“The Art of Cool Festival was born and bred in Durham. It really is a true reflection of the progressive, creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the culture of this city. It’s the reason we work hard to keep AOCFEST right here at home.”
Lesleigh Mausi, M.Ed.
Vice President, The Art of Cool Festival
The sixth annual Art of Cool Festival returns to downtown Durham on Friday Sept. 27, Saturday Sept. 28, and Sunday Sept. 29. Durham Bulls Athletic Park will host the headlining acts, and venues around Durham will open their doors to hip-hop and R&B lovers for a memorable weekend of music and dancing. Come Hear NC is a proud sponsor of this year's festival.
North Carolina artists are represented across the entire line-up, and we created this playlist to get you ready for their performances. Check out Art of Cool’s website for the full schedule and listen to the playlist below.