Serendipity Music Series

The ongoing Serendipity Music Series in the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University, Mankato, offers free mid-week, mid-day performances for the campus and Mankato area community that spotlight Minnesota musicians with "street-corner serenade" style performances. Passers-by can stop to listen or bring their lunch and enjoy some of Minnesota's finest musicians. The performances during fall and spring semesters are sponsored by the Centennial Student Union with support through the student activity fee.

Next Performance

Performers: Dunn & Barron (Joe Dunn is with Frogleg)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: CSU Lincoln Lounge


Joe Dunn is a musical man. His sound is a collection of genres, he plays a collection of instruments and has a vast collection of original songs he’s written. He records full band and acoustic music in his studio and is a sought after guitarist, for both live performances and in the studio. Joe has also co-written songs with some of Nashville and LA’s top songwriters. He is a artist, in every sense of the word.


Frogleg's first show was in late 2012, quickly, a major buzz about the band has been spreading through the music scene stemming from their long time weekly tradition, “Frogleg Thursdays @ Bunkers” in downtown Minneapolis. Known for their songwriting and improvisational live performances, Frogleg would be best described as a soul band, as their influences are not drawn from one specific genre. A typical Frogleg show usually features a unique blend of Funk, Reggae, Rock and Jazz exploration.


Past Performers' Videos

SMS Video: Everett Smithson Band

SMS Video: Paul Mayosich

SMS Video: Blue Ox Jazz Babies

SMS Video: Piano Man Tom Hunter


Amy Korteum*

Blue Ox Jazz Babies*

Briz & Lady

Chico Chavez

Church of Cash

Dennys Burga

Dred I Dread*

Duckshack Dave

Everett Smithson*

Fairfax AK

Fred Steele

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Garrett Steinberg

Good Night, Gold Dust*

Greg Herriges*

Heart of a Tinman

Hot Date

Hustle Rose

Ian Hilmer

Ian Hilmer

Jake Ilika

Jenn Melby and Sister Gin*

Laura Jackson

Lehto and Wright

Maud Hixson

Megan Hamilton

Michael Thul

Nookie Jones*


OK Factor*

Paul Booth Johnson

Paul Mayosich

PreApocalyptic Junkyard Orchestra

Rachael Kilgour

Rain Dogs

Static Panic

Sugar Babies

Tim Cheesebrow*

Tom Hunter*

Vinnie Rose

* Return Performers