13th Annual Taste of Soul
Bakewell Media presents the 13th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival, in partnership with Mothers in Action. Taste of Soul features everything “soulful” including food from local restaurants, live entertainment, displays from local artists and exhibits from local businesses and organizations. Los Angeles’ largest street festival will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am-7pm on historic Crenshaw Blvd.
Founded in 2005 by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. Chairman of Bakewell Media and Executive Publisher of The Los Angeles Sentinel, Taste of Soul (TOS) is a family-friendly event. Since 2005 Taste of Soul has hosted over 1,000,000 people on Crenshaw Blvd for a day of family, fun and respect.
“Taste of Soul has grown into the greatest demonstration of all that is possible for and within our community when we collectively pull our time, resources, and talents for the betterment of all,” says Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. “The millions of people who have enjoyed Taste of Soul over the years sends a clear message to everyone that as businessmen and women, consumers and as a political force, we cannot and will not be ignored or denied.”
Taste of Soul 2018 brings exciting new additions including: LeadersUp presents the “Taste of Opportunity Pavilion.” The Taste of Opportunity Pavilion will host a hiring fair that will allow TOS goers the opportunity to interview for jobs at the festival and potentially be hired on the spot!
Another addition is the “Hyundai Soundstage” with premier talent, and the stage will also host the StarQuest Singing Competition. Performances from the Hyundai Sound Stage include Chante Moore, Teddy Riley and Blackstreet, Kurtis Blow, Melanie Fiona and Ginuwine!
McDonald’s returns to Taste of Soul as sponsor of the Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage for a fourth year in a row with the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Featuring Dietrick Haddon, Ricky Dillard, Donald Lawrence, & more.
Taste of Soul radio partners 102.3 KJLH and 94.7 The WAVE are gearing their stages up to anchor Taste of Soul from Stocker to Rodeo. On the KJLH stage located on Rodeo on Crenshaw artists include Ready for the World and Macy Gray. On the 94.7 the Wave stage located on Stocker and Crenshaw talent includes Sister Sledge and Jody Whatley.
Taste of Soul Family Festival happens between Rodeo Rd. and Stocker Street. Since parking is extremely limited, Taste of Soul and its sponsors are encouraging patrons to Go Metro which stops right at the Metro Expo/Crenshaw light-rail station on Crenshaw Boulevard within a block of the Taste of Soul festival or take Lyft, a 2018 sponsor! Visit www.tasteofsoul.org for more information.