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Thrival Innovation + Music Festival Announces Return to Carrie Furnaces September 29-30 for Live Outdoor Music Experience   Pittsburgh, PA – Celebrating its fifth year, Pittsburgh’s Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has announced its outdoor live music experience will take place September 29-30 at the… Read more »

Meet Thrival Keynote Speaker Ann Makosinski

While still in high school, Ann Makosinski created the “Hollow Flashlight,” which was recognized with several awards at the 2013 Canade-Wide Science Fair, won the 2013 Google Science Fair, and won several awards at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Makosinki appeared on… Read more »

Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza Talks New ALBUM, Touring with a 20-PERSON Band+

Thievery Corporation are about to come to Pittsburgh as a full 20 piece band for the first time and Rob Garza is very excited. The band has had a busy summer, touring at festivals across the US and traveling with a 20 person ensemble isn’t always simple. In addition to touring, Thievery Corporation is about to release a brand new album in February 2017 and in between shows, are working on finishing the production process. Read on to hear what they have been up to and buy tickets to see their debut full band show at Thrival, where they just might debut some material from the new record.

Chris Messina Talks Inventing the Hashtag and The Future of Tech

Chris Messina is a designer, writer, avid Twitterer, and speaker who’s known for inventing the hashtag. He works with developers, product designers, entrepreneurs, and communities to bring to life projects that should exist but don’t. Ahead of his speaking engagement at Thrival, we took a moment… Read more »

Thrival Innovation Speaker Sam Fotias (Paxahau/Movement Detroit) On Building a Music Town

Sam Fotias is Vice President of Operations at Paxahau and Operations Director of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit. Sam began producing underground dance events in Detroit in the early 1990s. Working on these shows, he discovered and developed his talent for pulling elements together to deliver a powerful event experience. He immersed himself in the surging Detroit electronic music scene, working as the in-house promoter for Plus 8 Records and Plastik Produkts, and running Intellinet Record Distribution out of his basement.

Thrival Innovation 2016 – September 20-22

Celebrating its fourth year, the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival announces the lineup and scope for its immersive, interdisciplinary, and celebratory programs and two day live music experience.

Thrival introduces an array of keynotes, demos, panels, after-parties and programming that will provide occasion for a cross-pollination of thought leadership and unique social engagement with vital issues and ideas relating to sustainability, art, education, investment, health and cutting edge technology…

Thrival Announces Full Music Lineup

Hot off the griddle: Thrival announces full music lineup anchored by The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Thievery Corporation, Metric, Ty Dolla $ign, Lettuce, and Hudson Mohawke this September 20-24 in Pittsburgh, PA. Watch Dancake’s Pancakes in action for Thrival’s 2016 Music Lineup Announcement  HERE Pittsburgh, PA — It’s music festival… Read more »