CANCELED: Taste of Soul 2020
Published July 14, 2020




The 15th Annual Taste of Soul was scheduled to be held Saturday, October 17, 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed Los Angeles, The United States and The World. Therefore, after careful consideration and several discussions with elected officials, healthcare professionals and community leaders, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Taste of Soul Family Festival for the general health and welfare of our community.

Bakewell Media, The LA Sentinel, our valued partners and sponsors are already hard at work planning Taste of Soul 2021 to ensure that when Taste of Soul returns on October 16, 2021, it will be Bigger and Better than ever!!!

As you know, Taste of Soul shines a bright light on our Black Businesses, especially Black Restaurants and Black Catering Businesses. We can all make a difference in helping our Black Businesses recover from Covid-19 and the challenges experienced through the economic shut downs within our city. In the coming weeks, we will publish more information in the Sentinel on A CALL TO ACTION PLAN for our readers and the 350,000+ Taste of Soul Nation (attendees) to support our community, register people to vote and support all the Black Businesses in the community severely affected by Covid-19.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Black Business, please contact our staff at the LA Sentinel.

Yours In Brotherhood

Danny J. Bakewell, Sr.
Chairman & Executive Publisher
The Los Angeles Sentinel & LA Watts Times
Bakewell Media
Founder & Creator of Taste of Soul

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  • 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
  • Eat, Eat, Eat
  • Dance, sing and have fun!
  • Fold up, stand back chairs ONLY
  • Download the Taste of Soul App
  • Enter for a chance to Win a New Hyundai
  • Hashtag #Tasteofsoul
  • Supervise your children at all times

  • No snakes
  • No reptiles
  • 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)
  • 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
  • No disrespect of others
  • No hate or negative speech
  • No marijuana
  • No megaphones or amplified sound
  • Walking bikes only
  • No scooters or skateboards
  • No drones

Thank you for your cooperation!!


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