School's out and it's officially summer -- time to head for some shade and take in Tri-Cities' biggest blowout of the season: Cool Desert Nights Party in the Park, coming up June 22-23. Yup, it's almost time to go check out the sweet rides, enjoy some of the region's favorite beer, wine and specialty drinks, and listen to two nights' worth of great local bands.

And it's helping a great cause, too -- the Pasco Eagles are running the beverage garden, and a portion of the proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

Here are the details ...

When: Friday and Saturday nights, June 22-23. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8 and continues till midnight.

Where: On the Hapo Stage at John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way, Richland.

Who's playing: The Nostal-Gents, ColorBlind, Blue Tattoo, Fastlane and Eclectic Approach.

 

What's the schedule:
Friday:
8 p.m. -- Nostal-Gents
9 p.m. -- ColorBlind
10 p.m. -- Blue Tattoo
Saturday
8.p.m  -- Nostal-Gents
9 p.m. -- Fastlane (Eagles tribute band)
10 p.m. -- Eclectic Approach

How much: Tickets are $10 for each night for the 21-and-older-only event.

The event is sponsored by Excalibur Auto Group Inc.