Come feel the love — Go Metro to Taste of Soul 2018

Photos courtesy of Taste of Soul

Looking for something fun and entertaining that the whole family can enjoy? Well, look no further because Taste of Soul returns Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.! Come enjoy live music, food from some of the best spots in town, exhibits from local businesses, and tons of entertainment for all to enjoy.

The best part? Taste of Soul is free to attend, and it’s easy for the whole family to Go Metro to get there. Once you get to the festival, be sure to swing by the Metro booth located at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Coliseum Street. Metro is the official phone charging station for Taste of Soul, so you’ll be able to power your device and take a break from the sun.

Metro’s Taste of Soul booth will also feature information about new and current Metro programs. Visitors will receive a free Through the Eyes of Artists poster featuring the neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Inglewood or Leimert Park. Artists Michael C. Hsiung, Wakana Kimura and Sam Pace will be at Metro’s activation space throughout the day to sign posters. A schedule of when each artist will be featured at the booth is listed below:

Here’s all the information you need to Go Metro to Taste of Soul:

  • Expo/Crenshaw Station is the closest rail station to the festival, which is on Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and Stocker Street. Exit the station and walk south on Crenshaw Boulevard. It’s about a five-minute walk to the festival.
  • For those traveling via Metro Rail, Expo Line trains will run every 12 minutes on Saturday. Board at the front or center of the platform to avoid crowding.
  • Lines 40, 105, 210, 705, 710 and 740 will be detouring but still operating during the event, and stops will be walking distance to the festival. Please see below for nearby boarding details.
  • For bicyclists, secure bike parking will be provided at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Blvd. Bikes are allowed on Metro trains and all Metro buses have bike racks. Please follow the rules when bringing bikes on board!
  • Follow @metrolaalerts on Twitter for service updates.
  • To plan your best route use Metro Trip Planner.

Hope to see you there!

Due to street closures for the event, you can board buses at the following locations:

  • Line 40 North at Leimert/Stocker or Leimert/Sutro Street: board Line 102 stops.
  • Line 40 South at Leimert/Stocker or Leimert/43rd Street: board Line 102 stops or board at regular Line 40 stop at Crenshaw/Vernon.
  • Line 105 North at Stocker/Crenshaw: board Line 102 stop near IHOP Restaurant.
  • Line 105 South at Crenshaw/Stocker: board regular Line 105 stop near Liquor Bank.
  • Lines 210/710 North at Stocker/Crenshaw: board Line 102 stop near IHOP Restaurant.
  • Lines 210/710 South at Crenshaw/Stocker: board regular stops near Liquor Bank.
  • Line 710 South at Crenshaw/Jefferson: board Line 210 stop near gas station.
  • Line 740 North at Leimert/Vernon: board Line 102 stop near IHOP Restaurant.
  • Line 740 South at Crenshaw/Vernon: board Line 38 stop near gas station.

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