The "Do's" and "Don'ts" of Thrival

In accordance with industry standards, Thrival has implemented the following festival entry procedures:

  • Please have a valid State issued ID ready to show at the entrance if you are over 21 and plan on visiting an alcohol booth.
  • All persons and bags will be searched upon entry. Backpacks, camera bags, purses, diaper bags, and other small personal bags are allowed, but will be inspected at the entrance.

Stay Hydrated!

Summer may be over, but September is still hot — and typically very dry — in Pittsburgh. While temperatures can easily dip into the 50s and 60s after sundown, temperatures can exceed 80 degrees during daylight hours. As such, we insist that concert-goers stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

The concert site is six acres long. It’s a hike from one end to another. With all the walking you’ll be doing, make your hydration a top priority. Take advantage of the free water stations.

Allowed Items

  • Sun protection e.g., sunglasses, sunscreen (no aerosol), hat
  • Blankets
  • Bug repellent (no DEET or aerosol)
  • Rain gear (Ponchos are best. Compact personal umbrellas are OK. No golf umbrellas.)
  • Earplugs
  • Baby stroller
  • Empty water bottle (no glass or metal containers) or empty Camelbaks.
  • Binoculars
  • Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone is allowable. Cameras with detachable lenses are strictly prohibited unless otherwise authorized by Thrival executives.

 “What to Bring” for Families —

  1. A stroller or small wagon is permitted. The site is large and mostly grass and gravel; however, strollers can manage along the access paths on site.
  2. Earmuffs or earplugs for ear protection
  3. A first aid kit, Band-Aids, and Neosporin
  4. Baby wipes (even if you don’t have a kid, these can be great to have!)

If using formula, please use plastic bottles with disposable liner bags.

Prohibited Items*

  • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Tools (wrenches, pliers, etc.)
  • Illegal substances including narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Coolers
  • Food or beverages
  • Camelbaks that are full
  • Carts, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (including Segways). There is a bike valet outside the event site, indicated on the concert site map (include link).
  • Tents
  • Large umbrellas
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Pets (other than service dogs)
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Video recording equipment including GoPros and tablets
  • Cameras with long or detachable lenses. Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your mobile phone is allowable.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, monopods/unipods
  • Bills over $20.
  • Aerosol cans
  • Glow sticks
  • Inflatables
  • Sports Equipment (e.g., footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, frisbees, etc.)
  • Hula hoops

Also Prohibited

  • Moshing, crowd surfing, and/or stage diving
  • Tree climbing. This is not good for the health of the trees and violators will be arrested.
  • Vending without a Thrival license or permit
  • Passing out fliers without the consent of Thrival management

*All items are subject to change. Festival organizers and tour management reserve the right to prohibit any item that isn't listed