Thrival can only go as far as the community can take it. As a nonprofit, Ascender requires the backing of invested stakeholders who believe in the power of new ideas and value of entrepreneurs to community and economic development. For the last two years, our valued sponsors have made this festival possible by their generous financial and operational support. Please reach out to info@thrivalfestival.com for more information.


Thrival presents a fantastic opportunity to represent your brand and sell your products to an audience of thousands. We give special consideration to startup organizations, but we welcome all inquiries from vendors who are interested in providing first-class amenities to festival-goers. Applications open June 1, 2018.


We want to work with individuals and organizations that can bring unique artistic and experiential elements to the Thrival platform. If you think your art, program, activity, or talent can further our festival’s growth, please let us know!


Want to perform at Thrival Music? We welcome band/artist submissions up to May 30, 2018.

We also have other opportunities to perform on the Thrival platform over the course of the year.


Thrival isn’t a reality without the help of dozens of hard-working individuals who believe in its mission and its value. Our Street Team has been integral to the success of the Festival year after year. You are the fuel that will make this Festival a can’t-miss event in national conversations. Help Thrival grow!

Opportunities coming soon!


If you are interested in volunteering during Thrival Festival? If so, please fill out the form below. We continuously review applications, but due to festival planning it may have a delayed response — thank you for your patience.

Opportunities coming soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer roles are different than street team opportunities.


There are no open positions at this time.