Go Forward Pine Bluff, in partnership with title sponsor Simmons Bank, will host a press conference to reveal this year’s lineup for the King Cotton Holiday Classic.


The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Simmons Bank in downtown Pine Bluff.


King Cotton is a high school basketball tournament that previously placed Pine Bluff in the national spotlight. The tournament’s 12-team lineup includes nationally ranked teams and players, according to a news release.


Participants will include Go Forward Pine Bluff CEO Ryan Watley, Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington, Pine Bluff Convention Center Executive Director Joseph McCorvey, King Cotton Tournament Chairman and Pine Bluff Parks Director Samuel Glover, Simmons Bank Pine Bluff Community President Daniel Robinson and Real Deal in the Rock Director Bill Ingram, according to a news release.