September 21 - 27, 2015


Over the course of a week, Thrival is the platform for over two dozen original innovation-focused events, presented by top-level thought leaders and organizations. In 2015, Thrival introduces 5 tracks that will guide the innovation programming.

In addition to the 5 tracks, each day's programs will be inspired by a specific theme.

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In 2015, Thrival introduces a city-wide "innovation campus" — using over 15 strategic locations in seven neighborhoods that will showcase cutting-edge initiatives that are helping raise Pittsburgh's national and international profile. Additionally, the concert site is a live demonstration for creative reuse. A remediated brownfield in Hazelwood will be a host for a large scale live concert, as well as multiple innovation features to engage festival goers — ranging from augmented reality activities to showcases on sustainability, clean energy, robotics, and more.


The 178-acre site will function as distinct, yet complementary and interconnected districts, each with mixtures of different allowed uses and unique and meaningful places.  At the north end of the site, tailored mixed-use office and residential buildings at the narrow four-mile run end of the site will link to the "eds and meds," education and medical industries of Oakland and reflect the uses of the Downtown Business Center, and the mixed-use qualities of South Side while also reflecting the neighborhood qualities of adjacent Glen Hazel, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill.  

Formerly an industrial brownfield left in the wake of LTV Coke Works closing, Almono is in the process of developing riverview areas, a smart site central green, and eco tech park, and the Hazelwood flats. Thrival 2015 will introduce the first event of its kind held on the Almono site since its redevelopment process began over a decade ago — with a capacity to hold some 10,000 attendees a day. For more information, visit their site!

Video courtesy of Maverick Visuals

Thrival in the News

Panic! At the Disco, two Wu-Tang members headlining Pittsburgh's Thrival Festival - TimesOnline - June 30, 2014

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival Returns to Pittsburgh - 90.5 WESA's Essential Pittsburgh - Sept 12, 2014

Columbus VC driving into town for prospects - Pittsburgh Business Times - Sept 8, 2014

Pittsburgh flexes its technology muscle - USA Today - Aug 19, 2014

Thrival Festival is Like Coachella for Cool People - Pittsburgh Magazine - July 22, 2014

Thrill Mill's Thrival Innovation and Music Festival hopes to rival elite - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sept. 4, 2013

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