The term “Art of Cool” used hereunder shall mean the Art of Cool Festival and both AOC Worldwide, LLC and The Dome Group, LLC, including with respect to each of them, their owners, parents, subsidiaries, related companies, partnerships or joint ventures.
Admission to any venue may be restricted due to capacity limits and neither the venue nor Art of Cool shall be responsible for compensating any attendee turned away due to overcapacity.
Art of Cool is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced tickets, passes or wristbands.
Each ticket or pass must be exchanged for: (1) the related wristband for admission to any Art of Cool show and (2) a DBAP ticket for the headliner shows related to the ticket purchase. The wristband must be worn securely during attendance at each show throughout the event and is not transferable or replaceable. DBAP tickets issued for Art of Cool shows at DBAP require a DBAP ticket for entry and re-entry into the venue.
Purchaser bears all risk of any injury whatsoever in connection with the Art of Cool Festival and any related event.
By virtue of attendance, Purchaser provides permission to Art of Cool to use Purchaser’s image or likeness incidental to any photography, video display, transmission or recording of the event.
Artist cancellation or changes in lineup are not grounds for refund.
Shows are scheduled to be held in rain or shine but may be cancelled (partially or fully) due to inclement or dangerous weather, acts of God or any reason that Art of Cool, in its sole and absolute discretion, considers appropriate. Except as otherwise provided hereunder, Art of Cool shall have no liability whatsoever for any direct, incidental or consequential losses, harm or inconvenience in connection with any cancellations. If a show or related event is cancelled or postponed, you may be entitled to a partial or full refund in the sole and absolute discretion of Art of Cool.
Motorco Music Hall requires that all patrons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No one under 18 will be allowed admittance to Motorco Music Hall for any show unless accompanied by an adult with a separate valid admission pass who will remain present with the minor for the course of the show.
The Carolina Theatre, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Pinhook and the Durham Armory allow admission by patrons of any age.
Art of Cool reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, or local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed, in the sole and absolute discretion of Art of Cool, to be illegal, disorderly, offensive or detrimental to the venue or to the health and safety of patrons. Art of Cool shall not be obligated to refund any portion of the admission purchase price as a result of such action.
Quantities of all tickets and passes are limited.
No refunds or exchanges.
All ticket sales are subject to applicable service fees.
Wondering why we’ve been so quiet lately?? We’ve been working behind the scenes on a major expansion for the festival, and we’re proud to finally share it with all of you. AOCFEST has joined with our friends The DOME Group, LLC, to produce our biggest festival yet in time for our 5th Anniversary! A celebration of this magnitude takes time to plan, so we’re moving the AOCFEST to September 28-29, 2018 in downtown Durham.
The AOCFEST is proud to say we are and will remain Durham born and bred! The original AOC team remain on board with The DOME Group team to ensure that the festival’s original brand and mission remain true to its core. Our educational offerings, Innovate Your Cool and Start of Cool, are also preparing amazing programming for the 5th Anniversary AOCFEST in September. IYC/Start of Cool will continue to impact the Durham community under the Art of Cool Project 501c3 umbrella.
So that’s it! We are excited to build a bigger and better festival going forward, starting with our 5th year anniversary! It is our hopes to count you in as a cooligan, and join us in working to make this year and every year memorable, not only for our festival, but for our city.
Yes! All previous ticket purchases will be honored. See you in September!
Yes - but act fast. Visit the Eventbrite page to submit for a refund. We will only be accepting refunds until April 27th. In the event you are able to make the September festival after you’ve already refunded your ticket, you will need to purchase a new ticket, at the new ticket price.
You bet... AND we’re moving on up! Join us at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park + other select downtown Durham venues to be announced soon.
Tickets will go on sale April 27th to the general public. Be sure to sign up to receive our emails to get an exclusive Cooligan presale code!
IYC/ Start of Cool are also gearing up to offer incredible educational programming during the 5th Anniversary AOCFest in September. Both IYC/Start of Cool will remain under The Art of Cool Project nonprofit umbrella.
Have no fear... current donors will still get their donor perks for 2018. We appreciate your support!
Great! Sponsorships are still available for the 5th Anniversary AOCFest. In addition, we are offering the option to sponsor a stage at an official AOC venue during the weekend.
All prior press requests will still be considered. Only 2 credentials per outlet will be supplied. Press requests will be reviewed prior to the date of the festival. Approvals will be announced at least a month from the festival date.