The SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will return in February to Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, ArtsQuest officials announced Tuesday in a news release.
Three preliminary rounds of competition will be held Feb. 14 and Feb. 21. The finals are set for 4 p.m. March 20.
Here are the participating schools:
Noon Feb. 14
- Belvidere High School
- Kutztown High School
- North Penn High School
- Wilson Area High School
Noon Feb. 21
- Brandywine Heights High School
- Easton High School
- Freedom High School
- Phillipsburg High School
- Pocono Mountain East High School
- Warren Hills Regional High School
4 p.m. Feb. 21
- Delaware Valley High School
- Emmaus High School
- Joe’s Jazz Cafe (Quakertown High School)
- Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
- Saucon Valley High School
- Quakertown High School
In other ArtsQuest-related music news, platinum-selling pop-rock singer Eric Hutchinson has been booked for 8 p.m. March 5. Hutchinson's concert will take place in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room, inside the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.
Tickets cost $18.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at steelstacks.org and by phone at 610-332-3378.
Hutchinson's popular songs include "Rock & Roll," "OK, It's Alright with Me" and "Oh!"