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.

Saturday, September 13

Time Band
12:00PM Doors Open
12:45–1:00PM Tairey
1:05–1:35PM The Red Western
1:55–2:25PM 1,2,3
2:40–3:10PM Raury
3:30–4:05PM MisterWives
4:35–5:30PM Motion City Soundtrack
5:50–6:45PM Talib Kweli
7:15–8:15PM Phosphorescent
8:45–9:45PM Portugal. The Man.

Sunday, September 14

Time Band
12:00PM Doors Open
1:00–2:30PM Pittsburgh Track Authority
2:35–3:10PM Buku
3:20–4:15PM Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set)
4:25–5:20PM Z-Trip
5:30–6:30PM Green Velvet
6:55–7:55PM Moby (DJ set)

The Innovation Lineup

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

All events are held on "The Campus" along the Penn Avenue corridor in Pittsburgh's East End. View the event map »

Monday, September 8

Open Forum for Pittsburgh Education Technology

Presented by The Sprout Fund
Hosted by Ed Tech PGH
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Tuesday, September 9

Polish the Pitch

Presented by Entrepreneuring Youth
Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
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Wednesday, September 10

Innovating Entertainment: You Can Make It Here!

Presented by Steeltown Entertainment Project
Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
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Thursday, September 11

Gaming’s Next Frontier

Presented by Entertainment Software Assocation
Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
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Blue Sky This! The Future of Social Media and Think Tank

Presented by Marc USA
Hosted by Thrill Mill, Inc.
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What’s Next for Tech?

Presented by Next Pittsburgh
Hosted by AlphaLab Gear
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Friday, September 12

Open Shop: The Entrepreneur Showcase

Presented by Thrill Mill, Inc.
Hosted by Google Pittsburgh

"The Business of Making: Strategies for Success from Startup to Exit" with Ilana Diamond, Managing Director, Alphalab Gear

Part of the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
Presented by The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Hosted by Chatham University
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The Leadership Lab

Presented by The People Group
Hosted by the UPMC Technology Development Center

Saturday, September 13

The Pitch

Presented by PNC
Hosted by AlphaLab Gear
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Ignite MODE: The Social Venture Workshop

Presented by New Sun Rising
Hosted by Repair the World
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Sunday, September 14

PIT Talks: The Innovation Mind Mesh

Presented by Global Shapers Pittsburgh and UPMC Technology Development Center
Hosted by The UPMC Technology Development Center
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Maker Fest

Presented by Tech Shop and AlphaLab Gear
Hosted by Tech Shop
* Please note that this list is not finalized. Times, names, and locations are subject to change.

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.