Arts & Entertainment

Ted Nugent leads fair lineup

Rocker Ted Nugent headlines the main stage entertainment at this year's Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo.

Also appearing will be 1980s heartthrob Rick Springfield, Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys and rising country singer Luke Bryan.

Nugent is best known for his hit Cat Scratch Fever, as well as his advocacy for hunting and the right to bear arms.

Springfield has been a hit with women not only for his song Jessie's Girl, but also for his role in the soap opera General Hospital and most recently, a crass interpretation of himself on the Showtime TV series Californication.

Three Dog Night's Joy To The World is still as popular today as it was when it debuted in the 1970s. And Mike Love might be the last of the original Beach Boys but those familiar songs of the 1960s are far from forgotten.

Bryan is one of the newer stars coming out of the country music scene. His hit single All My Friends Say made it to the Top 5 on the Billboard charts in 2007.

The fair is Aug. 24-28 at the Kennewick fairgrounds on 10th Avenue and Chemical Drive. The Beach Boys open Aug. 24, followed by Springfield, Aug. 25; Nugent, Aug. 26; Three Dog Night, Aug. 27; and Luke Bryan, Aug. 28. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. each night.

The concerts come with admission to the fair. However, reserved seats are available for $10 and go on sale at 8 a.m. April 24 at the fairgrounds office.

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