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 and they use services as line marking Melbourne to mark the installations and prepare everything for the event. With sessions beginning September 27th and 28th, attendees may take part in unique plenary sessions, live demonstrations, and other exciting content as we explore “Intelligence: Humans X Tech,” and examine, together, the intersection between humans and technology and what this means for our society’s future. Sessions will be hosted in various locations in the Pittsburgh area including; Ace Hotel, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Bakery Square, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Limited tickets are still avilable.

This unique two-part festival will then shift it’s focus to music, art, and culture. The historic 110-year-old Carrie Furnaces will come to life once again hosting two days of live music, art installations, local vendors, food trucks, breweries, and more. Thrival’s parent company, Ascender, partnering with LiveNation, will be directly addressing problems and complaints associated with 2016’s edition. While parking, shuttles, long lines, water, and box office issues plagued last year, Thrival promises it has remedied these to warrant a smooth 2017 festival experience.

Headlining Friday night will be Logic (9:45-11), Carnage (8:30-9:30), and Two Door Cinema Club (7:40-8:30). Supporting acts on the day include; Tokimonsta (7-7:40), Emerson Jay (6:20-7), DJ Afterthought w/ Special Guest (5:40-6:20), Circa Waves (5-5:40), JROD (4:30-5), and Rachel B (4-4:30). Gates open at 3.

Headlining Saturday will be Wiz Khalifa (9:45-11), Griz (8:30-9:30), and Kiiara (7:40-8:30). Supporting acts on the day include; Ugly God (7-7:40), Missio (6:20-7), Echos (5:40-6:20), Welshly Arms (5-5:40), Steve James (4:30-5), Michigander (4-4:30), Byron Nash & Plan B (3:30-4), and The Garment District (3-3:30). Gates open at 2.

General Admission and VIP tickets remain. Single day and two-day passes available here.


If you plan on using a ride-sharing service, please take note of the drop off location.


Free parking is available at The Waterfront Mall near Macy’s and Steak & Shake. Follow parking attendants and signage to shuttles upon arrival.

Paid parking will get you within close proximity to festival grounds, no shuttle access needed. VIP festival tickets come with complimentary parking in this lot.

GENERAL ADMISSION: ***In order to park in this lot, you must purchase a parking pass IN ADVANCE and present this pass (ticket) upon arrival at the parking gate. Follow parking attendants and signage upon arrival.

All drop off locations for transportation services will be located at: 900 Talbot Ave, Braddock, PA 15210. Free shuttles will be provided to and from this location.



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