Nebraska native turned Nashville recording artist dazzles mall patrons

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Folks were entertained with a free concert Wednesday night in North Platte.

People were clapping and singing along as Nebraska-native Rascal Martinez played for an hour and a half at the Platte River Mall Wednesday night.

The free concert drew dozens of people into the mall. The backdrop for the concert was 200 hand-made paper hearts, that were created by students of all grades in the North Platte Public School District.

According to Rascal Martinez's website, he began playing music at a young age and "seizing every opportunity to perform, Rascal began playing basement shows to mostly family and friends. His insatiable appetite to perform and passion for the craft grew along with his love of making people happy through his music. After graduating high school in 2012, Rascal entered college and continued writing and performing around the Midwest."