Along historic Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles, California
Between Stocker Ave. and Obama Blvd ; King Blvd. between McClung and Marlton

Saturday, October 21, 2023
10:00 AM- 7:00 PM

FREE to all

Taste of Soul was founded 17 years ago by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. CEO & Executive Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel, a 90-year old Black Newspaper. Taste of Soul is produced by the Los Angeles Sentinel and has become the most attended and most popular Family Festival in all of Southern California over 17 years. Annually, more than 350,000 people attended the Taste of Soul Family Festival from California & Beyond. Taste of Soul is a “PARTY WITH A PURPOSE” – an economic engine for the local community. Taste of Soul & the Los Angeles Sentinel promotes and supports the revitalization of South Los Angeles by showcasing the best that our community has to offer.

Community Outreach

  • Health Testing Resources
  • Education
  • Job Recruitment
  • Community Outreach
  • Training Opportunities
  • Audience Survey Opportunities
  • Networking Voter Registration
  • Black Owned Businesses & Products Featured
  • Entertainment for all age groups


  • Bakewell Media’s Sounds for the Soul Stage
  • R&B (102.3 KJLH)
  • Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage
  • Beer Garden operated by Mothers in Action
  • Children’s World

Celebrity Guests

  • Tiffany Haddish (2023 Celebrity Co-Chair)
  • Queen Latifah (Former Celebrity Co-Chair)
  • Cedric The Entertainer (Former Celebrity Co-Chair)

For more information, please visit Taste of Soul LA

This information is being provided as a courtesy to the community and is not an endorsement by the West Adams Neighborhood Council.

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