Press Release The Walls Group continues the Arsht Center's Free Gospel Sundays Series - December 12

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Presents


Beloved series continues its 15th anniversary season

featuring Miami’s best gospel artists alongside headliners

Stellar Award-winning, Grammy-nominated family gospel group to wow audiences with special blend of contemporary gospel and urban pop
December 12, 2021

One of gospel’s best-selling artists of all time makes his Free Gospel Sundays debut
March 27, 2022

with host

WPLG Local 10 Anchor

Miami, FL – November 11, 2021 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to continue its 2021-2122 FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS series with THE WALLS GROUP (@thewallsgroup) on December 12, 2021*, along with a series closing performance starring best-selling gospel superstar DONNIE McCLURKIN on March 27, 2022. WPLG Local 10 Anchor CALVIN HUGHES continues as host for the 2021-2022 season.

First-Access Passes for THE WALLS GROUP will be available today at noon. 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.

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

Special appearance by Christa Cine from Kingdom Vybez
1490 AM, WMBM’s Dr. K. will kick things off with a variety of gospel hits
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Knight Concert Hall


THE WALLS GROUP, a Houston-based, Stellar Award-winning, Grammy-nominated gospel group (Best Gospel Album, 2015, 2018 and 2019), are a new generation of gifted kinfolk, continuing the legacy created by so many family vocal groups over the years. The group includes siblings Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah — four of Roger and Alicia Walls’ eight children. With musically inclined parents, these kids could not escape the melodies and harmonies that coursed throughout their household and seeped into their souls.

In 2012, the group broke through on the Billboard charts with their album The Walls Group, and in 2014, they released their debut studio album, Fast Forward, with RCA Records and Fo Yo Soul Recordings, which charted on the Billboard 200. The group was nominated for Best Gospel Performance/Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards for their song "Love on the Radio".

“The Walls have an undeniable family bond and sound,” award-winning gospel singer Jonathan Nelson says. “It’s so refreshing to see this group of brothers and sisters united in harmony and in spirit. After experiencing the Walls, you won’t be the same. I love seeing family and ministry merge into something powerful. Yes, that’s the Walls.”

Darrel, Rhea, Paco and Ahjah are on a fast track to music notoriety, but under the watchful eye and firm hands of parents who have instilled the Word of God into them. Ministry is the heart of THE WALLS GROUP and singing is the vessel in which to tell of the good news. Their youthful voices stand toe to toe with some of the leading gospel artist today. Worship, contemporary gospel and a blend of urban pop comes alive with their charming charisma and stage presence. For more information, visit  

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

*This performance of THE WALLS GROUP will replace a previously announced concert starring THE KINGDOM CHOIR as part of the Arsht Center’s 2021-2022 Free Gospel Sundays series.


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

First Access Passes for DONNIE McCLURKIN will be available beginning February 23 at noon. Details here.

Arsht Center Commitment to 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, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We will also maintain enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at

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