It’s the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, which means NextNOW Fest 2016 begins soon.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will host the festival to welcome students back to the University of Maryland while also immersing them in eclectic forms of art.

This year, you can catch an improv show, experience virtual reality and even try out some outdoor hip-hop yoga.

We will update this page with articles on the festival throughout the coming days, so be sure to check back!

{{READ: Improv performance promises one-of-a-kind show}}

{{READ: Review: Upright Citizens Brigade’s unique style shines at NextNOW }}

{{READ: Theatre options for the non-theatre major}}

{{READ: Review: Singer-songwriter Mitski captivates with raw emotion at NextNOW Fest }}

{{READ: Review: Todo Mas is electric at NextNOW}}

{{READ: Bringing the metal back to Maryland}}

{{READ: Bob Ross steals the spotlight at NextNOW}}