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Art of Cool Fest launches Kickstarter

Posted August 12

Patrons enjoyed The Art of Cool Festival at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. on April 26, 2014. (Stan Chambers Jr./WRAL)

— The Art of Cool has launched a Kickstarter to help fund their 2015 festival. 

Last year's inaugural festival (also partially funded by a Kickstarter) celebrated jazz with two days of music at various outdoor and indoor music venues in downtown Durham. They hope to build on that momentum, but putting on a three-day music festival with top talent isn't cheap. Art of Cool is seeking $35,000 before Sept. 20. The funds will go directly to artist expenses. 

The 2015 festival is scheduled for April 24-26 and will feature two outdoor stages, five indoor venues and more than 30 performers. 

In addition to tickets events, there will be a free festival kick-off party with live music and a food truck rodeo at Durham Central Park and a free day party at American Tobacco. 

Check out the video to learn more about the Art of Cool Festival.

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