Thrival Innovation + Music Festival will take place from Monday, Sept. 21 until Sunday, Sept. 27 in a city-wide “innovation campus” in Pittsburgh, Penn. More details about the locations can be found here.
The festival will feature 30 innovations and 25 music acts across the 1-week period.
Non-profit organization Thrill Mill, Inc. first introduced Thrival in 2013, welcoming attendees to their “premier convening platform for new ideas, changing agents, cutting edge technology, creative artists, and disruptive thinkers,” according to their website. The festival is unique in its combining of technology and music into one event.
Thrival is also unique for why it was created. Thrill Mill created the festival to, one, drive revenue to support local entrepreneurs, and two, “introduce Pittsburgh as the world leader in post-industrial economic development.”
Throughout the week, Thrival will serve as a platform for over two-dozen original innovation-focused events, with each day having its own theme, according to its website.
Combined with the technological focus of the festival, Thrival also provides attendees with concerts on the Friday and Saturday. This year, Thrival-goers will be able to see live performances from names like Panic! At The Disco, Wale, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.
Limited early bird pricing is still available for $30 two-day passes. There is also the Ticket + SWCivicPGH Bundle, which gives entrepreneurs entry to the festival as well as a learning experience on how to create a successful start-up venture, for $100. VIP and Ultra VIP Weekend passes are also available for $100 and $350, respectively. Tickets can be purchased here.
Thrival Innovation + Music Festival 2015 Lineup:
Friday, Sept. 25:
Panic! At the Disco
Strand of Oaks
Saturday, Sept. 26:
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah