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It’s music festival season, and lineup announcement videos are released seemingly around every corner. But the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has taken their announcement a step further — by using pancake art. That’s right. Pancake art.

 “Inviting globally recognized music acts is just one facet of Thrival,” says Executive Producer Dan Law. “Every year, we curate hundreds of thought leaders, speakers, and creatives from around the country to engage with thousands of attendees who are interested in cutting-edge technology and startups, the arts, new ideas — and pancake art.”

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Three days of innovation-focused programming are capped by a two-day outdoor concert, headlined by Coachella darlings The Chainsmokers and CHVRCHES, with festival veteran DJ collection Thievery Corporation, celebrating their 20th anniversary. Metric, Ty Dolla $ign, Lettuce, Hudson Mohawke,Rubblebucket, Daya, Wild Child and a dozen other acts fill out the bill.

Thrival 2016

Thrival looks to grow its platform while staying accessible for the general public. The day-time innovation programming is free to attend, the evening keynote talks are less than $20, and a concert two-day pass is under $60. Altogether, Thrival thinks they have one of the most affordable, high quality festival experiences in the country, while offering the intellectual substance to separate them from the pack. You can find tickets HERE! Enter a free ticket giveaway by tagging #thrivalfestival on social media and emailing ThrivalGiveaway@Gmail.com

Along with the music, and brewery experience, one of the great Pittsburgh legacies is its museums and cultural assets. So while you’re caught up exploring the new tech scene, or music venues, take in a museum tour, as well. Pittsburgh has it all. Hometown icon Andy Warhol has his namesake museum located on the city’s North Shore. Also drop by the Carnegie Museum of Art for the “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” exhibit by Ai Weiwei (ending soon!). For the more quirky topics, must sees are the Center for PostNatural History and Photo Antiquities.

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