Platinum-record artist Hunter Hayes (five Grammy nominations) is coming to the 2016 Benton Franklin Fair Friday, Aug. 26!

Get your VIP tickets starting Friday, Jan. 22. As usual, the nosebleed seats are free but to sit close to the stage for only $15, but they'll probably sell out fast. Purchase starting at 8 a.m. at www.bentonfranklinfair.com. You can also buy tickets at Kennewick's Ranch & Home store and the Fair Office on Oak Street.

Hayes had No. 1 singles with "Wanted," "Somebody's Heartbreak," and "I Want Crazy."

He toured with Lady Antebellum in 2015 and is now on his "21" tour after releasing "21" exclusively on digital platforms.