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In case you missed it, here is one festival that should be on your radar with some of the most popping acts of the music industry! Be sure to add the ‘Art of Cool Festival’ to your list of annual festivals to attend!

Durham-based Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) has added several new acts to its latest 2018 festival lineup. AOCFEST, now in its fifth year, is owned and managed as a subsidiary of The DOME Group LLC.

The Friday lineup includes Maxwell as the headliner, along with AOCFEST alum Anthony Hamilton. Meshell Ndegeocello, Juju Exchange, Damien Escobar, Sons of Kemet, 9th Wonder’s 95 LIVE with DJ Spinderella, and Sango round out the first night of the festival weekend. Saturday’s lineup includes headliners Erykah Badu and Nas, along with Dwele, Royce Da 5’9, Iman Omari, Keyon Harrold, and Rahsaan Patterson.

“We’ve been working hard to present our biggest lineup to date to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Art of Cool Festival,” says The DOME Group LLC and AOCFEST President Sulaiman Mausi.

In addition to a stellar lineup, AOCFEST welcomes the Innovate your Cool conference and St(art) of Cool, free community programming scheduled during the AOCFEST weekend, and led by The Art of Cool Project.

The 2018 5th Anniversary AOCFEST will be held September 28-29th, 2018. The main venue will be the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, located at 408 Blackwell Street. Additional venues will include the Durham Armory, Motorco, Carolina Theatre, and the Pinhook. One-day passes will go on sale June 15th.

Noted AOCFEST past performers include Common, George Clinton, Terence Blanchard, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, The Internet, Anderson .Paak, Goldlink, Roy Ayers, Snarky Puppy, and BadBadNotGood.

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