First-Ever Jazz Halftime Talent Search Begins

SALT LAKE CITY (February 6, 2014) – The Utah Jazz and Zions Bank today announced the launch of the Zions Bank Halftime Talent Search, a new contest giving Utah residents the opportunity to showcase their unique abilities for the chance to perform at the Jazz game on March 31. The competition continues through March 7 and allows fans to submit a video of their act online, via U.S. Mail or participate in a live audition on Friday, Feb. 28. The public will vote to select the winning performance.

Submissions for the Halftime Talent Search are currently being accepted online at The live audition on Feb. 28 will take place from 6-10 a.m. at the Zions Bank Basketball Center and will be open to all interested participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. All acts, including those submitted online, through U.S. Mail and via a live audition, must be three to five minutes in length and will receive equal consideration by a panel of Utah Jazz and Zions Bank representatives.

The three finalists will be announced on Monday, March 10. Each will receive tickets to the Jazz game that night and videos of their acts will be shown in-arena during the game and posted online. The public will select the ultimate winner by voting for their favorite performer via text and online.

In addition to performing on-court in front of thousands of fans during halftime at the Jazz game on Monday, March 31, the grand prize winner of the Zions Bank Halftime Talent Search will also be treated to a private suite during the game that night and awarded $2,000 in prize money.