Art of Cool Festival 2018

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Weekend Guide July 12th 2017

We’re halfway through the month and as promised, Art of Cool intends to keep your summer overflowing with premier entertainment options. We trust that you are enjoying the variety of events presented so far as we strive to connect our audience with high quality arts and music. In case you missed it, we made a major announcement this week and are excited for new opportunities to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music with AOCFEST Charlotte soon! Please know that we remain completely dedicated to expanding the audience for Jazz and changing the traditional way Jazz is presented.

To see what we have planned next make sure you are following us on all our social media and tune in to the weekly entertainment guide to be the first to know what great music is on the horizon.  As always, we ask you to please continue to spread the word, grab tickets, and support the movement.


On a mission to expand the audience for Jazz,

Team Art of Cool

July 15- Rooftop Soul Yoga Session Vol. 3

July 18- 3rd Tuesday Jazz Night at The Durham Hotel feat. Donovan Cheatham Trio

July 21-   Art of Cool X Sol Kitchen Present Dre-Z : Tribute to the Music of Dr. Dre & Jay Z
July 29-   Art of Cool & Motorco Present Eric Roberson

Aug 19- Art of Cool & Sol Kitchen Present 90’s vs 00’s: Leo Season Finale

Oct 6-7 Coming soon AOCFest Charlotte


Join us Saturday morning as we take you on another journey to positive health and wellness. Come experience a unique, hour long yoga work out compiled with some of the best Soul and R&B vibes.

Our vision is to establish Soul Yoga as a destination for wellness, revitalization and balance for people in our community and to foster a more harmonious relationship between mind, breath and soul.

Space is limited so get your tickets early as we predict this will sell out!! Tickets are only $10.

Music and Vibes powered by DJ Mic Check.
Curated by Estate Creative Agency
Yoga Instructor: Louisha Barnette


Jazz Night presented in collaboration with The Durham Hotel has moved to the roof. AOC-approved local and visiting musicians provide the soundtrack for drinks, snacks, and 360-degree views of downtown. The Donovan Cheatham Trio joins us Tuesday, July 18.


Great news! Now added to the hotel menu is the “The Lovestrong” cocktail. Named in honor of AOC co-founder Al Strong, this refreshing drink was originally introduced to help fundraise for stArt of Cool Jazz Camp.  All summer long, The Durham hotel will donate $2 per drink sold to go towards the Start of Cool Jazz Camp!


Every 3rd Tuesday, 6-9pm. No Cover.  Reservations for 6 or more can be made at 919-768-8831.


The Sol Kitchen X Art of Cool are bringing one of the illest parties celebrating HipHop back to the triangle. Friday, July 21st, meet us in Raleigh at The Pourhouse Music Hall as we honor two of the most respected performers, producers and moguls in hip-hop: Dr. Dre and Jay-Z.


Heads up! All Free RSVP tickets are SOLD OUT. Advance price tickets are still available, but moving fast. The last event was a sell out, so don’t wait get your tickets early before they are gone! Tickets are only $10 in advance, $15 at the door.


Music will be provided by #aocfest2016 alum DJ Skillz and hosted by DJ and emcee Mad Skillz.

Come dressed comfortably and be ready to dance all night!


Hear from Dr. Dre     Discover music by Jay Z



Motorco Music Hall and Art of Cool are proud to present another fantastic night of soul music! Join us on Saturday, July 29th as GRAMMY Nominated Singer/Songwriter Eric Roberson brings his tour to Durham, NC.


Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike, is a successful songwriter and producer and has worked with many notable artists like Jill Scott, Dwele, The Foreign Exchange, and more. Known for dynamic live performances, Eric is sure to captivate the audience with his sultry, smooth delivery.


In 2017 Eric will release an EP Trilogy: Earth + Wind + Fire. The first EP ‘Earth: The Push’ was released on April 21st. Followed by ‘Wind: The Love’ in July and ‘Fire: The Message’ in October.


If you love R&B and Soul, you’re sure to enjoy this show. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day of show.


Hear from Eric Roberson


Tickets link

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