We did it y'all. Wanna do it again?
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Thanks to you we did it! We launched Durham's first world-class jazz and soul music festival.... Read more
Happy One Year Anniversary! Let's Keep This Thing Going...
Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
This time last year y'all helped us reach our goal to launch AOCFEST 2014. We are a few months from AOCFEST 2014 and everyone had a blast.... Read more
Backer Rewards Available This Weekend For Pick Up
Thanks so much for dropping by the office the past few weeks to pick up your backer perks. If you haven't done so already we still have ways to get... Read more
You Knew This Well Before Huffington Post!
We are very PROUD to let you know that Art of Cool Fest is featured on Huffington Post!
Check out the full article here.
REMINDER: We've got open... Read more
Open House: Saturday March 22nd at Our Offices, 201 West Main Street in Durham
Kickstarter Backers: Come Visit us for Open House on Saturday, March 22 at 201 W Main St. in Downtown Durham from Noon until 5 pm, where your packets will be... Read more
Updates: Rewards and Festival Schedule!
We've got 52 days until #AOCFEST2014! Can you believe it? We are almost there, y'all. We've been super busy planning and getting ready.
Rewards are here!
The tees... Read more
Happy Holidays, y'all!
This year has been AMAZING! Thanks to you guys we are launching Durham's First World Class Jazz/Soul Festival! We have some awesome supporters and we appreciate y'all... Read more
Please check your inboxes and complete the surveys so we can deliver your rewards. Please note that for those only getting ONE day wristbands that the lineup for... Read more
The 2014 Art of Cool Festival Line-Up!
Alright, y'all! Here it is. The 2014 Art of Cool Festival Line-Up!
We couldn't have done it without all you amazing Kickstarter backers!
We appreciate the support and hope to... Read more
Festival Line-Up Announcement TONIGHT!!!
About 1.5 years ago we came up with a CRAZY COOL idea to bring a world-class jazz festival to downtown Durham. Thanks to YOU, our corporate sponsors, community... Read more
Mark your calendars. We will announce the LINE UP for the festival on November 15th!
Super excited to unveil the carefully curated LINE UP. We've also added... Read more
The Festival Friday Kickoff @ Durham Central Park
Yesterday we met with Ben of Durham Central Park and Becky of Pie Pushers to chat about the Festival Friday Kickoff to the Art of Cool Festival. This... Read more
PR, PM and Booking Updates
Hey, y'all! Just checking in to let you in on the behind the scenes planning of the Art of Cool Festival 2014!
Public Relations Update: We met with CVB and... Read more
So What's Next For Us?
Thank you so much for helping us reach our goal.
Since we made our goal last week we have hired an event planning, design and management team to make sure... Read more
Let's Party, Y'all!
Last night we reached our initial goal of $25,000. Check out the crowd reaction at Cocoa Cinnamon once the goal was reached.
On Wednesday, August 7th (even though the campaign... Read more
Successfully Funded...Now What?
Y'all rock! Thanks so much for helping successfully fund the first annual Art of Cool Festival. We really cannot express how appreciative we are. A world-class city deserves a... Read more
Announcing the Limited Edition Festival Tee!
Thank you so much for all of your support thus far! Now we have some really exciting news to share with you!
We are pleased to announce the release of... Read more
Tell Us Why You Backed Us
Got 8 seconds? Get a cell phone and help us out:
-Record yourself with your cell phone saying, "Hi I'm __________ and I backed The Art of Cool... Read more
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble
Art of Cool is proud to announce the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble as another headliner for the Art of Cool Festival (April 25-26, 2014). On Saturday April 26, 2014 Miguel will... Read more
Partnership Alert: Bull City Mobile
Today we met with one of our new partners, Bull City Mobile, to discuss the development of the Art of Cool Festival mobile app. We are super excited... Read more
Interview with the Indy
Today we had an interview with Chris Vitiello of the Indy. We talked about the history of Art of Cool, the planning of the festival and upcoming world-class performances that... Read more
The Festival T-Shirt
It has been a busy week and the quest for the festival continues.
The Festival T-Shirt!
We have been out and about during the Kickstarter rocking our festival... Read more
My Carolina Today
Heads up, Art of Cool Backers!
We will be featured tomorrow morning at 11am on WNCN's My Carolina Today. We will be talking about the festival and the Kickstarter campaign.... Read more
We are at 25%!
We are super excited to announce that the project is 25% funded!
THANK YOU for helping us reach our first milestone. You are the coolest. We are so happy to... Read more
NEW PERK LEVEL ADDED! Locally COOL
The Art of Cool Festival is so much more than just music. We will pair this live music experience with the best food and beer/wine Durham, NC has... Read more
Festival Sample: Jo Gore @ Durham Central Park
Lots to update you on. We are simply amazed by the public support of this community building project.
FREE Festival Sample
Today after work we presented a FREE... Read more
Zombie Jazz Apocalypse: A Backer Exclusive Party
Thanks so much for rocking with us and pledging to the Kickstarter campaign. We are 20% funded which we think is pretty frickin' COOL!
As a BIG THANK YOUwe... Read more
WE HAVE A HEADLINER! Maceo Parker to headline AOC Fest 2014!
Thank you for your support thus far of our Kickstarter campaign.
Some of you have been wondering about who we have lined up for the festival.
We are happy to... Read more
The Beast and a Bunch of Durhamites Answer: Why Do You Want a Festival in Durham?
We hosted The Beast for a 4th of July party, and walked around with a camera asking Durhamites why they'd like a festival (we love the "Durham needs a good... Read more