Art of Cool Fest VIP guests will partake in exclusive perks throughout the last weekend of April. This includes access to the VIP Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 30th featuring performances by Kindred the Family Soul and Frank McComb.
Born out of the desire to expand the audience for Jazz music, the 4th Annual Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) makes its return to Downtown Durham April 28-30, 2017. This grassroots festival celebrates the diversity of Black American music by presenting music that spans genres but all rooted in and inspired by the art of Jazz.
Attendees at the 2017 AOCFEST will be delighted by legendary artists such as festival headliners George Clinton, Rakim, and Common; as well as receive an introduction to incredible new stars both local and of international acclaim.
With the All-Access VIP Pass, ticket holders are able to enjoy the full festival experience. Expertly crafted by Joye Speight of Virtue Events, VIP guests will partake in exclusive perks throughout the weekend. This includes two-day access to all Club Pass venues, no waiting in line, reserved seating at each headliner performance, exclusive VIP hospitality lounge access at the Carolina Theatre, access to premium reserved seating at the DPAC headliner performance for Common on Saturday, April 29th; as well as access to the VIP Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 30th featuring performances by Kindred the Family Soul and Frank McComb.
Meet Kindred The Family Soul
Kindred The Family Soul consists of husband and wife duo Aja Graydon and Fatin Dantzler. Working together since 1997 & married since 1998, the couple has developed an unmistakably strong creative chemistry. Their 2003 debut album Surrender to Love produced two top 10 hits “Far Away” and “Stars” earning both a Soul Train Award and a BET Award nomination. Kindred’s music has become the voice for families and couples, presenting a relatable and truly beautiful image of “Black Love”. In 2016 the couple released their 6th studio album titled Legacy of Love and as the title suggests their love is front and center. This duo is sure to deliver an electrifying performance which will be the perfect end to an unforgettable weekend!
AOCFEST presents festival goers with access to over 40 phenomenal artists in one weekend—that’s three days filled with forward thinking jazz, alternative soul, and mature hip hop. Priced at $265 the All Access VIP Pass is a great value and definitely the best way to take in the festival. Don’t forget with the Affirm Payment Plan option, you get to spread out the price of the tickets over 3-6 months. For the full lineup and schedule, visit www.aocfestival.org. To purchase tickets, click here