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Pittsburgh Summer Festival Watchlist

Pittsburgh Summer Festival Watchlist

As Pittsburgher’s begin to thaw out from the long and cold winter, they have many reasons to look forward to the upcoming events happening this summer. We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly events that are sure to keep you busy. Follow us all summer for news and updates. Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival An annual

Establishing Meaningful Connections: SXSW 2018 Photo Gallery

Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. This year’s emerging trend of the 2018 SXSW Conference was Globally Connected: We’re All in this Together. Creative problem

Stones Throw Records takes over Empire Garage

AUSTIN, TX – L.A.-based record label, Stones Throw Records, took over Empire Control Room and Garage  during SXSW this past March. The multi-genre showcase, lead by producer and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, featured multiple artists off of the emerging label including;  Stimulator Jones, Sudan Archives, Karriem Riggins, Prophet, The Steoples, Edan, Homeboy Sandman, Mndsgn, and Kiefer. Faded Industry was granted exclusive access for this one-night

Thrival Festival Photo Gallery

Music Brings Life to Carrie Furnace: Thrival Photo Gallery

PITTSBURGH, PA – The century-old Carrie Furnace, a former blasting furnace that towers over the banks of the Mon River, just outside the town of Rankin, came alive for two days and nights as Thrival Innovation + Music Festival returned for it’s fifth year in the Steel City. Check out our gallery below. Photos by

Thrival Music Festival: Everything You Need to Know

Starting tomorrow, Pittsburgh will be treated with the fifth installation of Thrival Innovation + Music Festival. Since it’s inception, Thrival has focused on community. A high-tech festival in a post-industrial city may sound weird, but Thrival attracts the best and brightest talent in the Pittsburgh region, and beyond. With sessions beginning September 27th and 28th, attendees may take

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival Returns to Carrie Furnace Sept. 29-30

Pittsburgh, PA — The Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has announced its music lineup, featuring a blend of 19 national and local artists. Headliners Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Carnage, GRiZ, and Two Door Cinema Club and over a dozen more acts will perform at the historic Carrie Furnaces on September 29-30. Two-day general admission and VIP festival passes are on sale now. Capping an extensive 2017 festival

Pittsburgh Welcomes the Nation’s Top Innovators

Health, art, sports, music, and culture were just some of the topics presented this week at Thrival Innovation and Music festival hosted at Alloy 26 inside the newly redesigned Nova Place on Pittsburgh’s north side. In the first three days of the five-day festival, attendees took part in various panel discussions, keynote speakers, interactive demonstrations, and

Thrival Music Festival Preview: A Quick Guide

As the cool, fall evenings start to set in, and festival season comes to a close,  Thrival Innovation and Music Festival gives local residents a chance to see a few of the summer’s hottest acts along with some of Pittsburgh’s rising musical talent. While some patrons may have their schedules planned to a T, others

Historic Carrie Furnaces Set To Host Two-Day Festival

Towering 92-feet over the muddy banks of the Monongahela River, sits a pre-World War II piece of iron-making technology that helped power the regions steel industry in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Built in 1907, and reaching its peak of production in the 1950s, Carrie Furnaces six and seven remain the only non-operative blast furnaces still standing

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