Oct. 23: Erik Koskinen Band in Concert

Saturday, October 23, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hooligans Neighborhood Pub, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release

Mankato, Minn. – Singer-songwriter Erik Koskinen performs with his band Saturday, Oct. 23 at Hooligans Neighborhood Pub, 1400 E. Madison Ave. (Madison East Center), Mankato. Southern Minnesota favorite City Mouse will open the show with a set starting at 7 p.m.

The concert event is presented by the Minnesota State Mankato Performance Series with assistance from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.

The Erik Koskinen Band is currently touring in support of its latest CD release, “Burning the Deal.” Since moving to Minneapolis 15 years ago, Koskinen has amassed a following as a musician, songwriter, producer and engineer. Koskinen has the ability to create a song and a sound, that feels natural, intimate and exciting all at the same time.

American Roots, United Kingdom writes: “Erik is very much his own man stylistically. Sub genres are no use at all in describing Erik's music and perhaps a new genre is more appropriate.” 

Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Erik Koskinen “…the state’s best pure country singer/songwriter.”

The supporting act, City Mouse, is a regional music favorite. Their folk-rock blues styled music has been appreciated in the region for 50 years. The group remains strong today as the current band lineup has enjoyed 35 plus years of performing together.

City Mouse has played thousands of gigs and was an annual staple at Mankato’s People’s Fair and the Rockin’ in the Quarry event each summer. City Mouse performs annually and remains a fan favorite at the Rock Bend Folk Festival in St. Peter.

Concert admission is $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Tickets are available at Hooligans (507-625-9904) or online at link.mnsu.edu/musictickets.

For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.


Dale Haefner

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