Whether you want to sponsor, participate in, volunteer for, or cover Thrival, be sure to fill out any (or all!) of the forms below. 


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.

street team

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!


We are looking for the help of anyone and everyone that thinks they can add to the Thrival platform. If you think your business, community, event or special talent can further our Festival's growth, please let us know!

Vendors / Exhibitors

If you’re thinking that there’s a solid opportunity to represent your brand and sell your products at Thrival, then you’d be right. We give special consideration to startup organizations, but we welcome all inquiries from vendors who are interested in providing first-class amenities to concert-goers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Innovation Event

Thrival is more than just an event but a platform that allows individuals from all social classes to become involved and have a voice. If you, your organization or your community is doing something special and you think everyone needs to know about it, please apply to host an event during the week of Thrival.


There a lot of stories coming out of the festival. Let us know what you'd like to cover. Or maybe you're interested in using your artistic/creative vision to share the Thrival Experience with the world? Regardless, submit an application for a media pass and we'll be in touch shortly!


If you are interested in being a volunteer at Thrival Innovation or Thrival Music please fill out the form below! We continuously look at applications for this, but due to festival planning it may take us up to a week to respond, please be patient!