Dreamville Festival


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Art of Cool brings a special vibe to Durham that no other local festival does. It’s just North Carolina folks coming together to enjoy some soulful Black music—and this year’s first night carried on that tradition very well. Read more



Photo by Jade Wilson

By almost any metric, the debut of J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival in Raleigh’s Dix Park was a smashing success. Read more

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Photo by Jade Wilson

Relive the dream with our recap, analysis, and photos of Raleigh hip-hop star J. Cole's groundbreaking debut festival in Dix Park. Read more

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As we tweet the scene at Dix Park, don't forget to also follow our Instagram for photos as the festival unfolds. Read more



Photo by Anthony Supreme

The who, the what, the why, and the Nelly of the latest festival to enter the Triangle fray. Read more


Raleigh's William Peace University hosts The Hip Hop and Higher Education Symposium, an academic counterpart to J. Cole's new music festival. Read more


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After Hurricane Florence put the kibosh on the September debut of J. Cole's hip-hop fest in Dix Park, Dreamville tries again with a mix of familiar bookings and fresh faces. Read more


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Photo by Anthony Supreme

Though it has yet to be rescheduled, the rapper's big dreams are having a big impact on his home state. Read more