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“FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS” at Adrienne Arsht Center


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the


Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County




Beloved series returns for its 15th anniversary season

featuring Miami’s best gospel artists alongside headliners


maurette brown clark

Multiple Stellar Award winner and Dove Award nominee

October 17, 2021


the kingdom choir

British gospel choir and guest performers at 2018 Royal Wedding

December 12, 2021


donnie mCclurkin

One of gospel’s best-selling artists of all time makes his

Free Gospel Sundays debut

March 27, 2022

with host

Calvin Hughes

WPLG Local 10 Anchor


Miami, FL – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is pleased to announce the return of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS for its 15th season. The series features Miami’s brightest gospel artists alongside gospel music’s biggest stars, and kicks off with MAURETTE BROWN CLARK on October 17, followed by THE KINGDOM CHOIR on December 12, and comes to a thrilling close with best-selling gospel superstar DONNIE McCLURKIN on March 27, 2022. WPLG Local 10 Anchor CALVIN HUGHES returns as host for the 2021-2022 season.

First-Access Passes for MAURETTE BROWN CLARK will be available beginning September 23 at noon. If this performance reaches capacity, there will be a virtual standby line. Details here.

FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS is one of more than 10 ongoing Arsht Center programs committed to community engagement and deepening the experience of the performing arts for all Miami-Dade County residents. Having served more than 100,000 people throughout its 15-year history, the programs broaden community participation and open the sights, sounds and possibilities of the world through the performing arts. Programs include: Family Fest, a series of free performances for the whole family; The Heritage Project, a free salon series and annual festival featuring panel discussions surrounding  performing arts and social justice in the Black community; AileyCamp Miami, a full-scholarship, six-week summer dance camp which uses dance as a vehicle for the personal development of young people; CommuniTea Dance, an annual celebration honoring Miami’s LGBTQ+ community; Knight Masterworks Classical Conversations, a series of free lectures which give the audience insight into the musicians, composers and history of music presented in our Knight Masterworks Classical Music series; Camp Broadway, a weeklong musical theater camp for kids; Step Into Dance Master Classes, dance workshops for the community presented in conjunction with our Knight Masterworks Dance series; Accessing the Arts Residencies, art workshops for children and adults with disabilities;  Arsht on the Road, a new series of free pop-up performances that bring the arts into Miami-Dade County’s diverse neighborhoods; and Arsht@Work, free professional development workshops for all industries.

Now in its 15th season, the 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS series is made possible with the leadership support of Rodney and Michelle Adkins, as well as the generous support of the Green Family Foundation Trust, Baptist Health South Florida, The Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Wiener Charitable Foundation, the Friends of Free Gospel Sundays, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Arsht Center Commitment to Health and Safety

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from national and local health officials, these performances are seated at full capacity. Face coverings are required. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Please visit here for more details and future updates.

The 2021-2022 season of FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS includes the following performances*:



Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Multiple award winner MAURETTE BROWN CLARK is a gospel-music sweetheart. With four chart-topping albums, Clark remains true to her sound, grace and call.

With praise and worship anthems “I Just Wanna Praise You” and “One God,” along with heartfelt ballads “I Want God” and “It Ain’t Over (Until God Says It’s Over),” Clark encourages listeners worldwide.  In Philadelphia, she hosts The Maurette Brown Clark Show on FM radio from Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit maurettebrownclark.com.



Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

London’s THE KINGDOM CHOIR first attracted the world’s attention when they performed their show-stopping performance of “Stand By Me” in front of a world-wide television audience of over two billion at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018. Since that infamous day the Choir’s infectious joy and spirit, matched only by their raw Gospel spiritual style, has taken them around the world including a debut North American tour in 2019 which took them to 29 cities including New York, Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl.

Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to creating a sound that reflects the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The Choir’s recording of “Stand By Me” went straight to the top of the Billboard charts and they released a full length recording on Sony Music.

The Choir has performed and told their overnight success story through numerous media outlets including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s The Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The New York Times and many more.

For more information, visit kingdomchoir.com.

First Access Passes for THE KINGDOM CHOIR will be available beginning November 11 at noon. Details here.



Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Knight Concert Hall

Three-time Grammy winner DONNIE McCLURKIN, known worldwide for his rich and powerful delivery, is far more than a gospel singer. The man behind multiplatinum and gold singles such as “Stand” and “We Fall Down” has a knack for performing songs with which others can identify.

Besides being one of the best-selling gospel artists in the history of the genre, the singer is the longtime host of The Donnie McClurkin Show, which draws over 5 million listeners in more than 70 radio markets, including London, Jamaica, The Bahamas and Nigeria.

For more information, visit donniemcclurkin.com.

First Access Passes for DONNIE McCLURKIN will be available beginning February 21 at noon. Details here.

A fourth performance will be announced at a later date.


*All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.


Set in the heart of downtown Miami, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is committed to welcoming and connecting ALL people to the arts, to the Arsht Center and to each other. Our stages are alive year-round with artists from around the world, innovative programming from our resident companies and local arts partners, free community events that reflect Miami’s unique identity and arts education experiences for thousands of Miami children each year.

Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has been recognized as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area, a leader in programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, a host venue for historic events and Miami’s hub for arts education.

Each year, we serve more than 60,000 young learners and offer more than 100 culturally diverse and inclusive education programs — many enhanced by the Arsht Center’s relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, local teaching artists and Miami-based arts organizations.

The Arsht Center is also a home stage for three resident companies — Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony — and a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage. Our 300+ events each year include the Center’s Signature Series of classical, jazz, Broadway, local theater and much more. We present a robust series of touring Broadway musicals direct from New York, the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival and an award-winning Miami-based theater program. In addition, our Family Fest, Free Gospel Sundays, CommuniTEA LGBTQ+ celebration and Heritage Fest are among dozens of free events that bring together people from all corners of our community. For more information, visit arshtcenter.org.


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