Saturday • October 19 • 10am–7pm
Hyundai Sound Stage

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10am – 12pm Star Quest Competition
12:30p.m. DJ B-Hen
12:45p.m. Roland Martin Host
12:50p.m. Crenshaw Drumline
1:10p.m. Teddy Riley
2:15p.m. DJ B-Hen / Roland Martin
2:40p.m. Ginuwine
3:20p.m. Roland Martin / DJ B-Hen
3:45p.m. Chanté Moore
4:15p.m. Roland Martin / DJ B-Hen
4:30p.m. Hyundai sponsor remarks
4:40p.m. Kurtis Blow
5:15p.m. Roland Martin / DJ B-Hen
5:45p.m. Melanie Fiona
6:45p.m. Roland Martin – wrap
7:00p.m. DJ B-Hen closing




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Chante Moore

Chante Moore

Read: Singer Chante Moore to Bring R&B to the Hyundai Soundstage at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul


Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona

Read: Artist Melanie Fiona Brings the Vocal Sounds of Healing R&B Music to the Hyundai Soundstage


Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow

Read: Hyundai Soundstage Welcomes Rap Legend Kurtis Blow to Perform at Taste of Soul


Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley

Read: WATCH: Teddy Riley and BlackStreet Set to Perform at 1pm on 39th and Crenshaw at this Years “Taste of Soul”


Roland Martin & DJ B-Hen

Roland Martin (left) & DJ B-Hen (right)

Read: The Hyundai Soundstage Welcomes Roland Martin to Host & DJ B-Hen to Rock the Mic at the 13th Annual Taste of Soul


StarQuest Kids Finalists (From L-to-R): Online winner, Laniyah Garcia; (Top Row): Jhala Angelique, Auriana Chisholm; (Bottom Row): Helen Esparrago aka “Bluani,” Chloe Wedge

• Auriana Chisholm
• Chloe Wedge
• Helen Esparrago aka “Bluani”
• Jhala Angelique
• Laniyah Garcia who was also the online winner


StarQuest Adult Finalists (From L-to-R, Top Row): Online winner, Marcio Donaldson, Kyree Sterling, Allisonne Crawford; (Bottom Row): Sonya Parker a/k/a Mz Sunnie Daye, Melissa Figueroa

• Allisonne Crawford
• Kyree Sterling
• Melissa Figueroa
• Sonya Parker a/k/a Mz Sunnie Daye
• Marcio Donaldson who was also selected as the online winner

Read: The 2018 StarQuest Finalists Are…

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  • 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

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