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Tickets for Art of Cool Festival go on sale May 18
 
Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
by Staff Reports

DURHAM – Produced by The DOME Group, the 2019 Sixth Annual Art of Cool Festival will be held September 27-29 in downtown Durham. The main venue will be the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 408 Blackwell St. Additional venues: the Durham Armory, Motorco Music Hall, Carolina Theatre, the Pinhook and The Masonic Lodge. AOCFEST 2019 tickets go on sale May 18 through Eventbrite.

Three-time GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best-selling poet, and critically acclaimed actor Jill Scott will headline the stage on September 27. Dreamville Records singer-songwriter Ari Lennox, who hails from Washington, D.C., will also perform at AOCFEST Friday evening. That same evening, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will hit the Motorco Music Hall stage with a live rock performance.

Run DMC, one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop culture, will headline AOCFEST on September 28. This iconic group has sold tens of millions of records worldwide, and was inducted into the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Whodini, one of the first rap groups to add a R&B twist to their music, will also grace the AOCFEST stage Saturday evening.

Additional confirmed performers are N.C. hip-hop producer, rapper and scholar 9th Wonder presenting 95Live; N.C. native and saxophonist Marcus Anderson; classically-trained string instrumentalists and hip-hop duo Black Violin; and British soul singer-songwriter Omar. More national and local acts will be announced on a rolling basis.

“We are excited about the lineup and activities planned for AOCFEST 2019,” said Sulaiman Mausi, CEO, The DOME Group. “We are working to become one of the top independent music festivals in the nation, to expand the festival’s mission and to deliver a great cultural experience for loyal Cooligans and newcomers alike.”

Ticket offerings include general admission and VIP. Local hotel partners are offering special AOCFEST rates and packages available now on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more details, visit www.aocfestival.com and follow Art of Cool Festival on Facebook, and AOCFEST on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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