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Dubbed Los Angeles’ largest street festival, The Taste of Soul Family Festival takes place annually in October and features a taste of all things “soulful” including food from local restaurants, live entertainment, displays from local artists, and exhibits from local businesses and organizations.

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Founded by Danny Bakewell Sr., now in its 11th year, the Taste of Soul is presented by the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and benefiting the South L.A. non-profit organizations Mothers in Action and the Brotherhood Crusade, the Taste of Soul Los Angeles is a free family-friendly event hosted in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, Radio Free 102.3 KJLH, and 94.7 The Wave. The Taste of Soul takes place in the 8th and 10th council districts represented by Councilmembers Bernard Parks Sr. and Herb Wesson Jr.

The Taste of Soul is still free and takes place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Boulevard and Rodeo Road in Los Angeles and attracts over 350,000 attendees.

Follow the Taste of Soul on Twitter @tasteofsoulla and by using the hashtag #tasteofsoul.

 

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Quick Facts

Founded:
2005

Founded by:
Danny Bakewell Sr.,
Publisher of the
Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper

2016 Event Date:
October 15

Festival Partners:
City of Los Angeles
94.7 The Wave
Radio Free 102.3 KJLH

Annual Attendance:

50,000 in 2005
250,000 in 2010
350,000 in 2014

Benefiting Organizations:
Mothers in Action
Brotherhood Crusade

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Taste of Soul is FREE!

DOs
  • Bring plenty of cash for all the great food!
  • Make new friends
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Be courteous
  • Visit with all the vendors & sponsors
  • Take lots of selfies
  • Tweet and share pics & messages #TOS16
  • Eat, Eat, Eat
  • Dance, sing and have fun!
  • Fold up stand back chairs ONLY

DON'Ts
  • No snakes
  • No hoverboards
  • No pop ups (tents)
  • No coolers
  • No barbecue pits/grills
  • No dogs/cats (only service animals allowed)
  • No tables/chairs (only sand back fold up chairs allowed)
  • No umbrellas
  • No wagons
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No glass or metal containers
  • No metal utensils
  • No misc. sharp objects
  • No blow up furniture of any kind
  • No littering – use trash cans
  • No disrespect of others
  • No hate or negative speech

Thank you for your cooperation!!




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11 Years of Great Music, Food, and Fun!

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