It's been months in the making, but the Art of Cool Festival 2017 is now just days away. We're excited to spend the weekend in Durham, NC with music lovers from near and far who'll be traveling to Bull City for a festival experience like no other. With an enviable lineup of jazz, hip-hop and alternative soul artists from A-Z – literally from Alex Isley to Zoocrü – scheduled to perform, this festival features something for everyone's musical tastes.
In an effort to share the talents of the performers on tap and prep folks for the Art of Cool Festival fun, the Art of Cool Project has curated a few playlists to fit various musical moods in advance of this weekend's festivities. The AOCFEST Music Guide 2017 includes eight "chapters" or dedicated Spotify playlists to keep your ears busy for a few hours. Whether you need some road trip music to calm your nerves in traffic or tunes to turn up to as you're getting dressed to hit the streets of downtown Durham, the AOCFEST Music Guide 2017 has got you covered. And in the unfortunate event that you can't attend this year's Art of Cool Festival, then these playlists are the next best thing to being there.