Visit the Metro Experience at Taste of Soul this Saturday

Taste of Soul is truly an event for foodies, but the festival also offers tons of non-food vendors with cultural goods, hand-made crafts and information on job opportunities and health services. This year’s exciting entertainment line-up has been announced and there will be performances by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan and many more!

The festival is taking place this Saturday along Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Rodeo Road from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To get to there, take the Expo Line to Expo/Crenshaw Station, then walk south on Crenshaw about five minutes until you see large crowds. With more than 300,000 expected to attend, we highly recommend taking public transit to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking. For more details on Metro service to Taste of Soul, check out this previous post.

Metro will be attending the event as well! Visit our booth to learn details on the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line expected to open by 2019. Representatives from Metro’s community partners will also be available to provide specifics on pre-apprenticeship training programs and careers at Metro, ranging from bus operators to executive officers. To cap it off, the Metro Experience trailer will be located next to the booth with video presentations on rail safety.

The Metro Experience, a mobile theatre, will be screening community videos.

The Metro Experience, a mobile theatre, will be screening community videos.

Metro bus riders should note that Lines 40, 102, 105, 210, 710 and 740 will be detouring during the festival. Look out for posted signs with information on temporary bus stops, or check the Service Advisories page for the detour routes.

Bikes are allowed on Metro and should be placed in designated bikes areas on buses and trains. Secure parking for bikes is located at The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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