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Lineup Revealed for 2017 Thrival!

The Thrival Innovation + Music Festival has announced its music lineup, featuring a blend of 19 national and local artists. Headliners Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Carnage, GRiZ, and Two Door Cinema Club and over a dozen more acts will perform at the historic Carrie Furnaces on September 29-30.

Two-day general admission and VIP festival passes go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10:00 AM EST.

Capping an extensive 2017 festival touring season — including performances at Lollapalooza and Okeechobee Music Festival — multi-platinum selling and Grammy-nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa, will make his only appearance in Pittsburgh in 2017 as one of Thrival’s headliners.

Logic, the 27-year-old Maryland-based rapper, will also headline Thrival, building off of a packed 28-date U.S. summer tour. His critically acclaimed, “Everybody,” sold 247,000 equivalent album units last week, earning Logic his first #1 album. The album touches on an array of societal issues that affect us all on a daily basis.

Irish alt-indie darlings, Two Door Cinema Club, are also touring the U.S., having just announced dozens of new dates across the country.

Detroit electronic funk outfit, GRiZ, and Los Angeles-based Guatemalan American DJ, Carnage, will both headline their own stages.

SuperDuperKyle will make his first-ever Pittsburgh performance after the release of his Billboard Top 10 hit, “iSpy” (currently #8). Chart-topper and multi-platinum artist, Kiiara, veteran DJ, TokiMonsta, Sirius Alt Nation mainstays, Missio, and Grammy-nominated DJ, Steve James, are all first-time Thrival artists, joined by Harts, Echos, Circa Waves, Welshly Arms, Michigander, The Garment District, Byron Nash & Plan B, Rachel B., and JRod.

“We started this initiative five years ago. To watch its growth has been pretty remarkable,” says Bobby Zappala, founder of Thrival and CEO of Ascender. “Thrival 2017 is set up to be a special experience. We’re proud to have a Pittsburgh artist headline the bill for the first time in the festival’s history.”

“Thrival Music continues to grow, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and most prolific to date. We welcome an eclectic mix of multi-platinum and chart-topping artists who will compliment a host site that has the potential to be one of the best live music venues in the entire U.S.,” says Dan Law, Director of Thrival and VP of Business Development at Ascender, the nonprofit organization that presents and produces Thrival every year.

The festival kicks off with Thrival Innovation (featuring a new partnership with San Francisco-based event and media company, NewCo) on September 27-28, a conference focused on “Intelligence: Humans X Tech” — a theme that leverages Pittsburgh’s strengths in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

After Thrival Innovation, festival-goers will transition from Pittsburgh’s East End to the historic Carrie Furnaces in nearby Swissvale, Pennsylvania for a “one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh venue” that “features a stark contrast of new sound and rustic industrial setting” minutes away from Pittsburgh city limits.

For a unique local flair, Wiz Khalifa filmed the music video for his 2012 double platinum single, “Work Hard, Play Hard” at the Carrie Furnaces.

“With the right vision, leadership, and investment, the Carrie Furnaces are primed to be a premier destination for live music fans. By doing this together, we’re turning a mill back on. But instead of producing steel, we’re producing culture,” says Law. “A show at Carrie is unique. You can’t get it anywhere else.”

The festival is the flagship initiative of Ascender, a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to serving early-stage startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators.

To help manage this growth in 2017, Thrival has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment for venue operations, talent buying, and marketing efforts.

“Ascender’s partnership with Live Nation to deliver Thrival Music allows our core team to both invest more energy in scaling Thrival Innovation and more effectively engage our dynamic local audience, with Live Nation adding significantly to the festival’s expanding national reach. We’re very excited for the opportunities this presents,” says Zappala.

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Brand New California Music Festival — Main Fest

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Main Fest Music Festival will kick off for the first time and debut with performances by Capital Cities, Miami Horror, !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, a new festival will rock the 6-2-6! The City of Alhambra, known as the gateway to the San Gabriel Valley, will host Main Fest Music Festival, a one day, all ages, ticketed event featuring performances by Capital Cities, Miami Horror, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), new editions include local favorites Nite-Funk, Dead Sara,Thee Commons and Swimm.

The festival will take place over three blocks of the City’s Main Street, from Garfield Avenue to 2nd Street. In addition to the concert, attendees will enjoy beer garden, food trucks, boutique vendors, and a variety of Downtown Alhambra’s best restaurants.

The festival is presented by Alt 98.7 FM and Downtown Alhambra Business Association, and produced by QueenVee Entertainment and Spaceland Presents. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and vendor inquires, please visit www.mainfestalhambra.com.

Tickets for this all-ages event are on sale via Ticketfly for $25.00 to $60.00 each plus service fees.

BUY TICKETS: September 10th: Capital Cities, Miami Horror, and !!! at MainFest Alhambra.

MF

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Lineup Announced For Lightning In A Bottle

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The music lineup for the 9th annual Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival has been announced, featuring Moby, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Gramatik, Beats Antique, Amon Tobin, Baauer, Gold Panda, Simian Mobile Disco, Claude VonStroke and more! 
 
This internationally renowned transformative experience also includes the sounds of The Polish Ambassador, Damian Lazarus, Cashmere Cat, Chet Faker and Lee Burridge. Lucent Dossier Experience will also take the familiar stage to mystify their devout fans with their visually enriched live-performance. 
 
Lightning in a Bottle returns with new dates, from May 22-26 2014, and a new location at San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA  (Google Maps). This new location at Lake San Antonio sits perfectly between Los Angeles and San Francisco in beautiful Monterey County.
For the past nine years, The Do LaB has shattered all conceptions of the modern gathering, producing the most innovative and inspiring events on the international circuit. Lightning in a Bottle is a fusion of electronic music and introspective qualities of installation art, live performance, spiritual workshops, and an overarching embodiment of cultural and environmental consciousness. Through this focus on unique creativity, Lightning in a Bottle is its own class of gathering. 

Much of Lightning in a Bottle’s intimate singularity is expressed through The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, an amazing sanctuary for all participants to enrich the soul and inspire the spirit. The 2014 schedule inside the Lucent Temple, built out of recycled and found objects, will include over 300 different experiences in yoga, workshops, speakers and exotic world music.

If you didn’t see the little video I posted on this a few weeks ago, check it out here!

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CMW Announces Initial Festival Lineup

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2013 Culture Collide Festival

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It’s official! FILTER Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Festival will return this fall, bringing five days of compelling and distinctive music and more to Los Angeles.  Running October 9-13, Culture Collide 2013 is slated to also feature the second annual Culture Collide Creative Summit -a collection of interactive panels and forums speaking to the evolving music and entertainment industries- as well as Comedy Collide showcases and a selection of daily globally-themed happy hours.

New this year, FILTER is offering early bird Culture Collide wristband tickets priced at just $20 for a limited time, before going up to the $30 general admission price later this spring.

“We have quite a few surprises up our sleeve for this year’s Culture Collide Festival,” said Alan Miller, co-founder and co-publisher of FILTER Magazine. “Not only will music fans continue to get the incredible and eclectic music experience they’ve come to expect, this year FILTER is looking to expand the festival without borders, further establishing Culture Collide as not just another music festival, but a complete lifestyle experience.”

FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide is a five-day international music and arts festival taking place this October 9-13,  hosting artists and bands from all over the US and the globe, as they bring their unique perspectives on music and culture to LA’s East Side. Culture Collide can be summed up as a musical melting pot where live performances, showcases and diverse food and drink choices from around the world converge across multiple venues and stages.

Culture Collide Early Bird Ticket Purchase Info:
To purchase Culture Collide Early Bird Festival Tickets, priced at just $20, visit Ticketfly and enter the code: cc2013 at the official Culture Collide ticketing site.

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Nobody Beats the Drum

After a successful run in March, Dutch electro trio NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM prepares to once again invade the US for the summer festival circuit and select headline shows. Vice/HP’s Creators Project reported “The lively electronic trio garnered tremendous reception from fresh crowds at both SXSW and Ultra Music Festival”, claiming them to be, “Amsterdam’s most mind-altering export.”

NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM is production duo Sjam Sjamsoedin, Jori Collignon, and visual artist/video director Rogier van der Zwaag. Starting May 12, they embark on an 8 week tour that will stretch 12,000 miles of the US and Canadian landscape, with few cities missing out on the group’s mix of hypnotic beats and multi-genre blending live sets. This tour will also see the US debut of the group’s nine screen live projection system known as the Telenovem Automaton 333″, aptly named for its captivating visual experience spanning 333 inches in diameter.

Along the tour at festivals like The Hangout, Sasquatch, Wakarusa, Spring Awakening, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Montreal International Jazz Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Camp Bisco, NOBODY BEATS THE DRUM will perform along with electro heavyweights like Skrillex, A-Trak, Diplo, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Thievery Corporation and more. Additional shows of note include headliners at LA’s Dim Mak Live, Belly Up Aspen, and Bassmentality Toronto, with supporting slots to Skrillex and Wolfgang Gartner in Canada. Come out to a show and find out why Consequence of Sound calls the band “The future of Dutch dance music”.

2012 Upcoming Dates

* May 12th – Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA (Loaded Festival official after party)

* May 17th – The Hangout Festival, Gulf Shores AL

* May 22nd – Cinespace, Los Angeles CA (Dim Mak Weekly)

* May 23rd – Vessel, San Francisco CA (Dim Mak Weekly)

* May 25th – Celebrities, Vancouver BC (w/ Wolfgang Gartner)

* May 26th – Sasquatch Music Festival, Quincy WA

* May 29th – Belly Up, Aspen CO * June 1st – Wakarusa Music Festival, Ozark AR

* June 2nd – Wakarusa Music Festival, Ozark AR

* June 15th – Majestic Theatre, Madison WI

* June 16th – Spring Awakening Festival, Chicago IL

* June 21st – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC

* June 23rd – Governors Ball Music Festival, New York NY

* June 23rd – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY (Governors Ball official after party)

* June 30th – Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI

* July 1st – Electric Forest Festival, Rothbury MI

* July 4th – Wrong Bar, Toronto ON (Bassmentality Weekly)

* July 5th – Montreal International Jazz Festival, Montreal QC (Les Nuits Heineken)

* July 11th – Quebec City Summer Fest, Quebec City QC (w/ Skrillex)

* July 13th – Camp Bisco, Albany NY

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Cheer’s Music Fest Sweepstakes!!!

Enter to win an awesome trip for 4 days/3 nights in Austin, TX for their biggest music festival. Includes round-trip plane tix, hotel accommodations and Music Badges! Oh…and you get to pick someone super lucky to be your sidekick through it all!

Entering the sweeps is super simple: all you need to do is head over to Cheer’s Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/CheerAustin), upload a picture of yourself wearing colorful stuff, and voila! You’re entered. Enter soon, as the sweepstakes ends October 17.

 

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Flood City Music Festival This Weekend

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Flood City Music Festival is a affordable, family-friendly three day festival taking place this weekend at a riverfront park in Johnstown, PA – less than two hours from Pittsburgh.

Flood City attracts thousands of enthusiastic music fans every summer. The Johnstown Area Heritage Association is taking this annual music festival to new heights and to a place firmly in the forefront of the best regional festivals in the country. Flood City featured Grace Potter & The Nocturnals in 2009, who were named The Rolling Stone’s Best New Artist the following year. Last year featured Los Lobos and Robert Cray. Over the years, Flood City has played host to Grammy nominees and first-rate musicians including Derek Trucks, Galactic, Donna the Buffalo, and Anders Osborne. That proud tradition continues this year with the inclusion of Gregg Allman and Bettye LaVette.

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Escape to New York Festival

From the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK is the first ever Escape to New York Festival.

The festival includes: three days/nights of some of the best emerging and known musical acts to heard, the world’s biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, aka “glamping,” and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event.

When?

Friday, Aug. 5th and Saturday, Aug. 6th @ 11 AM until 11:30 PM

Sunday , Aug. 7TH @12:00 PM until 11:00 PM.

It will take place on the Shinnecock Reservation adjacent to Southampton, New York.

Main Stage Line-Up!!!

Friday, August 5th: PATTI SMITH, Best Coast, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, The Postelles, The Static Jacks

 Saturday, August 6th: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, White Rabbits, Au Revoir Simone, The Submarines, Graffiti 6

 Sunday, August 7th: OF MONTREAL, The Jolly Boys, Mates of State, Reptar, Tiger Love, Savoir Adore

Guess what? If you live in the NYC area, you have a chance at winning free tix!

Find a bunny near
you, take a picture with the bunny for a chance to win a set of tickets to the
upcoming Escape to New York festival by submitting your photo to www.facebook.com/escape2ny or www.twitter.com/escape2ny.

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