Thursday, 12 July 2012 00:00
Rants - General
Hey RVA rockstars, hope you’ve been glued to your AC or found some other way to stay cool with this swamp-assy like weather we’ve been having these last few weeks. If you’re familiar with the site, then you already know our photographers have been doing a top-notch job of capturing everyone who’s anyone in Richmond. Whether it’s snapping photos of a night out on the town with friends at one of Richmond’s hottest bars, snagging a shot of a River City Sports Club kickball player sliding into home or a few college buddies tailgating at the Strawberry Hill Races, this multi-media site has something for everyone.
But we’ve decided to step up our game over here. That’s right. You asked for it and we’re delivering. Well you may not have asked for it, but you’re getting it anyway. Starting this week, Rockstar Rated is beefing up its content section and each week we will be pouring out something fresh for our readers to swig down.
Check back each week for a rundown of local weekend events. (Most will be alcohol-related, sigh, I know.) This weekend make sure you check out the James River Splash and Dash, a competitive trail and tube race on Saturday at Belle Isle at 4 p.m. with an after party at Tredegar. http://www.jrava.org/splash-and-dash/ Don’t forget the Locals Only Music Festival at the Camel on West Broad Street is also this weekend. Beers and bands for $10. https://www.facebook.com/LocalsOnlyMusicFest
The new section will also include a Q&A with a local bartender or bar owner every now and then. Why? Because don’t they all have a story or two to tell! Speaking of, it’s time for them to whip up some of their best tricks because Cha Cha’s Cantina’s is hosting its annual bartending competition on July 16. Head down to East Cary Street to watch some of RVA’s finest drink slingers vie for $1,000. Finals are July 23.
Fun summertime social leagues such as Richmond Cornhole, River City Sports Club, and RVApong that your lazy ass should be involved in will also be part of the new section.
Of course there will be a few curveballs we’ll throw in there just to keep you on your toes like National Piña Colada Day, drink of the week, polls and what exactly a Scorzie is and why you need one. http://www.scorzie.com/
These are all just suggestions of course. We would love to hear from our readers with input on our polls as we have them or content you would like to see on the site!