Art of Cool Festival 2018

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Weekend Guide June 22nd 2017

This past weekend was incredible! AOCFEST alum Sidewalk Chalk and Zoocru both ripped the stage delivering unforgettable performances at the Pinhook in Durham! Special thank you to all who supported the show, your energy was un-real! As promised Art of Cool has planned a summer filled with truly special performances. To make sure you know the latest and coolest performance news, check in for the weekly entertainment guide! News this good is too keep to yourself, so by all means please spread the word to your family and friends! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Yours in music,

Team Art of Cool


June 24- Art of Cool & Sol Kitchen Present “Rock The Beat” DJ Festival

June 26- Send a Child to 2017 StArt of Cool Jazz Camp Durham

June 30- Durham Central Park FREE Summer Concert Series feat. Too Many Zooz

July 1-      Bell Biv Devoe Three Stripes Tour Presented By Dome Group
July 29-   Art of Cool & Motorco Present Eric Roberson
Ongoing- Be The Cool Art of Cool Sustainer Drive
Ongoing- Raleigh stArt of Cool Summer Jazz Camp Registration Now Open



We are days away from Durham’s 1st grassroots DJ Festival. Saturday, June 24th it goes down at Motorco Music Hall!


What is a DJ Festival? We have assembled a collective of DJ’S from the region with the purpose to bring light to the DJ and to have the ultimate PARTY!  No one puts on a party like Art of Cool and Sol Kitchen. Trust us, this will be something that the RDU AREA has never seen.

Make sure you come prepared to have fun, have an open mind and ear, dress loose and wear comfortable shoes.

Headlining our inaugural year will be Producer/DJ Jeremy Avalon of the WERC Crew (ATL) with support from DJ Forge (RDU), DJ Fannie Mae (CLT), DJ Remy (RDU) & AHUF (CLT).

Come prepared to witness elite mixing and party rocking skills as these DJ’s spin a variety of music from Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Trap, Soul Classics, House, RnB & more.  If you appreciate great music and love to dance, then you won’t want to miss this!  Advance tickets are just $10. Get yours today! Doors open at 8 pm.


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Send a child to jazz camp this summer (June 26- July 1) at Global Scholars Academy in Durham, NC.

You’ll provide not only an enriching musical experience but most importantly you will help campers in this week-long camp: (1) Build self-confidence or self-esteem; (2) Increase independence and develop leadership skills; and (3) Gain a willingness to try new things.

Donate Today!



What do you get when you combine food trucks and craft beer with exceptional music? It’s the return of the Durham Central Park (DCP) FREE Summer Concert Series. Join us Friday, June 30th 6-8 pm as Art of Cool partners with DCP to present the phenomenal band Too Many Zooz!


Named one of Billboards’ Top 25 Next Big Sound, Too Many Zooz is one show you don’t want to miss! Their music is infectious, impossible to stay still listening to. The drums provide a rhythmic base, the saxophone a bass line and the trumpet serves as the melody, guiding you to a gradually increasing, precipitous crescendo, where all the instruments come together only to “drop” from a dizzying height, clashing together in an explosive climax of sound. Too Many Zooz will definitely force you to reconsider the way you think about jazz music.


Bring a lawn chair/blanket and be ready for a great time as we celebrate the summer season and our beautiful community in the heart of downtown! Please note the show will go on rain or shine. Food truck and craft beer vendors to be announced.

Hear from Too Many Zooz


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