Poster by Roland Lefox
We’ve been SUPER busy the last few of months working hard alongside The Art of Cool Project, to present the first ever Art of Cool Fest in Downtown Durham, North Carolina! This has been a huge project, bringing many acts who have never performed in the “triangle” area of North Carolina, to produce an amazing line-up of jazz and soul musicians. As part of this incredible weekend of live music, our very own Cognito, who has been wearing the “AOCFEST Creative Director” hat, has conceptualized and curated the festival’s Saturday night headlining event “Carolina Soul” which will be a historic musical tribute to four North Carolina born legends – Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Roberta Flack and Thelonious Monk. Music Directed by the acclaimed viola player and string arranger, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Guest Performers N’Dambi, Marcus Strickland, Gerald Clayton, Bilal & Nnenna Freelon will grace the Carolina Theatre stage with tribute performances you certainly do not want to miss!
Make sure you have your VIP, 2 Day or Saturday tickets so you are in the building during this historic musical event.
The full AOCFEST lineup:
AOCFEST branding & design by @missfrolab – www.jewellgreen.com/design
If you’re ANYWHERE near I-85, you need to hop on the road and get to Durham,NC for this incredible weekend for music lovers. April 25th & 26th! Check out the website www.aocfestival.org for all the details, line-up, schedule, hotels, and anything else you want to know. See you there!