Alongside dozens of Nebraska beverages and sausages, one crucial component of the Sept. 12 Craft Brew & Sausage Fest will great be music. Patrons attending the inaugural event will be serenaded by melodies from North Platte’s Rascal & The Pack.
“We are very excited to come and perform for you all,” said Rascal Martinez, lead singer and guitar player. “It's going to be a great time.”
The group’s appearance at the Liederkranz’ picturesque courtyard will mark the group's first performance at a brew festival. The band's melodies will form the backdrop for patrons to sample Nebraska’s best breweries’ beverages and sausages. With great food, beer and music, the Craft Brew & Sausage offers an unparalleled opportunity to contribute toward a great cause: the preservation, restoration and enhancement of one of Grand Island's most important historical landmarks.
Rascal & The Pack formed in 2010 and has performed all over Nebraska. The Pack consists four-piece band, with Sutherland-native Rascal Martinez on guitar and vocals, Forrest King of North Platte on bass, Marcello Sanchez of Lincoln on drums and fellow Sutherland-native Shelbi Burke on backup vocals.
The Pack performs a mix of alternative folk and soft rock, performing a wide range of tunes hailing from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s in genres that include Country, Oldies, Classic Rock and Alternative.
Rascal & The Pack released their album “The Long Road” in 2012, which features the entire band and Martinez released a solo acoustic studio album this year entitled “The Original.” Both of these albums are available on iTunes.