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.