Troy Aikman surprises hometown students, Announces ‘Highway to Henryetta’ Music Festival

Beverly Cantrell - October 23, 2021 9:38 pm

HENRYETTA, Okla. (KTUL) – Troy Aikman, the Cowboys legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, surprised folks in his hometown of Henryetta with the announcement of a benefit music festival that will feature Blake Shelton.

“Highway to Henryetta” is set for this coming June 11 in Henryetta.

Aikman made the announcement Friday during a surprise appearance at his alma mater Henryetta High School, where he quarterbacked from 1981-83.

The day-long music festival will be held in Henryetta’s Nichols Park, with 10,000-15,000 attendees expected, and will benefit educational and community initiatives in the city.



“Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to give back to other places I have called home, but now my focus is on my hometown of Henryetta, Oklahoma,” Aikman said. “Like many small towns across America, Henryetta has been hit hard by the pandemic and is struggling with a series of economic setbacks. I am proud of how its people, many of the same folks who lived there when I did, have coped.”

More musical artists will be announced for “Highway to Henryetta,” and ticket information will be released soon, according to organizers.


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