About NextNOW Fest

Photo by Dylan Singleton

It’s about making discoveries and building community through new experiences -- together.

NextNOW Fest is the University of Maryland’s yearly creative welcome and welcome back for Terps. Experience two evenings of nonstop music, theatre and dance performances, as well as immersive, technology-driven installations by artists from around campus and the country who are at the edge of their craft.
Often surprising and always intriguing, NextNOW Fest will make you re-think what art can be. Feel free to explore and indulge your curiosity. Don’t be afraid to try something new.
Start your year at one of the most Instagrammable spots on campus. NextNOW Fest is open to all. Be a part of what’s next now.