With our new K Line train, it has never been easier to get to the Taste of Soul, which is being held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Obama Boulevard. The free daylong event showcases food, entertainment and shopping and will include more than 300 vendors and top recording artists.
The K Line train has two stations that make it easy to reach the festival — Expo/Crenshaw Station and Martin Luther King, Jr. Station. In addition, our E (Expo) Line train’s Expo/Crenshaw Station is also a short stroll to the festival. See the system map below.
To plan your trip, we suggest using the Transit app or the trip planner on metro.net. Metro’s regular fares are $1.75 and include two hours of free transfers. A day pass is $3.50. Our fare cards — called TAP cards — can be purchased at TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail stations for $2 and loaded with fare.
Metro is a proud sponsor of Taste of Soul. The Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage will highlight choirs and choral ensembles is returning to Taste of Soul along with the ever-popular Children’s World featuring games and activities for young people. This is the first full-blown in-person festival since 2019 prior to the pandemic. Taste of Soul bills itself as the largest street festival in L.A.
Many agencies and organizations will have booths at the festival — including Metro! Swing by our tent at Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street to learn more about our projects and programs and how we can help you get around.
The K Line — as you likely heard — opened to much fanfare last weekend. The K Line runs between Expo/Crenshaw and Westchester/Veterans stations (it will also serve the airport in two years). If you’re headed to the festival, take a spin on the train and check out the station artworks and the food and neighborhoods in the K Line corridor.
If you’re riding the K, look for our Metro Ambassadors! They’re here to welcome you to Metro, answer your questions, connect you and other riders to the resources you need, and report issues they see. Metro Ambassadors are one part of a comprehensive, multi-layered approach to addressing safety and cleanliness on the system.
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