Staff Report

MIAMI – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County closes the 2015-2016 Free Gospel Sundays series with Grammy Award winner Tasha Cobbs. The powerful gospel singer will captivate South Florida fans with a soul-stirring performance featuring her Billboard chart-topping singles Break Every Chain and For Your Glory on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. A Georgia native, Cobb began her musical career at Jesup New Life Ministries, led by her parents Bishop Fritz and Lady Bertha Cobbs. In 2010, she released her first solo album, Smile, garnering the attention of the Motown Music label. Cobbs went on to record her second album, Grace, featuring Break Every Chain, which landed on Billboard’s Hot Gospel chart as No. 1 for a total of 12 weeks. The album remained on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart for a year.

At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014, Cobbs took home best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. She was also awarded Gospel Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards. In 2015, Cobbs released her sophomore album, One Place Live, an album recorded live at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Cobbs has reached extraordinary success in a very short time. Her accolades include: a Grammy award; three Stellar Awards, including Albertina Walker Female Vocalist of the Year, Contemporary Female Vocalist of the Year, Praise And Worship CD of the Year; and three Dove Awards.

The show will also feature a performance by the Arsht Center’s resident ensemble Miami Mass Choir.. Under the direction of Pastor Marc Cooper, the choir consists of 60 of Miami’s best gospel voices, selected through an open audition process, and representing South Florida from Lauderhill to Florida City.

Admission is free, however; First-Access Passes are required and can be reserved by calling the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722 or online at (limit four per household). The passes provide patrons with first access to seating in the theater. Seating is “first come, first admitted” for the performance and passes do not guarantee a seat.

Patrons who do not have a First-Access Pass can join the stand-by line beginning at 4 p.m. outside the theater. Patrons in the stand-by line will be allowed into the theater at 4:45 p.m. if seats are still available.