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Got your tickets yet? AOCFEST is April 25th and 26th!

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ART OF COOL MUSIC FESTIVAL: APRIL 25th & 26th, 2014

2 DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC

2 OUTDOOR STAGES

6 INDOOR MUSIC VENUES

OVER 30 WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCES =

1 MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL IN DURHAM, NC

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Art Of Cool Presents A World-Class Line-Up Featuring

Maceo Parker / Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Cody Chesnutt / Amel Larrieux / Alice Smith / The Clayton Brothers

The Foreign Exchange / Thundercat / Bilal / Christian Scott / King

Hubert Laws / Mark De Clive-Lowe / Revive Big Band / Kneebody

Nnenna Freelon / Maya Freelon Asante / N’dambi / Marcus Strickland

Gerald Clayton / Russell Gunn & Electrik Butterfly / Butcher Brown

Marcus Anderson + Liv Warfield / Yolanda Rabun / Gizmo / The Beast

Stanley Baird / Rafiq Bhatia / Brian Horton / Apple Juice Kid+Jocelyn Ellis

Lois Deloatch-Gomes / Zoocrü / The Hot At Nights / Shana Tucker

Kate Mcgarry+Keith Ganz / Carolyn Malachi / Akua Allrich+Kris Funn

Soul Understated / Nccu Big Band / The Brand New Life / NCCU Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Valleyboy Music / Heather Victoria / Inflowential / Joshua Gunn / Toon & The Real Laww

Peter Lamb And The Wolves / NCCU Combo / Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojos

   Laura Reed / Shirlette & The Dynamite Brothers / Kidznotes Jazz Ensemble

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FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Free Festival Kick Off Party Friday at Durham Central Park – complete with live music and a food truck rodeo

• Free Outdoor Stage SATURDAY AT DIAMOND VIEW PARK @ American Tobacco – includeS family friendly programming and kids activities.

• “Carolina Soul”  musical tribute to four North Carolina born legends – Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Roberta Flack and Thelonious Monk. Guest Performances by: N’Dambi, Marcus Strickland, Gerald Clayton, Bilal & Nnenna Freelon. Music Directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.  Curated by AOCFEST Creative Director, Cognito (Frolab.)

• EXCLUSIVE VIP PERKS! VIP Opening Party on Wednesday April 23rd @ Nasher Museum of Art PLUS Secret VIP Venues & MORE!

• Two Night Headliner Series @ The Carolina Theatre

• Club Pass Series @ Motorco Music Hall, Pinhook, Hayti Heritage, Beyu Caffe and Durham Arts Council

• Panel Discussions

• Master Classes

• Art Exhibitions

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