Hosted by Comedians Pretty Vee and B-Daht, the Event will Feature Live Tapings of Popular Shows including “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” “Deeply Well with Devi Brown,” “Carefully Reckless with Jess Hilarious,” “WHOREible Decisions,” and “Black Tech, Green Money” as well as Panel Discussions Featuring Cari Champion, John Hope Bryant and More

Tickets on sale Tomorrow, February 28 at 12 p.m. EST

iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God today announced the return of the Black Effect Podcast Festival to celebrate, uplift and amplify Black voices in the podcast industry. The event will take place Saturday, April 27 from noon to 8 p.m. ET at Pullman Yards in Atlanta, GA. Charlamagne Tha God will join the festival alongside some of the Black Effect’s most popular personalities for a day full of live podcast tapings and informative discussions aimed at aspiring podcasters in the Black community. The festival will be hosted by Comedians Pretty Vee and B-Daht. Tickets will go on sale February 28 at 12 p.m. EST. For more information on ticket pricing and this year’s festival lineup, visit blackeffect.com/podcastfestival.

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2024 Black Effect Podcast Festival on April 27 at Pullman Yards in Atlanta (Graphic: Business Wire)

The second annual festival will feature live appearances from some of the Black Effect’s most popular shows including “Carefully Reckless with Jess Hilarious,” “WHOREible Decisions,” “Black Tech, Green Money,” and “Deeply Well with Devi Brown,” with special guests Michelle Williams (Checking In) and Dr. Joy Harden-Bradford (Therapy for Black Girls). The festival will also feature special live recordings of hit shows “Pour Minds,” “The Baller Alert Show” and “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” hosted by Wallo and Gillie Da Kid. Additionally, ticket holders will hear thought-provoking and informative panel discussions during the event including “How To Make Money in Podcasting and Build Brands” and “Shifting Podcast Content and Brand Partner Norms.” The panels will feature special guests including Cari Champion (“Naked with Cari Champion”) Will Lucas (“Black Tech, Green Money”), John Hope Bryant (“Money and Wealth with John Hope Bryant”), Glasses Malone (“No Ceilings”), Mandii B (“WHOREible Decisions”) and others.

“We are proud to return to Atlanta for the second year in a row to showcase the talent across our network, and some of the biggest shows in podcasting,” said Charlamagne Tha God. “Through culture-defining storytelling, unique brand partnerships, compelling panel discussions, special live podcast recordings and more, we are inviting everyone to experience the power of The Black Effect and the many ways Black creators are driving the culture forward.”

Last year’s sold-out show brought together thousands of podcast fans with the Black Effect Podcast Network’s top talent for a day of live podcast recordings from the network’s most popular shows including “The 85 South Show,” WHOREible Decisions,” “Big Facts,” and a special joint taping with “Reasonably Shady,” and “Checking In with Michelle Williams.”

The Black Effect Podcast Network is the leading platform for Black creators to raise their voices and be heard in the podcast space. It brings together the most influential and trusted voices in black culture for stimulating conversations around social justice, pop culture, sports, mental health, news, comedy and more. Launched in September 2020, the Black Effect Podcast Network has since debuted 37 shows, featuring a luminous roster of marquee talent and culture-shifting voices committed to enlightening, educating and entertaining audiences, curated by Charlamagne Tha God himself.

Festival sponsors will be on-site at the event with engaging activations for attendees including the Pitch Your Podcast booth in partnership with Nissan. In addition, the festival will also feature a variety of other activities such as a pop-up marketplace showcasing merchandise from Black-owned businesses, a photo booth, and Office Hours, with 1:1 mentoring sessions with iHeartMedia executives.

Black Effect Podcast Festival partners include AT&T, Nissan and State Farm. Fans can visit blackeffect.com/podcastfestival beginning Wednesday, February 28 at 12 p.m. EST to purchase tickets.

Download the festival logo and images from the 2023 event HERE.

About The Black Effect Podcast Network

The Black Effect Podcast Network is a transformative network founded by renowned cultural architect, executive producer, bestselling author, and media mogul Charlamagne Tha God. In a historic joint venture with the world’s number one commercial podcast publisher, iHeartMedia, Charlamagne and iHeartMedia created the groundbreaking first-ever Black Effect Podcast Network, celebrating the most important Black culture-shapers on the planet—in education, politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture. The Black Effect Podcast Network gives rise to emerging and established content creators and storytellers whose perspective and creative vision have been marginalized and overlooked while serving an audience that has been underserved. The Black Effect Podcast Network helps its partners define their place in podcast culture through influence, ideas, and experiences that engage, inspire, inform and empower.

About iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next two podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Khim Aday khimaday@iheartmedia.com

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