Saturday, October 20, 2012

This Weekend in LA : Oct. 20 & 21

Check out Taste of Soul, the massive LA Festival on Crenshaw Boulevard today October 20, 2012, will deliver Eric Benet, Johnny Gill, and El DeBarge, live in concert and free. Taste of Soul 2012’s lineup today could help the festival previous attendance records. The festival which once began with fifty-thousand visitors is now so popular that organizers had to add more blocks.
Taste of Soul 2012 Founder/Creator Danny Bakewell Sr. tells news that three more blocks will be added this year from Stocker Ave. to Rodeo Road because of how well the festival did last year. And unlike other food festivals around the Southland, Taste of Soul is free to walk along Crenshaw, visit sponsor booths, and catch amazing music.
This year, organizers tell news of a massive lineup of talent. The first stage courtesy of KJLH at Rodeo and Crenshaw will feature Eric Benet, Johnny Gill, Brooke Valentine and El DeBarge and others. The second music stage located at Angelus Funeral Home does offer a detailed lineup of performers.
Along with a children’s stage, a fourth music stage at King and Crenshaw presented by The Wave radio station will deliver on-air hosts Pat Prescott, the wonderful Talaya Trigueros, and the incredible CBS anchor Pat Harvey. There, organizers have confirmed a major music triumph kicking off at 5:35 pm: the Eric Darius Band. Two other stages will include Reggae Music at Marlton and King, and other genres.
The free festival also delivers amazing food for purchase. Organizers tell news that at least six BBQ merchants will line the boulevard along with dozens of Creaole, Caribbean, and Soulfood offerings.
Parking is free for the event as well. The amazing ability to offer something of unmatched quality like this to residents of Southern California free is the result of Bakewell’s hard work to deliver major corporate sponsors. This year they include Sunkist, Wal-Mart, Hilton, Albertsons, Nestle, and GM’s Chevrolet Division.
“Because of the overwhelming success of 2011 ‘Taste of Soul’, we have extended the celebration down Crenshaw Blvd., three additional city blocks from Stocker Ave. to Rodeo Rd.,” Bakewell said in a news statement today.

A Twice a year affair in the gardens,  Beverly Hills Art Show cannot be missed!