Aaron Watson singing on stage
The concert takes place on Friday, October 27.

The community is invited to celebrate UTPB’s 50th anniversary and homecoming with a weekend full of fun activities! 

The weekend kicks-off on Friday, October 27 at 7:00 pm with our annual homecoming parade around campus. Then we’ll welcome Texas country music star Aaron Watson to the Kirk field for a FREE community concert. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the show. There will be food trucks on site along with beer for sale. No outside food or drinks are allowed. After the concert, we’ll light a bonfire and have a fireworks show! 

The fun doesn’t stop there! Join us on Saturday, October 28 for the UTPB homecoming Football game at Astound Broadband Stadium in Midland. Tailgating starts at noon- there will be family activities and a DJ! Fans are encouraged to arrive by 4:00 pm. For the Falcon walk and road show when players arrive to the stadium and the band, cheer, and dance teams perform. Kick-off is at 6:00 pm. 

Homecoming at UTPB

We are excited to celebrate what it means to be a Falcon and have many events and activities planned!

Mark your calendars: 

Friday, October 27 

  • 7:00 pm- Homecoming parade, community asked to line the streets of campus to watch the parade 
  • 7:30 pm- Free Aaron Watson concert at the Kirk Field, community encouraged to bring lawn chairs and food 
  • 9:00 pm- Bonfire behind Kirk field and firework show 

Saturday, October 28

  • Freddyville (tailgate) opens at 12:00 pm. There will be family activities and a DJ, encouraged to arrive at Astound Stadium by 4:00 pm 
  • Falcon walk and road show (players arrive) at 4:00pm, performances by marching band, cheer, and dance to follow 
  • Kickoff at Astound Broadband Stadium at 6:00 pm against Western Oregon 

live-shot-1-credit-natalie-rhea-07397.jpgAbout Aaron Watson:

Aaron Watson’s career is perhaps summed up best by Forbes, who says he’s “one of country music’s biggest DIY success stories.” For over 20 years now, Aaron Watson has traveled the land as country’s ultimate underdog troubadour – a truly independent artist with the spirit of the American frontier in his veins, and a self-made empire to match. Working without corporate backers, he has nonetheless reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Country Album chart five separate times – an impressive feat by any standard – and that includes his triumphant 2015 set, The Underdog, which landed at #1, becoming the first independent album in the history of country music to top the Billboard Country Albums chart. Matching sold-out shows across the country with homegrown hits, he’s followed suit at country radio, making history in 2017 with “Outta Style” and “Run Wild Horses.” “Watson has made a career out of giving his fans music that focuses on the positive. Music that serves as a salve to what ails them. Music filled with light and joy and an abundance of pride for the country he calls home,” said People.com of the 2021 American Soul album. Still pushing into the wind, Unwanted Man finds a creative renegade continuing to do what he does best, now working at the most “dangerous” level of his career. With a dozen additional records under his belt, Watson is exceeding major-label-sized metrics while maintaining his independence, further galvanizing his “Texas country's reigning indie underdog” (Rolling Stone) brand. “There may be no more genuine singer-songwriter at the moment than Watson,” says Texas Monthly, pointing to a self-made businessman, chart-topper, and road warrior whose authenticity has made him a country music staple.