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: Druzy Rose – 7-piece, indie pop with horns
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30: (CSU Haunted Takeover that night)
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: CSU Hearth Lounge


Druzy Rose is a seven piece group born in a basement of Minneapolis, Minnesota in November of 2018. Although driven primarily by dreamy lyrics about the life and times of a part time party girl, full time cynic, the band also features high energy performances on alto and tenor saxophone, piano, synth, guitar, bass, production, and drums. Seamlessly combining the genres of bedroom/ dream pop and piano driven indie, Druzy Rose creates music that speaks deeply to the troubled collective human consciousness in a manner that is both charmingly whimsical and brutally raw.

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

Rain Dogs

Static Panic

Sugar Babies

Tim Cheesebrow*

Tom Hunter*

Vinnie Rose

* Return Performers