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L.A.’s largest street festival

Dubbed Los Angeles’ largest street festival, The Taste of Soul Los Angeles 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.

Founded by Danny Bakewell Sr., now in its 8th 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 AngelesRadio Free 102.3 KJLH, and 94.7 The WaveThe 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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard and Rodeo Road in Los Angeles and attracts over 250,000 attendees.

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


Quick Facts


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

2013 Event Date:
October 19

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

Annual Attendance:
50,000 in 2005 to
250,000 in 2010

Benefiting Organizations:
Mothers in Action
Brotherhood Crusade

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