Back in April, the city of Durham, North Carolina was host to the Art of Cool Fest, a two-day jazz and soul celebration featuring the likes of Maceo Parker, The Foreign Exchange, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Thundercat, KING, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, N'Dambi and Bilal, just to name a few. We were on hand to detail our amazing experience, and we're looking forward to the festival returning next year. But before it can, it needs your help. Initially funded by music lovers across the country through Kickstarter, the good people at the Art of Cool Project are fundraising on the crowdfunding site again to make next year's festival bigger and better.
Just launched on August 11th, the Art of Cool Fest is banking on supporters to cash in on enough funds ($35,000 to be exact) by September 19th, to help book the musical talent for the 2015 festival. Depending on the amount you decide to pledge to this musical cause, you can get rewards ranging from a music download ($10), 1-day wristbands that admit two people ($100), to guaranteed front-row seats to the festival headlines ($1,000). So will you be donating your dollars for another year of cool? If so, you can find more information about rewards and donation amounts on their Kickstarter and watch the video below with artists and fans hoping for your support.