Lafreniere Park in Metairie now has a permanent stage for concerts and other events, and it's named after the founder of Popeye's Fried Chicken.
"The name of the stage is the 'Al Copeland Concert Meadows Stage'. It's right in the meadow area of Lafreniere Park," says Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn.
"The Al Copeland Foundation came to us, Al Copeland Jr. heading that, came to us and just wanted to do a project for Lafreniere Park; and it actually grew into a concert stage in the meadow area," Zahn said.
The new stage was dedicated this week and is ready for use. Zahn says the $200,000 project was paid for by the Al Copeland Foundation. The parish spent about $14,000 on site preparations.