RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The 11th annual Shamrock the Block festival is moving away from Shockoe Bottom and over to a site on the Boulevard this year.
The event will be held March 15 at a site near Broad Street, according to the event's website. Organizers say there will be more kids activities, bands and things to do at the free outdoor event. They also say they will have more space and better parking than at the 17th Street Farmer's Market where it had been held.
Last year's event was marred by controversy after a YouTube video showed a brawl involving a Colonial Heights man and Richmond Police.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARUcC8L8Q84
After the March incident, Richmond Police said they were conducting an internal investigation, which would include witness and officer interviews.