Art of Cool Festival Announces Musical Collaboration with Ropeadope and Jellowstone Records

Three-Day World-Class Jazz and Soul Festival Announces First Record Label Showcase with Independent Labels

Durham, NC, February 14, 2015 --( The Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST), a locally run, three-day music festival, has announced a musical collaboration with Ropeadope and Jellowstone Records as the event’s first record label partnership. Ropeadope and Jellowstone Records represent hot new jazz bands with a mission of pushing forward innovative and cutting-edge music. Many of AOCFEST’s artists are represented by these companies. This collaboration allows AOCFEST to curate its first record label showcase on Saturday, April 25 at the Durham Armory Stage to showcase Ropeadope artists Sidewalk Chalk and Grammy Award winners Snarky Puppy, and Jellowstone artist Butcher Brown.

AOCFEST brings the best in modern music to audiences through two outdoor stages, five indoor music venues and more than 30 world-class performances. Last year, the event hosted more than 3,500 music lovers and approximately 40 bands. AOCFEST’s economic impact on Durham included $600,000 in direct and indirect spending in April 2014. For more information, visit

“The partnership with Ropeadope and Jellowstone Records represents a milestone for AOCFEST, and will help us continue to grow as a world-class music celebration” said Cicely Mitchell, Dr.PH., president of Art of Cool. “We are big fans of Ropeadope and Jellowstone Records’ bands, who will elevate the AOCFEST experience for all fans of their signature sounds. Their partnership shows how far our festival has come over the past year, and we are excited to work together with the labels to introduce audiences to the world’s best and innovative jazz music.”

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