Thrival Innovation + Music Festival Preview and Giveaway

Dates: September 20-24

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Thrival Music Festival Doors: 3PM on Friday (9/23)

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival – now in its fourth year – features four keynotes, 30+ programs, 50+ speakers, and a sick lineup. Appearances by Ty Dolla $ign, The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Metric, Lettuce, and Wild Child will be made.

Thrival Innovation is launched by a three-day immersive program divided by three main themes:

(9/20) Day 1: Lost and Found

How technological growth has dented history, identity, place, and culture. Microthemes: Creative reuse and redevelopment. 

(9/21) Day 2: AuthentiCity

Meaning of a city’s culture and identity in the midst of revitalization and advancement.

(9/22) Day 3: The Ripple Effect

Why small ideas have lasting impacts. Thought leaders who challenge the status quo will join the conversation.

**All daytime activities are free and open to the public – registration is required  HERE

**Evening keynotes: $15 single passes or a $30 full week pass HERE.

The first phase of Thrival serves as a foundation for collaboration, creating a multi-faceted program that encourages dialogue through art and technology. There will be galleries, VR simulations, film screenings, demos, panels, and more.

Hosted by Pittsburgh-based non-profit Thrill Mill, Inc. in partnership with UPMC Enterprises, Thrival Innovation will take place at Alloy 26, located in the heart of [Pittsburgh] historic North Side. The location is symbolic and indicative to the rebirth of Pittsburgh, tying into Thrival’s theme of revitalization.


The second phase of Thrival makes up a two-day music festival guided by a diverse mix of genres. The music festival will take place outside at Carrie Furnaces from September 23-24.

The Chainsmokers • CHVRCHES • Thiervery Corporation • Metric • Ty Dolla $ign • Lettuce •  Hudson Mohawke • Rubblebucket • Wild Child • Daya • Cheat Codes • Sir the Baptist •  Cappadonna • Killarmy • Bastard Bearded Irishmen • Meeting of Important People • Brooke Annibale • Donora • Beauty Slap • Wulords • Ezekiel XI • Chalk Dinosaur • Balloon Ride Fantasy

**Purchase Thrival 2 Day Outdoor Music Experience  HERE

Why go to Thrival? Thrival is a makeshift hub for entrepreneurs and leaders, its name Innovation welcomes small ideas that lead to big things. Thrival embraces newness, but also acknowledges culture and past history.

“We need to have open, respectful, honest explorations of who we are and where we’re going,” says Dan Law, Thrival Executive Producer.

Our world is rapidly changing. As technology makes the world smaller, problems make their way to us faster. Whether it be social, economical, medicinal, or political. Thrival is not our typical Coachella. It acts as an intersection between art and education, investment and healthcare, technology and sustainability.


Thrival is partnering up with Wyndham Grand and Sheraton Station Square Hotels! Be mindful that Thrival Innovation and Thrival Music Festival are located in separate locations about 15 minutes away from each other, so plan accordingly.


Purchase your tickets now

2-Day General Admission  $59  LIMITED


How to Win Free Tickets

You’re in luck, Steep In is giving away a pair of free tickets to Thrival Innovation + Music Festival! All you have to do is retweet @Steep_In and share our post to your timeline.

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