Hunter Hayes to perform in concert at Northwest Missouri State in October

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes, a five-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will headline Northwest Missouri State University’s fall concert, as announced Sunday night by the NWMSU Student Activities Council during the school’s Back-to-School fireworks display.  Songwriter Ryan Lafferty will join Hayes for the concert at 8 PM on Saturday, October 8th at Bearcat Arena.  Doors open at 7 PM.

Tickets for students went on sale this morning (Wednesday, August 31st).  The Hunter Hayes Fan Club pre-sale begins Monday, September 5th, and remaining tickets will be available to the general public on Wednesday, September 7th.

Advance tickets will be $5.00 for students and $20.00 for the public.  Tickets will go up to $10.00 for students and $25.00 for the public on the day of the concert.

Tickets may be purchased between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday in the cashiering office on the first floor of the Administration Building or online at

Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, Hayes roared onto the music scene with his platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album “Storyline”.

With three No. 1 singles already under his belt – the multi-platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy” – Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the innovative rollout of new music via streaming and digital platforms last year, culminating in the release of a special, three-disc collection, “The 21 Project”.

Lafferty, a professional songwriter, got his start playing in bands of his own and touring with other artists.  In 2013, he signed with Still Working Music/BMG Chrysalis and works in Nashville with music industry veteran and fellow West Virginia native Jeff Stevens, who is known for his work with Luke Bryan, George Strait, and Tim McGraw.

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