Free Gospel Sundays: Jonathan McReynolds

Free Gospel Sundays: Jonathan McReynolds

Sunday, December 15

Jonathan McReynolds is a Dove Award-winning, 3-time GRAMMY® and Stellar Award winning and Billboard Music Award nominated gospel singer-songwriter based in Chicago, IL. At just 29, Jonathan has released three full length studio albums and one EP, holds a Masters in Theology from Moody Theological Seminary and is currently an adjunct member of the Columbia College faculty on top of his work as an official contributor to Huffington Post. He is also the founder of Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization that promotes wisdom and recently awarded $30k in scholarships. He was recently named a new member of Mensa, an international high IQ society, as well. His music has been cheered on by music icons from Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, and Tori Kelly to gospel giants like CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Kirk Franklin, who dubbed McReynolds “the future of gospel music.”

His latest full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week. It has already been hailed as his best work, and an instant Grammy favorite. “Not Lucky, I’m Loved”, from this album, gave Jonathan his first #1 song on Billboard in September 2018. Make Room’s second single, “Cycles (feat. DOE)” hit #4 on Billboard’s Gospel Digital Song Sales and #19 on Hot Gospel Songs and is featured in Apple Music’s “The A-List: Gospel” playlist. In 2019, McReynolds received an NAACP Image Award nomination, GRAMMY nomination and earned 8 Stellar Gospel Music Awards for the Make Room album. McReynolds went on to tour domestically with the album selling out 30 cities nationwide.

McReynold’s second album Life Music: Stage Two features GRAMMY® winner India.Arie and remained #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart for 4 weeks. It then went on to grab a GRAMMY® nomination, multiple Stellar nominations and earned a Gospel Music Association Dove Award win.

In 2018, he broke major ground for gospel, when his one-hour TV special aired multiple times on TV One. He was also the first in his genre to form a major partnership with digital music retailer Tidal. His appeal stretches across generational, cultural, and musical lines. It is shown in the buzzworthy performances that have marked his last four years including Black Music Honors (2018), BET Celebration of Gospel (2014, 2016) Essence Festival (2014, 2015), Revolt TV Live, Stellar Awards and the Dove Awards. In addition to headlining international shows in Oslo, London, and Port-of-Spain, Jonathan has toured with India Arie and Lalah Hathaway.

Admission to FREE GOSPEL SUNDAYS is FREE! First-Access Passes, which give guests early access to general admission seating, can be reserved online or by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office. There is a 4 pass limit per guest. Visit here, to join the Arsht Center email list and be among the first to be notified when passes for this and other Free Gospel Sundays will be made available. 

Guests without a First-Access Pass are always invited to join the stand-by line*.

*Details about First-Access Passes and the Standby Line
Free Gospel Sundays is a very popular series and, occasionally, First-Access Passes are fully reserved. We do our best to accommodate all our guests in the standby line including those without a pass – and we usually can!

First-Access Passes do not guarantee admission. There is a 4 pass limit per guest. First-Access Passes give guests access to seats beginning one hour prior to curtain and seating is “first come, first admitted” for the performance. First-Access Passes expire 15 minutes prior to show time.

Guests without a First-Access Pass, and any Pass holders who arrive after 4:15 p.m., are invited to join the stand-by line beginning at 3:30 p.m. Guests in the stand-by line will be seated beginning at 4:15 p.m. – if seats are still available.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a variety of pre-show activities and giveaways before each performance.

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