Art of Cool Festival 2018

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Weekend Guide June 29nd 2017


Summer ’17 is off to a blazing hot start! In spite of the rain, you showed up last weekend ready to party and helped to make our 1st DJ Festival a true success! Special thank you to all the DJ’s who each brought a unique spin to the Rock The Beat showcase. You represented ATL, RDU, and CLT well!  This week we kick things off with a few FREE events. Keep reading for more details. As always, continue to spread the word to your family and friends! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Yours in music,

Team Art of Cool


June 29- Pop-Up Rooftop Party with Black Wall Street feat DJ Bro Rabb

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 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 25- Art of Cool & Sol Kitchen Present PJ Morton
Ongoing- Be The Cool Art of Cool Sustainer Drive
Ongoing- Raleigh stArt of Cool Summer Jazz Camp Registration Now Open


When you combine one of Durham’s premier venues with one of the cities greatest DJ’s, you guaranteed to sell-out! This week we’re teaming up with Black Wall Street to present a FREE pop-up party with none other than DJ Bro Rabb! Thursday, June 29th meet us up on the roof of the Durham Hotel starting at 10:00 pm.


RSVP to reserve your space 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


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.


With over 30 years in music, we know Dr. Dre as the mastermind behind legendary songs from artists like NWA, 2Pac, Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Eminem, and more. Since Jay Z debuted over 20 years ago he has been considered one of the greatest rappers of all time and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music from Biggie, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Coldplay, 9th Wonder, Rihanna, and Dr. Dre to name a few.


The last event was a sell out, so don’t wait get your tickets early before they are gone!


Free entry with RSVP before 10:00, but RSVP space is limited. Tickets are $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’ will be 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


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