April 25, 2013
Brian W. Carter
LAWT Staff Writer
If you haven’t been there, then where have you been? It’s Taste of Soul (TOS), the biggest family festival in L.A. In its 8th year, Taste of Soul promises to be bigger and better than before with more amazing vendors, entertainment, celebrities and fun-filled events than you can shake a stick at Saturday, October 19.
Created by Danny Bakewell Sr., TOS is a family-oriented event for the community to come together, celebrate and partake in all the aspects that make our community great. Going on 8 years, TOS has shown itself to be one the largest events showcasing food, live entertainment and fun for the whole family.
TOS soared through popular media with an impressive voter registration drive and the inaugural StarQuest talent competition in 2012. The event trended on Twitter and escalated on Facebook with more than 60,000, serving as a powerful economic engine among African American small businesses and providing citizens with much valued transportation tips from Metro.
This year will prove to be no different as more activities and events wait for the anticipated day. Extending itself three additional blocks in 2012, TOS continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Vendors from all over Southern California, and other states, are flocking to be apart the TOS phenomenon.
TOS has expanded once again, in partnership with BET and AEG, to create ‘Taste of a Taste of Soul’ at the BET Experience at L.A. Live June 28-30. Vendors, entertainment and much more will give everyone a preview of the main event in October.
Get ready for the main course this October. The 8th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival will be in full effect on Crenshaw Blvd. Saturday, October 19. Come and experience your soul’s delight!
For more information, please visit www.tasteofsoulla.org.