The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging the public to “Go Metro” to the 12th annual Taste of Soul on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will take place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Rodeo Road and Stocker Street in the heart of the historic Crenshaw District.
To avoid the hassle of driving and parking, festival-goers can take the Metro Expo Line to the Expo/Crenshaw Station, which is a short walk from the festival. Entry to the festival is free.
Those attending the festival can park at the following Expo Line stations: Expo/Crenshaw, La Cienega/Jefferson, Culver City, Expo/Sepulveda, Expo/Bundy and 17th St/SMC. For more information on parking and parking fees visit metro.net/parking.
For those traveling via Metro Rail, Expo Line trains will run every 12 minutes on Saturday. Board the trains at the front or center of the platform to avoid crowding.
Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) will have a booth at Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street with information about the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Purple Line Phase 1 and Regional Connector plus other Metro projects and programs. Metro will also serve as a sponsor for the Children’s Zone free section where kids will have an assortment of games and activities.
The Metro Theatre will be showing videos about Metro programs and will also have a charging station for phones. Metro staff will also be on hand to talk about the Business Interruption Fund (BIF), Business Solution Center (BSC), the Eat Shop Play (ESP) program and transit safety.
Metro Bus Service Detours
Metro Bus lines that will be detoured during the Taste of Soul Festival include the 40, 105, 210, 705, 710 and 740. Signs in English and Spanish will be posted at bus stop regarding the temporary route changes. Riders can check Metro’s Service Advisories at metro.net.
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!