SAC_LOGOHunter Hayes, a five-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will headline Northwest Missouri State University’s fall concert, the university’s Student Activities Council (SAC) announced this week during its back-to-school fireworks display.

Songwriter Ryan Lafferty will join Hunter Hayes for the concert at 8 pm, Saturday, October 8, at Bearcat Arena. Doors open at 7 pm.

Tickets for students go one sale Wednesday, August 31. The Hunter Fan Club pre-sale begins Monday, September 5, and remaining tickets will be available to the general public Wednesday, September 7.

Advance tickets are $5 for students and $20 for public; tickets are $10 for students and $25 for the public on the day of the show.

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.”

For more information, visit or or follow Hayes on Twitter and Instagram @HunterHayes.

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.

The mission of the AC is to plan and administer activities for Northwest students; in order to contribute to a more well-rounded social, recreational and cultural life for the campus and community. SAC provides entertaining alternatives to students with late night activities and events throughout the year including concerts, lectures, movies and comedians.

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