Voices of Columbia

After postponing and ultimately cancelling our Voices of Columbia 2020 fundraiser due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to announce Voices of Columbia 2021 is happening!

Our signature annual event will be held outside Saturday evening, June 12, 2021 at Rose Music Park. Voices of Columbia puts a charitable spin on the traditional singing competition, where local musicians and singers help raise funds for Heart of Missouri CASA. This fun musical event brings community bands and singers from a variety of genres together for an evening of entertaining music and friendly competition to support our mission to train and support volunteers to be exceptional voices for every abused and neglected child in the Boone and Callaway County family courts.

Each artist performs two songs, and guests at the event have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performer, $1 = 1 vote. The band or singer who raises the most funds for CASA wins the title, “The Voice of Columbia.” After all the Voices performances and the winner has been announced, we will have a full concert with Columbia Native and Nashville-recording artist, Halle Kearns!

Make plans TODAY to join us Saturday, June 12th. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and join us for an evening of great music, food, and drinks!

Tickets are limited – get yours today!


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Shelby Ringdahl – Emcee

Shelby is New York City based performer, lecturer, and entrepreneur. A classically trained vocalist turned belter, her voice has been heard coast to coast leading national tours and singing alongside some of the country’s top symphonies. A stress baker, half marathon runner, and classical pianist, Shelby loves to make goals and chase them on her own personal bucket list. 

At the recommendation of her college voice teacher, Shelby randomly decided to enter a beauty pageant and 21 months later found herself finishing in the Top 12 at the Miss America Pageant as Miss Missouri 2013. She went on to make over 300 appearances motivationally speaking to over 17,000 of Missouri’s children. She still makes appearances as an emcee, vocalist, or motivational speaker as a former Miss Missouri. 

Once in New York, Shelby started New York Newbies, an informational seminar for New York hopefuls on the logistical side of moving to New York to pursue your dreams. “From ECC’s to EPA’s and Broker Fee’s to Side Hustles, we’ve got all the info you need to be #bookedandblessed.” She has taken this seminar and auditioning masterclass to high schools and colleges across the country.  

​With her bucket list in one hand and a Diet Coke in the other, Shelby is just a Midwestern gal taking on the Big Apple one adventure at a time.  Learn more about Shelby here: https://www.shelbyringdahl.com/home

Halle Kearns – Headliner

Halle Kearns burst onto the scene in style in 2020 with her first three singles, culminating in the release of her debut EP ‘Finally’ at the end of the year. Halle has already made a big splash worldwide with the EP impressively reaching number 7 in the U.S iTunes country charts and number 5 in the U.K. With over 3.5 million collective streams, being added to Sirius XM’s The Highway, and appearances on Spotify’s Hot Country, New Boots and Wild Country editorial playlists, Halle has had arguably one of the most impressive debut releases for a country artist ever. 

Halle differentiates herself through her conversational storytelling, melodic sensibilities, and authenticity. She has managed to combine these skills along with her passion for connecting with her audience to build up an impressive pedigree of live performances. Halle has captivated audiences at over 300 shows supporting legendary country acts such as Trace Adkins, David Nail, Eli Young Band, William Michael Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Casey Donahew, and many more.

Halle’s mixture of infectiously catchy and heartfelt tunes has led her to great radio airplay success, featuring as artist of the week on Radio Disney in the U.S as well as Country Hits Radio in the U.K. With 2 music videos being featured on CMT Halle is receiving incredible attention from the highest profile sources. Halle has received over 200 press write ups/features including People Magazine exclusives, and being named as Missouri’s Female Vocalist of the Year for 2021.

Through her wonderful gift for relatable song writing, engaging live performances and creative flair Halle has set herself on a fast paced trajectory to the very top of the country music business. With an incredible amount of momentum behind her and a rapidly growing audience Halle has only just scratched the surface of what she will achieve in her career. 


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