Ozark Empire Fairgrounds EPlex

3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield, MO 65803


Saturday August 25th, 2018

VIP Arrival at 5 p.m.

All Other Guests Arrive at 6 p.m.

A Unique Event

The American Cancer Society’s 10th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball will be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E*Plex and host nearly 1,000 people. The venue provides an expansive setting offering a unique experience to all attendees. This event brings together donors from all walks of life to kick up their heels in support of the American Cancer Society. Thanks to generous donors, the Southwest Missouri Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised nearly $5 million in its’ duration. This history making, volunteer driven event is supported by the area’s top companies and individuals. Guests of the Cattle Baron’s Ball enjoy a unique, western-style event with special attractions including a live country western entertainer, dinner by Springfield’s finest restaurants, games, photo booths, live and silent auctions and more!

The Entertainment

Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley was voted Local Artist of the Year by KTTS, which is the CMA 2016 Small Market Station of the Year. She is a two-time CMA Fest performer and an On-Air radio personality for 94.7 Today’s KTTS.

She originally started out in opera, unaware that she had a country voice tucked inside. Laura has opened shows for several known country artists such as Carly Pearce and Jamie O’ Neil, and has sang backstage with Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, and Phil Vassar.

Laura is an authentic country girl who owns a horse named Lil’ Bit which she has ridden to work and even brought into the house. Laura’s booming vocals captures her passion for the country and her desire to bring hope to those who hear her music.

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“Laura Ashley is a brand new charming sensation that promises a powerhouse in country music. There is nothing fake about this country girl who is full of life, passion, and a hankering for adventure.”
— Center Stage Magazine

Shaun Munday

Shaun Munday is a one-of-a kind talent. He blends soul-drenched vocals with show-stopping bass guitar technique. Shaun captures audiences with a full band sound and plays the bass better than most people play a guitar.

He is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA where he studied and performed with some of the greatest artists and educators in the industry including John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Matthew Garrison (Herbie Hancock), Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny) and Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston).

Shaun has shared the stage with Corinne Bailey Rae, Andra Day, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, blues legend Robert Cray, reggae royalty Aston Barrett and The Wailers (Bob Marley’s band), country music star Collin Raye, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. His overall music style is inspired by Donny Hathaway, Al Green and Marvin Gaye.

Munday proves that he’s going to be a bass heavyweight, as his flawless slap work and his melodically challenging lines are only ever outshined by his buttery crooning.
— Bass Player Magazine