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Melody Pond with Merry Ellen Kirk; $5

  • Cafe Berlin 220 N. Tenth Street Columbia, MO, 65201 (map)

Melody Pond is the duo of Candy Lee and Emily Rowland. The two have been singing together for almost a decade, with harmonies that blend so well, you'd think they really were sisters. Candy Lee is the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. She was also a Grassy Hill New Folk Finalist at the 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival, and a finalist in 2014 for The Song of Arkansas Contest. Candy and Emily are the core members of the band formerly known as Candy Lee and the Sweets, which has performed at The Yonder Mountain Harvest Fest, as well as The Fayetteville Roots Festival, Crystal Bridges, and private events for the Walton Arts Center.


A young explorer at heart, Merry Ellen Kirk challenges the stigma of the formulaic love song, daring her audience to consider the world in a new light.