See The Art of Cool Festival
Durham is the center of the jazz and soul universe this weekend as the first Art of Cool Festival takes over Downtown on Fri., Apr. 25 and Sat. Apr. 26. Dozens of world class musicians will play more than 30 performances over the two-day event, including two amazing shows at the Carolina Theatre:
Friday: Maceo Parker (see below), Thundercat, Alice Smith, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Russell Gunn
Saturday: Carolina Soul Tribute with Amel Larrieux, The Foreign Exchange, King, The, Clayton Brothers, Cody ChesnuTT, Marcus Anderson/Liv Warfield
Tickets start at $67; a two-day pass is $120. There are a variety of packages and seat locations available.
The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday with a free music performance and food truck rodeo at Durham Central Park.