The Art of Cool Festival 2018 has been acquired by DOME Group, LLC, to produce the biggest festival yet in time for their fifth anniversary. The festival's lineup features Nas, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Meshell NDegeocello, Rahsaan Patterson, Dwele, Sango, Iman Omari, Damien Escobar, Sons of Kemet, Durham's own 9th Wonder featuring Spinderella, and many more.
AOCFEST is a Durham born and bred festival. The AOC team is working hard to create a phenomenal experience for new and returning Art of Cool Festival attendees. Educational offerings like Innovate Your Cool and Start of Cool are preparing amazing programming during the 5th Anniversary AOCFEST in September.