Music, Theater, Dance, Visual Art, Comedy and More!

September 2020 at The Clarice


NextNOW Fest is an inspiring experience that celebrates imagination, creativity, and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and the country, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art shapes and transforms our future.


Held each September at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, NextNOW Fest provides a student-driven space for UMD students to build community, interact and create together. The festival is presented and produced by The Clarice’s Artist Partner Programs and is co-curated with students and campus departments.






Listen to playlists from past years of NextNOW Fest!