Riding The Radiowaves - NextNOW SummerFest The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland

Riding the Radio Waves

Tue, July 21 • 7PM EST

Kira Peck, host

In partnership with WMUC 88.1 FM

Looking for some good vibes? Join NextNOW Fest student curator Kira Peck for a digital evening of chatting and chill music curated by WMUC DJ Aishwarya Tare. Bring your homework, artwork, or just yourself, and unwind to the atmospheric tunes.

honor native lands

Photo by Geoff Sheil

Before we begin, we invite you to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge the Indigenous roots of the land that you’re on. The land that the University of Maryland and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center resides on today is home to the Piscataway tribe. We encourage you to use a resource like native-land.ca to learn more. Read about land acknowledgements from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.


Tonight’s event will be held on Zoom:

  • If you haven’t already, create a Zoom account and download the software. Both desktop and mobile apps are available.
  • Once you’re logged in to your account, access the Zoom Webinar using this link.
  • We recommend you log in 5-10 minutes before the event begins to make sure you’re all set. If you’re having trouble accessing the event, call us at 301.405.7236 or email mod.theclarice@umd.edu and we’ll help you as soon as possible.
  • This event will be closed captioned by a CART transcriber.

Preparing for the event

Set up your device and simply listen and enjoy! Feel free to tune in as you cook, craft, read, do homework or even work out!


Throughout SummerFest, we’ll be featuring Black owned restaurants in the vicinity of the University of Maryland. If you’re close to campus, we encourage you to support these local businesses!

Daily Curator's Choice

Carolina Kitchen

Hyattsville, MD

Carolina Kitchen is the most amazing and popular southern cuisine restaurant! You will be transported to another world designed to stimulate the soul and indulge the senses. Using only the freshest ingredients, Carolina Kitchen combines unique blends of Cajun and Creole spices with traditional and savory home-style cooking.

about the host

Kira Peck is a sophomore Psychology & Theater double major and a current member of our student curator team for NextNOW Fest 2020. She is a community organizing intern with the Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) and the assistant Live Music Coordinator (and DJ) for UMD's freeform radio station WMUC-FM Radio. In her free time, she writes music, dabbles in costume design, concert photography and makes films with her friends. Kira loves art in all of its forms and is thrilled to work on something that is so all-encompassing and inclusive.



Lessons learned from NextNOW SummerFest will help us plan the best NextNOW Fest experience for you in September. We appreciate your feedback!


Tue, July 21 • 7PM EDT

Riding the Radio Waves

Looking for good vibes? Bring your homework, artwork, or just yourself, and unwind to atmospheric tunes curated by WMUC DJ Aishwarya Tare.

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#NextNOWSummerFest #KeepCreatingUMD #IAmARHU #UMD

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NextNOW SummerFest is a midsummer interlude of artistic and creative virtual experiences that evoke memories of summers past. Presented by NextNOW Fest at The Clarice, NextNOW SummerFest continues to celebrate imagination, creativity and community -- in a virtual setting.

As we continue to practice physical distancing and other precautions due to COVID-19, we’re missing the usual arts gatherings that we would have experienced over the summer. We’re also testing out a few event ideas and virtual platforms in preparation for a virtual NextNOW Fest 2020 in September. We hope you will join us for a week of creativity and community, and thank you in advance for your patience and feedback!

Register for NextNOW SummerFest! Registration is free and open to all!

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