The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo has five great nights of entertainment for fair-goers this August.  At this year’s fair, you’ll see:    

REO Speedwagon Aug. 21

Hinder Aug. 22

Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin Aug. 23

Foghat Aug. 24

Jerrod Niemann Aug. 25

Fans of music from the 1970s and 1980s will take a trip back to days gone by with REO
Speedwagon’s classic tunes on opening day of the fair, Tue., Aug. 21. Songs like "Keep On Loving You" and "Take It On the Run" from the Hi Infidelity album, which sold more than 9 million copies, will take many of fair-goers back to their high school days.

Hinder performs the Wednesday night, bringing a younger vibe to the fair from a band
that has only been releasing mainstream albums since 2005. Hits like “Lips of an Angel” and “Better Than Me” have helped Hinder make a big name for itself in a short amount of time.
Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin will bring a big production show to the
stage on Thur., Aug. 23. The duo of Big & Rich is most famous for the song “Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” but the band is so much more, creating a haven for up and coming artists with its Muzik Mafia which make their concerts even better for fans. Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin will join them on stage for the show.
Classic rock fans will get their fix on Friday night when Foghat takes the stage. If you’ve
ever heard the song “Slow Ride” – and chances are you have – then you know Foghat. The band takes the stage Friday, Aug. 24.

The fair announced country music star Jerrod Niemann’s concert earlier this week. He’ll
perform on Sat., Aug. 25, and is known for a string of hits, including “Lover, Lover,” “One More Drinkin’ Song” and “What Do you Want.”

Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the fairgrounds in Kennewick. Tickets
will be sold from 8 a.m. to noon at this special event. It’s your chance to get the best reserved seats to the concerts, Xtreme Bulls, rodeos and demolition derby. Carnival wristbands will also be at a special price of $20 on April 28 only.

Reserved seats for the concerts are only $15. (General admission seating is free with fair
admission.) Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. each night of the fair.

For more information about the fair, go to or call 586-