underground: Innovate Your Cool conference

May 8th Sunday VIP Brunch @ Durham Armory with PJ Morton

Full Music Program Here:

VIP Experience: Through PNC Bank’s support, The Art of Cool Festival provides a unique VIP experience. There will be a limited number of tickets for the three-day VIP experience at AOCFEST. Included in the VIP experience are an exclusive Sunday Jazz Brunch on May 8th, access to VIP lounge at The Carolina Theatre, Balcony access to the Coolest Day Party along with priority access to all shows and a swag bag. Simply put, VIP tickets are a must for the jazz aficionado.

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