The Music Lineup

Hang out with a massive crowd of Pittsburgh innovators and friends for two days of entertainment featuring an all-star line-up of world famous artists, and experience a weekend to remember in Bakery Square.


Portugal. The Man

  • Phospherscent
  • Talib Kweli
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • MisterWives
  • Raury
  • 1,2,3
  • The Red Western
  • Tairey


Moby (DJ Set)

  • Green Velvet
  • Z-Trip
  • Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set)
  • Buku
  • Local DJs TBA

The Innovation Lineup

Join us throughout the week to learn from leading innovation experts and elected officials about the innovation trends of today and tomorrow, and meet the innovators and companies developing new businesses within Western Pennsylvania.

  • The Pitch Presented by PNC Bank and hosted by Google Pittsburgh
  • Open Shop: The Entrepreneur Showcase Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
  • The Leadership Lab Presented by the People Group
  • The Next Wave: Social Media in 2024 Presented by MARC USA
  • PIT Talks: The Innovation Mind Mesh
  • Python Coding Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
  • Doers and Makers Presented by Tech Shop
  • Social Venture Workshop Hosted by Repair the World
  • Gaming’s Next Frontier Presented by Electronic Arts and hosted by AlphaLab Gear
  • * Names, locations, and workshops subject to change. Additional details forthcoming.

What is the Thrival Innovation & Music Festival?

Thrival is an annual festival created to shed a light on the innovation movement that is growing and changing each day in Pittsburgh. Our initiative brings together thought leaders to share best practices in interactive seminars, panels, and workshops. Thrival showcases the companies and projects growing in the region, and culminates with an outdoor concert that celebrates the success and growth of our community.


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The 2013 Festival Recap

Star studded line-up, first class talks and world class innovations summarized in under 4 minutes flat.

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